Are drones the new selfie sticks?

Are drones the new selfie sticks?

Many properties now ban the use of selfie sticks for safety reasons but should all travel brands be considering no-drone zones? Andrew Hennigan investigates Article Source: Eye For Travel Photo Source: Screenshot from EyeForTravel.com On YouTube it’s not hard to find spectacular aerial videos of cruise ships leaving port, taken by people using consumer-grade camera drones launched from the shore. Take a look at this view of the cruise ship […]

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Munich Re Selects PrecisionHawk to Improve Post-Catastrophe Assessment Using Drone Technology

Munich Re Selects PrecisionHawk to Improve Post-Catastrophe Assessment Using Drone Technology

Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, has partnered with PrecisionHawk , a global, drone data platform, to enhance insurance assessments worldwide by providing faster response times and increased reporting accuracy in the aftermath of a natural disaster. The partnership was recently exercised following the April earthquake in Ecuador, where PrecisionHawk collected drone imagery of the entire disaster site within days of its occurrence. The images were processed and […]

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Precise positioning system for UAVs

Precise positioning system for UAVs

Article Source: sUAS News Photo Source: sUAS News Australian firm Klau Geomatics is now producing PPK (Post Processed Kinematic) GNSS positioning systems for drones and light manned aerial mapping systems. The system provides accurate camera locations for mapping from UAVs, which reduces the need for surveyed ground control to produce accurate DTMs and orthophotos from photogrammetry. PPK is similar to RTK GPS but without the need for a radio link. […]

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Science Channel To Air DRONED This Summer

Science Channel To Air DRONED This Summer

Science Channel will show the world through a different lens when DRONED premieres this summer. The series, which is shot on location in countries that include Bahamas, Mexico, Barbados, Canada and the U.S., will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers get a front row seat to a technology revolution. Drones have many purposes that allow versatility in mapping terrain and […]

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Drone used to grab goldfish

Drone used to grab goldfish

MONTREAL, May 25 (UPI) — A Quebec drone enthusiast with a passion for “Internet firsts” shared video of his latest feat: using his drone to catch goldfish from a public pond. David Freiheit of Montreal took his quadcopter drone to a public park in the city and attempted to perform an “Internet first” — a label he previously applied to using his drone to catch another out of the air […]

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This Startup Is Changing Farming With Drones and AI

This Startup Is Changing Farming With Drones and AI

It’s a hot trend for startups, ag giants and investors alike. Feeding a planet with nine billion people by 2050 will be a major challenge. But tech companies are increasingly looking to sell solutions to the problem using the latest in computing technology. On Monday, a Swiss startup called Gamaya announced that it’s raised 3.2 million Swiss francs ($3.2 million) to build its business around on using drones and artificial […]

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