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GeoCue Group’s True View

GeoCue Group’s True View

GeoCue Group’s True View sensors offer surveyors an innovative lidar + dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a single lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. True View allows for fast, easy automated generation of true 3D colorized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos from a single flight. The first sensor of the […]
Mining & Aggregates Survey Results

Mining & Aggregates Survey Results

Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced the results of the industry’s first mining and aggregates customer survey. Kespry surveyed its 220 mining and aggregates customers that use its platform across 3,311 worksites across North America, with 22,987 missions in 2018 alone. These companies typically use Kespry for inventory management, mine planning, materials […]

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Tiny Solar-Powered Drone

Tiny Solar-Powered Drone

For years, scientists have wanted to create flying robotic vehicles the size of insects. The tricky bit has been building something that can produce enough thrust while still being light enough to fly, without being tethered to an external power source. Now, a group of researchers have hit on a new design. At half the […]
Fluidity Tech’s FT Aviator

Fluidity Tech’s FT Aviator

Whatever else there is to say about the FT Aviator from Fluidity Tech, it is bold — even audacious — in the breadth of its vision. While other companies are content to tinker with the placement of a display screen or the layout of an app, Fluidity has dared to fundamentally re-imagine the interface between […]

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Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance

Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance

Following an immensely successful week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas 28-30 October 2019, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site announced the official launch of its world premier business-to-business (B2B) trade and investment matchmaking platform for autonomous systems: the Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance (NV-GDTA).  This membership-based […]
SimActive & Gold Mine Mapping

SimActive & Gold Mine Mapping

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces that Correlator3D™ is being used for gold mining projects in Ivory Coast by Newcrest Mining Limited.  SimActive software is employed to produce dense digital terrain models (DTMs) using small format digital cameras. Newcrest Mining also extracts high-quality contours lines from the DTMs with Correlator3D™.  The accuracy […]

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Pix4D Climate Contest

Pix4D Climate Contest

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000 USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software. From tracking melting glaciers in rural […]
Amphibious Drones Fly BVLOS

Amphibious Drones Fly BVLOS

An expedition carried out in remote atolls in Belize with two Aeromapper Talon Amphibious fixed wing drones was successfully completed on early 2019. The pioneering drone expedition was part of a series of trials to test the technology against illegal fishing activities and to help with conservation efforts on marine protected areas.  The drone operations accomplished a series of records […]

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DroneResponders Summit May 4, 2020

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, announced today the first co-located program for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the world’s largest unmanned systems event. AUVSI and the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is home to the […]
Russia’s Swarm-93

Russia’s Swarm-93

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. While a far cry from reality today, the technology stands as […]
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