Hi all! This week, I'm at the SAME SBC conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! On the lookout for federal contractors who need the kinds of photographic and mapping services we can provide. First time in Pittsburgh, so taking time to see the sites as well as hobnobbing with the "suits" at the conference. Downtown Pittsburgh is actually a lot nicer than I pictured it to be. Very picturesque at night, and with a pretty good subway and mass-transit system. Worth seeing if you're in the area.
Hope everyone is ready for the holidays, because they're upon us once again! As traffic starts building up around all the malls and shopping centers, remember to be extra careful and courteous. Your good driving deed might just make some's day, and de-stress some folks along the way.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Treat your friends like family, and your family like friends. (and smile! it's contagious)
Ran into a company here at the conference that is developing runways for drones. Hmm. I couldn't resist paraphrasing a movie quote. "Runways? Where we're going, we don't need runways...."
Hey everyone. In business for just a few months, and already the victim of identity theft. Someone was trying to use my business debit card to buy thousands of dollars of supplies in Houston, and a hotel in New Jersey, on the same day. Bank of America took care of me, alerting me to the fraud, and calling me to review the charges they had refused. In a few minutes, they had the existing card cancelled, and a new one on the way by UPS.
Pay attention to your credit and debit card charges, and set up automatic alerts if you can. With all the massive data breaches in the last few years, it's a near certainty that your information has been compromised. It's just a matter of if and when it will be sold and used.
I've always believed that businesses, no matter the size, have a responsibility to protect those they interact with and the general public, to the best of their ability. For my part, that entails putting together and carrying a first class first aid kit, complete with AED, tourniquets, bandages, and various other gear designed to treat field emergencies.
If you ever want to put one together yourself, remember these tips: Subdivide and clearly label everything by type of emergency. Make sure everything is water resistant, since you may be using it in the rain. Make sure you have light so you can operate at night. Don't forget to include water, blanket, and a towel. It's the little things that make all the difference in an emergency.
Don't forget to get proper training as well, from an organization such as the Red Cross or American Heart Association. Also, i can highly recommend the book "Medicine for the Outdoors" by Paul Auerbach. It's a very in-depth wilderness medical guide written for laypersons.
Welcome to our website, and thank you for stopping by!
I founded this company on the premise of bridging the gap between traditional manned aerial photography and the current plethora of hobby drones being used to take snapshots and videos. I want to make very high quality aerial imagery products available quickly, to individuals, small to medium size businesses, and farms without undue complication or expense. The technology and legal framework are finally in place to allow it, so the time is right. Let's do this!
Some of the things available now simply couldn't be done in years past because the automated analytics necessary are just now being developed and fielded. For example, producing 3D point clouds and photos from nothing more than a series of flat photographs, or calculating pit or stockpile volumes based on those same photos. It's an exciting time to be involved in this field, so think about the possible applications and give us a call.
Thanks again for visiting, and if you think our services might be of use, give us a call or email and we'll see what we can do for you.
Sincerely, Terry Willis
P.S. I'm an amateur photographer by hobby, so you might see the occasional gratuitous photo here that I want to share with the world. Thanks for coming by! TW