WEBINAR: USING THE RIGHT DRONES FOR THE RIGHT JOB

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WEBINAR: USING THE RIGHT DRONES FOR THE RIGHT JOB Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar on April 3, 2019 at 9AM and 6PM EDT and learn how Crafton Tull successfully implemented UAV – based Lidar, condensing their time on site in half and saving over 50% in the process. Crafton Tull is a civil engineering, surveying, architecture, landscape architecture, […]

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BVLOS Drone Flights Improve Operational Economics

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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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Routescene and Caddis Aerial launch UAV LiDAR surveys

ROUTESCENE AND CADDIS AERIAL LAUNCH UAV LIDAR SURVEYS IN THE “FOUR CORNERS”, USA Based in Durango, Colorado, Caddis Aerial’s land surveyors Daryl Crites and Steve McCormack have added LiDAR as a capability to their UAV survey offering. Partnering with turnkey UAV LiDAR solution experts Routescene Inc., who are also Colorado-based, this enables Caddis Aerial to perform high resolution and vegetation […]

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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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Microdrones at ilmf 2019

Fully Integrated Systems for Professionals Microdrones is more than just a drone company- we’re a solutions company. We began with the mdMapper series of photogrammetry-based packages. LiDAR will play a critical role in our future at Microdrones. Our most recent entry, the mdLiDAR3000, offers the complete package of a high-end UAV LiDAR and camera all integrated into one system. In […]

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Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural Survey Results

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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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COMMERCIAL UAV EXPO EUROPE CONFERENCE 2019

AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS, 11 December 2018– Organizers of the third annual Commercial UAV Expo Europe have announced  the 2019 Conference Programme and initial list of confirmed presenters and panelists. Commercial UAV Expo Europe takes place 8-10 April in Amsterdam, with pre-conference programming and workshops on Monday 8 April followed by conference programming and exhibits on Tuesday 9 April and Wednesday 10 April. […]

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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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Quanergy Announces Partnership with LiDAR USA

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Quanergy, LiDAR USA to Integrate Quanergy’s Industry-Leading M8 Ultra Sensors in Mapping Solutions  SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 21, 2018 – Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions today announced a partnership with LiDAR USA, a distinguished provider of GIS, surveying, civil engineering, agriculture, forensics, BIM and heritage mapping solutions. As […]

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ASTRALiTe Demonstrates Scanning Topo-Bathy LiDAR System

ASTRALiTe Demonstrates Scanning Topo-Bathy LiDAR System on DJI Matrice 600 Pro Louisville, CO, November 2018—ASTRALiTe, Inc.,successfully demonstrated its 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR flying on a DJI Matrice 600 Pro UAV during three separate missions over the course of a month. “It’s a breakthrough to have a bathymetric scanning lidar system capable of working on the widely available DJI Matrice UAV. It […]

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senseFly showcases the New eBee X Fixed-Wing Drone in Free Webinar

The exclusive webinar will highlight the platform’s capabilities and feature two experienced commercial operators who were the first to use the eBee X in North America Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, October 30, 2018 – senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, is hosting a free educational webinar exploring its new fixed-wing drone, the eBee X, at 10:00 EST / 16:00 […]

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GeoSLAM Welcomes New Member Of ZEB Family

GeoSLAM Welcomes New Member Of ZEB Family For Indoor + Outdoor Use The latest innovation from geospatial mapping and monitoring technology specialist, GeoSLAM has been announced today [16 October], with the launch of the ZEB-HORIZON. Officially unveiled at this year’s INTERGEO, the ZEB-HORIZON is the next generation of handheld 3D laser scanners, capable of rapidly capturing intricate indoor and outdoor […]

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Phoenix LiDAR Systems Disrupts the LiDAR Landscape Again

Phoenix LIDAR Systems – The​ ​commercial UAV LiDAR pioneer pushes industry boundaries with three new product announcements at INTERGEO 2018 Los Angeles, CA — October 12, 2018 –Phoenix LiDAR Systems, LLC., the industry leader in commercial UAV LiDAR systems, is proud to announce its three newest LiDAR solutions that will challenge LiDAR conventions once again at INTERGEO 2018, the world’s largest […]

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Standards are the Key to Harnessing Technology

Shane MacLaughlin, Managing Director at Atlas Computers in Ireland provides an in-depth look into the need for open standards. Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects Some years ago I chaired a working group hosted by Dublin City Council tasked with developing a robust specification for urban topographic survey projects.  This working group came into being at the behest of the […]

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Novel LiDAR Data Improves Our Understanding of Tropical Forests

Dr. Kim Calders and his team have just completed 2 months of field work in Australian tropical forests collecting both terrestrial and UAS lidar data to support a novel lidar data fusion methodology. Forest ecosystems contain more biomass than any other ecosystem. However, estimating biomass without cutting down trees is difficult. Traditional methods of estimating aboveground biomass (ABG) are based […]

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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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