TAG: UAV

SenseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

April 3, 2018By
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SenseFly has announced a new software integration with Trimble to optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration is designed to ensure a smooth end-to-end mapping drone workflow. senseFly operators can now, within the recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically collated project (in .jxl format). This enables the one-click import of drone... read more

MicroPilot selects Simlat payload emulator for UAV cameras

March 20, 2018By

MicroPilot is working with Simlat to develop a pan, tilt and zoom payload simulation tool to help improve the camera-centric parts of MicroPilot’s autopilot software. Simlat is a provider of training systems for UAVs, enabling training on any platform with any payload for any mission. The tool Simlat has developed emulates a camera payload on a UAV, including simulated video, when set up... read more

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Wingtra launches WingtraOne PPK precision mapping drone

March 14, 2018By
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Wingtra has officially launched the WingtraOne PPK high-precision mapping drone. Wingtra said its drone, which features vertical take-off and landing, is designed to set a new benchmark for large-scale surveying and mapping applications. WingtraOne PPK offers large area coverage, ultra-high accuracy and brilliant image resolution. It features an advanced PPK module and high-quality cameras like the 42-megapixel full-frame camera Sony RX1RII, it is now... read more

Lidar and UAV reveal Mayan “megalopolis” below Guatemalan jungle

February 20, 2018By
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Lidar and UAV technology has revealed hundreds of previously unknown Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan rainforest. In what is considered biggest aerial lidar survey in the history of archaeology, a vast and complex civilization has been discovered. The University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) used Teledyne Optech’s Titan sensor to identify raised highways, and complex irrigation and terracing... read more

Aeronyde to develop infrastructure for autonomous flying cars

December 20, 2017By
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Aeronyde has received $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is an aerial systems company aimed at enabling safe autonomous urban flight. The company is working to integrate artificial intelligence and augmented reality into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. The investment was led by Korean electronics manufacturing giant... read more

Think 3D, Applanix combine on UAV-based airborne lidar mapping

November 27, 2017By
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The Think 3D Stormbee multicopter integrated with Trimble’s AP15 provides efficiency, accuracy and performance for lidar surveys from unmanned vehicles. Historically, lidar-based aerial surveys were impractical for all but the largest unmanned systems. Because of Applanix’ development of small, lightweight and low-powered direct georeferencing solutions, airborne lidar scans from small drones are now practical, cost-effective, highly accurate and excellent options for lidar surveys, according... read more

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VTOL drone company Wingtra partners with Pix4D

October 14, 2017By
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Professional drone company Wingtra is partnering with photogrammetry company Pix4D. Pix4D’s software suite is now available to WingtraOne users, both directly and via Wingtra’s distributors. WingtraOne, Wingtra’s main product, is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV that enables data collection for a variety of industries. The partnership with Pix4D aims to augment its status with an end-to-end solution including 2D map and 3D model construction from... read more

Insitu demos UAV/GIS system for fighting wildfires

October 9, 2017By
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Following successful test flights, Insitu’s ScanEagle helps combat Oregon wildfire. UAV company Insitu and Esri have successfully completed test flights on a new way to support firefighting efforts using software for firefighters and first responders. The flights were held at the Warm Springs Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Test Range in Oregon. The test site is a Pan Pacific FAA UAS... read more

DJI’s privacy mode enables flight without internet data transfer

October 9, 2017By

DJI has launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, providing enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. Local Data Mode will be available in the next update on the DJI Pilot app on CrystalSky and for select Android tablets. When an operator activates Local Data Mode, the app... read more

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Hexagon presents solutions for geospatial, construction industries at Intergeo

September 27, 2017By

Hexagon AB is showcasing its geospatial and construction portfolio at Intergeo 2017 in Berlin. Hexagon’s sensor portfolio combined with a range of software creates solutions that support the geospatial and construction industries. At Intergeo, visitors will be able to explore these solutions including mobile mapping; asset collection and management for geographic information systems (GIS); 3D laser scanning; photogrammetry; remote sensing;... read more