Posts tagged as drones

Drone registration fees to be amended

As part of a various amendments under the “Twentieth Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2019”, Part 101: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) fees are being adjusted. The amendments follow recommendations made by the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. Also to be amended are the Technical Standards, including […]

High-res, real-time lidar for the autonomous applications

Velodyne Lidar introduced the Puck 32MR sensor to address key markets in the autonomous industry. It offers a cost-effective solution for low speed autonomous markets including industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Puck 32MR delivers rich data for mid-range applications. The sensor has a 120 m range and a 40° vertical […]

Mozambican mine adopts AUV technology

A mining company in the Moatize District, western part of Mozambique’s Tete province, appointed iGlobe Mozambique to assist with aerial acquisition, as well as partially process the data. Pilot staff at the mine are being trained to fly specialised drones using RTK technology. Ebee RTK+ and Trimble UX5 drones are used to fly an area […]

Increased processing capacity for drone survey projects

Virtual Surveyor drone surveying and mapping software has added new functionality that enables users to process larger projects without buying more powerful computers or expensive cloud services. The enhancement is among several included in Virtual Surveyor 6.2. This version solves the problem of large files by offering enhanced clipping and mosaicking functionality. Users can now […]

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. […]

Geoinformation for assisting Namibian property development

The iGlobe Group has developed a solution which combines GIS tools and drone technology for property management. The solution, Property Development Management Systems (PDMS), is planned to assist in a project in Namibia – from the initial designing process up to the day-to-day sales tasks of estate agents. The project is estimated to cover an […]

Using drones to map land ownership in Kenya

Mapping land boundaries is an important way to boost a country’s economic growth and development. It contributes towards better security of land ownership, allows land owners to get bank loans and helps governments to tax owners correctly. Unfortunately, in most African countries only about 30% of the land boundaries have been mapped. Mapping is done […]