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 solutions to virtually every sector of the economy. Mapping and modeling activities can now migrate to the long part of the "long tail". Let's hope they prosper there in peace.


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Comment by Dale Hutton on January 17, 2015 at 8:41am

This is fantastic! 

Comment by Tiziano Fiorenzani on January 18, 2015 at 3:06am

that is a fantastic example of what are the potential of unmanned technology. I see a second GPS unit on the top of the quad, isn't it? For rtk?

Comment by Oliver Volkmann on January 18, 2015 at 4:38am

It is the V-map System. A geodetic grade dual frequency L1/L2 GPS receiver operating at 20Hz for capturing the precise position of the camera at the moment of exposure. It is a post processing based solution but can be configured for RTK. 

Comment by Oliver Volkmann on January 18, 2015 at 4:38am
Comment by Tiziano Fiorenzani on January 19, 2015 at 3:20am
Thanks Oliver. I'm gonna check it out. I was looking to an advanced gps for my survey
Comment by Jouni Helminen on January 23, 2015 at 6:55pm

great work. what software did you use for the 3d animation and the virtual surveying demos after stitching in agisoft?

How high did you fly, and was it just nadir shots?  

Comment by Drone-University.com on January 24, 2015 at 4:47pm

Walter, would love to have a price for the Bateleur. MP me if you wish. Thx

Comment by Tiziano Fiorenzani on February 5, 2015 at 8:36am

@Oliver: how is flying the big quad? I am thinking to get one for aerial works, but the big propellers/ slow motors makes me afraid about instability. Is it flying well in windy/gusty conditions? Will you suggest it?


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