Mapping & Surveying – Page 8

Allstate Goes from Polaroid to Ultra-Zoom Drone Technology

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

Allstate Corp., one of the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurers, is taking drones over Savannah, Ga., and parts of South Carolina to inspect rooftops and homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Allstate says it is using multiple unmanned aircraft [Read More]

UAVs, Thermal Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Tackle Koala Preservation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

Researchers from Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are working with local councils to test a new tool for protecting the vulnerable koala populations: drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and backed by statistical analysis. Koala experts with Logan, Gold [Read More]

Nebraska Professors Choose UAS for Monitoring Wetland Habitats

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

Thanks to a $203,220 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors Zhenghong Tang and Wayne Woldt are planning to develop a methodology to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to conduct dynamic monitoring and precise assessments of playa wetland [Read More]

Philly Company Gets Federal Green Light for UAS in Congested Airspace

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

Commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operator Keystone Aerial Surveys Inc. has been granted Class D airspace authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under the FAA’s Part 107 rules for commercial drone operators, operations are not possible within Class B, [Read More]

Offshore Wind Power Company Tries out Drones for Scouting Birds

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

A drone has been used in a successful trial to count cliff-nesting seabirds at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserve on the U.K. coast. With funding from offshore wind company DONG Energy, the trial took place at [Read More]

microdrones Rolls out Suite of VTOL UAS Mapping Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

Building upon Trimble’s recent announcement that Delair-Tech and microdrones will jointly become official unmanned aircraft system (UAS) suppliers for Trimble’s worldwide distribution network, microdrones is now offering four new mapping vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS solutions, called mdMapper. mdMapper200: [Read More]

DJI and Datumate Partner on Packaged Site Survey Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 11, 2016

China-based DJI and Israel-based Datumate have begun offering a drone, software and app package that the partners say fully automates and expedites site surveys. Tailored for professional surveying jobs, the DJI-Datumate Site Survey Solution is a comprehensive package of imagery [Read More]

DroneDeploy Offers Service Provider Directory, Co-Branding

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 11, 2016

Cloud-based drone software company DroneDeploy has unveiled the Drone Mapping Directory, a drone mapping marketplace to connect businesses with drone service providers. At launch, the Drone Mapping Directory unites more than 250 drone service providers operating in 48 countries and [Read More]

Why You Should Take a Solution-Based Approach to UAV Services

UAO Staff
Written by Dustin Price on October 11, 2016

With sectors such as mining, infrastructure, agriculture and surveying, simply talking about a new technology is not enough to impress them; you need to talk about how this solves problems specific to their industries.

Pix4D Launches Hybrid Solutions for Drone Mapping

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 11, 2016

Drone mapping software developer Pix4D has launched hybrid solutions that the company says integrate mobile, desktop and cloud platforms for more flexible mapping. The four new solutions include Pix4Dmapper Pro 3.0 for surveying, mapping and forensics; Pix4Dbim for construction; Pix4Dag [Read More]