Geocue Adds Third Party GNSS Capability to Phantom 4 RTK

I was lucky enough to be part of the team that developed the first rudimentary RTK techniques in 1992 while working for a small Canadian firm, GeoSurv, in Ottawa, Canada. At the time, GPS was a very unreliable signal and SA/AS (selective availability and anti-spoofing) played havoc with our early attempts to establish good locations…

Real-Time Inventory Creates a New Paradigm Around Measuring Stockpiles

While different organizations and industries all have their own unique approach to stockpile management, consistently keeping aggregate piles as full as possible is the one that’s especially pervasive. Many organizations feel that keeping as much inventory on hand as possible gives them the necessary options to deal with customer orders that can vary in volume…

Are You Ready for Integrated Skies?

In December 2017, a McKinsey & Company study revealed that the value of drone activity in the United States had risen from $40 million in 2012 to $1 billion in 2017. The study further projects that commercial UAS will have an annual impact of $31 billion to $46 billion on the U.S. GDP by 2026.…

CodigoDelSur and the Art of Developing Applications at Affordable Prices

During the recent Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to see numerous hardware innovations as well as a plethora of new versions of established software solutions. One that caught our attention was CodigoDelSur, an application developer based in Uruguay. Their solutions are currently working behind the scenes for current market leaders…

Scaling AEC Enterprise Drone Operations with DroneBase

DJI AirWorks 2018 showcased numerous ways that drone technology is making a difference in industries that range from public safety to agriculture. However, the technology has made a particularly notable impact in AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), where it can be used to drive decisions and complete tasks faster, cheaper and safer in especially powerful…