Why KAP is different to SUA photography

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Positioning a camera by kite is a straight forward affair. You can either get over your subject or you can’t. The camera lies on the path between you and the kite and although catenary or slack line comes into play … Continue reading

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Instrumenta Eccesiastica 1847

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The Ecclesiological (late Cambridge Camden)  Society published working drawings of church fittings. Here is a selection of 7 of the plates, full size scans are available on application by email.

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L1D-20c at 50m AGL

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At 50m AGL GSD is 1.17 cm/px f4, iso 100, 1/100th 120% screen grab: B

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Getting to know the Mavic Pro 2

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In preparing the PfCO required operations manual I found not all the requested fields are in the OEM  manual, although the Mavic Pro 2 is a certified type some templates require a technical specification. For the minimum voltage level for … Continue reading

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Your 2019 KAP calendar

KAP oportunities this year seem to have been fewer than previous, a mix of work commitments and a see-saw of gales and calms have plagued me but, none the less I’m surprised at what’s turned up: January: Wicker dancers in … Continue reading

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L1D-20c image quality: 1st thoughts

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This is not definitive, so far I have only used this camera on the default ‘auto’ settings but I want to get a start on this, if nothing else to set a datum for what, hopefully follows. The L1D-20c is … Continue reading

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Reality Capture..really?

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I see a lot of these and, very occasionally I see them translated into drawings, the kind of drawings clients want for mark up. The business of reality capture is storming ahead, we now have tools for passive capture like … Continue reading

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TheoLt for Leica TS Captivate series

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If you select TPS1200 as the instrument in TheoLt and assuming Bluetooth/Windows version compatibility this is how I got a TS15 ‘Captivate’ instrument to work with TheoLt, the cable option may require the correct cable for windows version: GEV 267 … Continue reading

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A tale of 2 rigs.

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Canon S95 on 2 axis auto rig, power by mobile ‘phone battery control by Click Pan Pro. The tilt servo is a high torque model which means this rig can take the heavy Conon EosM if it needs to. Suspension … Continue reading

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Achieving closure: the first Bowditch adjusted traverse?

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Origin of the Bowditch method. Published in 1802 Nathaniel Bowditch’s exposition on navigation is famous among surveyors for its description of the traverse adjustment method which bears his name. The method first appears for the computation of Traverse Sailing.  Bowditch … Continue reading

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