Posts tagged as drones

Calls for more flexible drone regulatory environment at DroneCon

  Some interesting statistics relating to the South African drone industry were presented at DroneCon 2017 which was held at VodaWorld in Midrand from 7 to 9 June 2017. Economist Dr. Roelof Botha gave an enlightening keynote address on drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and their role in the South African economy. […]

Cybersecurity for drones

  While the many benefits of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) as they are also known are regularly professed, the accompanying complexity that these systems introduce into workflows, especially when it comes to cybersecurity, is often neglected. As unmanned aerial systems are fundamentally digital systems – from their sensors to […]

UAVs put through their paces

  Aciel Geomatics, in partnership with Yellow Scan and Aerial Kopter Solutions, recently held an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and lidar demo day at Barnstormers Flying Club in Ekurhuleni where a range of multi-copter and fixed wing UAVs were put through their paces. The audience was impressed with the Aibot multi-rotor’s manoeuvrability, its protective orange […]

Elevating the role of the South African mine surveyor

  GPS control mining, photogrammetry for drones and expanding the role of the mine surveyor were some of the topics under discussion at the 20 May 2016 meeting of the Mpumalanga branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) in Cullinan. During the course of the branch meeting there was a rather […]