Enhanced cut-and-fill mapping

Virtual Surveyor has added cut-and-fill mapping capabilities to Version 7.0 of its popular drone surveying package. The new functionality enables users to quickly perform volume difference calculations and generate cut-and-fill maps from drone images captured on two or more different dates. The solution package enables professional surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from drone […]

Annual pilot day tests professional drone flying skills

Rocketmine’s annual Pilot Day, held in October 2019 at Barnstormers Model Flying Club in Kempton Park, was filled with team spirit, drone flying and fun. The purpose of the day was to test the theoretical and practical skill of the company’s dedicated pilots through a series of team and individual challenges. This year’s theme, “Teamwork […]

Increasing GNSS RTK positioning availability

CHC Navigation has released its i90 GNSS Series powered by the company’s latest IMU-RTK technology to provide robust and accurate GNSS positioning, in any circumstances. The series is designed to increase GNSS RTK availability and reliability. Unlike standard MEMS-based GNSS receivers, the i90 GNSS IMU-RTK combines a high-end calibration and interference free IMU sensor with […]

New GNSS receiver and smart antenna launched

Hemisphere GNSS recently introduced the next-generation R620 GNSS receiver, a compact, versatile, and full-featured positioning system. The wide range of functionality and ease-of-use built into the R620 makes it useful for a variety of land and marine applications requiring high-precision positioning. The receiver is a complete refresh of the previous version (R330) and includes a […]

Dual-mount lidar system enables collection efficiency

Teledyne Optech has released the next evolution of its Galaxy platform, the T2000. A compact lidar-mapping sensor provides a feature set for maximum collection efficiency and point density, and is the next step in the evolution of modern aerial surveying. Coupled with a new G2 mounting system, the system leverages its compact size to co-mount […]

Receiver leverages evolving GNSS constellation

Trimble has announced new capabilities to its Real-Time Network (RTN) portfolio –the Trimble Pivot Platform and the Trimble Alloy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference receiver – that will enable operators to continue to meet the ongoing demand from surveyors, mapping professionals and precision farmers for accurate, reliable corrections derived from real-time networks. The platform […]

Corridor mapping using a VTOL drone

The new corridor mapping feature in the latest (1.10) Wingtra flight planning software release enables fast, efficient coverage of long, narrow stretches with either of WingtraOne’s RX1R II or QX1 payloads. Customers can now enjoy the broad coverage and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) operational flexibility that the company is known for when running large, […]

Increased longitudinal resolution at higher speed

Scanfly is a turnkey solution for 3D lidar mapping. Ultra-compact and light-weight, it is a solution which offers a good quality-price ratio. Its design allows it to be installed on any vehicle (plane, land or sea). 3D Target unveiled the new Scanfly HD2, a payload which integrates the new Velodyne Puck 32MR. Scanfly HD2 features […]

INS/GNSS dedicated to mobile mapping

SBG Systems’ Quanta Series of inertial navigation systems (INS) is dedicated to air and land-based mobile mapping integrators. Because SBG Systems wants surveyors to save autonomy for additional survey lines, the company has designed a small, lightweight, and low-power inertial navigation system offered on two levels of accuracy. Quanta and Quanta Extra have been developed […]

New compact lidar released for UAVs

The Riegl miniVUX-2UAV is an ultra-lightweight (1,55 kg) airborne laser scanner, designed specifically for integration with drones (UAS/UAV/RPAS). The company has added this new miniaturized UAV sensor to its versatile portfolio of professional solutions for UAV-based surveying. This sister type of the proven Riegl miniVUX-1UAV sensors offers 100 kHz and 200 kHz PRR. With the […]