Author Archives: Chuck Schoeneberger

About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: His views are his own and not of his employer.

Damage Assessment Post -Storms

Intergraph has put out a recent blog post interview on rapid damage assessment after storms knock out power grid networks.  It talks about damage assessments taken via traditional GIS ways like tablet data capture, improved network assessments at the control … Continue reading

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UAV Usage in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Radio had a recent story on UAVs in the state.  As in other places, operators are looking at the agriculture sector to gather imagery.  Law enforcement agencies have used UAVs for aerial pursuit of suspected criminals. Any operations … Continue reading

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Online Waveform LiDAR Processing

Joanna Setkowicz has a good instructional post in Online Waveform LiDAR Processing with Terrestrial Scanning.  The  article mentions using target range, amplitude, reflectance and pulse shape deviation to be able to get points that can then be processed into 3D … Continue reading

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Reliable, Fast Internet on Farms

As I have mentioned in previous posts, reliable internet in rural areas is hard to come by in some places.  It can also enable a technology data revolution on the farm if it can be provided.  ABC Rural has a … Continue reading

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Emerging UAV Use in Agriculture Areas

KXNews out of Bismarck, North Dakota had a good recent story on evaluations of UAVs in agriculture by North Dakota State University over a field east of Williston, North Dakota.  It shows an test flight at 200ft grabbing IR imagery … Continue reading

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Australia’s Northern Territory Launches Real Time Emergency Map

A recent story in ABC Rural talks about the recent launch of a real time emergency map system in the Northern Territory region of the country.  It is a real time map of fire and auto accident events that was … Continue reading

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UAV Industry And Ending of the Current Tech Funding Bubble

Technology growth cycles move quickly and the UAV industry is not immune to it.  The growth over the last year in the United States and across the world is opening up applications to a large, varied usage base with more … Continue reading

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