All Blog Posts Tagged 'mapping' (51)

USING DRONES FOR SAFER SURVEY AND MAPPING WORK ON TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS

We recently tested our Structure from Motion (SfM) and Virtual Surveying approach in a road survey scenario. The only significant manual work in the field was to survey ground control and check points. Image acquisition (with a Pixhawk equipped quad copter and a 24Mp camera) as well as SfM processsing was a highly…

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Added by Walter Volkmann on June 18, 2015 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments

DIY Ghetto Mapping Project

(my image: 2015)

Yesterday, I finally felt happy enough with my first mapping experiments to share my ideas, experiences and results with you. I was a little bit apprehensive at first; the prospect of adding gps location information to a non-gps camera seemed too daunting a task for…

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Added by benbojangles on April 23, 2015 at 3:30am — 13 Comments

XUAV-Talon for Aerial Surveying

XUAV-Talon

for

Precision Aerial Surveying & Mapping

INTRODUCTION:



The purpose of this…

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Added by Ryan Fuselier on March 12, 2015 at 8:00am — 27 Comments

PlotBox - a startup, that uses drones to map cemeteries

Cemeteries use paper and old school spreadsheets to manage their land and know where to dig. But these outdated systems can lead to errors and expensive lawsuits when graves are dug in the wrong place and someone’s Rest In Peace is disturbed. PlotBox offers a SAAS for cemeteries and crematoria that helps them…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on February 4, 2015 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

PIXHAWK, QU4D X, BATELEUR, PHOTOSCAN, VIRTUAL SURVEY TOOLS

An example of the new geo-spatial products and virtual surveying and planning tools which we can bring to the farmer's kitchen table today - safely, harmlessly and economically, over and over again. All thanks to small UAVs - the new personal mapping systems. Thanks to the tremendous contributions from the DIY Drone community, small enterprises can now offer new cost saving…

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Added by Walter Volkmann on January 16, 2015 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Android App for Aerial Mapping - Survmatic Falcon - IOS coming

We are an Aussie based start up with a 20 year history in traditional aerial survey with both helicopter and fixed wing platforms. We are also a CASA licensed UAV operation with our own custom made…

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Added by Survmatic on January 12, 2015 at 9:30pm — 17 Comments

Aerial Photogrammetry vs. Terrestrial Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is a technology that combines photography and geometry. The principle is very simple, yet it has a huge impact on current architectural works. What it does is something like this:

Photography gives 2D representations. The system generates 3D measurements of the surface and object from a photograph. Aerial and terrestrial are two major types of photogrammetry.

  • Aerial…
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Added by UAV Data Processing on December 17, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments


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Comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV Mapping

Experimental project organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Pix4D, using UAV models from Draganfly and Aeryon Labs. The goal is comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV mapping.

More information here Pix4D (It can take a bit for…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Aeromapper 300 mapping drone –1.5 hr endurance with multisensor capabilities

The Aeromapper 300 is the latest UAV offer from Aeromao Inc. Canada.

The Aeromapper 300 is one of the most complete UAV for general mappping applications, at the most competitve price on the market. Powerful yet very easy & friendly to use, with 1.5 hour endurance, currently more than two dozen different sensors or combination of sensors supported…

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Added by Mauricio on November 21, 2014 at 9:58am — 47 Comments

Aeromapper Talon mapping drone

It's been already a while ago since we started selling one of our newest drones based on the Talon UAV airframe: the Aeromapper Talon.

In this occasion we wanted to use a large foam aircraft, something that was compact and yet large to offer 60 minutes endurance carrying a Sony Nex 5 with wide angle lens (as standard sensor, but more sensors are available). We…

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Added by Mauricio on November 3, 2014 at 10:38am — 16 Comments

Why GIS Might Be the 2nd Largest Commercial Drone Market

GIS: The Biggest Little Drone Market in the World

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a two-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) hosted by the Northern California American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).  …

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Added by Colin Snow on October 29, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments


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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 — 14 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…

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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.

Each…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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

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


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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…

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

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