About Me:

Works with the Environment Protection Agency in Norway. Interested in data from drones for monitoring and conservation purposes. Also interested in how aerial imagery from drones can be used as in-situ (reference) data for satellite data.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Environmental monitoring by using UAV. Want to do preparations for governmental use.



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Ragnvald Larsen commented on Ragnvald Larsen's blog post Converting shapefiles to .poly files using a small python-script
"Good to hear - and thank you again for an excellent tool! I am looking forward to trying the feature in the beta version of MP. The only thing the script I made does is to pull field values in and use them as part of the file name. Great fun doing…"
Jun 4, 2014
Ragnvald Larsen posted a blog post
Mission Planner by Michael Oborne is an impressive piece of software. It is used to program the open-source APM autopilot. The autopilot is used to control planes, copters and rovers. I have used Mission Planner a lot and I can not do without.Some…
Jun 4, 2014
Ragnvald Larsen replied to Ken Gaines's discussion ESRI Shapefiles in MP
"This describes a temporary solution for the challenge:
Jun 4, 2014
Ragnvald Larsen commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post dronelaws.net online
"Please add me to your site - I just recently wrote an article on my blog http://www.mindland.com/wp/rekreasjonsbasert-bruk-av-droner-1/) on drone regulations in Norway. It is in english, but I can write up an article/table in English. My email is…"
Aug 15, 2013
Ragnvald Larsen commented on Ragnvald Larsen's blog post Cutting the Norwegian red tape
"Writing the application and waiting for it to be approved is not such a biggie. I will keep doing it. But as I said in the article the pressure on the approving organization will, of everyone follows the regulations, after a while be quite big. And…"
Aug 14, 2013
Ragnvald Larsen commented on Ragnvald Larsen's blog post Cutting the Norwegian red tape
"Martin, I can't see why an application to the Norwegian National Security Agency by an EU citizen should not be considered the same way as a Norwegian application. Since Norway is a EEC country EU citizens has many of the rights as Norwegian…"
Aug 13, 2013
Ragnvald Larsen commented on Ragnvald Larsen's blog post Cutting the Norwegian red tape
"Apple just got a taste of the regulations when trying to have Oslo (our capital) photographed for their 3D maps. There obviously were some buildings in town which should be kept out of sight.You can read the full story in english here.
The article…"
Aug 13, 2013
Ragnvald Larsen posted a blog post
Drone flying in Norway has it's challenges. I bought an 3D Robotics Quadcopter in June. Parts of this summer holiday was spent getting through the practical side of flying - both using the stics and MissionPlanner. All in all great fun!I wanted to…
Aug 12, 2013
Ragnvald Larsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New 2m Bixler-style plane from Hobbyking
"Did anyone try to mount a downward facing camera on this frame? I guess it would take cutting a hole in the bottom. Is it doable? Any experiences?"
Aug 11, 2013
Ragnvald Larsen replied to Yuriy Cherniavsky's discussion ArduCopter V3.0.1 - RTL came to start point and then crash after Yaw
"I am having a similar issue. i was in auto mode and after the last waypoint I programmed RTL - then the spiralling started. Webt to stabilize and saved the rig. Will try to reset the magnetometer, then set declination and calibrate the magn auto…"
Jul 29, 2013