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Rodriguez Participates in Drone Demonstration for Community Schools Philadelphia

posted Aug 8, 2018, 8:59 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 9:04 AM ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 6, 2018) — Rodriguez partnered with Keystone Aerial Surveys and the Philadelphia Streets Department (Surveys & Design Bureau) to demonstrate how drone technology can be utilized to map project sites in support of civil engineering and land surveying operations.   The demonstration was conducted for interns that are working for the Streets Department as part of for Community Schools Philadelphia. Community schools are public schools where a full-time coordinator works with the entire school community—students, parents, teachers, administrators, service providers, and neighbors—to identify the community’s most pressing needs, such as job training.  The student interns are recent graduates of Philadelphia public high schools and have expressed an interest in career training in the engineering and surveying fields.  They are working with the Philadelphia Streets Department (Surveys & Design Bureau) and gaining valuable experience working under the supervision of professional licensed surveyors.

The location of the demonstration, Larder's Point Park, was chosen because Rodriguez and Keystone had previously mapped this location in support of a  Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) project that was designed to support water and land habitats, provide easy community access to the Delaware River, and provide a more stable, durable shoreline in the face of flooding and storms.  Drones were used on the project to support conventional land surveying technology due to the fact that many of the planned improvements were along the shoreline of the Delaware River and mapping the existing conditions would be more efficient and safer with drones. 

About Rodriguez

Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) provides innovative engineering and geospatial solutions for our Nation's infrastructure incorporating creative applications of technology. Our team of professionals specializes in Design (land development, redevelopment, site retrofits), Infrastructure (water, sewer stormwater, roadways), Geospatial (GIS, GPS, LiDAR, land surveying) services.  Rodriguez is a certified SBA 8(a), minority-owned
(MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) established and incorporated in 2007.  Learn more at or @rodriguez_llc.