Velodyne – World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology Agenda

Velodyne Lidar Announces World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology Agenda Free Virtual Event Promotes How AVs and ADAS Advance Safety and Safe Communities SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 14, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced the agenda for the third annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology (WSS) that will address vehicle autonomy and advanced driver assistance systems on roadways and […]

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Should Your Business Invest in Drone Photogrammetry?

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 Should Your Business Invest in Drone Photogrammetry? Rome, NY- Drone Surveying technology is become more widespread in surveying, engineering, and construction industries.  Volumetric measurement, topographic mapping, progress tracking and pre-construction survey are just a few of the applications where drone photogrammetry can provide much more efficient results. Therefore, many businesses in these industries are no longer asking if they should […]

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SimActive Develops New Workflow for Faster Processing of Large Projects

SimActive Develops New Workflow for Faster Processing of Large Projects  Montreal, Canada, October 13th, 2020 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces a new workflow to accelerate processing of large projects.  These can comprise several tens of thousands of images, which can now be collected very quickly using today’s commercial drones. The new workflow allows hardware resources […]

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FAA Selects New York UAS Test Site – Next Phase of Drone Program

FAA Selects New York UAS Test Site to Participate in Next Phase of Drone Integration Program Program outcomes will enhance capabilities and services that support advanced, high-density drone operations on a national scale. (ROME, NY) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced two new participants for phase two of the unmanned aircraft traffic management pilot program (UPP) – The New York UAS […]

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Webinar announcement – Drone Mapping Projects

We are very excited to be announcing the webinar ‘ How to Improve the Quality of Drone Mapping Projects ‘ We believe that this event will interest many of LidarNews readers. Here is a description, if you may need it: Producing high-quality photogrammetric products such as point clouds, DSMs, DTMs and orthophotos from drone imagery can be challenging.  Results are highly […]

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Emesent’s Hovermap pilots the world’s first underground drone flight

Emesent’s Hovermap pilots the world’s first underground drone flight with the DJI M300 RTK Drone autonomy technology developed by Australian high-tech company Emesent has allowed DJI’s M300 drone to fly autonomously underground in what’s believed to be a world first for the platform.  The flights took place on 4 August at the Round Oak Mt Colin copper mine in Cloncurry, […]

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Percepto’s Commercial Drones become the First to Parachute to Safety

Percepto’s Commercial Drones become the First to Parachute to Safety with Industry Compliant Feature  The landmark first drone-in-a-box to have an integral ASTM approved parachute sets a precedent for drone safety as part of an ongoing collaboration with the FAA  Modi’in, Israel August 11, 2020. Percepto, the global market leader for autonomous industrial drone solutions, today announced that its on-site autonomous drone, the […]

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Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools

Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools to together establish Europe’s largest drone hub in Rotterdam Rotterdam – August 6, 2020 – Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools to offer corporate and government clients with advanced drone solutions. The companies will together establish a strong drone hub in Rotterdam consisting of Training facilities and Research & […]

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NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System

NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System Third drone parachute validation by NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site, advancing safe integration of unmanned aircraft (SYRACUSE, NY) – Following vigorous testing, completed in collaboration with NUAIR, the drone parachute recovery system by Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200 series has been validated as compliant with industry standards. The […]

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Syracuse University Grads Help NUAIR Advance Drone Industry

Syracuse University Grads Help NUAIR Advance Drone Industry NUAIR, WindShape and Syracuse University Grad Students Team-up on UAS Wind Tunnel Project Every year NUAIR seeks college-level interns interested in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or “drone” industry, to give them hands-on, real-life experiences with this advanced technology. This last fall/spring semester, Syracuse University grad students Vincent James McGovern and Jean-Eric […]

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Virtual Surveyor Drone Surveying Software Simplifies Workflow

Virtual Surveyor Drone Surveying Software Simplifies Workflow for Earthworks Monitoring at Construction Sites Fast Cut-and-Fill Calculations AARSCHOT, Belgium, 15 June 2020 – Virtual Surveyor has introduced new functionality in Version 7.3 of its popular drone surveying software to create a simplified workflow for monitoring earthworks progress at construction sites. The productive workflow enables construction managers to quickly calculate cut-and-fill changes […]

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How to calibrate and process multispectral imagery – Webinar

How to Calibrate and Process Multispectral Imagery – Webinar Multispectral sensors have recently become readily available, and are being used on differently platform including drones and aircrafts for mapping.  They are useful to capture data at different wavelenghts and to produce reflectance maps.  On Thursday June 11th at 1PM (ET), SimActive will discuss how to calibrate and process multispectral imagery.  […]

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Customer Involvement Drives System Features From Microdrones

Constant Customer Involvement Drives Next Generation of System Features From Microdrones (For Immediate Release, May 21, 2020) Rome, NY- Fresh off the heels of releasing a new Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) business model that makes drone surveying and LiDAR accessible to geomatics companies of all sizes, Microdrones announces additional developments that demonstrate a constant commitment to customers. According to […]

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Leveraging sensor technology for modern design techniques

LEVERAGING SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN DESIGN TECHNIQUES Matt LaLuzerne, PSM,  Vice President of GPI Geospatial, Inc.May 14, 2020 Transportation of people and freight continues to expand at a rapid pace, overhauling the current infrastructure system.  Airports are adding enormous terminals to accommodate the increase in travel and freight shipping.  Ports are exploring how to manage the increase in size to […]

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Drone Registration & Pilot Accreditation in Australia

Drone Registration & Pilot Accreditation in Australia; the waiting game…. INTRODUCTION For Australian drone pilots, the day is coming: drone registration and pilot accreditation. Back in July 2019, the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Regulations were amended to incorporate the introduction of drone pilot accreditation and drone registration. This comprised over 95 alterations to the Regulations. Following weeks of late nights […]

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Drone Integration Work Continues at New York UAS Test Site

CAL Analytics to Lead Development and Testing of UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport – New York Syracuse, NY – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $1.6M contract that will advance unmanned traffic management (UTM) at the New York Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site. CAL Analytics will lead a team of five commercial companies in the development of […]

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Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) Available Now:

Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) Available Now: Professional Drone LiDAR and Drone PhotogrammetryMore Accessible and Affordable Than Ever Before (For Immediate Release, May 4, 2020) Rome, NY- Microdrones announces the launch of mdaaS- Microdrones as a Service, making its survey equipment and solutions accessible to an even broader market of surveyors and geomatics professionals. MdaaS introduces drone surveying solutions, including […]

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Graduate student helps keep drone academy on track amid COVID-19

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News Release: Graduate student helps keep drone academy in Malawi on track amid COVID-19 pandemic April 22, 2020 –Twenty-five students from nine African countries were prepared to make history on March 18. They would be the first graduating class from the African Drone and Data Academy in Malawi, a joint educational effort between Virginia Tech and UNICEF that provides students with […]

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