drone mapping

DroneDeploy’s New Products Go Beyond Drones

DroneDeploy’s New Products: company launches mapping, inspection and ground-based robot products By Jim Magill Drone software company DroneDeploy unveiled a suite of new products, allowing customers to virtually walk through construction sites, capture and process data across miles of pipelines or electric transmission lines, and control walking inspection robots from …

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Drone Mapping Over Positano Project

Parrot, Logiroad complete ‘impossible’ drone mapping mission over Positano By Jim Magill The Italian town of Positano, which hugs the cliffs along Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast, is a delight for tourists and fashion lovers, and a nightmare for mapmakers. The city’s topography, with streets that wind along the hills and …

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Pix4D Tokyo Office Continues Global Expansion

Photogrammetry platform provider Pix4D continues their global growth, expanding their Tokyo office to serve the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.  The expansion demonstrates growing demand in the region for software solutions to support commercial drone operations. Swiss-based Pix4D, a Parrot company, already has offices in Lausanne, Berlin, Madrid, San Francisco, Denver, …

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Colorized point clouds and more Simactive’s new features

Canadian mapping platform SimActive has added some significant new capabilities this year, including colorized point clouds and reflective calibration.  CEO Philippe Simard explains what these features are – and how clients are using them. SimActive releases new features regularly. “With our user base growing exponentially, we are constantly monitoring how our …

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Visualskies Finding Lost Cities with Drones

By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill Using drones, 3D scanning technology, LIDAR and other state-of-the-art technology for measuring, interpreting and visualizing data, a UK-based company has done everything from uncovering lost civilizations to creating augmented reality for movies and television. Founded in 2014, Visualskies has grown from a company narrowly …

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Mapping and LiDAR SimActive Integrated with LiDARUSA

Drone-based mapping and LiDAR are a powerful combination. Now, Canada’s SimActive Inc., a leading developer of photogrammetry software that can accommodate aerial imagery from satellite, manned aircraft, or drones, announces the integration of its Correlator3D™ product into LiDAR systems for drones developed by LiDAR USA. LiDARUSA, also known as Fagerman Technologies, …

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DroneDeploy Conference: The Future is Here

At this week’s DroneDeploy conference, DroneDeploy co-founder Mike Winn says that despite the challenges of 2020, the future of drone mapping, and the drone community, is here. In an opening address, Winn presented a fascinating view of the worksite of the future, using the construction industry as an example.  “Almost …

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