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

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

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

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

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

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

Mapping the Yangtze River

One Local Authority, 400km², 21,000 Images and One Map
The Zhenjiang Municipal Flood Control Bureau is a short walk from the Yangtze River: staff can clearly see the river from the office. In July 2019, a massive orthophoto was created from 21,000 images, representing 400 square kilometres. Before this, the region's flood planning maps, water conservation data and related information were stored as separate, discrete files. For such a big project, the team needed to bring all these together with a custom base map. Zhenjiang is a transport hub lying on the southern bank of the Yangtze River near the Grand Canal, and at constant risk of floods. The... (read more)
2020-05-07 09:41:07

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
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