Surveying and Mapping

Aug 08, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

Amazon’s commitment to delivery drones hasn’t diminshed. The silicon valley giant has recently filed a patent for ground-based mobile maintenance facilities for UAVs.The patent covers a broad swath of possible locations in which the mobile maintenance facilities can be attached to such as locomotives, container ships, road tractors. The facilities will double as launch and…

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Jul 26, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

Nasa’s effort to track drones in the National Airspace continues with a new $1.33 million grant to researchers at North Carolina State University. The NC State project aims to develop high-performance communications, networking, and air traffic management systems. The project has several elements. The researchers plan to use good ol’ fashioned radar to detect and…

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Jul 13, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

DARTdrones announced a new partnership with prominent drone mapping software company DroneDeploy. The program starts this fall with its first workshop, Aerial Mapping and Modeling with DroneDeploy. The training program will provide education to the thousands of drone pilots licensed by the FAA. Part 107 Certification is only the start for creating and operating a…

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Jul 12, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

FlytBase plans to bridge the drone data gap with its Drone-API as a Service, connecting drones to common platforms like SAP, DroneDeploy, Pix4D, Instagram, YouTube, Salesforce and more. Normal Internet of Things devices produce a small amount of data. This is not the case with drones where a simple 20-minute flight can result in gigabytes…

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Jun 21, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

This Monday Aerialtronics released Pensar, a twin-sensor computer vision platform for drones. Pensar combines a 30x zoom Sony daylight camera and a FLIR Boson thermal IR camera sensor data and parses it via a deep learning algorithm. The platform rests on the NVIDIA Jetson module for real-time processing and feedback. With its real-time video processing,…

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Jun 21, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

Canadian UAV manufacturer Aeromao successfully completed a mission that brought its fixed-wing Aeromapper Talon 30km away from its operators, way beyond the limits of human line of sight. The Talon maintained communications and control link over the entire flight which measured 60km back and forth. Beyond visual line of sight operations are currently limited only…

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Jun 20, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

According to Wired Researchers, Trish and Lou Glaab at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia have developed an in-flight diagnostic system that notifies drones about critical failures and forces them to land safely. The system, Safe2Ditch, uses algorithms to detect everything from structural failures to battery problems, and even shifts in cargo due to inclement…

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Jun 02, 2017 | Surveying and Mapping

HAZON Solutions, the national leader in drone inspection services, announced today the launch of the latest version of the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS). Only four weeks after the initial release, HAZON has added two new features, Lessons Learned and Incident Reporting, further promoting safety and FAA compliance for drone operations. HAZON DMS is a…

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