New survey aircraft enters SA market

Austrian aviation group Diamond Aircraft introduced its DA62 MPP special mission aircraft to the South African market at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018. Built on a modern airframe this fixed-wing remote sensing platform is well suited to geo-survey and reconnaissance applications. Its nose and main belly tray are both designed to carry survey equipment (100 […]

New metric camera and aerial systems

Phase One Industrial launched its iXM-RS metric camera series and new aerial systems. The iXM-RS150F camera is full frame, 150 MP and available in RGB and achromatic models. Its ultra-high-resolution backside illuminated CMOS sensor, fast capture speed (2 fps) and enhanced light sensitivity enable increased productivity in a wide range of aerial image acquisition projects. […]

Drone company secures mining contracts

Rocketmine, a subsidiary of the international Delta Drone Group, has renewed its contract with South African mining giant, Exxaro Resources Group. The drone company will provide survey and mapping solutions to the Grootegeluk site in the Limpopo Province as part of the mining company’s plan to evolve towards the “digitised mine of the future”, where […]

Drones as engineering value-adding tools

The infrastructure advisory and engineering consultancy, Aurecon, is only months away from obtaining its Remote Operators Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, at which point it will start using its drones on selected projects. The consultancy’s squadron of drones will be used a value-adding tool on projects to enhance its service offering. […]

GNSS receiver enhancements drive field productivity

Trimble has launched a new model of its premium GNSS receiver, the R10 Model 2 GNSS System. Designed to help surveyors in various industries work more effectively and productively, the receiver enables reliable, fast and accurate collection of survey data in the field. New enhancements include the advanced custom Trimble survey GNSS ASIC with 672 […]