Tagged: Photos

Drone Footage Spots Shark Near Popular Beach

We’ve written before about the many surveillance companies that are hoping to use drones to track shark movements and spot sharks from the air before a rescue mission is necessary. But last week, a massive grey nurse shark was found not by a spotting company, but by a freelance photography

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Pix4DMapper + Aeromapper Talon fixed wing BVLOS system for less than $16K USD (until December 31st)

Aeromao celebrates its 4th year as an official partner of Pix4D offering the Pix4DMapper Aeromao edition and Pix4D related products. The Pix4DMapper Aeromao Edition is a fully featured image processing software package bundled with an Aeromapper UAV system, that includes two perpetual licenses of the worldwide leader in photogrammetry software.

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Taliban Claims to Have Shot Down MQ-9 Reaper

An unmanned aircraft suffered a malfunction and crashed in Afghanistan in late October, U.S. military officials say. It then wound up in Taliban propaganda photos, where militants claimed they shot down the drone. Several pictures surfaced on Taliban channels over the past week, allegedly showing the wreckage of an armed

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Using Diamonds to Recharge Civilian Drones in Flight

A small lab-grown diamond measuring a few millimeters per side could one day enable civilian drones to be recharged in mid-flight through a laser. Thanks to the diamond, the laser beam can remain strong enough over a long distance to recharge photovoltaic cells on the drones’ surface. This system, which

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SimActive and Midwest Aerial Perform Damage Assessment following Hurricane Michael

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, has partnered with Midwest Aerial to perform damage assessment of Hurricane Michael. Correlator3DTM was used to process large format imagery collected by Midwest over Mexico Beach, Florida. The joint effort resulted in highly precise geospatial data, including a DSM, an orthomosaic

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World’s First Drone- quipped motorcycle

Sidecar specialist Ural has just motored into the world of aerial photography with a somewhat quirky addition to its range of bike attachments. The clue is in the name of its latest offering — Ural Air — and an even bigger hint comes by way of the “DJI” letters plastered

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Wing Installation Phase on Turkish Unmanned Fighter

A privately owned Turkish drone specialist has installed the wings on its unmanned fighter jet currently in development. Selçuk Bayraktar, the chief technology officer at Baykar Makina, announced the progress on the Uçan Balık/Akıncı program (Flying Fish/Raider in Turkish). Bayraktar shared photos of the Akıncı on social media after the

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The Best Drones of 2018, Ranked By Their Purpose

by Malek Murison We’re at a point in the drone hardware space where there’s plenty of choice for pilots. Although DJI have a firm hold over the market, there are loads of options for aerial photography and other niche uses. And that’s important, because no pilot chooses a drone based

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Peeping Tom Goes High Tech

So just when you think you’ve heard it all, here’s a video about a “peeping drone.” Orlando Police are investigating a creepy case of a woman being photographed inside her condo in the 101 Eola building. Selah Stahrsen told the News Station that she and her neighbor have seen a

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Microdrones on Tour During Trade Show Season 2018: Release of the mdLiDAR3000, as well as Two New mdMapper Systems

When you’re in the business of drones for professional applications, such as surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, LiDAR and inspection, fall is an important time of year. The Microdrones team has been very busy, on tour showing off three new systems launched in October: mdLiDAR3000, mdMapper1000PPK and mdMapper1000+. Earlier this month,

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SimActive Releases Version 8.0 with 3D Modelling

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software,has announced the release of version 8.0 with a new 3D modelling module for Correlator3D. The module allows the generation of 3D textured meshes to create photorealistic models, which can be exported in standard formats, including OBJ files. “Adding a 3D modelling function

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UAVOS Fixed-Wing Sitaria Completed Flight Tests

 UAVOS Inc. has completed a series of test flights of a new Sitaria fixed – wing UAV. The new UAV is designed for patrol and observation missions, for aerial photography of terrain area with a radius of up to 120 km. Among other tasks, the unmanned aircraft is purposely

