senseFly, a producer of professional mapping drones and a Parrot Group company, has released a new version of its flight and data management software, eMotion.

According to senseFly, eMotion 3.5 includes a raft of new features and functionality, all designed to make the work of geospatial professionals simpler and more efficient.

eMotion 3.5 adds as follows:

1. Beta-level language support for simplified Chinese and Spanish: Operators can operate eMotion 3.5 in either of these languages by choosing their preference within eMotion’s options/local preferences panel.

2. Agisoft PhotoScan integration: With eMotion 3.5, senseFly operators can transform the georeferenced imagery of any senseFly RGB camera into an automatically generated project (in .jxl format). This enables the simple, one-click import of drone imagery into Agisoft PhotoScan photogrammetry software without the need for manual project creation and organization of images. In addition, eMotion’s Agisoft projects also include geotag precision data, which is essential for RTK/PPK flights that generate results with high absolute accuracy.

3. Smart mission resume: eMotion 3.5 further improves the efficiency of multi-flight senseFly missions. The software is now capable of resuming a multi-flight mapping mission – e.g., after a battery change – at the exact position the mission previously reached. The result is zero duplication of flight lines and image captures; rather, it’s a seamless continuation of the user’s mission.

4. Live air traffic data: eMotion 3.5 now supports uAvionix’s PingUSB ADS-B/UAT receiver, allowing senseFly operators to view live air traffic data during their missions. Simply launch eMotion 3.5, connect your uAvionix PingUSB (available for purchase from senseFly) to your ground station PC, and click eMotion’s Air Traffic icon. This live data feed can help improve airspace awareness and could potentially boost the number of mission types possible, such as projects taking place in congested airspaces like airports or longer-range, beyond line of sight operations.


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