DRONELIFE Exclusive: SimActive and the Democratization of Mapping with Drones

Canada-based SimActive isn’t just a drone company.  But as one of the global leaders in photogrammetry, SimActive sees drones as a key element in democratizing mapping data. In 2003, when Philippe Simard and his younger brother Louis started SimActive, the Canadian army was engaged in Afghanistan, mapping the country to support the U.S. troops. “The […] The post DRONELIFE Exclusive: SimActive and the Democratization of Mapping with Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. Canada-based SimActive isn’t just a drone company.  But as one of the global leaders in photogrammetry, SimActive sees drones as a key element in democratizing mapping data. In 2003, when Philippe Simard and his younger brother Louis started SimActive, the Canadian army was engaged in Afghanistan, mapping the country to support the U.S. troops. “The […] The post DRONELIFE Exclusive: SimActive and the Democratization of Mapping with Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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DroneSeed Launches UAV Mission to Fight Invasive Species

Seattle-based DroneSeed and the Nature Conservancy Oregon are gearing up to save the ecosystem across the Pacific Northwest from invasive species. Drone swarms of up to five aircraft will be deployed to restore rangelands by re-seeding threatened areas – especially in sagebrush steppe habitats. Invasive weed species harm the sagebrush steppe, resulting in a huge swathe of plant […] The post DroneSeed Launches UAV Mission to Fight Invasive Species appeared first on DRONELIFE. Seattle-based DroneSeed and the Nature Conservancy Oregon are gearing up to save the ecosystem across the Pacific Northwest from invasive species. Drone swarms of up to five aircraft will be deployed to restore rangelands by re-seeding threatened areas – especially in sagebrush steppe habitats. Invasive weed species harm the sagebrush steppe, resulting in a huge swathe of plant […] The post DroneSeed Launches UAV Mission to Fight Invasive Species appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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Drone Firm Clobotics Inspects Wind Turbines for Major European Company

AI startup Clobotics is partnering with European wind-energy company GEV Wind Power to deploy AI-based autonomous-drone blade inspections for turbines “In the wind power industry, Clobotics is the only company to provide an end-to-end solution combining autonomous drone hardware with built-in computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analytics software for automated wind turbine inspections,” a Clobotics […] The post Drone Firm Clobotics Inspects Wind Turbines for Major European Company appeared first on DRONELIFE. AI startup Clobotics is partnering with European wind-energy company GEV Wind Power to deploy AI-based autonomous-drone blade inspections for turbines “In the wind power industry, Clobotics is the only company to provide an end-to-end solution combining autonomous drone hardware with built-in computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analytics software for automated wind turbine inspections,” a Clobotics […] The post Drone Firm Clobotics Inspects Wind Turbines for Major European Company appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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FAA Partners with Kittyhawk in Public-Private Partnership to Update B4UFLY Drone App

Republished with permission, post by Joshua Ziering, Kittyhawk founder. Today, Kittyhawk is announcing an exclusive public-private partnership to rejuvenate and lead development of the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile application using Kittyhawk’s Platform to power the safe and compliant flying experience for millions of U.S.-based users. B4UFLY is a free app that helps drone operators operate compliantly […] The post FAA Partners with Kittyhawk in Public-Private Partnership to Update B4UFLY Drone App appeared first on DRONELIFE. Republished with permission, post by Joshua Ziering, Kittyhawk founder. Today, Kittyhawk is announcing an exclusive public-private partnership to rejuvenate and lead development of the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile application using Kittyhawk’s Platform to power the safe and compliant flying experience for millions of U.S.-based users. B4UFLY is a free app that helps drone operators operate compliantly […] The post FAA Partners with Kittyhawk in Public-Private Partnership to Update B4UFLY Drone App appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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More than 1 Billion Watch Chinese New Year Drone Show

More than 1 billion people have watched an indoor drone show created by Swiss-based Verity Studios during China Central Television’s Chinese New Year’s Gala broadcast on Feb. 5. Billed as the “world’s most-watched TV program,” the broadcast featured 88 microdrones flying over major Chinese music stars Sun Nan and Jason Zhang. During a song, the […] The post More than 1 Billion Watch Chinese New Year Drone Show appeared first on DRONELIFE. More than 1 billion people have watched an indoor drone show created by Swiss-based Verity Studios during China Central Television’s Chinese New Year’s Gala broadcast on Feb. 5. Billed as the “world’s most-watched TV program,” the broadcast featured 88 microdrones flying over major Chinese music stars Sun Nan and Jason Zhang. During a song, the […] The post More than 1 Billion Watch Chinese New Year Drone Show appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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