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Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user …

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Skywatch.AI Partners with Parazero: Drone Pilots Save Money …

Two players in the commercial drone space have just announced a partnership to help reduce insurance costs for commercial drone pilots.  It’s a partnership that makes sense – an InsurTech platform that’s all about quantifying risks, and a developer of drone safety systems proven to significantly reduce those risks: these …

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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit …

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Drone Startup Partners With Purdue To Boost Biofuel Crops

Courtesy of Purdue University An agbioscience startup is helping Purdue University develop more and better biofuel yields. GRYFN is partnering with Purdue under a $4.5 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy. The research will help in the rapid genetic improvement and production …

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senseFly and Microsoft Plant Drone Farming Solution

Source: senseFly Fixed-wing drone company senseFly is teaming up with Microsoft to optimize food production worldwide with a data-drive farming platform. The Switzerland-based company announced a new partnership with Microsoft Azure FarmBeats. No, that’s not a new set of vegetable-based, overpriced headphones.  It’s a global initiative harvesting the ambitious goal …

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DJI’s Agras Drones are Being Deployed in the Fight Against M…

DJI’s Agras drones are being used by scientists in Tanzania to combat mosquito populations. The Agras MG-1S, typically adopted by farmers to spray pesticides over crops, is one element of a revolutionary attempt to fight Malaria. The equipment is being customized and used by entomologists in Zanzibar in a pilot …

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Precision Ag Reaches New Heights: Accelerating Plant Breedin…

Precision agriculture is reaching new heights.  Agriculture has been a major vertical for commercial drones since the industry took off: and now, sophisticated analytics and software combine with evolved drone solutions to allow for new breakthroughs. At the annual ISF World Seed Conference held next week, French drone solution company …

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DRONE VIDEO: River nears crest in west Arkansas, but more ra…

DRONE VIDEO: River nears crest in west Arkansas, but more rainfall looms  KY3 Thunderstorms are expected to bring unwanted rain to areas along the Arkansas River, which is predicted to crest Wednesday well above record levels in … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source …

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Drone Earns It’s Keep in Indiana Farm – With an ROI Between …

Originally published by Rhonda Brooks on Farm Journal Magazine.  Re-published with permission from the author in its entirety. From Wiki Commons “Wind and hail took a big yield bite out of one of Mason Lantrip’s cornfields last summer. When the insurance adjuster showed up to verify the claim the two …

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