TAG: UAV

Lidar and UAV reveal Mayan “megalopolis” below Guatemalan jungle

February 20, 2018By

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

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

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

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
Onlookers watch the fire burn in the Columbia Gorge on Sept. 4. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service)

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

Measure offers drone-based inspections of wind farms

September 19, 2017By

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

In Hurricane Irma’s wake, EagleView captures imagery of property damage

September 19, 2017By

EagleView Technologies has captured post event aerial imagery of two million properties in the state of Florida following Hurricane Irma. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property data analytics for government agencies, insurance carriers and other private-sector organizations, With an image library dating back to 2002 in the state of Florida, EagleView is able to provide emergency services, public... read more

Orbit GT releases UAS Mapping v17.1 with cloud feature

July 27, 2017By

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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