How High-altitude Propellers Allow Mapping of Large Areas with High Accuracy

Wingtra is introducing high-altitude propellers which enable a professional mapping drone to capture data more than 2,500m (8200ft) above mean sea level (AMSL) with unprecedented accuracy and coverage. Customers in South America, China, Central Europe and other regions with high altitudes can now map high terrain at down to 1cm ground sample distance (GSD). Specifically, the new high-altitude propellers and supporting software allow take-off at altitudes of up to 4,800m (15,700ft) AMSL and flight at altitudes of up to 5,000m (16,400ft) AMSL. “It’s a game-changer for our customers to fly and gather data on terrain that has so far been... (read more)
2020-03-04 08:47:39

Aeryon Labs Successfully Completes First Approved BVLOS Flight Test

Aeryon Labs, a Canada-based manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUASs), has announced that the Aeryon Sky Ranger sUAS successfully completed the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight in Canada. The SkyRanger was chosen by Ventus Geospatial and Canadian Unmanned, as the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) sUAS flown for BVLOS* testing and evaluation throughout the trials at the Foremost UAS Range. These flight trials, among few BVLOS trials worldwide, are a milestone for aviation, establishing safe operational procedures and protocols for operating UAS under 25kg beyond line of sight. This inaugural flight creates the foundation for how sUAS operators can legally and safely fly... (read more)
2017-03-09 09:21:43

Atmos UAV Sets Foot in Southeast Asian Market

Atmos UAV, a Dutch manufacturer that develops high-end VTOL fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or 'drones') for surveying and mapping, has appointed Sonar Nusantara as its official distributor in Indonesia. Sonar, with its headquarters in South Jakarta, offers solutions to a complete range of surveying needs through partnerships with global and well-known manufacturers in the geospatial industry. With this collaboration, Atmos UAV aims to meet the demand in the Southeast Asian region and provide local Marlyn operators with support and first-line maintenance.   "Partnering with best-in -class technology developers like Atmos UAV has enabled us to provide the best option... (read more)
2019-08-01 11:15:52

Atmos UAV Integrates Thermal, Multispectral and High-resolution Imagery

Atmos UAV, a drone manufacturer for mapping and surveying from Delft, the Netherlands, continues to expand its payload options. The most recent addition is the new MicaSense sensor, Altum, which integrates a radiometric thermal camera with five high-resolution narrow bands. This produces advanced thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics purposes. Marlyn, the fixed-wing VTOL surveying platform developed by Atmos UAV, is now the only unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') in its class capable of carrying this new high-end sensor. With this integration, Atmos team wanted to offer professionals a tool that maximizes their surveying... (read more)
2019-08-15 09:22:00

Atmos UAV and Topcon Join Forces for RTK Reference Network Solutions

Atmos UAV has formed a new partnership with Topcon towards a base station-free era. Atmos UAV is a fast-growing Dutch drone manufacturer that develops high-end VTOL fixed-wing drones for surveying and mapping applications. In recent years Topcon, an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions, has developed and optimized its own GNNS RTK Reference Network, TopNETlive, which will now be available with every Marlyn unit. TopNETlive is a subscription-based solution that offers real-time GNSS corrections. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, the platform provides a wide range of subscription services such as Network... (read more)
2020-12-03 08:35:34

Coptrz and Wingtra Enter Strategic Partnership

Coptrz, a UK-based commercial drone solutions provider, has become the first premium partner in Europe of Wingtra, a VTOL fixed-wing UAV manufacturer based in Switzerland. Coptrz and Wingtra began working together in 2017 and has been expanding their footprint in the UK market ever since. Wingtra is one of the world’s leading VTOL drone producers for mapping, survey and mining industry professionals. Since its market entry in early 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 70 of the biggest global equipment dealers and has been selling mapping drones globally ever since. Steve Coulson, CEO of Coptrz: “We’re proud to work with... (read more)
2020-12-10 09:07:32

5 Questions to… René Worms, Head of Global Sales, Atmos UAV

Atmos UAV recently announced the appointment of René Worms as its head of global sales. Worms, a well-known strategist and geospatial expert, will work on the international expansion of the company's VTOL UAV. 'GIM International' asked Worms five questions to find out more about his new position and his vision on the growing role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or 'drones') in the land surveying industry. You have extensive experience in the geospatial business, having previously worked at Topcon Positioning Group and Leica Geosystems. How do you intend to put your experience to good use at Atmos UAV? Atmos UAV... (read more)
2019-05-20 11:52:09

Wingtra Drone Sets New Benchmark in Photogrammetry

With the launch of the WingtraOne post-processed kinematic (PPK) drone, the Swiss manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) Wingtra aims to set a new benchmark in large-scale surveying and mapping applications. As the result of Wingtra’s collaboration with its industry-leading partners – photogrammetry software provider Pix4D, and the GNSS board and PPK provider Septentrio – WingtraOne PPK is now able to deliver orthomosaic maps and 3D models with an absolute accuracy down to 1cm. With the latest upgrade, the WingtraOne PPK drone can offer something that has never been seen before in drone photogrammetry: broad coverage and high... (read more)
2018-02-28 08:13:20

Setting a New Standard in UAV Precision Mapping

Interview with Maximilian Boosfeld, CEO, Wingtra
Switzerland-based start-up Wingtra has developed a vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) that rises straight up, tilts and flies off like an aeroplane. The WingtraOne is a broad-coverage drone that is used particularly in the surveying, construction and precision agriculture industries and which can capture images in photogrammetric resolution. Offering high-precision mapping in combination with the VTOL and post-processed kinematic (PPK) capabilities, the manufacturer believes it has a strong advantage over the other aerial surveying solutions currently on the market. 'GIM International' decided to talk to Maximilian Boosfeld, co-founder and CEO of Wingtra, to see where the Swiss... (read more)
2018-08-16 09:51:30

SimActive Software Enables Processing of Wingtra UAV Data

SimActive, a leading Canada-based developer of photogrammetry software, has announced that Correlator3D is being used for mapping projects acquired by Wingtra and its high-end vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone'), WingtraOne. Wingtra entered the market in early 2017 and is an innovative and rapidly growing VTOL drone producer for geospatial professionals. “The high-quality data collected with our WingtraOne PPK drone is well supported by the rigorous workflow of Correlator3D,” said Basil Weibel, CRO at Wingtra. “Our customers can generate extremely good quality maps and surface models on the SimActive platform even for very large projects.”... (read more)
2019-05-15 09:56:22
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