Dana Nadwodny
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Ecosynth Wiki Update & Training Workshop

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the Ecosynth Project with the release of a greatly updated Wiki and a successful training workshop for folks from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).The…See More
Mar 31, 2014
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Ecosynth Goes To Costa Rica

Jonathan and I arrived in at Las Cruses Biological Station, outside of San Vito, early this week.  We are here  to conduct Ecosynth scans of plots in a forest restoration project.  I spent the last few months preparing for my first international research trip and expected all to go as I had planned out in my color-coded…See More
Jan 21, 2013
Dana Nadwodny posted a blog post

Ecosynth Goes To Costa Rica

Jonathan and I arrived in at Las Cruses Biological Station, outside of San Vito, early this week.  We are here  to conduct Ecosynth scans of plots in a forest restoration project.  I spent the last few months preparing for my first international research trip and expected all to go as I had planned out in my color-coded…See More
Jan 20, 2013
Dana Nadwodny posted a blog post

Copter Christening

Stephen has completed two of three hybrid conversions and now it's time to name them.    Stephen will of course have the final say as it has been his time and effort in designing and building these babies but, we are asking the Ecosynth community to aid us in this endeavor.  Previous copter names are Hexa1, Hexa2, Roflkopter,…See More
Dec 3, 2012
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Mission Planning Lessons

Lesson 1: Don't assume current high resolution images or DEMs will be available for the mission sites.I have come to realize how spoiled I've been with the  plethora of recent datasets at my fingertips.  Not only is the image to the left outdated but, a number of the sites are obscured by some rogue clouds.Solution: Gather as much…See More
Nov 20, 2012
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Nov 17, 2012
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Flight Training

I've been practicing my flight control  with the blade mQX ultra micro helicopter in the hallways at night.  The hall is about 3m x 60m and I simple walk it back and forth down maintaining the same height and speed.  It has helped a great deal in developing muscle memory.See More
Oct 31, 2012
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Ecosynth Mission at Las Cruces Biological Station

Jonathan and I will be headed to Costa Rica this January to work with Karen Holl, Zak Zahawi, and Leighton Reid on their NSF- funded project studying applied nucleation as a forest restoration strategy.  I will be flying over 13 site containing 3- 50 x 50 m plots of various forest cover.  While this sort of work is an old hat to Jonathan,…See More
Oct 17, 2012
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First Mission Training Point Cloud

I have successfully created my first point cloud from data gathered near CERA.  Today I will begin georeferencing with help from Jonathan.See More
Oct 8, 2012
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Mission Training

I successfully completed the data acquisition portion of my first mission today with Stephen's help.  I planned and executed the flying mission of a 150m x 150m plot in the Conservation and Environmental Research Area (CERA) just east of Pig Pen Pond on the UMBC campus.  The images are processing in PhotoScan which will render a…See More
Oct 1, 2012

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Ecosynth Wiki Update & Training Workshop

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the Ecosynth Project with the release of a greatly updated Wiki and a successful training workshop for folks from the Harvard Graduate School of Design…

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Organization for Tropical Studies Article

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Ecosynth hexacoptero

Here's a link to the Organization for Tropical Studies article about our recent Ecosynth workshop/demo in San José.

http://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=855&Itemid=381

COSTA RICA July 2013 DAY 3- ROCK STAR STATUS ACHIEVED

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Having built up some pretty good momentum from yesterday's success, Jonathan and I set out today with the lofty goal of completing 8 missions. WE SUCCEEDED!

In the morning we flew two ridge sites that had been the location of our epic crashes last January. Both flights came off without a…

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Ecosynth Goes To Costa Rica

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Jonathan and I arrived in at Las Cruses Biological Station, outside of San Vito, early this week.  We are here  to conduct Ecosynth scans of plots in a forest restoration project.  I spent the last few months preparing for my first international research trip and expected all to go as I had planned out in my…

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