UAVs can be used to collect surface terrain information and photography for small projects and has become the next surveying tool in the box. Conventional surveying, Mobile LiDAR Mapping, Airborne LiDAR as well as Aerial photography and mapping are the methods most widely used to acquire surface data for projects. UAVs can fill a gap for up to date site development information, large surveys and smaller projects where up to date photography can be an advantage to a Surveyor and their client.
Glenn Anderson, PE is an electrical engineer with 30 years of experience in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Glenn developed hardware and software systems for traffic signal control, roadside weather stations and traffic monitoring. Glenn has been an RC hobbyist since 1976 and operated an aerial photography company using unmanned aircraft from 1994 to 2008. Glenn drafted the Transportation Cabinet’s 333 exemption and assembled the Cabinet’s fixed wing and multirotor aircraft used for surveying. Glenn transferred to the Kentucky Department of Aviation in July of 2016 to coordinate and manage UAS activities within state government.
Dan Farrell, PLS is a licensed land surveyor in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is Statewide Survey Coordinator for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He manages the Statewide Survey Contracts and Statewide Aerial Photogrammetry contracts for the Cabinet. He provides guidance, training and support for Transportation’s survey staff in Highway Design and Construction. He has a UAV Pilot’s License as well as a Private Pilot’s License. Dan has worked for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for over 39 years and is a graduate of Cincinnati State College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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