How Easy is it to Integrate the UX11 Drone Into a Professional Mapping Toolkit?

The UX11 from Delair made waves throughout the industry when it was announced and showcased at INTERGEO. Positioned as the ultimate solution for geospatial professionals focused on large-area mapping, Delair has made a conscious effort to ensure users will be able to easily incorporate it into their established workflow. The drone’s flight time, 3G/4G connectivity…

How Can UAV Data Solve Imaging Problems?

The morning after fire has destroyed most of your vineyard, you realize that you must decide whether or not to replant. Your UAV with multispectral imager was optimized to detect water stress using specific wavelength bands, but now the plants are gone and you wonder about the quality of the soil, now strewn with combustion…

Are You a Manned Aircraft Pilot Who Cares About Drone Safety?

The integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace is inevitable and no longer a matter of if but when. Advances on UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) and the simplification and commercialization of detect-and-avoid systems are forcing the FAA to get closer and closer to a ruling that would allow UAV flights to operate beyond…

New UTM System Uses Cellular Network to Extend Flights BVLOS

Terra Drone Inc. a leading Japanese UAV service provider and innovator in the area of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), and telecommunications operator LG 4+ have announced the successful completion of their new 4G LTE control system, which allows operators to remotely monitor drones via an LTE network. Terra Drone’s 4G LTE control system is 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…

FAA Releases Study on Potential Mid-air Drone Collisions

On November 28th the FAA announced the release of a report by the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research, aka ASSURE. This report was commissioned in 2015 to test the potential damage to manned aircraft due to mid-air collisions with drones and how that compared to the more traditional airborne hazard: bird strike.…