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UAS/UAV

Nearmap and DroneShield join forces to protect against unmanned aerial threats

May 8, 2022By
DroneSentry-C2 with Nearmap location data. (Screenshot: DroneShield)

DroneShield Limited has announced an enhanced version of its DroneSentry-C2 command-and-control software in partnership with location intelligence firm Nearmap. read more

UAVOS announces S1-V300 MALE unmanned platform prototype

May 8, 2022By
The S1-V300 MALE prototype. (Photo UAVOS)

UAVOS has successfully completed the S1-V300 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAS prototype designed to check basic aircraft systems. read more

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Canadian UAV companies offer joint training for pilots, agencies

October 11, 2021By
A Canadian drone pilot flies a UAV over a field. (Photo: Onfokus/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

360iSR and Canadian UAVs have agreed to jointly offer comprehensive unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations training on the market globally. The joint training offering leverages the partnership’s detect-and-avoid technology, which is available for multiple platforms and approved by Transport Canada, a branch of the Canadian government. The center will provide end-to-end UAS training solutions in alignment with NATO Standard ATP-3.3.8.1... read more

Bathymetric surveys dip into Dead Sea

August 18, 2021By
Photo: SPH Engineering

Israeli drone service provider ERELIS has conducted a number of pilot projects using a drone equipped with a single-beam echo sounder in the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. The data was validated by authorized local surveyors and reports from previous surveys of the same areas by the Michmoret Campus, Faculty of Marine Science. The reference bathymetric data was collected... read more

WingtraOne GEN II debuts for professional VTOL flights

August 5, 2021By
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A new vertical-take0ff-and-landing (VTOL) drone — the WingtraOne GEN II — is now available. The GEN II offers industrial reliability and mapping versatility with an oblique camera configuration for high-quality 3D drone-mapping data capture. Drone maker Wingtra spent six years developing the GEN II, and tested it over 100,000 flights. Its WingtraOne is being used by professionals worldwide across many... read more

Parrot, Verizon and Skyward bring 4G-connected drone to US

August 5, 2021By
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The Parrot ANAFI Ai is powered by Verizon 4G LTE and integrated with Skyward software to pave the way for near real-time data transfer, remote deployment and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight operations. Verizon, Parrot and Skyward have entered a partnership to bring an out-of-the-box 4G LTE connected drone to the United States. The Parrot ANAFI Ai is an off-the-shelf drone that... read more

UgCS software updated for drone-based lidar missions

July 26, 2021By
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SPH Engineering has updated its UgCS software with a lidar toolset for UAVs. The toolset is designed to unlock the full potential of lidar sensors, making remote sensing more effective without human errors. Key features include precision calibration, flight patterns for route planning, anti-shake turns, and constant line spacing and buffer. The UgCS lidar toolset allows users to optimize time... read more

Skyward collaborates with Pix4D mapping and modeling

May 19, 2021By
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Skyward, a Verizon company, has announced its integration with Pix4D, a photogrammetry software suite for drone mapping. The partnership gives customers the ability to turn drone data into 2D maps and 3D models. Enterprises and drone pilots can now plan flights, receive approval to fly in controlled airspace with LAANC, fly with Skyward’s InFlight ground control station, and process data using Pix4D... read more

Parrot partners with Rapid Imaging on live AR mapping

April 27, 2021By

Drone company Parrot is partnering with Rapid Imaging, a technology provider delivering geospatial augmented reality (AR) and situational awareness solutions to government and enterprise users. The partnership pairs Parrot ANAFI USA platform drones and the FreeFly SDK with Rapid Imaging’s SmartCam3D SDK, a geospatial augmented reality and situational awareness platform for unmanned aircraft systems. SmartCam3D overlays geospatial data such as street vectors,... read more

Smart infrastructure depends on GIS

April 14, 2021By
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Get ready! Here comes the boom. The physical and digital world are integrating. We are nearing the edge of the analog universe. Physical immersion is giving way to virtual immersion. It is the virtualization of products and services in the evolution of technology. Michael Saylor calls it the sixth wave of software engineering. We are moving away from externally experiencing... read more