DJI and Datumate Partner

DJI and Datumate Partner

Software, app ease & automate surveying, infrastructure-mapping and inspection October 11 th 2016 – DJI and Datumate have begun offering a drone, software and app package that fully automates and expedites site surveys. Tailored for professional surveying jobs, the DJI-Datumate Site Survey Solution simplifies the surveying and mapping processes, while maintaining superior accuracy. Shenzhen-based DJI is the world’s top aerial-imaging company. Israel based Datumate is a leader in automated “field-to-plan” […]

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Drones set to come under scrutiny in Senate inquiry

Drones set to come under scrutiny in Senate inquiry

Close-up of copter done flying in the sky The Senate looks set to hold an inquiry into the use of drones, which will examine air safety and the role remotely piloted aircraft can play in industries such as agriculture. This week, the Federal Government also announced a safety review into new Civil Aviation Safety Authority rules that allow people to fly light drones without a licence or training. Liberal National […]

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Illegal drone use reaches new heights in Canada’s national parks

Illegal drone use reaches new heights in Canada’s national parks

A DJI Phantom II drone flies recreationally in a rural area near Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia By Colette Derworiz , Postmedia Dozens of warnings have been doled out this year to people illegally using drones in the provincial and national mountain parks, as officials work to educate people rather than hand out fines. In Banff National Park, more than two dozen warnings have been given to […]

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How celebrity wedding planners are fighting back against paparazzi drones

How celebrity wedding planners are fighting back against paparazzi drones

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their wedding day. Picture: Kim Kardashian’s Instagram CELEBRITY wedding planners have come up with some truly unique ways to fight back in the war against paparazzi-manned drones. According to The New York Post , the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France recently enlisted the help of some animals to prevent the pap drones getting photos of stars including Owen Wilson and the Olsen twins who […]

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Farmers need to stick to drone rules

Farmers need to stick to drone rules

Drones can be useful in farming, but breaking the rules comes with costs. by SARAH MCKENZIE OPINION: There has been recent publicity about the use of drones by farmers to help survey stock and check crops. Beef + Lamb New Zealand have even funded investigations into applying drones for farming. On one hill country sheep, beef and cropping farm the use of a drone has proven beneficial in monitoring stock […]

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