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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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Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

You might think that the folks at Polar Pro would know a thing or two about finding great long-exposure locations and capturing incredible images, and you’d be right. In this video, the PolarPro experts share their insider secrets to scouting long-exposure photo locations — great info or drone and ground-based

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RPAS 2018 Conference Proceedings & Photos

RPAS 2018, the 20th edition of the European RPAS Policy, Regulatory & Innovation Forum, organised by Blyenburgh & Co on behalf of UVS International, took place at the Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure in Bonn, Germany on 3 & 4 July 2018. Representatives of the civil drone councils of

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Make Money in Real Estate

We are often asked, “How can I make money flying a drone?” While there are many different ways to cash in using your aircraft, one that is available to new pilots in almost every city is real-estate photography/videography. Because getting started can be a challenge, we asked our good friend

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Turkey Develops New Heavy Armed UAS

Unmanned air system manufacturer Baykar Makina is developing a new heavy armed unmanned aerial vehicle called Akinci, according to Turkish media reports. Turkish media has published photos showing a new 4.5-tonne Akinci twin-engine, medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned vehicle (UAV) at Baykar’s facility. According to the report, Akinci will be equipped with

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SimActive Software for Precision Agriculture in Brazil

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is proud to announce use of its software for precision agriculture in Brazil by Portal Produtos Agropecuários Ltda (Portal). Drone data is transformed into useful and pertinent information for farmers with Correlator3D, leading to optimized yields and reduced costs for the

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China’s Stealthy ‘Dark Sword’ UCAV

A new photo has surfaced that appears to show a full-sized ‘Dark Sword’ UCAV. The concept has been talked about and shown in renderings and models for over a decade and a sub-scale remote controlled demonstrator was supposedly flown as well. But this is the first time evidence of a

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Russia Unveils Katran Rotary-Wing UAV

Russia unveiled its Katran rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the Victory Day Parade in May. “The trials of the Katran UAV are scheduled for this summer [mid-2018],” a Russian aerospace industry source told Jane’s . The Katran is designed for firesupport and reconnaissance missions, and carries a photo or

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