UAS/UAV

Measure offers drone-based inspections of wind farms

September 19, 2017By
Dry Lake Wind Power Project, Arizona (Photo: U.S. DOE)

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has added turnkey wind farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. Wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data analysts for fast, accurate, safe and timely problem identification. The service helps avert critical turbine failures and efficiency losses while reducing... read more

EagleView capturing Hurricane Irma imagery to speed response

September 12, 2017By
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EagleView Technologies is actively flying to acquire post-storm imagery in Florida following Hurricane Irma. With more than 20 planes staged or in the air, EagleView is continuously capturing high-resolution aerial imagery to enable rapid assessment and response to Hurricane Irma relief efforts. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property analytics for the government, insurance and commercial sectors. Using... read more

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Remote Geosystems UAV software free for hurricane work

September 12, 2017By
LineVision lets emergency response teams easily map drone video of Hurricane Harvey damage assessments. (Image: Remote Geosystems)

To assist with Hurricane Harvey and Irma emergency response and damage assessments efforts, Remote GeoSystems is donating LineVision software licenses to official agency, volunteer and non-profit drone operators. In addition to supporting a Texas A&M team responding to Harvey, LineVision is being pre-deployed to volunteers organized by Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program to help with the Hurricane... read more

Orbit GT releases UAS Mapping v17.1 with cloud feature

July 27, 2017By
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Orbit GT has released v17.1 of its UAS Mapping desktop product including the all-new Upload to the Cloud feature. It is available for download from the company website. “This upgrade includes the capability to upload any UAS Mapping content directly to www.3dmapping.cloud, our SaaS based sharing and collaboration platform,” said Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “It adds a great new... read more

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senseFly brings drone education to Esri User Conference

July 5, 2017By

senseFly will showcase how to integrate drone imagery into current workflows at the Esri User Conference, which takes place July 10-14 in San Diego. senseFly is hosting a series of workshops designed for surveying, mapping and GIS professionals. As a producer of mapping drones and an Esri Silver Partner, senseFly will present the innovative ways in which its drones are being used with Esri’s... read more

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UAVs, high-accuracy GNSS: Red-hot, right-now tech

June 22, 2017By
Figure 5- Site topo with projected UAV launch point

High-accuracy GNSS technology and UAV technology are hot trends — red hot. Geospatial Solutions Editor Eric Gakstatter offers a rundown on the latest GNSS, GIS and UAV technology. read more

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Drone Delivery Canada achieves BVLOS in test flights

June 6, 2017By
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Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (DDC) reports the success of a pivotal milestone towards commercializing its drone logistics platform after successfully achieving beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in test flights. The success of these flights, which took place in Foremost, Alberta, after DDC received a Special Flight Operating Certificate from Transport Canada, prove that DDC’s BVLOS technical capability has now passed... read more

Kongsberg Geospatial offers certifiable application for unmanned traffic management

June 5, 2017By
IRIS UAS program director Paige Cutland uses the IRIS UAS airspace situational awareness application to monitor the progress of a drone on a beyond line-of-sight (BVLOS) mission from a portable ground control station set up in a trailer.

Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS UAS situational awareness application now provides a certifiable option to monitor drones and airspace. Kongsberg Geospatial is an Ottawa-based developer of real-time geospatial visualization software. The IRIS UAS Airspace Situational Awareness application meets the requirements of the DO-278A Assurance standard for air traffic management systems. By anticipating the regulatory requirements for airspace visualization with Unmanned Traffic Management or UTM,... read more

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Drone, Correlator3D used to complete survey in 2 days

May 25, 2017By

Wantman Group Inc. has completed a 9-square-mile UAV project using SimActive’s Correlator3D. Initially meant to be acquired using manned aircraft, the dataset comprised 3,056 images with full processing completed in less than two days. Wantman Group,is a Florida consulting firm founded in 1972 to provide a comprehensive range of infrastructure services. “You might think a UAS is not the most... read more

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Firm’s UAS experts provide runway data to Atlanta Airport

May 15, 2017By

Consulting firm Michael Baker International has partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect runway conditions. The mission’s use  of drones on the airfield of an international airport in the United States during daily airport operations is a first, according to the company. Michael Baker is partnering with ATL on a pavement evaluation project and identified... read more

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