What Do You Need to Know About Anti-Drone and Counter Drone Technology?

One of the reasons counter drone/anti-drone technology has become such a big issue in 2018 relates to scenarios where drones could be used to threaten the privacy of people, protected places, large events or critical infrastructure. With that being the case, what does it mean to enable a sense of security when it comes to…

Wingtra Announces New Drone with PPK

The WingtraOne PPK is a new drone from Wingtra. It’s ready to collect data more efficiently in large scale surveying and mapping applications and is available now. By adding Septentrio’s GNSS board and PPK module to Wingtra’s already existing VTOL drone (the WingtraOne) carrying a 42MP Sony RX1RII full frame camera, Wingtra has managed to…

Should you Choose LiDAR or Photogrammetry for Aerial Drone Surveys?

The question of photogrammetry or LIDAR is one survey professionals have explored in great detail over the past few years. Many drone pilots face this question, and wonder which one of the solutions will work best for them. What’s the real answer to the question? As someone with a background in land surveying and photogrammetry,…

Addressing Privacy and Safety Concerns About Drones

Although drone hardware and software technology is rapidly evolving, privacy and safety matters are still a top concern to the public. In a study carried out in December 2017 by Pew Research Center, 54% of the public thinks drones should not be allowed to fly near people’s homes. This isn’t very surprising, especially when there’s…