All Blog Posts Tagged 'mapping' (73)

Aeromapper Talon demonstrates BVLOS capabilities by flying 30Km away from operators

This time an Aeromapper Talon flew a mission autonomously to a target located 30km away from the operators, while maintaining at all times a strong communications and control link. This demonstrates the great potential for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations for applications such as power line…


Added by Mauricio on June 20, 2017 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Aeromapper Talon surveys a whole island in a single flight

Takeoff from a nearby island, survey another one, then come back and land autonomously... No problem!


On December of 2016 Aeromao Inc. in collaboration with Foresight Surveyors completed a full photogrammetric survey mission with an Aeromapper Talon over one of the most…


Added by Mauricio on May 17, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Creating Quality GCPs for Mapping: tips

In the example, the subject of interest is not a square so we distribute the points as best we can in the corners and center. You can also see some other measurement annotations in blue.


An interesting note about placing quality Ground Control Points.

Any other useful tips?


To make a quality ground control points to use for georeferencing in drone mapping…


Added by Alexandru Evian on April 5, 2017 at 7:23am — 4 Comments

Autonomous Exploration and Mapping in Darkness

We would like to share two of our recent and ongoing results related to autonomous exploration and mapping in darkness. As opposed to approaches that rely on localization based on LiDAR systems, the videos below rely on visual-inertial localization with LEDs illuminating the scene appropriately. For the first case, visible-spectrum cameras are…


Added by Kostas Alexis on March 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

UgCS Used By Drone Pilots in 159 Countries!

UgCS has been developed for more than 4 years and it is used in 159 countries - a fact that motivates us to continue improvement of UgCS. Although our Customer team would be glad to travel to 159 countries, but understanding, that we can’t meet all UgCS users in person - we…


Added by Kristaps Brass on March 1, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

DJI is changing the game for Precision Mapping

Cool and informative video of DJI releasing their new GS Pro feature. DJI’s Ground Station Pro makes it easy to plan complex flight missions while automatically collecting images for precision mapping. 

Added by Andrew Schuh on January 10, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Free Drone Mapping, Stitching, Orthomosaic and DEM Generation Software

DroneMapper is very pleased to announce that RAPID for DJI is available for download and testing on limited imagery data sets at no cost to the user. RAPID will provide scaled DEMs and orthomosaics using up to 75 images for a scene. Results are available in near real…


Added by JP on December 9, 2016 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

SOLO Mapper production Batch

Hello guys,

You probably know that we’ve developed the Mapper version of the SOLO which includes a Sony Qx1 (APS-C sensor, 20 Megapixels) and an automatic geotagging feature. Designed for technical work and compatible with mission planner / Tower (video below)


link to the webpage

Our next…


Added by Nicolas on December 2, 2016 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Complete mapping solution with Sony QX1 by Easy Aerial - update

Hello all, 

I just wanted to share with you this short video of our complete mapping setup that includes an XL Pro, Sony QX1 on a gimbal and a video screen. It can fly for 30+ minutes and is very straightforward to set up. FPV video is provided by an additional camera on the side of QX1.

Available now on our website - …


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on August 6, 2016 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Partnership for independant SOLO based mapping solution (SOLO Mapper with Qx1 camera)

! Partner wanted in USA, Canada, Oceania... !

Hello there,

We've developped a mapping/photography solution based on the 3DR SOLO

Added by Nicolas on August 3, 2016 at 1:26am — 10 Comments

Precision geotagging images using Emlid Reach, Canon S100, CHDK, KAP script and RTKlib – Proof of concept

We have been using a Canon S100 running CHDK and KAP script for mapping and modelling using Pix4d for a while, and thought it might be useful to share the results of some testing of the possibility of…


Added by Charlie on May 5, 2016 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

The Perfect UAV Mapping Camera

It’s really strange that there’s been so much development in all other aspects of UAV Mapping, except one – the camera!

Currently most of us are using the Canon S100-120 or Sony Nex7 etc, running custom firmware or tricky wiring and triggers to fire the shutter in flight.



Added by Hein du Plessis on April 18, 2016 at 12:56am — 17 Comments

High efficiency mapping missions for low budget projects with less than 60 euros equiment

If you're starting in the mapping business and don't or can't afford to invest in more expensive equipment for your plane/copter but have a good Sony Alpha camera (A6000, A5100, A5000, etc) and some Nikon or Canon models, don't want to risk damaging them with risky experiences, you want to make the camera…


Added by Roger Monongo on April 12, 2016 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Why vertical takeoff when you have the Aeromapper Talon?

Have you ever wonder how to easily launch and recover a drone from a confined space, map a relatively large area, obtain high res RGB and NIR imagery from the same flight, and process the imagery automatically and quickly, at half the cost of other solutions out there?

 Here is a quickly shot video of the Aeromapper Talon and its great capabilities for…


Added by Mauricio on March 10, 2016 at 11:04pm — 13 Comments

Process Maps, NDVI and 3d Models for Free

With the Drone Data Management System™ officially out of beta testing, I thought it would be helpful to go through and show new users how they can still use it to process orthomosaics, NDVI maps and 3d models with…


Added by Jeff Taylor on March 9, 2016 at 9:36am — 14 Comments

PointBox (Beta)

Dear community: Geobit is delighted to introduce PointBox, a new service to publish and share point cloud…


Added by José on January 25, 2016 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s……. an autonomous fixed-wing mapping drone

This blog covers the development of an autonomous fixed-wing mapping drone, and the mapping of a vineyard in California.

The vineyard was located in a valley with the main property at the top of a hill, with the vines covering the hilly area. There was approx. 80 acres of vineyard and almond…


Added by Iain Butler on January 19, 2016 at 10:58pm — 7 Comments

UgCS Image Geotagging and Map Overlays

UgCS has two very important features when it comes to mapping. The first is that UgCS supports geotagging. This means that UgCS is able to sync the telemetry data from a flight to pictures taken during the fligh

This information can then be used in software such as Pix4D to stitch the…


Added by Kristaps Brass on December 16, 2015 at 5:11am — 2 Comments

3D modelling with Pix4D or AutoDesk reCap 360



I want to share my experience with 3d modelling an archaeological structure called "Midas Monument" located at Yazılıkaya, Turkey. It was relatively an easy task, if you have right hardware and software. And I want to thank to for…


Added by Omer on November 21, 2015 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

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