Wingtra and PCI Geomatics Enter into Drone Maps Partnership

Wingtra and PCI Geomatics are teaming up to offer flexible software solutions, easier ground control for repeated surveys and one-to-one resolution – also known as DSM true ortho – image processing with the WingtraOne-Geomatica bundle. “In order to produce high-quality products, we generate digital surface models (DSMs) at one-to-one resolution,” said Kevin Jones, executive director of marketing at PCI Geomatics. “This means if you are producing one-centimetre imagery captured by the WingtraOne UAV, you can produce one-centimetre DSMs using Geomatica.” For more than 35 years, PCI Geomatics has been providing academics, governments and commercial enterprises with mapping solutions for aerial... (read more)
2019-12-03 03:25:56

Irish Survey Company Acquires Falcon 8 UAS

A Topcon Falcon 8 UAS, powered by Ascending Technologies, has been purchased by Murphy Surveys. The Falcon 8 is an octocopter that is being used across many industries, from surveying to oil and gas. It has the efficiency of a fixed-wing system but the versatility of a rotary system. The global consulting surveyors have been working with fixed-wing UASs for years, yet the VTOL’s efficiency turned out to be more flexible and profitable in many surveying areas. MurphyUAV, a division of Murphy Surveys, received a special delivery in the form of the Falcon 8 from Topcon Ireland, making Murphy Surveys the... (read more)
2016-04-26 11:35:59

Making Aerial Platforms Easy

Microdones GmbH is based in Siegen, Germany. The manufacturer is focused on designing, engineering and developing unmanned rotary wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicles) below 25kg mainly based on the principle of quadrocopters. The company’s unmanned platforms are used in aerial work such as aerial mapping, aerial inspection or aerial search & rescue jobs all over the globe. The privately owned company was founded in late 2005 by Udo Juerss, who had previously worked for large German automotive companies as an external developer, especially in the development of electronic control units in hardware and software.... (read more)
2012-12-18 02:05:09

First UAV Flight from Unmanned Boat

The newest aircraft carrier does not have acres of flight deck. In fact, it has no deck at all. Rather than carrying a crew of thousands, it sails without a soul on board. Yet the aircraft that it operates can fly much longer and further than anything based on a fleet leviathan. That aircraft is Aerovel’s 20kg Flexrotor, which combines VTOL and a small footprint with a Hawaii-to-West Coast range. The carrier is a 4-metre skiff equipped to launch, retrieve and service the Flexrotor automatically. In what are believed to be the first-ever flight cycles of an unmanned aircraft based... (read more)
2013-10-25 10:19:45

Fulfilling the Land Surveyor’s Wants and Needs

Marlyn: the Go-anywhere Mapping Solution Made by Surveyors, for Surveyors
Geospatial information gathered by unmanned aerial vehicles/systems (UAVs/UASs or ‘drones’) is now the driver for business success across many industries and applications. To develop the right tool for this data collection, Atmos UAV had a different approach compared to other commercial drone manufacturers. Rather than focusing just on the product itself, the team was mostly interested in the product fit. After conducting more than 500 interviews with end users, company owners and project managers during the last six years, the company developed Marlyn, a mapping and land surveying solution that meets the industry’s wants and needs.    The necessity of... (read more)
2018-10-03 03:34:18

Solución conjunta UAS Lidar para múltiples aplicaciones

En la sala de exhibición en el reciente foro “LiDAR Mapping International Forum(ILMF)” en Denver, Colorado, EE.UU., Juniper Unmanned, Pulse Aerospace y YellowScan colaboraron para mostrar las capacidades de adquisición de datos Lidar de un sistema aéreo no tripulado (UAS). Esta colaboración destaca la capacidad de Juniper para diseñar soluciones UAS con propuestas de hardware desde Pulse y YellowScan. Como resultado, la co-localización de los stands en la exhibición fueron visitados por los asistentes a la conferencia que estaban interesados en aprender más sobre esta solución técnica. Actuando como el desarrollador de soluciones, Juniper facilitó la integración de sensores Mapper... (read more)
2016-06-06 10:16:23

Joint UAS Lidar Solution for Multiple Applications

In the exhibit hall at the recent International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, Colorado, USA, Juniper Unmanned, Pulse Aerospace and YellowScan collaborated to showcase Lidar data acquisition capabilities from an unmanned aerial system (UAS). This collaboration highlights Juniper’s ability to engineer UAS solutions with hardware offerings from Pulse and YellowScan. As a result, the co-located exhibit booths were visited by interested conference attendees seeking to learn more about this technical solution. Acting as the solution developer, Juniper facilitated the integration of YellowScan’s Mapper sensor onboard the Pulse Vapor 35 UAS. The purpose of this partnership was to feature the... (read more)
2016-04-26 11:04:35

Trimble Sells UAS Division to Delair-Tech

Trimble has announced that Delair-Tech has acquired its Belgium-based Gatewing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) engineering and manufacturing business. Delair-Tech is a leading provider of long-range, fixed-wing UAS solutions for industrial inspection and asset management applications headquartered in Toulouse, France. Delair-Tech intends to grow the acquired business as part of its portfolio. This transaction is part of Trimble’s continuing programme to tighten the corporate focus, said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble's Geospatial Division. Trimble will remain actively engaged in the market by leveraging its brand-agnostic software technology for a broader range of UAS platforms, he added. Strategic alliances In addition,... (read more)
2016-10-12 02:50:24

René Worms Joins Atmos UAV as Head of Global Sales

Atmos UAV has appointed René Worms, former managing director of Topcon Positioning Europe, as head of global sales. The well-known strategist and geospatial expert will work towards the international expansion of Marlyn, the company's professional vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) mapping and surveying (fixed-wing) drone, which is designed to assure surveyors of the right accuracy, maximum ease of use and highest wind resistance in its class. René Worms’ skills in international sales, sales management and building business strategies were recognized by the Topcon Positioning Group where he previously worked as the managing director. Additionally, his past professional positions – as... (read more)
2019-05-08 08:42:12

New Unmanned Aerial Photogrammetric Mapping Solution

Drone manufacturer ScientificAerospace together with mapping company DroneMetrex from Adelaide, Australia, has developed a photogrammetric mapping solution that offers new possibilities for the geospatial industry. Building on the advantages of ScientificAerospace’s experience over eight years on six continents, its technically advanced multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) creates synergy with DroneMetrex’s mapping accuracy technology to produce an innovative and complete photogrammetric mapping system: the TopoDrone-4Scight. The TopoDrone-4Scight (TD-4Scight) easily collects photogrammetric mapping data of great accuracy (20mm horizontal and better than 25mm vertical) for rapid integration into a wide range of industries including surveying, urban mapping, civil engineering, mining, agriculture, bridge and dam wall mapping, post... (read more)
2016-06-01 10:23:07
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