Mapping & Surveying – Page 9

senseFly’s Latest Fixed-Wing Mapping Drone Is Here

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

senseFly is rolling out its next-generation fixed-wing drone for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, the eBee Plus. The fixed-wing drone features an elongated windspan for stable, long-duration flights of close to one hour. Additionally, it can document 220 hectares (540 acres) in [Read More]

UAVs Help Figure out Effects of Climate Change on Crops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a research project on the effects of climate change on food scarcity and distribution. Specifically, Dr. Simone Silvestri, an assistant professor of computer [Read More]

New Partnership Brings senseFly Drones to Mining Customers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Through a new partnership, Swiss unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer senseFly is enabling an end-to-end data collection and analysis solution for Maptek, which offers software, hardware and solutions for the mining industry. According to a news post from senseFly, Maptek will now [Read More]

Airware Acquires Redbird: A Marriage of Enterprise Drone Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

Commercial drone solutions provider Airware has bought Redbird, a Paris-based company that develops solutions to collect, process and deliver drone data for construction sites, quarries, mines and landfills. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-headquartered Airware offers enterprise drone solutions built on [Read More]

PrecisionHawk Forms New Partnership for Improved UAV Data Analysis

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

PCI Geomatics, an Ontario-based developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, has entered into a long-term partnership with PrecisionHawk to deliver improved data analytics to its customers. PrecisionHawk, based in both Ontario and North Carolina, is a terrestrial [Read More]

Roofing Company Carries out UAV Inspection in the Dark

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2016

Beachwood, Ohio-based Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance has completed what it says is the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved nighttime commercial drone flight. The company used its SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to inspect more than [Read More]

Danish Maritime Authority Opts for UAS-Based Lighthouse Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

The Danish Maritime Authority will soon be deploying an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to supplement inspections of the authority’s lighthouses. The authority says it has procured a quadcopter, which will be operated by architect Jesper Kern Hansen, who has been [Read More]

IBM’s Watson to Bring New Capabilities to Drone Analysis

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Drone company Aerialtronics is reportedly teaming up with IBM to incorporate the tech giant’s Watson computer system into drone applications – specifically, infrastructure inspections.

3DR Teams with SoCal Firm to Bring Enterprise Drone Solution to AEC Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Newport Beach, Calif.-based U.S. CAD – an architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner – has partnered with 3D Robotics (3DR) to provide building and design teams with access to Site Scan, 3DR’s enterprise drone package [Read More]

Tethered Drone Carries out Missouri Bridge Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2016

When completing a fracture-critical inspection on a 100-year-old bridge in Boone County, Mo., Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW) recently partnered with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) to collect inspection data more safely and efficiently by using a tethered drone [Read More]