LiDAR for Drones: Direct Georeferencing vs Traditional Aerial Triangulation Systems

Earlier this year, Pierre Chaponnière, Application Engineer at YellowScan, talked about the benefits of Direct Georeferencing for simultaneous LiDAR / Photogrammetry versus Traditional Aerial Triangulation systems and exemplified its use with a case study of a quarry in France. This subject picks up on some of the information we discussed in an article around how…

AirGon and DJI Deliver a Complete Drone Solution

The opportunities that drones represent when it comes to small site mapping are incredibly powerful, but many have found that using low cost platforms for high accuracy mapping has been a challenge. While new direct geopositioning systems that enable professional mapping with these low cost solutions have helped resolve many issues, users of all types…

How Does Construction Aggregate Supplier Luck Stone Use Drones?

Recently, insights around how Luck Stone is using drones to improve their operations were explored, and concepts such as doing a job better and changing a business approach were mentioned. We’ve talked a lot about how using drones can help avoid significant costs by reducing downtime and increasing safety, but it’s no longer enough to…

Underground Surveys and Inspections with Drones

Flying a drone in confined locations isn’t an easy task. It requires piloting skills, and previous knowledge of the surroundings. But what happens if you need to fly a drone where there is no GPS, no light, and humans can’t go? A new drone certification program from Flyability will help provide Elios drone owners with…

EUKA Takes the Lead in Drone Community Organization and Promotion for Europe

The European Community, through the European Aviation Safety Association or EASA has been aggressively advancing the cause of drone regulation in an effort to attract UAV companies to establish in its territory. One fine example of this push to attract entrepreneurs and their start-ups is EUKA (www.euka.org), the European drone cluster acknowledged and supported in…