Full automation for 3D spatial analysis that support i-Construction and public surveying in Japan

Pix4D is partnering with Kokusai Kogyo Corporation (KKC)—the leading geospatial consulting company in Japan–to deliver a i-Construction-compliant drone mapping and photogrammetry solution for the Japanese market. i-Construction is a set of government-defined regulations to govern the collection and processing of drone data. In August 2016, KKC released a 3D geospatial analysis cloud service (KKC-3D). Our partnership will…

Successful UAV applications

Successful UAV applications: Surveying of objects and ground on the basis of orthographic photos to generate point clouds, volume calculations, digital height and 3D models. Industrial inspection of solar parks, wind parks, power lines, engines and plants, and industrial parks. Offshore oil, gas and power plants and utilities – on- and offshore. Bridge inspection, visual…

Unmanned Systems Canada announces their 10th student UAS Competition

Scenario This is a “made in Canada” Simulated BVLOS UAS Student Competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. Small unmanned aerial vehicles are complex systems requiring a well planned and executed design and rehearsed operational approach. In…

Types of Drones: Multi-Rotor vs Fixed-Wing vs Single Rotor vs Hybrid VTOL

Although multi-rotors get most of the attention in the drone world, they are not the only option. If you’re serious about aerial mapping then you need to consider a fixed-wing aircraft, and single-rotor helis are also a great solution for some niche applications too. Here’s a run-down of the four main types of aerial drone platforms,…

SHOULD YOU USE PROFESSIONAL DRONES?

(Photo: Birdseye Productions) Professional drones have many advantages that standard hobby drones don’t quite fulfill. Even though many hobby drones can be customized with UAV kits, including multirotor motors, propellers and electronics, professional drones have an edge in commercial and industrial applications. ADVANTAGES OF PROFESSIONAL DRONES Buying or building your own professional drone has many…