Second GIM International UAS Special in Spring

After a very successful and well-received first edition, GIM International is now planning to publish a second UAS special, bringing you details of the very latest developments relating to UAS. The magazine is scheduled for publication in spring 2014 and will be distributed at many relevant shows such as the ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference, Intergeo Eurasia, AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014, ICUAS'14 and more. To learn more about the circulation of this publication and the various advertisement packages on offer, contact our account manager Sybout Wijma: [email protected] If you are interested in making an editorial contribution, you are welcome to contact... (read more)
2014-01-02 12:03:03

Aerialtronics UAS Carries Blackmagic Micro Camera

Aerialtronics’ Altura Zenith UAS reportedly caused quite a stir when it appeared at the NAB Show – on a giant poster outside the Las Vegas Convention Center carrying Blackmagic’s Micro Super 16 Cinema Camera, the latest lightweight digital camera that can be used for UAVs. The camera, which features a Super 16 sensor and 13 stops of dynamic range and built-in RAW recording and features, is very well suited to UASs such as the Altura Zenith as it has one of the smallest camera bodies that uses professional lenses. The Micro Cinema is a 2.57in high, 3.25in wide and 2.74in... (read more)
2015-04-16 10:00:25

The Rapid Rise of UAS in Geomatics

GIM International Interviews Peter Cosyn
Peter Cosyn co-founded Gatewing in 2012. The start-up company’s X100 fixed-wing UAS soon attracted interest from Trimble, which acquired the company in 2012. In this interview with GIM International, Peter provides insights into the company’s evolution and shares his thoughts on the future. Gatewing was founded as a spin-off from your PhD research at Ghent University. How did you experience the transition from a scientific environment to running a company?My PhD research involved micro air vehicle development and optimisation. Such vehicles are only about the size of a big smartphone, so the research did not have much in common with... (read more)
2014-09-01 11:37:08

How Orthophoto UAS Compete with Traditional Surveying

One of the elements that makes Intergeo particularly dynamic is the so-called Trend and Media Forum. The Forum, based on the exhibition floor, functions as a platform for companies, giving them the opportunity to present their products. It is an excellent spot to get in touch with companies’ latest developments and innovations. The kick-off was made on Wednesday by Marco Möller of MAVinci, Germany (image), who enthusiastically gave a practical showcase on how the MAVinci Sirius UAS compete with traditional surveying methods. The 2011 edition of Intergeo had already provided a clear indication of the increasing role of unmanned aerial... (read more)
2012-10-10 03:20:15

UAS Technology: Smarter Solutions for Smart Cities

'Smart cities' is a term increasingly being used within the geospatial industry, generating debate around how best to facilitate these connected, reactive environments as they gain popularity. Reports suggest that by 2020 we will be spending USD400 billion globally on building smart cities in a bid to help cities become more responsive and, in turn, safer and truly sustainable. In this column, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO and co-founder of senseFly, explores the role of drone technology in supporting the development of smart cities and delivering tangible benefits to communities. (By Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO and co-founder of senseFly) I’ve long been a subscriber... (read more)
2017-09-22 11:11:28

GIM International to Publish Second UAS Edition

In view of the rapid emergence of UAS in the geomatics sector, and after a very successful first edition, GIM International is due to publish a second UAS special, bringing you details of the very latest developments relating to UAS. The magazine is scheduled for publication in spring 2014 and will be distributed at many relevant shows such as the ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference, Intergeo Eurasia, AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014, ICUAS'14, MundoGEO Connect and more. No other geomatics technology has become so popular among surveyors so quickly, and the market is evolving all the time. With this in mind, GIM... (read more)
2014-02-03 09:56:42

UAS-based Lidar: A Market Update

One of the most eye-catching developments in the surveying profession is the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and Lidar. Airborne laser mapping is no longer restricted to traditional aircraft only, but is now also available for unmanned aerial vehicles. UAS-based Lidar is particularly interesting for surveys carried out over relatively small areas. The quality of the captured data – i.e. point clouds – depends on the sensor performance and the flight-path accuracy. 'GIM International' has selected some examples of available solutions for UASs and Lidar. 3D Target 3D Target, an Italian manufacturer of measurement instruments, launched a new Scanfly product at... (read more)
2016-12-20 10:31:02

UAS Captures Near-infra-red Mapping Data

DroneMetrex has announced that near-infra-red (NIR) mapping data has been captured with the TopoDrone-100. The radiometric quality has been achieved because DroneMetrex specialists performed the necessary camera modifications and have designed the external filters specifically to match the requirements for accurate, discriminative vegetation mapping. According to DroneMetrex, this is the first time in the UAV’s mapping history that NIR imagery has been captured at this level of quality. From the one flight sortie, TopoDrone-100 users are able to perform vegetation analysis mapping as well as 3D contours/DTM mapping. DroneMetrex offers their Extended Spectrum Mapping (ESM) camera modification as an option... (read more)
2015-04-28 02:54:21

Modelling Prague Castle with a UAS

Capturing a Highly Secured Site from the Air
In a recent project to obtain detailed and accurate orthoimages and 3D models to support technical staff in maintaining Prague Castle in the Czech Republic, the site was captured by UAS photogrammetry. Videos and georeferenced panoramic images were also taken as a service to documentalists and to provide the basis for virtual tours for tourists. Prague Castle and its surroundings are heavily secured sites and special permission was required to conduct the air survey. Learn more about this unique project here. By Jakub Karas, Upvision, Czech Republic From the 9th century onwards Prague Castle, located on the banks of the River... (read more)
2016-04-25 04:31:17

Intergeo Launches Side Event for UAS

Intergeo is looking more and more towards the sky – in line with the increasing role of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in geomatics – with interaerial SOLUTIONS, an integrated platform for all aspects of UAS. Witness the incredible pace of developments in applications and the very latest solutions at the upcoming Intergeo in Stuttgart, to be held from 15-17 September. Whether multicopter, helicopter or fixed wing, interaerial SOLUTIONS provides an overview of the latest solutions and applications. International UAS manufacturers will be on hand alongside hardware and software suppliers and service providers. The world’s largest tradeshow for geomatics will provide a complete... (read more)
2015-07-13 09:24:28
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