Content Category: Mapping and Photogrammetry
Event 38 Inks Partnership with Brazilian UAV Company
on March 27, 2015 by print the content item
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Event 38, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has partnered with Dronecenter Tecnologia, a supplier of UAVs in Brazil. Under the agreement, Dronecenter will offer Event 38's E384 drone and custom optical sensors to clients in Brazil and throughout South America. The E384 drone has a two-hour flight time, carries a 1 kg payload and can cover More
Drones to Spot Plastic Debris in World's Oceans
on March 17, 2015 by print the content item
To document the increasing amount of plastic debris littering oceans and beaches, a team from Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C., is taking part in a project that incorporates drones for collecting aerial images. “We’ll be analyzing images sent back by the expedition to calculate the density of plastic debris washing up on beaches, identify what type of plastics More
Researchers to Study Amazon Rainforest with UAV
on February 18, 2015 by print the content item
The U.K.'s University of Exeter is leading an international project that will use unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote sensing to investigate the Amazon rainforest. The European Research Council project aims to study how the Amazonian land was used during the late pre-Columbian period (the last 3,000 years leading up to Christopher Columbus’s voyages of 1492). It will focus on the More
Aeryon, Pix4D Turn Christ the Redeemer into 3D Model
on February 18, 2015 by print the content item
Aeryon Labs Inc., Pix4D and PUC University of Rio de Janeiro have teamed up to construct what they call the first accurate 3D model of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue. Located atop the 700-meter Corcovado Mountain, the Christ statue - with a 38-meter height and 28-meter arm span - towers over Rio de Janeiro.Using the Aeryon unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) More
Aibotix Hexacopter Photogrammetrically Measures Airbus
on February 18, 2015 by print the content item
German surveyors have used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Aibotix to generate a 3D model and point cloud of Novespace's Airbus A300 ZERO-G airplane. Uli Bauer and Andreas Gelhausen were tasked with creating a model of the zero-gravity plane, which is being retired after having been used for 15 years by the German Aerospace Center for scientific research into More
Blue Marble Adds UAV Video Feature to Global Mapper
on February 05, 2015 by print the content item
Hallowell, Maine-based Blue Marble Geographics has released a new version of Global Mapper, a geographic information system (GIS) application capable of displaying, converting and analyzing virtually any type of geospatial data. Version 16.1 includes a variety of updates to both the Global Mapper base product and the optional LiDAR module. One of the most significant enhancements, the company says, is More
SimActive Launches New Version of Photogrammetry Software
on February 03, 2015 by print the content item
SimActive Inc., a Canada-based developer of photogrammetry software, has released version 6.0 of Correlator3D, which processes geospatial data from aerial and satellite imagery. The software's completely redesigned interface introduces streamlined image processing for any sensor type, says SimActive.Correlator3D 6.0 adds a project creation wizard so that the user can easily import any type of data. With a created project, processing More
Pix4D Releases New Version of Pix4Dmapper
on January 30, 2015 by print the content item
Switzerland-headquartered Pix4D has released Version 1.3 of Pix4Dmapper, software that converts aerial images from manned or unmanned aircraft into geo-referenced 2D mosaics and 3D surface models and point clouds. Pix4Dmapper V1.3 includes a mesh feature, which allows users to create a 3D textured mesh, which can be used in fly-through animations or shared in 3D PDF format.Another feature is graphics More
Companies Combine Sensor System, Mapping Tools for 3D Product Generation
on January 27, 2015 by print the content item
Visual Intelligence and Cardinal Systems are partnering to combine aerial image collection with data processing and delivery for large-scale and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications.    Visual Intelligence's iOne sensor system is reconfigurable and supports various image types, including nadir and oblique. Cardinal Systems’ triangulation solution handles the aero-triangulation of oblique and nadir images together. It correlates the orientation points in both More
Ohio/Indiana UAS Center to Fly senseFly eBee for Cleveland Metroparks
on January 27, 2015 by print the content item
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted two separate Certificates of Authorization (COAs) to the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (OH/IN UASC) to conduct flight operations in support of Cleveland Metroparks.    The team will be flying a senseFly eBee for environmental studies designed to assess and monitor the overall health of its parks. The eBee is a fully autonomous UAS designed More
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IQPC id24

Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

Total Votes: 192
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