Drone impact from a safety perspective

Drone impact from a safety perspective After 15 years in marketing and sales, I still marvel at the inner workings of the market, and with a background in engineering (Space & Physics) I see how different the market reacts from how my engineering pedigree tells me it should. While the transition from one viewpoint to […]

LiDAR vs Photogrammetry | Part 2 – Comparison

In the first part in this mini blog series, I discussed the use of airborne LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) versus photogrammetry, and what we can expect from advances in sensors and post processing. In part two, I will now elaborate on the topic and make a comparison between the two technologies. Accuracy For most of […]

5 examples of how drones can be used in forestry applications

Over the past few years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), often referred to as drones, have increased significantly in popularity within a variety of sectors. Whether you are working as surveying engineer, farmer, or why not an urban planner, drones have provided brand new ways to perform your work, facilitating the daily lives of people and […]

LiDAR vs Photogrammetry | Part 1 – Background

For the past 6 months, I have based my blog on daily discussions within the company, and of course the ever-evolving market trends. When I recently found myself short on topics for the blog, and when I received a question from one of our customers that demanded a slightly more extensive discussion than the average […]

What you need to know about drone landings

It has been a few weeks since my latest blog post, on “Drones and energy efficiency”, so let me first start by thanking everyone for the overwhelming response. It is obvious that the professional drone user is starting to recognize the need for endurance to achieve better ROI. I’m surprised to find that so many […]

Drones and energy efficiency

Looking at the drone industry today, there is an obvious trend towards multi-rotors being used for increasingly diverse types of workload. We also see how multi-rotors represent a significant share of the market. In fact, I would state that there is a clear hype around multi-rotor drones, one that somewhat defies logic. Different types of […]

Forest fire control using drones

When a fire goes out of control disaster strikes In October 2016, Little Valley, Nevada, embers from a controlled burn set 10 days earlier in timber above Washoe Valley sparked and flared in the wind. “Smoke rose from the site, prompting a call to 911 that was dismissed as unfounded. Twelve minutes later, a second […]

Precision agriculture utilizing UAVs

Precision agriculture utilizing UAVs With recent technology advancements in small UAS and with reasonable access to affordable sensors, the farmers and researchers of the agriculture industry are starting to adopt UAS technology.  In theory, it allows the user to access a precise location, observe it with a plethora of sensors, and create maps of multivariate […]

Search and Rescue (SaR) using UAVs

Search and Rescue (SaR) using UAVs When disaster strikes, and a person, or several, gets lost while exposed to life threatening conditions, Search and Rescue (SaR) teams might need to scan vast areas in search for evidence of victims. For this purpose, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with remote-sensing devices can be programmed to fly […]