All Blog Posts Tagged 'mapping' (40)

3D Robotics IRIS+ Mapping & Follow-Me Demo

I took the new 3DR IRIS+ out for some mapping testing using the stock IRIS+, Gopro Hero 3 Black and DroidPlanner 2.0 running on a Nexus 7 1st Gen tablet.  We also tried out the follow-me feature which seemed to work well although you should use with a gimbal for best results.  Checkout the video below-

Added by AKRCGUY on October 11, 2014 at 3:39pm — 12 Comments

Aerial Survey in Uganda

Mark Wijnberg Land Surveyors recently completed an aerial survey of a river valley in a remote section of Western Uganda. The area is found on the Eastern slopes of the Rwenzori…


Added by Luke Wijnberg on August 19, 2014 at 6:27am — 19 Comments

Eagle Y6 mapping drone

We are happy to present the EAGLE  Y6 mapping drone, a turnkey solution for mapping based on the Y6 drone from 3DR with our own touch, aimed to professional users. 

The Eagle Y6 multirotor mapping system is designed to create professional ultra-high resolution DEMs and orthomosaics with minimal effort and cero experience, and with high predictability.



Added by Guinard Voelkl on July 8, 2014 at 7:46pm — 19 Comments

Luftfotos24 releases first UAS product line

Luftfotos24 presents the first UAS product line "Beast series”. The system allows everyone to take aerial pictures, research, Orthophotos, aerial surveying and precision farming.

The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operates completely autonomous. The autopilot is based on the well known…


Added by Martin von Kameke on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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Community member profile: Dries Raymaekers, UAV workshops to empower South American farmers

Last week, Dries Raymaekers wrapped up a seven-day drone seminar in Lima, Peru. Dries has started a small business in Belgium called Usense, building UAVs for mapping purposes and…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on April 2, 2014 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

3D Mapping of Colorado's High Peaks

Hi, I’m in the planning stage of an ambitious project to create a website of high-resolution 3D maps of some of Colorado’s highest peaks: the 14ers. The 14ers are the 53 peaks, scattered around the state, with an elevation over 14,000’. The best maps currently available are the standard USGS topographic maps.…


Added by Stephen Buck on February 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 30 Comments

New product: Downward facing camera gimbal

Just found this nice product. There are 2 versions, the Flatmap 1 and Flatmap 2.

For some reason, the FM1 has 2 axis, and the FM2 has 1 axis.

The site says they are for fixed wing, but looks like it could be…


Added by Nicholas Witham on January 19, 2014 at 6:30pm — 26 Comments

Uncovering tomfoolery and vandalism on a drone mapping mission

Over Thanksgiving, I planned to map out a bayou in north Louisiana, and use it as a teaching moment for high school students involved in the Drones for Schools program back in central Illinois.

Due to issues with configuration and calibration, the mission didn't go according to plan, and I didn't end up with a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of…


Added by Matthew Schroyer on December 27, 2013 at 4:47pm — 3 Comments

Aerial mapping stitch by MS ICE

Recently Lianpin Koh suggest to me to try out the Microsoft ICE. It is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The best part : It's a freeware.

Being just completed to map 20000 Ha of oil palm land for a local plantation, I…


Added by keeyen pang on July 22, 2013 at 10:33pm — 17 Comments

Evolution of the Aeromapper UAV family of UAVs

So it`s been just a bit more than a year and a half since we first offered the Aeromaper UAV platform and we have seen the Aeromapper evolve significantly.

Since we introduced the Aeromapper Option E it has been a great success because it is a complete package with excellent features on it,…


Added by Mauricio on July 8, 2013 at 7:28pm — 11 Comments

Robot Scout Finds Fires With 3D Thermal Imaging

By Evan Ackerman

Posted 6 Jun 2013 | 14:48 GMT…

Added by Joshua Johnson on June 6, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

mapping with condor drone and apm 2.5

Because the latter one of condor drone tests went very well in the navigation, I decided to mount the camera aboard the condor photography for mapping and the results appear promising.




Added by jim C. on May 24, 2013 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

Geologists in Norway are using drones with cameras to hunt for oil

Geologists have long used seismology on the bottom of the ocean or have been throwing dynamite from snowmobiles when they look for oil. But now researchers at…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 17, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Phoreas - UcanDrone

Good evening to All.

 The fifteen plus years of my involvement with airmodelling, has sometimes brought me in strange paths, mysterious driveways, beautiful agony. The journey to Ithaca continues with great passion for research, construction, testing new technologies. In this journey I meet people who inspire me, support me, eventually becoming ... Friends…


Added by DeltaMan on April 26, 2013 at 4:21am — 14 Comments

Aeromapper UAV Option E with Sony Nex 7 (24 MP camera) + new Pelican cases

We definitely trust the APM a LOT!  So we decided to create another version of our…


Added by Mauricio on January 29, 2013 at 9:06am — 17 Comments

First aerial mapping trial

After a few months of trial and error, I finally figure out the basic of aerial mapping. Blessed with good weather two days ago, I took out my Skywalker 1900, APM 2 equip with Canon S100 to a near by oil palm estate own by a friend. The Skywalker with my current param track extremely well even in strong cross wind condition. 

The total flight time is about 30 minutes from take off to landing covering 320 Ha of land at 300 meter altitude. The cross line distance is…


Added by keeyen pang on January 25, 2013 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

GeoTagging Images on Mission Planner


Geo-tagged aerial pictures are very useful for mosaic mapping as well as the creation of accurate 3D models from a terrain.

Michael Oborne added a great tool for injecting GPS data on the EXIF tags by using APM's telemetry log from a flight.

This tutorial was…


Added by Sandro Benigno on December 13, 2012 at 7:30am — 92 Comments

Aeromapper RTF UAV + APM2.5 + parachute system = easy landings!

Just sharing that the Aeromapper UAV is now ready to order with the new parachute recovery system.

Will very briefly describe a typical mission sequence so the basic setup of parachute + APM2.5 is explained (at the end). We think simplicity is king:

1. Assuming flight mission…


Added by Mauricio on December 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Outstanding APM out of the box performance

Hi all,

Iam following APM since 1280, for remote sensing purposes. finally i used my two latest platforms ( Skiptrovamon & Bixler 2 and ground station for a full scale mission.…


Added by James on October 9, 2012 at 1:24am — 12 Comments

Aeromapper UAV + APM 2.5 + Geotagging now available

A couple months ago we announced the Aeromapper UAV: a versatile all-composite, low cost UAV mainly aimed for mapping applications, but also being used as a multipurpose UAV platform for its great versatility, performance and great internal volume for different payloads.

It is offered in 3 different options: as a kit, as a RTF with all the…


Added by Mauricio on September 23, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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