SNEAK PREVIEW OF A NEW SPECIES RECENTLY SIGHTED IN THE AMERICAN SKIES

SNEAK PREVIEW OF A NEW SPECIES RECENTLY SIGHTED IN THE AMERICAN SKIES

A new species recently sighted in the American skies… Name: Bateleur (belongs to the Pixhawk family) Color: White with yellow wingtips, distinctive black spot on chest Habitat: Over fields, farms and towns anywhere on the North American Continent Flight Characteristics: Flies automatically in straight lines and graceful circles Call: Faint humming with occasional beeps Habits: Effortlessly flies for up to 40 minutes with 650g of prey before landing on any ground surface Other characteristics: Sharp eyes, hardy, intelligent, easily tamed and trained for multitude of tasks First sighted in the US by…

Virtual Surveyor Tools

Virtual Surveyor Tools

What to do with those millions of triangles defining the geometry of an Urban Environment? Enter the Virtual Surveyor Tools. An all too often underestimated step in the workflow of a UAV mapping operation is the extraction of features of interest in vector format. Structure from Motion and Lidar give us unprecedented density in point clouds to better represent the shapes we are interested in. While that density helps to define edges and planes accurately, it comes with the big data burdens – heavy processing, lots of memory and patience…

The new 20Hz version of our V-Map precise aerial mapping system has been released!

The new 20Hz version of our V-Map precise aerial mapping system has been released!

    We have just delivered the first two units of the new 20Hz version of our V-Map precise aerial mapping system to a UAV mapping company in the USA. With dual frequency GPS observation rates as high as 20Hz, the V-Map system provides ultra-high accurate drone flight trajectories and camera exposure positioning. It weighs a mere 130g and is easily integrated on any small drone payload. Getting camera positioning down to cm level accuracy means you may not have to provide ground control for your accurate mapping projects, thus…

Dispatch from Tirana, Albania

Dispatch from Tirana, Albania

We at Micro Aerial Projects are very happy to continue our work with the World Bank in Albania where we are mapping and modelling with small UAVs. Today we completed our 49th flight over the quickly developing peri-urban landscapes on the fringes of Tirana. It all went without a hitch.  We are really excited about the models we are building from the high resolution images. Hopefully our work will one day result in general acceptance of small UAVs/drones as efficient and appropriate survey tools. There is an incredibly amount of…

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