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Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & M…

Not that many years ago, DJI was credited with forcing several competitors to pivot out of the drone hardware market and into commercial software. The Chinese company’s drones were too good and too cheap for the likes of 3DR to compete with. Now the world’s leading manufacturer has launched Terra, …

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Astigan: Ordnance Survey To Launch High-Altitude, Solar-Powe…

National mapping agency for Great Britain and leading geospatial data organization Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced plans to launch a solar-powered drone that will fly at high altitude to complement existing satellite mapping systems. The aim of the High Altitude Psuedo Satellite (HAPS) project, called Astigan, is to provide faster, higher quality images …

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SimActive Expands its Partner Network for Medium Format Came…

SimActive Inc.,  recently announces the expansion of its network of resellers for medium format licenses. The new strategic alliances allow them to address the growing market need for processing imagery from medium format sensors. Partners include firms such as LiDARUSA, who offers SimActive’s Correlator3D™ to complement Phase One cameras. This …

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Apollo Robotics Offers Early-Bird Autonomous Drone Program

Autonomous drone company Apollo Robotics is launching an early-bird program allowing professional drone industry players to pre-order new products. The Ventura, Calif.-based firm has launched the Apollo Development Partner Program which will give early access to fully automated, autonomous surveying drone platforms to qualified professionals. The Apollo system combines multi-sensor …

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Swedish Company GLOBHE is Focused on Drones doing Good in Ha…

One of the best things about life on the road is the opportunity to meet new companies and new people stretching the boundaries of what drones can do for communities around the world.  At the recent Commercial UAV Show in London, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to meet Helena Samsioe, CEO …

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A Closer Look at senseFly’s New eBee X

Amid the avalanche of product and service launches, partnership announcements and general industry news at Interdrone earlier this month, senseFly, a division of French drone manufacturer Parrot, unveiled a new modular drone for aerial mapping and surveying. On paper, the eBee X looks like a useful fixed-wing aircraft that should …

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Delair Leverages Intel Funding with Drone Data Platform

A French-based drone provider just piloted its way into a lucrative funding round with the world’s largest processor giant. Commercial drone solution provider Delair closed an expanded investment deal with Intel Capital, following a year of collaboration on the Intel Insight Platform. The cloud-based, digital-asset management system will allow Intel to …

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Insitu’s Photogrammetry Payload Pushes Theoretical Limits of…

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has revealed that its latest advancements in High Accuracy Photogrammetry (HAP) are pushing the theoretical limits of aerial photography at altitude. Last month Insitu’s latest prototype carried a HAP payload that can capture images accurate to within five centimeters (cm) horizontally and 10cm vertically. Insitu describes this …

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Wingtra’s New Drone Sets Benchmark in Precision Mapping

Swiss drone producer Wingtra this week introduced the launch of the WingtraOne PPK (Post-Processed Kinematics) mannequin. Working with photogrammetry software program supplier Pix4D and PPK supplier Septentrio, the corporate says it might now present orthomosaics mapping and 3D fashions “with an absolute accuracy down to .4 inches.” Several trade sectors …

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Australia Deploys Drones to Prevent Landslides

An Australian transportation company is getting an help from drone expertise to predict and forestall landslides alongside a preferred coastal space. VicRoads, a authorities company accountable for roadways within the state of Victoria, makes use of quadcopters outfitted with 3D imagery cameras to acquire knowledge, giving officers a greater image …

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