senseFly Launches eBee X Fixed-wing Drone

senseFly, a leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, has introduced its newest mapping tool, the eBee X. Launched with the promise that “it’s not about the drone” but instead about overcoming business challenges, the eBee X is designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of an operator’s geospatial data collection. It offers a camera to suit every job, the accuracy and coverage capabilities to meet the requirements of the most demanding projects, and is durable enough to work at virtually every site. The eBee X is a giant leap forward for mapping technology and underscores senseFly’s position as the... (read more)
2018-09-06 10:40:35

Delair Expands Canadian Presence with New Distribution Agreement

Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial UAV solutions, has entered into an agreement with Cansel, a full-service provider of surveying and mapping solutions to the Canadian market. Cansel has now become the first Canadian reseller of Delair’s innovative Delair UX 11 long-range drone, and the two companies plan to rapidly expand the agreement to include the entire Delair product line. In addition, Delair confirmed that its entire portfolio of fixed-wing drone products has been certified as compliant by Transport Canada under its regulation of the UAV sector. Cansel is a certified drone operator per the regulations of Transport Canada,... (read more)
2018-06-21 09:43:59

Sphere Drones and Delair Sign Australia-first Distribution Partnership

Sydney-based Sphere Drones has recently signed an Australia-first deal with Delair – a global UAV solutions provider for commercial drone applications. Delair‘s UAV solutions are currently in use globally by commercial clients in industries across surveying, mining, agriculture, transportation, asset identification and oil and gas. The company is considered an experienced provider of fixed-wing commercial drone solutions, combining its high-performance and long-range UAV hardware with sophisticated analytic technology and operational services. Paris Cockinos, managing director of Sphere Drones, said his team is particularly excited to have a technology pioneer and market innovator such as Delair as part of their UAV... (read more)
2018-06-08 09:31:01

UAV Successfully Deployed for Air Accident Investigation

The Taiwan Aviation Safety Council (ASC) successfully deployed a cyberQuad UAV as part of its investigation into the crash of a TransAsia Airways ATR-72-500 aeroplane on the island of Hoko, west of Taiwan. The use of UAVs is a growing trend among air crash investigators worldwide, due to their ability to access remote locations or to quickly perform a site survey while gathering data at a lower cost than manned aircraft alternatives. Flight 222 accident investigators used a ScientificAerospace cyberQuad quadcopter to assists their investigation. The UAV carried a digital camera and other sensors to survey and map the path of the... (read more)
2016-02-16 09:58:42

Quantum-Systems and Pix4D Enter into Official Partnership

Quantum-Systems and Pix4D have formalized their partnership to simplify daily operations for their shared customers. Professionals around the globe rely on eVTOL UAVs from Quantum-Systems and Pix4D’s software suite for collecting and post-processing aerial data, which made teaming up a logical step for both companies. The partnership is set to add real value to the daily operations of drone users in mining, agriculture, forestry, surveying and mapping, power, and utilities. With the partnership contract in place, users from now on are able to source Pix4D’s software suite both, directly and through Quantum-Systems’ resellers. Efficient aerial data collection with various payloads The Trinity F90+ is an... (read more)
2020-07-09 09:01:20

5 Challenges When Selecting Drones for Mapping

The Importance of Working with the Right Equipment
Every mapping project is unique; even within the same industry, each project will have its own distinct challenges. Selecting the right equipment is therefore key to getting the job done. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) have emerged as a solution for many mapping and surveying projects. This article elaborates on five important challenges that should be considered when finding out which type of drone is the best fit. The article includes practical examples based on a recent mapping project on Silhouette Island in the Seychelles. Silhouette Island is the third-largest island in the Seychelles, located in the Indian Ocean. The... (read more)
2018-03-07 03:01:04

Atmos UAV Launches Marlyn

Atmos UAV has launched Marlyn, the first hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) in its class that is developed to operate at higher wind speeds while maintaining its helicopter flexibility and fixed-wing performance. Marlyn can be easily deployed from any surface, maps up to 10 times faster than a traditional multirotor and operates in a broad range of weather conditions. This makes Marlyn a valuable and time-saving asset for engineering professionals in industries such as construction, mining, agriculture and forestry. Conventional drones fall into two categories which each have their limitations: multirotors, which feature flexible take-off and landing but... (read more)
2017-05-19 12:48:27

Photogrammetry – Recent Developments and the Way Forward

Over the past few years, photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science have witnessed great achievements, mainly due to societal, political, environmental and technological changes worldwide. Human mobility has significantly increased due to population growth, climate change and globalization. Photogrammetric innovations have also been strongly influenced by the developments in information and communication technology (ICT), computer vision and robotics. Moreover, with the usage of active remote sensing techniques such as Lidar and radar for obtaining point cloud data – even from reflective surfaces such as metal or glass and uniform textures like snow, white surfaces or ice – the opportunities... (read more)
2018-09-20 09:48:52

5 Questions to… Gilles Labossière, CEO, senseFly

senseFly recently announced its brand-new UAV solution called eBee X, giving 'GIM International' a good excuse to pose a few questions to the company’s CEO, Gilles Labossière, who joined senseFly earlier this year. What makes this new UAV different from the rest? What about the payloads and the point cloud processing software? And last but not least, what are Labossière’s thoughts on the future of the professional drone market? Why is the launch of the brand-new eBee X UAV solution such an important milestone for senseFly?senseFly’s team of expert engineers have been working diligently to develop a solution that meets... (read more)
2018-11-29 01:58:40

Kaarta Announces Stencil Pro Mobile Mapping System

Kaarta, a specialist in real-time mobile 3D reality capture, is introducing Stencil Pro, a professional-grade mobile mapping platform with high-quality dimensional and visual fidelity. The multipurpose Stencil Pro mobile mapping system provides accurate results with impressive speed, even in challenging environments such as in underground mines or along utility corridors. An all-in-one system to scan, process and view captured data in real time, Stencil Pro offers panoramic high-definition 4K imagery and colourized point clouds. With robust surround-view perception in a wide range of light conditions, Stencil Pro is optimized for both indoor and outdoor performance. Featuring a 32-line high-density, low-noise Lidar with... (read more)
2020-06-04 10:12:32
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