Falcon 8+

The Intel Falcon 8+ Drone – Topcon Edition is a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system designed for inspection and monitoring, or survey and mapping applications dependent on camera payloads used. Easy to use, designed for stability and built-in fail-safes all ensure that the Falcon 8+ provides top-quality data, no matter the project. The Falcon 8+ provides flexibility in tight spaces and challenging environments using industry-leading sensors, active vibration damping and compensation for the camera mount. Suitable for multi-acre mapping projects and for compact inspection sites, the drone is ideal for any task requiring high-resolution imaging. Data links, remote control of the... (read more)
2019-07-22 02:24:42

US Careers Online Publishes Video on Career Awareness in Geomatics

US Careers Online has published a brand-new video about exploring Geomatics and Surveying as a possible career path. The video is sponsored by WithersRavenel, a company of passionate employee-owners delivering engineering, planning, and surveying services across North Carolina from the mountains to the sea. To learn more, view the video below or visit https://uscareersonline.com/video-gallery/. (read more)
2019-07-19 10:37:08

RIEGL Invests in New Office and Production Facilities

RIEGL, a manufacturer of Lidar scanners for surveying applications headquartered in Horn, Austria, is investing heavily in the expansion of production and office space. The continued, worldwide demand for the high-performance sensors has allowed the company to grow and expand further. RIEGL, which celebrated its 40th-anniversary last year, is now meeting the rapidly increasing international demand for RIEGL laser scanners with office and production facilities expansions. In the summer of 2019, a new office and production facility has started construction at the location of the company's headquarters in Horn, Austria. The new building will house the company's printed circuit board... (read more)
2019-07-18 02:31:21

Terra Drone Eyes Middle East Market with UAV Solutions

One of the largest providers of industrial drone solutions in the world, Terra Drone Corporation, has entered into an investment agreement with NDT Corrosion Control Services Co. (NDTCCS), a leading Saudi company which has been providing non-destructive testing and inspection services in the Middle East since 1975. With this agreement, Terra Drone and NDTCCS will establish a new joint venture, Terra Drone CCS, focusing on the Middle East market. NDTCCS counts some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the Middle East among its clients. These include major national oil and gas companies like the Abu Dhabi National Oil... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:05:24

Heliguy Delivers £250,000 of Drone Stock to African Mines

Heliguy has supplied a quarter of a million pounds of drone stock to major mining companies in Africa, who are using this technology to increase safety and obtain fast and accurate data. As one of DJI’s largest and trusted European enterprise channel partners, Heliguy has delivered a suite of DJI equipment to bolster fleets in the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Namibia and Burkina Faso. These companies – who cannot be named as they are under a non-disclosure agreements (NDA) – chose to work with Heliguy because of their in-depth industry knowledge and experience, on-demand technical and maintenance support (which includes an... (read more)
2019-07-09 04:46:57

Simon Navin

Simon Navin MRICS MCInstCES is project lead within Smart Practice at Ordnance Survey. He currently is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of OS’s Smart/IoT sector projects including the UK’s key Internet of Things demonstrator project, CityVerve in Manchester. Simon began his career in the built environment in 1990 and has extensive experience in environmental management, planning, design, architectural visualisation and construction. He is a chartered surveyor and OS’s representative for Survey4BIM and a member of the CICES Anglia and Central Region committee. (read more)
2019-07-01 12:00:48

Drones a Vital Tool in Climate Change Research

Drones are playing a crucial role in vital work to better understand the effects of climate change in the Arctic. Dr Joseph Cook, a glaciologist at the University of Sheffield, is conducting major research projects in Greenland, exploring the impact of global warming on glacier and ice-sheet dynamics. To help these studies, Dr Cook and his team are harnessing the power of drones, including a DJI Mavic Pro. As part of these investigations, Dr Cook has turned to UAV expert Heliguy for equipment and industry advice. Heliguy recently interviewed Dr Cook to find out more about his work in the Arctic and... (read more)
2019-06-28 12:50:51

DJI M600 Pro Helps Identify Radiation Hotspots at Chernobyl

A team of researchers have used a range of drones, including a DJI M600 Pro supplied by Heliguy, to complete the most comprehensive survey of Chernobyl’s Red Forest – one of the most radioactive locations on Earth. Flying a range of multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft, the scientists from the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) created 3D maps which not only provided up-to-date information on the sites with the greatest contamination, but also revealed previously undetected radiation hotspots. The Red Forest is just 500 metres from the Chernobyl nuclear complex. It was hit by the immediate fallout from the 1986 explosion and fire... (read more)
2019-06-26 01:15:32

Terra Drone Europe Wins UAV Mapping Contract with Ordnance Survey

Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporations, has secured a framework agreement to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom. The deliverables will include orthomosaics, digital terrain models (DTMs) and digital surface models (DSMs). Terra Drone Europe has already received over 500 survey locations to survey and will use a range of fixed wing and multirotor UAVs to carry out the surveys. To support the data collection over the entire UK, Terra Drone Europe has chosen RUAS, a professional drone services company and training provider based in... (read more)
2019-06-21 10:22:40

Septentrio Releases New High-precision GNSS Module

Septentrio has announced that the Mosaic development kit is available for testing and integration. Mosaic is Septentrio’s most compact next-generation, high-precision multi-frequency GPS/GNSS module. This receiver brings precision and reliability of high-end multi-frequency GNSS to mass-market applications. It is designed to fit into the assembly line process, which allows Mosaic to be favourably priced for high volumes. Its light weight and low power consumption helps extend battery life of robotic devices, increasing operation time and efficiency. This makes Mosaic ideal for applications such as robotics, automation, telematics and wearables. “We see a growing demand for reliable high-precision positioning,” said Chris Lowet,... (read more)
2019-06-20 09:15:19
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