BVLOS Drone Flights Improve Operational Economics

photo of drone BVLOS are The Missing Element

The number one issue holding back the drone industry is the inability, in general to fly beyond visual line of sight – BVLOS.  The following is an excerpt from The Economics of BVLOS, a whitepaper—written in partnership with Skylogic Research—that compares traditional inspection methods with VLOS and BVLOS drone operations on the basis of cost, safety, data quality, and time-to-value. […]

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Delair Teams With Trimble Business Center on PPK

image of drone Delair and Trimble Join Forces

TOULOUSE, France – January 16, 2019 – Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced interoperability of high-precision data acquired from the Delair UX11 drone with version 5.0 of the Trimble Business Center software. The integration enables geospatial professionals to simply drag and drop Delair UX11 PPK ( post-processed kinematic capabilities) data directly into Trimble Business Center projects. […]

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Nikon Corporation Invests $25 Million in Velodyne Lidar

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Velodyne), the inventor and leader of the lidar sensor industry for autonomous vehicles (AV), today announced Nikon Corporation (Nikon) as a new strategic investor with an investment of $25M. This is certainly a vote of confidence in Velodyne’s technology. The parties further announced they have begun discussions for a multifaceted business alliance. Nikon is […]

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President at Skyward Makes Drone Predictions for 2019

Mariah Scott, President at Skyward, a Verizon company is leading a team that is focused on helping enterprises realize the enormous potential of drones. Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT (Internet of Things) services in high-growth markets, Verizon purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon […]

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ENergy drone and robotics Summit Registration is Open

Registration is officially OPEN for the 2019 Energy Drone and Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, TX. This is the largest event in the world focused on Industrial UAVs, Robotics & AI Technology for Energy & Engineering. The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics […]

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TRB 2019 – The Center of the Transportation Universe

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting – TRB 2019 will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Autonomous vehicles and lidar are certain to be a major topic of discussion. The meeting program will […]

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Search and Rescue Drones to Find Lost Forest Hikers

Search and Rescue drones to use autonomous car tech to find lost forest hikers  Drones are already being used by the emergency services to help locate missing people. But in forests the densely packed trees can interfere with the drones’ GPS connection, making their performance unreliable. In a bid to fix this, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute […]

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Commercial UAV Expo Concludes with 2,350 in Attendance

Commercial UAV Expo Concludes with 2,350 in Attendance and More Exhibitors than any other Drone Event  LAS VEGAS, NV, October 5, 2018 — Commercial UAV Expo closed its annual conference and expo yesterday with 2,350 professionals in vertical industries including DOTs & infrastructure, construction, large installation assets, mining and aggregates, precision agriculture, process power & utilities, public safety and surveying […]

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Stereo Mapping From Drones – Cardinal Systems’ VR Mapping Software

Stereo Mapping From Drones – Cardinal Systems’ VR Mapping Software Cardinal Systems has added tools to the Vr Mapping Software for efficient mapping from UAS imagery.  Stereo is more versatile for vector extraction than Imagery-Derived Point Clouds (IDPC) or DSM.   IDPC miss above-ground features like power lines, signs, and drip lines.  They also round break lines and edges like fences, curbs and […]

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World Campus remote sensing certificate helps GIS professionals use drone data

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Drones are suddenly everywhere — gathering crop data, monitoring air pollution, helping with search-and-rescue missions and even taking “drone selfies.” But the increase of data collection by drones, as well as by manned aircraft and satellites with advanced digital sensors, creates a need for experts who can interpret and apply the rapidly expanding data and images […]

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