Jonathan Dandois
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Is Photoscan getting faster and worse?

Started Oct 17, 2014 0 Replies

Maybe it's me and maybe I am doing something wrong, but I feel like the results I am getting out of Photoscan, while being achieved in shorter time, are actually getting worse in quality.I recently…Continue

Tags: fail, reconstruction, photoscan

Redundant tracking options

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Dandois Jan 14, 2014. 1 Reply

Wanted to put some thoughts out about options for redundant copter tracking technologies.  We currently use a Garmin Astro (…Continue

Tags: GPS, tracker, dog

Camera settings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Klosterman May 20, 2013. 1 Reply

Steve emailed me a question about camera settings.  He is getting some blurry photos and is trying to improve image sharpness through camera settings.  I am responding here with our notes on…Continue

Tags: settings, flight, cameras

Back to Basics!

Started Apr 25, 2013 0 Replies

I had a thought on our training protocol.  Perhaps we should approach the technical / engineering side of training (i.e., knowing how to build, program, and troubleshoot the copters) like a…Continue

Tags: teaching, programming, training

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UMBC Forest Plot Data Published in Ecology

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

Representing several person-years worth of work (and several actual years, too!) our UMBC Forest Plot data paper and dataset is now published in the ESA journal Ecology as a Data Paper …


UAV ecology research internship at the Smithsonian

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 8:43am 0 Comments

Opening at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama for an intern to assist in the collection and analysis of high-resolution aerial photos with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).  Key responsibilities are maintenance and repair of fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs and weekly operation of UAVs to collect images. There is also the opportunity to participate in…

RFID tags in the forest

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

I remember many times in our field plots at UMBC where we discussed the idea of planting RFID (Radio frequency identification) tags on our trees to improve future re-census and as a way to get around people stealing the tags (…


Drones from Baltimore to Panama and back!

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 7:29am 1 Comment

I recently had the chance to meet Maryland Senator Ben Cardin while he and his wife were visiting Panama and STRI.  As a Maryland native with over 10 years in Baltimore and a UMBC alum twice-over I was very excited to get to meet some folks from home and to share about my work at…


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