Complete Mobile Surveying of Amtrak’s New York Penn Station

Amtrak’s New York Penn Station (NYPS) mobile surveying project was one of the first extended mobile LiDAR projects completed underground.  Mobile LiDAR technology was requested to provide a seamless 3D survey data set across the station’s rail infrastructure systems and to locate all visible ancillary features throughout the underground facility where GPS data isn’t available and do so without disrupting […]

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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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NYPA to Integrate Lidar into its Drone Safety Program

The New York Power Authority – NYPA has received a $125,000 grant from the American Public Power Association (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program to research and integrate light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology into its existing in‑house Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program for vegetation management inspections along NYPA’s transmission lines. UAS, more commonly referred to as […]

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Hexagon to Display Smart X Solutions at Smart City Expo

Hexagon to Display Smart X Solutions for Digital, Connected and Intelligent Cities at Smart City Expo World Congress Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, will demonstrate its Smart X solutions for solving urban challenges related to safety, infrastructure and mobility at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 13-15 November. “Every smart city must respond […]

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eBee X Fixed-Wing Drone Launched by SenseFly

Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, the eBee X durable, multi-purpose solution features groundbreaking new cameras, Steep Landing technology and a unique Endurance Extension feature for flight times of up to 90 minutes and single-flight coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at 400 ft (122 m) September 5, 2018, InterDrone (Las Vegas, USA) — senseFly, the industry’s leading […]

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IN-FLIGHT Data and senseFly team up for Canada’s largest Beyond Visual-Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) drone trial

IN-FLIGHT Data’s five-month ‘UAS BVLOS Proof-of Concept Trial’, supported by senseFly, will span a wide range of real-world drone-missions totalling more than 1,500 km of linear flight Calgary, Canada / Cheseaux, Switzerland, June 04, 2018—One of Canada’s leading commercial drone operators, IN-FLIGHT Data, this week is embarking upon Canada’s largest BVLOS UAS Operations trial to date, with support from senseFly, the industry’s […]

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