Drone Tools for the Roofing Industry: EagleView Assess
Geospatial technology leader EagleView announced today the launch of EagleView Assess, an autonomous drone technology solution granting residential property intelligence. The solution features optimal resolution imagery, along with anomaly detection and roof measurement.
Reveal Technology and Teal Drones Demonstrate Multi-Drone Mapping to US Military
Military tactical teams' ability to quickly produce accurate maps of areas targeted for military operations can mean the difference between mission success or failure. Meeting this need, Reveal Technology has teamed with Teal Drones – a division of Red Cat Holdings (NASDAQ: RCAT) – to enhance Reveal's "Farsight" mapping software by automatically combining imagery from multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to produce high-fidelity 3D maps. By dramatically increasing the speed of collection, users receive Farsight maps and analytics faster than ever. The groundbreaking technology was recently successfully demonstrated to U.S. Army Special Operations Command near Fort Bragg.
Engineers stitch together thousands of drone-captured images to create 3D model of BYU’s campus
BYU's main campus is 560 acres in size and includes roughly 100 large academic buildings. There are some 6,000 trees (900 species), miles of sidewalks and, according to most students, far too many stairs.
Grad student Bryce Berrett and his faculty mentors have virtually mapped every last inch of it. Using more than 80,000 drone-captured and ground images, and applying GPS systems for accuracy, the civil engineering student has stitched together a comprehensive 3D model of the entire BYU campus.
Smart Farming With Drones and AI
FlyNex and Pheno-Inspect combine their solutions to digitalize and automatize work processes in agriculture. AI-based image capturing with drones and analysis open up new opportunities for sustainable, digital farming with a simultaneous increase of yields.
Soaring Eagle Imaging and Skynetwest unite to launch Soaring Eagle Technologies
UAS (unmanned aerial systems) service providers Soaring Eagle Imaging (SEI) from Brandon, Mississippi and Skynetwest from Chandler, Arizona, today announced a definitive agreement to become a leading drone data collection and processing company with the creation of Soaring Eagle Technologies (Soaring Eagle). The company, owned and operated by Houston-based Iapetus Holdings LLC (Iapetus), will lead the charge in markets such as critical infrastructure inspections and reporting.
NCDOT awarded first-ever waiver for drone bridge inspections
Carteret County News-Times
The Federal Aviation Administration approved a waiver Oct. 2 that allows the North Carolina Department of Transportation to operate UAS beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections.
Fully autonomous drones ‘next step’ for oil and gas
While the introduction of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) has been a game-changer in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors, industry leaders agree the next major step in the field will be utilizing fully autonomous drones.
Drone Imaging Reveals Pre-Hispanic ‘Great Settlement’ Beneath Kansas Ranch
Archaeologists using new drone-sensing technology have found evidence of an enormous, horseshoe-shaped trench hidden beneath a Kansas ranch. The rounded earthwork, which may be part of the largest pre-Hispanic settlement north of Mexico, appears to be what's known as a council circle.
The Incredible Shrinking LiDAR
The evolution of LiDAR, is similar to other technologies that often surprise the layman: as early as 2018, some observers predicted improved LIDAR performance at lower prices that sounded like the stuff of science fiction, but in early 2020, leading player Velodyne put a LiDAR sensor on the market for $100.
UAV company expands footprint in Wichita
High Plains Journal
AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., a provider of UAVs and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics solutions, will locate and expand its manufacturing operations in Wichita, Kansas.
A holographic drone control system has appeared
Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have presented a new interface for controlling drones. It uses holographic augmented reality hardware to create 3D terrain maps in real-time.
Q&A: The Quickly Evolving UAS Mapping Market
SenseFly's CEO Gilles Labossière shares his views on the latest trends in the market, new technical developments and further changes and challenges geospatial professionals have to take into account now that UAVs have become a standard tool for mapping and surveying.
Drone Operation in a Construction Zone
The potential uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the construction industry continue to expand as new technologies enter the market and construction companies realize UAS can perform unique tasks at tremendous cost savings. The full technological capabilities of UAS are, however, limited by law for public safety reasons.
Diagnosing single trees from above
Models based on images from unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites can help farmers to monitor the health of individual trees.
JB San Antonio environmental program takes off with UAS technology
Edwards Air Force Base
What began as a project to improve land surveying, floodplain mapping, vegetation classification and endangered species management at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis has become a revolutionary innovation that could save the Air Force millions of dollars and countless hours of labor.
Keeping Drones Out of the Wild
Park officials grapple with unmanned aircraft in natural areas, admit recreational drone operators who violate rules are difficult to catch.
Capturing all nature has to offer — from 400 feet in the sky
Some enjoy photography as a hobby, while some strive to make a living out of it. For Randy Van de Loo, of Twilight Imagery in Kenyon and Gold Canyon, Arizona in the winter, being able to share his photos with others is what he enjoys.
Agtegra using UAVs to enhance ag technology
Farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative Agtegra recently improved its ag technology capabilities with a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.
How Drones Help Simplify Wind Turbine Site Development
North American Windpower
One solution for reducing time and costs associated with visually inspecting individual wind turbine sites prior to development is to use an unmanned aerial vehicle when conducting the in-person field review.
Utilities Weather Storms with Geospatial Data Technology
State Aviation Journal
As utilities respond to customers' expectation of network uptime, in the face of worsening natural disasters, they're investing in their power grids. By deploying remote sensors on drones, utilities are accelerating, automating, and amplifying their load analysis in a way that improves uptime.
Swift teams continue to uncover key safety findings in Kobe, Japan
Teams from Swift Tactical Systems, in partnership with its Japanese counterpart, Swift-Xi, both subsidiaries of Swift Engineering, completed a multiphase study, enabling government officials to make critical decisions regarding the ongoing safety of its citizens.
Help from above
Fortunately, in the current battle against COVID-19, we have a new high tech weapon: Drones. Skyward, a Verizon company, is a key part of that effort, providing drone software, training and services to commercial businesses.
How the Justice Department is Permitted to Use Counter-Drone Technology
U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently released guidance to steer the Justice Department and its component agencies' use of protective counter-drone actions and technologies against unmanned aircraft systems that threaten its facilities and assets—or the nation's security.
Public Benefits of Drone Technology
Drones have become a familiar aspect of our contemporary world. Over the past decade, they've graduated from expensive toys of the rich to affordable items that many of us have the opportunity to experience. They are used in photography and deliveries, and have even become the subject of their own racing events. But drones also have a vital part to play in the public sector.
Farming With Drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight
Inside Unmanned Systems
Unmanned aerial vehicles have found use in agriculture for decades, with unmanned helicopters spraying pesticides on rice fields in Japan back in the 1980s. Now, to have drones reach their full potential in farming, research is increasingly pushing toward beyond visual line of sight operations.
New Satellites Could Enable Fast Drone Data Turnaround
Inside Unmanned Systems
Satellite companies have begun launching thousands of low-orbiting spacecraft built to offer internet connections and streaming media to air passengers, maritime travelers, and people in remote and underserved areas. But the advanced connectivity created by these systems and supported by their target markets can also make it possible for drone operators to quickly transmit, process and return data for the still-nascent agricultural drone sector.