TAG: UAV

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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GIS users come from every field

July 20, 2017By
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I just returned from the 38th Annual Esri International User Conference (Esri UC), which is the largest gathering of GIS (geographic information systems) professionals in the U.S. No GIS event in the U.S. is close to its scale. Every year for the past 38 years (I presume, as I’ve only attended the last 11), Esri President Jack Dangermond begins by... read more

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

June 22, 2017By
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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

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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

Firm’s UAS experts provide runway data to Atlanta Airport

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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NASA issues volcano ash contract to Black Swift

With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), NASA has awarded Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colorado, the contract to develop and deliver a purpose-built scientific platform to explore volcanoes in order to improve air traffic management systems and the accuracy of ashfall measurements. BST will deliver... read more

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DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights

April 11, 2017By
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DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is integrating with agX to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data. agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify the planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing of drone images... read more

UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By
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British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast U.S. for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping with... read more

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Black Swift summits extreme altitude mapping test with small UAV

March 14, 2017By
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Overcoming the challenges of mapping terrain in difficult conditions at altitudes exceeding 14,000 feet using a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), Black Swift Technologies demonstrated that a sUAS can successfully be deployed at extreme altitudes. read more

FAA: Drone sightings by air traffic controllers increasing

February 23, 2017By
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. There were 1,274 such reports from February... read more