Featured – Surveying

USC Spatial Sciences Institute Drones in GIS Mapping

The University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute offers flexible, online degree and certificate programs that provide the education -and the respected credentials – required to succeed in using drones for GIS mapping.  Read on to learn more about how the University of Southern California is helping to shape the …

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Photogrammetry is Evolving: Pix4D Announces Pix4Dmatic

As mapping professionals are called on to map larger and larger areas around the world, photogrammetry software is evolving to meet their needs.  Today, Pix4D announces PixDmatic: faster, accurate photogrammetry on a larger scale. “Projects that would have previously been mapped by aircraft are now being surveyed with drones,” says …

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Simactive Works to Increase Value in Mining and Surveying Dr…

From Simactive Canadian mapping software company SimActive has added additional capacity to be able to automatically assess multiple volumes of material (aggregates and other material) for projects and to report based upon the findings. If the same area is being flown, users can then compare the volumes and access differences …

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The Newest Gremsy Gimbal: the T3V3

The Gremsy T3V3: HDMI quick release, stronger motor, and more. Vietnam-based Gremsy, manufacturers of quality gimbals for the professional market,  announce their latest gimbal version today.  Designed for widespread use, the Gremsy T3 is already one of the most popular gimbals used in inspections, mapping, and other commercial applications. It …

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Drone Marketing Meets Reality TV With Surveying as the Backd…

We here at DRONELIFE are as vulnerable as anyone else to the joys of reality TV, so we were pleased to see that drone provider Microdrones is scheduled to release a reality TV styled video webinar series named Down to Earth.  The idea is to show the challenges and hazards that surveying …

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Good Drone Data Without Being a Data Expert: Now SimActive O…

It’s a truism that data is king in the drone industry.  Getting good quality, actionable drone data without being an expert in image processing and photogrammetry – the science of accurate measurement from images – is a challenge for many companies. Now, Canadian data processing provider SimActive is offering full …

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senseFly Unveils Solar 360, a Thermal Fixed-Wing Drone for S…

senseFly has launched a new drone at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the Solar 360. The fixed-wing thermal drone solution has been designed specifically for solar farm inspections. The senseFly Solar 360 has been developed in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps and promises to enable an automated assessment of solar plant …

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Professional Viewpoint: How Drones Overcome Major Obstacles …

Drones are significant tools in pipeline surveys – get an professional surveyor’s insider look at why, and how to optimize the ROI. The following is a guest post by Dustin Price, a licensed land surveyor and the Operations Manager at Landpoint.  For pipeline surveys, there’s a lot that needs to be …

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The Latest Wave of Sensor Tech Could be a Game Changer for L…

Avalanche photodiode sensors.  If you don’t know what they are – you need to. The following is a guest post by talented author and self-described nerd Ryan LaDue. The Latest Wave of Sensor Tech Could be a Game-Changer for LiDAR-Equipped UAVs Avalanche photodiode sensors are semiconductors capable of converting photons …

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DroneLife Exclusive: CEO of Terra Drone India, Part of a Glo…

DRONELIFE recently caught up with Prateek Srivastava, CEO of Terra Drone India.  As India becomes a major player in the global drone industry, Srivastava gives his take on the commercial drone industry, unmanned traffic management (UTM), and where he sees the commercial market going in India. DRONELIFE:  Can you tell our …

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