YellowScan LiDAR for Drone 2016: User Conference June 22-23 Château Flaugergues, Montpellier, France

YellowScan LiDAR for Drone 2016: User Conference June 22-23 Château Flaugergues, Montpellier, France

YellowScan has put together a diverse and exciting agenda for the YellowScan LiDAR for Drone 2016 User Conference, proving the broad usage of YellowScan LiDAR equipment in applications such as archeology, forestry, powerlines, surveying, mining, civil engineering and more. We are extremely excited to be working with renowned international partners and speakers from Applanix, TerraSolid, ECA Drone, Carbomap, Dielmo3D, BRGM, GeoLux, L’Avion Jaune , and more, focusing on LiDAR technologies […]

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Xiaomi “Flying Bomb” the new nickname for cellphone companies drone

Xiaomi “Flying Bomb” the new nickname for cellphone companies drone

Its not a glittering start for Xiaomi, at a press launch one of the two new quadcopters experienced some sort of failure. Falling back to earth in a crashing rather than calculated manner. Social media in China lit up with less than flattering comments. “quality fails”, “a lack of safety” and, “cheap goods no good” “If it was an auto landing, then it landed so fast that I’d want a […]

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Vloggers with Drones, good or bad thing. Discuss…

Vloggers with Drones, good or bad thing. Discuss…

I have spent a weekend in the world of 30 somethings that impress teens and 20 somethings. This morning I even found another vlogger with more than one million subscribers. Between three vloggers they have more than 4 million subscribers. All of them have one thing in common, the Phantom. Watch the playlist until the end to get a handle on where these folks are flying. Compare and contrast their […]

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SmartAP 4 and other products available!

SmartAP 4 and other products available!

Sky-Drones has recently announced the release of SmartAP 4 – the latest generation autopilot. Now, SmartAP 4 and other products are available for purchase in online store . All SmartAP products are based on custom hardware and software and oriented at the wide range of applications, including hobby, professional and industrial ones. The key features of the systems are easy configuration, excellent flight performance and intuitive ground control station. More […]

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CASA issues warning over drone safety

CASA issues warning over drone safety

Article Source: The Newcastle Herald Photo Source: The Newcastle Herald CALL them the fun police – but they are just doing their job. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has seized on a story, published in the Herald earlier this week, as evidence of what not to do with drones. CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said while using a drone to deliver flat whites to surfers from the shore made for […]

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Drone On A Leash Could Guard Army Bases

Drone On A Leash Could Guard Army Bases

Tether Eye Is A Gently Floating Sentry, Complete With Its Own Little Robot Home Small drones are inefficient birds. They fly for short bursts of time, and get thrown about in the wind. That’s not great for anyone hoping to use a drone as a hovering sentry, but there’s a better way: tethers. Put a leash on a drone, and suddenly it’s a flexible flying watchdog, able to peek up […]

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Xiaomi Searches For Growth Point

Xiaomi Searches For Growth Point

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi ventured into the drone market on Wednesday by launching a model equipped with a 4K camera but priced as cheap as $460. The company, however, may soon discover that chasing the latest hot technology trend is not enough to revive its flagging momentum. The Mi Drone, which has autopilot, flight planning and location tracking functions, is designed to rival DJI’s $800 Phantom 3 that comes with […]

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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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