After Rwanda made waves in the news early last year for allegedly being the first country to approve drone delivery, people payed attention. The country, with its rolling hills and one of the fastest growing economies in Central Africa has already established regulations regarding drones and become a vanguard of sorts for the region. Continue reading
A hyperspectral camera was used in the project to collect data in 270 colour bands, which is far more than the human eye can see – Queensland University of Technology
A high-definition camera and drone have captured an aerial view of Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef in an effort to monitor the health of the pristine region. Queensland University of Technology researchers scanned 40 hectares of Ningaloo Reef, the largest existing fringing reef in the world, over 30 minutes, 100 metres above the sea surface. Continue reading
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced that they have selected the winners of the Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge. Continue reading
As the number of choices for drone based photogrammetry continue to grow it becomes increasingly difficult to determine which platform to select. A recent CH2M Hill sponsored fly-off between the BlackSwift SwiftTrainer, SenseFly eBee and the Trimble UX5 HP and provided a unique opportunity to compare between available platforms, and the resulting analysis reveals significant differences between leading systems.
The DroneBox technology is scalable, patented, and designed to equip both plane and multi-rotor unmanned aerial systems, as well as terrestrial photogrammetric and bathymetric unmanned vehicle systems (UVS). Continue reading
Terra Drone, an Asian service provider of unmanned aerial vehicles, and Hitachi Construction Machinery, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, have announced a partnership to accelerate full-automatic UAV operation at construction sites.
Kirt Ejesiak wasn’t very impressed with his first drone, purchased to take aerial photos of houses listed with his Property Guys real estate franchise in Iqaluit, Nunavut. But when a friend asked him to fly the drone over his roof to look for a leak, Mr. Ejesiak started thinking about other uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
Silent Falcon UAS Technologies has announced that the solar electric Silent Falcon Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) successfully performed flights to demonstrate the effectiveness of using the Silent Falcon to inspect and monitor oil and gas production and distribution assets. Continue reading