What We Can Do For Your Company

With the advent of  revolutionary mapping techniques such as satellite constellations and  unmanned aerial photographic platforms, the traditional means of  obtaining stereoscopic pairs has been turned upside down; manned  aircrafts are no longer the answer to every need, but there are still  applications that would benefit from these reliable techniques. One  clear example is the mapping of large areas at small scales, clearly a  job for a plane with a geo-referenced camera system flying at high  altitudes.

FAA regulations in the USA and local General Aviation  Directorates in the rest of the world, have imposed restrictions to the  use of drones allowing the continuation of established methodologies and  proven, approved methods. If drones are not the answer to your needs,  we at JBPC can help your organization by:

  • Determining the best platform configuration for the project at hand.
  • Helping crews plan photogrammetry flights.
  • Help with camera certification and mounting issues
  • Flight planning
  • ROI calculations.
  • Deliverables.

Projects

 

  • First Laser Profile Grid in the Amazon jungle.
  • 25 open pit gold & diamonds mines in southern Venezuela using RTK.
  • Volumetric assessment of Interalumina bauxite open pit mine in Bolivar state, Venezuela.

Launch of a photogrammetry company in the USA with six Citation II and three Piper Azt

Expertise

 In 1980 our founder began his career as aerial navigator and camera operator for a private fleet of photogrammetric aircraft.

Between  1981 and 1984 Juan completed over 750 hours of aerial navigation and  camera operation in aircraft as varied as Lear Jet 25C, Cessna 210, WWII  B-25 and Beechcraft Queen Air.

These flights resulted in the  implementation of projects involving the use of revolutionary techniques  such as vertical profiling lasers and early attempts at reducing the  need for ground control points using inertial navigation. In 1992 he  oversaw the introduction of RTK (Real Time Kinematic) in Venezuela  resulting in the elimination of 90% of ground control points in all  aerial surveys in isolated areas such as the Amazon Jungle and Guyana  Plateau mines.

In 2004 Juan obtained his pilot license and a few months later added his IFR (Instrument Flying Rules) certification.

This  blend of navigational and camera operation expertise with pilot  experience offers a unique perspective on the deployment of  photogrammetry projects both using manned and unmanned aerial vehicles.