Delair Teams With Trimble Business Center on PPK

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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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Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural Survey Results

Energy Drone Coalition

Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural “Drones in the Energy Industry” Benchmark Survey Results This first study precisely details how drones in the energy industry are a powerful tool with massive room for growth still ahead.  Houston, Texas, December 17, 2018 – The Energy Drone Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy, and DRONEII.COM are pleased to announce the release of their joint report, “Drones in the Energy Industry.”  This […]

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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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Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division Web Meeting

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The Unmanned-Autonomous-Systems-Division (UASD) serves the ASPRS members as a resource for mapping standards and industry insights. The UASD includes unmanned autonomous systems (broadly defined, including robotics) and related technologies, including platforms, sensors, communications, algorithms, and derived information, among others. Calling all UAS and Photogrammetry Gurus! The UAS Division (UASD) and Photogrammetric Applications Division are hosting a web meeting on Thursday, […]

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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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senseFly and IN-FLIGHT Data Join Forces for Drone Project in Calgary

senseFly and IN-FLIGHT Data join forces for groundbreaking urban Beyond Visual-Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) drone project in Calgary As the first BVLOS UAS operation permitted in a major North American city, the goal of the project was to demonstrate that BVLOS RPAS flights can be conducted safely and efficiently. Calgary, Canada / Cheseaux, Switzerland, October 25, 2018 — IN-FLIGHT Data, one of […]

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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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Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

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Many are not aware that photographs taken with a UAV are subject to the rolling shutter effect. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for great visual explanation.) The main disadvantage of UAV photogrammetry is that it uses non-metric cameras. These cameras have low-quality movable lenses, a small focal length, and most have a CMOS sensor with an […]

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Embry-Riddle Offers Advanced sUAS Inspection Operations Course

Register Before August 3 and Save – Visit www.expouav.com  LAS VEGAS, NV, July 31, 2018— Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo 2018, will offer a pre-event workshop, sUAS Advanced Inspection Operations Course, at the conference on Monday, October 1 at The Westgate in Las Vegas, Nev.  This in-depth workshop will extend knowledge from beyond Part […]

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Altavian Awarded US Army TUAS Contract

Altavian, Inc., a U.S. based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing firm, today announces the award of a $250MM Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the US Army. Under the Program Executive Office Aviation, Products Office for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft (TUAS), Altavian will be supporting the largest small UAS program in the world. The US Army Family of Systems, […]

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LiDARUSA Case Study

Using Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Morphology for Erosion Control LIDARUSA, an Alabama-based leader in the fields of geomatics and mapping, employs a variety of airborne and terrestrial data collection and processing technologies to provide clients with accurate terrain models and volumetric measurements. The stream study project, which was spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee, initially required the […]

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Bringing Airborne LiDAR to the Commercial Market

  Puts everything into 3D world which provides more robust measurements of assets When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the highly anticipated rules governing the operation of small UAS (sUAS) for commercial purposes, everything changed for drone and sensor manufacturers, aerial data service providers and forward thinking, innovative businesses. Scheduled to take effect by the end of August, the most […]

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“Commercial” Drones, but Just Barely

FAA Section 333 exemptions allow operators to fly drones in the national airspace for commercial purposes. We were excited in May 2015 after receiving ours. At last we could use this new technology to expand our remote sensing and mapping operations.  We were primed for starting a new profitable business doing amazing things flying drones.  On the surface the approval to fly “commercially” sounded great. […]

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Orbit GT releases update for Mobile Mapping Feature Extraction solutions

Lokeren, Belgium, March 29th, 2016. Orbit GT releases the 11.2.4 update for several products from its Mobile Mapping portfolio. “We’re pleased to announce new versions for our successful Mobile Mapping Feature Extraction portfolio”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT.  “A couple of leading solutions have been upgraded with new tools, core improvements and fixes.” The following solutions are updated […]

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GNSS – The Rest of the Picture

Matching the GNSS solution to the project continues to be an issue. In the previous article we looked at projects that were widely varying in requirements. First we reviewed the most general case requiring positioning to only a meter or more. Next we saw how an RTK system may be an appropriate solution for UAVs with the LOS restriction and […]

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