Is 2018 Going to be “The Year of the Drone”?

Articles talking about why a given year is the “year of the drone” go all the way back to 2010, although they certainly didn’t start that year. Similar declarations have been made more recently about 2015 and 2016, and the claims in those years were specifically related to the commercial applications of UAV technology. The…

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…