Imaging

Drones and High Resolution Lenses Protect Wildlife

Drones equipped with high resolution lenses are a powerful tool in the fight to protect wildlife around the world.  Here, Yasuo Baba of Sony Digital Imaging gives us the specifics of the project between Quantum-Systems and Wilderness International. The following is a guest post by Yasuo Baba, Director, Digital Imaging …

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: An Insider Look at an Edinburgh Univers…

Researchers from Edinburgh University are using drones to study and demarcate global warming, and to determine how it is affecting glaciers in the Andes, a recent BBC article reports. DRONELIFE reached out to the makers of the drones to learn more about the project – but first, the research. Researches from …

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Drones Help Scientists See that the Arctic Is Getting Greene…

Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Cindy Starr The Arctic is getting greener…and that is a very bad thing.  Contrary to what you may have remembered from your grade school days, the Arctic is not the barren wasteland of ice that you may envision.  The Arctic is a rich environment where …

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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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