About

About Me:

I'm CEO of BitMapping. BitMapping develops UAVs for agricultural and archeological mapping. We also develop Mavis. Mavis is our software for UAV data processing. Mavis provides a complete workflow from precise image geo-tagging, to generating orthomosaics, to analyze and post-process the data, to derive vegetation indices as well as to generate reports. mavis.bitmapping.de


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Environmental mapping


Hometown:

Europe


Activity Feed

Thorsten commented on Julian's blog post 3DR's Rise and Fall
"@Jesus, yes that's sad!
I hope they restructure and start working developing new products with and for the community again. It would be a pity if not. "
Oct 6, 2016
Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"@Drotek
thanks for clarifying! Would be great if you could post some details (in the docs on your website) ablout the modifications on the calbles and configuration required. "
Sep 20, 2016
Thorsten commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Delft VTOL project uses helicopter-style main rotor for effeciency
"That's thinking out of the box! Nice!"
Sep 20, 2016
Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"@Drotek
by "TinyRTK can otherwise be used with a dedicated datalink" do you mean it works with the Drone Edition as well or only the normal version? I am asking, because I only see one UART JST-GH port on the Drone Edition. "
Sep 20, 2016
Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"Ahh, no SD card but BLE..."
Sep 19, 2016
Thorsten commented on DROTEK's blog post TinyRTK Drone Edition - Fully integrated RTK module with u-blox NEO-M8P
"Hi Jerome,
looks pretty perfect! Congrats!
Can you provide some more details - SD Card, time to fix (especially with these antenna, btw why not the 6mm patch antenna) etc.? 
You write that the "Base can stream differential data to ground control sta…"
Sep 19, 2016
Thorsten commented on John Arne Birkeland's blog post ArduPilot and DroneCode part ways
"@Monroe King
That is all correct and I fully understand your point. Building an autopilot for teaching purposes is a great idea. And there was some post while back from a guy using a simple version of Ardupilot for teaching (probably lost somewhere…"
Sep 12, 2016
Thorsten commented on John Arne Birkeland's blog post ArduPilot and DroneCode part ways
"Isn't the "complexity" stemming from the fact that Ardupilot is a very mature and reliable autopilot firmware that serves almost all needs with perfection. There are other firmwares focusing on specific UAVs - for example racers. But these may not b…"
Sep 12, 2016
Thorsten commented on Randy's blog post Copter-3.4's polygon fence
"Randy, 
this is a great feature! Any additional security is important.
What would be perfect would be if the polygon fence is automatically set around a survey mission area (for sure with some small buffer). This could be a simple convex hull. But I…"
Aug 16, 2016
Thorsten commented on Chris Anderson's blog post u-blox & PX4 RTK integration on M8P GPS module
"Chris, thanks for sharing!
Looks good. Although with three laptops it looks rather complicated ;-)
CSG Shop GPS?"
Aug 15, 2016
Thorsten commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"Hi Hugues,
not scientific but practical:

You can fly any time you like - and not if a satellite is happy to
You can fly multiple times a day
You can change the sensor to your specific/scientific needs
You can repeat a flight if the lighning conditi…"
Aug 1, 2016
Thorsten commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"Well, every third post on DIYDrones (just a guesstimate) is an advertisement. Can't be the reason, Or was it the military UAV on the cover? "
Jul 31, 2016
Thorsten commented on Barbara Grant's blog post Deleting my previous post on my UAV imager book
"Hi Barbara,
Unfortunately I missed your post. Interesting book - thanks for sharing. Just wondering how you violated the TOS when preseting your book? 
Best regards,
Thorsten"
Jul 31, 2016
Thorsten replied to Randy's discussion PixRacer with Ardupilot
"Marcell,
I pay you a beer next time we meet! :-)"
Jul 20, 2016
Thorsten replied to Randy's discussion PixRacer with Ardupilot
"Hi Cala,
as far as I know rc2 is not out yet. But it will most probably be rebased on master.
Use Ctrl-Q in Mission Planner when you want to install the firmware. 
Cheers,
Thorsten"
Jul 20, 2016
Thorsten replied to Randy's discussion PixRacer with Ardupilot
"Hi Marcell,
I recommend flying master (for sure at your own risk ;-))
There are lots of EKF fixes in there as well as other enhancements such as automated throttle mid setting.
Best regards,
Thorsten
Marcell Kovacs said:
Assembled, connected the w…"
Jul 20, 2016
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