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Daniel McKinnon
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JB commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Becoming a Land Surveyor-in-Training in three easy steps: How to actually make drone data valuable
"Brilliant write up, thank you for sharing!"
Jun 23
David commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Becoming a Land Surveyor-in-Training in three easy steps: How to actually make drone data valuable
"Excellent write-up! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain your journey through this process."
Jun 21

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Daniel McKinnon posted a blog post

Becoming a Land Surveyor-in-Training in three easy steps: How to actually make drone data valuable

I recently wrote a little post designed to help those coming from a drone background pass the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, which I believe is an essential step to actually getting value out of drone data. Let me know what you think. Agree?…See More
Jun 21
MOISÉS commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor
"I use enough the SOLO for mapping. I'm happy I can use gopro fixed in the drone (not using gimbal) and only get the images of the interested area ... What is the difference of the mission with gimbal or without guimbal ???? Thanks"
Dec 17, 2016

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James commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Sharing drone data in Mapbox for fun and profit
"Thanks Daniel!!"
Nov 14, 2016
Auturgy commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Sharing drone data in Mapbox for fun and profit
"Thanks Dan - a very useful post!"
Nov 14, 2016

3D Robotics
Daniel McKinnon posted a blog post

Sharing drone data in Mapbox for fun and profit

I banged my head against a while for a while learning to share drone data in Mapbox and, now that I've got everything figured out, think it is a lot of fun and I thought I would share lessons learned on DIYD. Unfortunately, running JavaScript from within a blog post is non-starter, so you will have to…See More
Nov 14, 2016
Christian S. commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor
"Daniel. Is there a way to get a hold of you via PM or email? I looked at your website but did not see any contact info. I was hoping to ask you some questions regarding your post and 3DR Solo and photogrammetry as of present day. Thanks! Christian"
Oct 28, 2016
Zohaib Hasnain commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor
"Thank you very much for the information."
Oct 24, 2016
Jimmy Underhill commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor
"Hi Zohaib, No the 5.4mm lens does not affect the gimbal performance at all, the lens is pretty much identical in size and weight to the existing lens, but removes the fisheye effect.You may use the standard lens, but overlap should be increased to…"
Oct 24, 2016
Jimmy Underhill commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor
"Hi Zohaib, No the 5.4mm lens does not affect the gimbal performance at all, the lens is pretty much identical in size and weight to the existing lens, but removes the fisheye effect.You may use the standard lens, but overlap should be increased to…"
Oct 24, 2016
Zohaib Hasnain commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor
"Hello Sir, Did you have any balancing issues with the Gimbal after you installed the 5.4 mm lens? Also, do you have any idea if there would be any issues if I used the standard lens? Thank you,"
Oct 24, 2016
Gary McCray commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Navigating the byzantine FAA Part 107 exam registration process
"Hi Rob, The price came from a Google search tag that my Antivirus told me threatened my very existence if I went to it, so I chickened out and I'm not sure what currency it was in either. I also, as you know, eulogize Sony, but I was surprised…"
Aug 23, 2016
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Navigating the byzantine FAA Part 107 exam registration process
"That's actually a nice looking gimbal. But what's the story on the R10C?  I actually tried to buy a new QX1 just yesterday, and found it was discontinued.  Will the R10C be available to everyone, or is it a 3DR special only for…"
Aug 23, 2016
Nikola Rabchevsky commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Navigating the byzantine FAA Part 107 exam registration process
"I'm still wondering where the dividing line is between commercial and non-commercial.  According to this document (and everything I was taught when I got my Private Pilot's license)…"
Aug 23, 2016

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Gary Mortimer commented on Daniel McKinnon's blog post Navigating the byzantine FAA Part 107 exam registration process
"I think Sony have cancelled them"
Aug 23, 2016

Profile Information

About Me:
I am VP Product at 3DR and lead product management, product marketing, and design. My personal homepage can be found at www.ddmckinnon.com.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
From trapping vultures with UAVs in the Gobi Desert to co-founding Agribotix with my dear father to building the enterprise product group at 3DR, I have a passion for all things drones.
Hometown:
Boulder, CO

Daniel McKinnon's Blog

Becoming a Land Surveyor-in-Training in three easy steps: How to actually make drone data valuable

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 7:30am 2 Comments

I recently wrote a little post designed to help those coming from a drone background pass the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, which I believe is an essential step to actually getting value out of drone data. Let me know what you think. Agree?…

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Sharing drone data in Mapbox for fun and profit

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

I banged my head against a while for a while learning to share drone data in Mapbox and, now that I've got everything figured out, think it is a lot of fun and I thought I would share lessons learned on DIYD. Unfortunately, running JavaScript from within a blog post is non-starter, so you will have to…

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Navigating the byzantine FAA Part 107 exam registration process

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 2:00pm 21 Comments

As always, this post is mirrored over on my website with the rest of my musings on drones at http://www.ddmckinnon.com/category/drones/

I am as excited as anyone in the commercial drone field for the passage of…

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Idiot's Guide to DroneKit Android: Reskinning Tower for Fun and Profit

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 8:02pm 11 Comments

I had so much fun playing around with DroneKit Python over the last month or so, that I thought I would try my hand at DroneKit Android. Specifically, I was interested in building a customized version of Tower. As always, this blog post is…

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