Posts tagged as drone

Achieving near real-time volume data delivery in opencast mining

The mining industry is currently experiencing one of the most evolutionary phases of its time. After witnessing a relatively reluctant adaption to drone technology, customers are now demanding a faster data turnaround due to increasing production pressures and internal incentives. With faster processing hardware and improved software processing turnaround, raw drone data has now given […]

South African drone industry interest group launched

The South African Federation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SAFU) was launched in Kyalami in Johannesburg on 20 June 2019, to establish a platform for collaboration between regulatory authorities such as the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the drone industry. The federation’s membership comprises private drone companies, and was founded by NTSU Aviation Solutions […]

AI accelerates local drones-for-social good solutions

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics have announced a new collaboration. Picterra has added an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range of projects, from helping farmers set property […]

SDK addresses custom drone workflows

DroneDeploy recently launched its SDK – a customisation/automation tool designed for operational efficiency. Suitable for larger enterprise-level firms as well as start-ups in sectors like energy, agriculture, and construction, the SDK platform has four modules:  UI toolkit, Datastore, Functions and Triggers , which automate even complex use cases. The UI toolkit enables customised DroneDeploy interfaces for […]

Terrain lenses in aid of topography understanding

Virtual Surveyor’s six new Terrain Lenses in Version 6.3 of its drone surveying and mapping software enhance different aspects of the terrain in 3D to give users a better understanding of the topography mapped with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The software enables surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from UAV data, bridging the […]

Thermal drone solution for solar farm inspections

SenseFly has introducing its new SenseFly Solar 360. Created in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps, it offers an efficient thermal drone solution that enables the automatic assessment of solar plant performance at a sub-module level. The solution combines the company’s eBee X fixed-wing UAV technology and Duet T thermal mapping camera with Raptor Maps’ […]

Drone platform adds on-site roof measurements and damage detection

​Loveland Innovations added enhancements to its inspection platform, Imging, including drone-based on-site measurements, AI and deep learning-powered damage detection for commercial roofs, and other powerful updates. A real-time measurement process built into the app, allows field adjusters and roofing estimators to view and share dynamic measurements on an Apple iOS tablet while they are still […]