New on our blog: Levelling up — first glimpse of a new GPS vs. UAV elevation survey
When it comes to planning drainage activities on farms that grow crops such as rice, elevation survey data—and its accuracy—is a big deal. However, using ground-based surveying instruments to create the digital elevation models required, in a timely manner, can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why Ryan Moore, the crop services manager at Greenway Equipment, Inc., embarked on a new elevation survey study at Senter Farms in Osceola, Arkansas. His aim: to assess how RTK-enabled survey drone (or UAV) technology might replace, or complement, the use of ground-based GPS devices when mapping the terrain of a rice farm.
Covering New Ground With Drone Technology
In this guest blog post by Eric Warinner, Chief UAV Pilot at Luck Companies, he discusses how UAVs (drones) have provided invaluable data and helped his company accurately assess inventory stockpiles across numerous sites in the US. Read the blog post
Ready for Takeoff — Talking eBee X With senseFly’s Fixed-Wing Drone Lead, Francois Gervaix
At last week’s InterDrone show in Las Vegas, senseFly unveiled its latest solution, the eBee X. Waypoint caught up with the company’s fixed-wing drone lead, Francois Gervaix, to learn more about this release, including what makes this mapping UAV such an efficient beast, the thinking behind the platform’s new sensor portfolio...
senseFly launches the eBee X fixed-wing drone, allowing operators to map without limits
Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, this durable, multi-purpose solution features groundbreaking new cameras, Steep Landing technology and a unique Endurance Extension feature for flight times of up to 90 minutes and single-flight coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at 400 ft (122 m) senseFly, the...