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UAVOS Sitaria test flights

UAVOS Inc. has completed a series of test flights of a new Sitaria fixed-wing UAV. The new UAV is designed for patrol and observation missions, for aerial photography of terrain area with a radius of up to 120 km. Among other tasks, the unmanned aircraft is purposely designed to work

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand Appointed DJI Master

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and image stabilization systems, has appointed French aerial photographer and film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand as DJI Master. For the first time ever, the legendary artist decided to deploy DJI drone and cinematic camera technology while shooting the film “Woman.” The DJI Inspire 2

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KSU – One day introduction to LiDAR

Many industries have realized that they need better measurement data than what traditional photogrammetry provides. High-quality models and maps can be produced quickly and more affordably than when compared to manual methods. This workshop is designed to familiarize you in how to use the latest drone light detection and ranging

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Pix4D accelerates growth with a new office in Madrid

On November 1st 2018, Pix4D opens a new R&D office in Madrid. It is the company’s fifth office after Lausanne, San Francisco, Shanghai and Berlin. As a centre of innovation, research and development, Pix4D Madrid will continue to expand and develop Pix4D’s knowledge of photogrammetry and machine learning, with

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Oxford Town Council Launches Commercial Drone Services

Oxford Direct Services (ODS), the service delivery and commercial arm of Oxford City Council in the UK ,has announced that it is to start providing drone-based services to include roof and building surveying, land mapping, aerial photography and filming. As far as is known, this is the first time a

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Chinese Hypersonic Stealth Drone in Service ?

Recent satellite photos seem to show the ultra-high-speed reconnaissance drone project developed by the 611 Chengdu Institute, and suggest that the machine would have already entered service at within the Chinese armed forces. On the image taken probably in Malan (马兰) / Hoxud (和 硕) in Xinjiang province on June

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SimActive for Mining: Drones & Volume Calculation

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is proud to announce new features to improve volumetric calculation. Correlator3D™ now has integrated tools for users to generate precise statistics on mining activities. Applications like mineral extraction monitoring can all be done seamlessly within the software. Users can process raw

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DroneDeploy Releases Intelligent Cloud Photogrammetry

SAN FRANCISCO – DroneDeploy, a drone software platform with the largest drone data repository in the world, today announced the release of Map Engine— the industry’s first machine learning-driven photogrammetry software. This release comes after a successful beta period where it processed 30K maps per month for more than 4,000

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Shooting a Sunrise Portrait with a Drone-Mounted Flash

New Hampshire professional photographer Lee Germeroth describes how he used an aerial drone-mounted flash to achieve dramatic effects on a silhouetted subject. This idea had been rolling around in my head for years. I use flashes a lot in my photography. Whether that is a Speedlight on or off camera

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Space Station Photo Drone [VIDEO]

It may look like a fun toy, but this space ball is a serious photo and video drone! The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has for the first time disclosed images and movies taken by the JEM Internal Ball Camera called “Int-Ball”-its first camera drone that can record video while

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Drone Discovery

Sometimes an aerial view reveals something that is impossible to see from the ground, and that’s exactly what happened when photographer and author Anthony Murphy flew over the Brú na Bóinne archaeological landscape, a Unesco World Heritage Site about 30 miles north of Dublin. Murphy suspected that a recent drought

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Solar-Powered Aircraft Completes 10-Hour Continuous Aerial Surveying

UAVOS Inc., a Mountain View-based company specialized in unmanned solutions, has completed flight tests of the unmanned SAT-i aircraft powered by the Sun, designed to perform monitoring and aerial photography during daylight hours. The new unmanned aircraft has demonstrated high performance, successfully completing a non-stop 10-hour mission for aerial photography

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UAVOS’s Solar-Powered SAT-i Aircraft Completed Ten Hour Continuous Aerial Surveying

UAVOS Inc., a Mountain View-based company specialized in unmanned solutions, has completed flight tests of the unmanned SAT-i aircraft powered by the Sun, designed to perform monitoring and aerial photography during daylight hours. The new unmanned aircraft has demonstrated high performance, successfully completing a non-stop 10-hour mission for aerial photography

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