How to Determine Which Drone Data Processing Solution Fits Your Business Need

[caption id="attachment_415" align="aligncenter" width="1529"] Images courtesy of Aerotas[/caption] The concept of data being the new oil isn’t a new one, but it recently made waves in the drone space because so many professional have come to realize how much data can be gathered in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner. Surveyors in particular have come to understand that they can do more with less by using drones, but doing so is dependent on being able to efficiently process the data being gathered. After all, gathering all the necessary data might take a single drone flight, but processing that data to create actionable information is a much different endeavor. “Who should process your UAV mapping data?” is a question that many are asking, and the Aerotas team has put together a…
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senseFly Launches New Corridor Mapping Solution

senseFly has announced the release of senseFly Corridor, a new platform enhancement that simplifies the drone mapping of linear infrastructure and sites. It makes its debut at AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. Corridor mapping is a common task for many geospatial professionals and important for the effective planning, design and analysis of linear infrastructure, as well as the monitoring of rivers and coastlines. However, senseFly says using drones to carry out corridor projects has, until now, been a relatively complex job. “senseFly Corridor overcomes these hassles, providing a geometrically and logistically efficient method of mapping linear routes,” says Francois Gervaix, senseFly’s lead product manager for surveying. “With senseFly Corridor, commercial operators can easily plan an automated corridor mapping mission, containing one or numerous flights. This release is also future-friendly, as more…
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What do Drones, LiDAR Mean for Aerial Surveying, Mapping?

Now is a special time for geospatial service providers. Many call it as important a time in the history of geospatial technology as the introduction of geographic information systems (GIS). Arguably, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and 3D data acquisition tools are undergoing some of the most notable innovations, impacting aerial surveyors and mappers most. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) projects that drones will have an economic impact of $82 billion by the year 2025. According to the most recent POB Laser Scanning Surveying Trends study, 19 percent of respondents reported using UAS in 2015, compared to 38 percent in 2016. Over the same time period, the use of photogrammetric cameras slightly decreased by 9 percentage points, and the use of laser scanning/imaging tools increased by 5 percentage…
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Drone photography takes the real estate business to new heights

The best real estate agents know that presentation is key in attracting serious buyers. And the bigger the property, the more ambitious the marketing plan needs to be. Today’s savvy buyers do their research online before they even pick up the phone to call an agent. Any agent working to sell a luxury property makes significant upfront investments in professional photography in order to have the kind of “glamour shots” that attract buyers’ interest. The interiors may have looked beautiful, but other selling points, like landscaping, outdoor features or vast acreage, have historically been harder to capture. Some agents would hire helicopters to hover over properties in order to get aerial shots—and choppers certainly aren't cheap. Read the full article.
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