What are drones used for answered here in this comprehensive list.  First we look at the broad uses for drones in the various sectors. Then we list how drones are been used in specific sectors. The drone industry is growing fast and every week we see press releases and research papers on new ways drones…

 

With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film some very unique aerial shots. It’s hands free flying and filming. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me mode technology.  This article presents a quick guide to follow me drone technology along…

 

Anti poaching drones are making a big impact in the saving of Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Gorillas and many other critically endangered species.   Drones with anti poaching technology are assisting Park Rangers across the globe and especially in Africa and Asia. Drones are relatively cheap, can cover hundreds and even thousands of acres in a short…

 

Time-Of-Flight camera sensors on drones or ground based have many powerful uses.   ToF depth ranging camera sensors can be used for object scanning, indoor navigation, obstacle avoidance, gesture recognition, tracking objects, measuring volumes, reactive altimeters, 3D photography, augmented reality games and much more. This article explains what Time-of-Flight 3D depth ranging camera sensor technology…

 

UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.   Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, many organisations will have their own fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas…

 

A drone with GPS and autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  As well as flying it’s programmed route, a drone on autopilot can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A drone flying in autopilot mode is monitoring and…

 

The Phantom 4 Pro intelligent flight modes are fantastic and make filming so much easier.  The many Phantom 4 Pro autonomous flight modes along with new stabilization system and professional camera makes this drone a real game changer. The Phantom 4 flight modes gives you so many flying angles to create awesome film.  The Phantom…

 
 

Without doubt, 4k UHD video is definitely the starting baseline standard for market entry into aerial filming with drones.   Today, we look at what exactly 4k UHD video is and the real benefits to shooting in 4k. We do a tour of the drones presently equipped with 4k ultra high definition video cameras and…

 

This DJI Mavic highlights and frequently asked questions post will give you all the important information on this superb pocket sized fold up drone.  The Mavic Pro is small, however, this does not mean it is lacking in drone innovation. In fact, the Mavic is packed with new drone technology such as 3 new active…

 

Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years back needed an aircraft, large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. Along with lidar sensors mounted on UAVs, sophisticated software can process the lidar images very quickly so effective decisions can be made by stakeholders and relevant parties. The Lidar UAV sector…

 

There are so many benefits of drones across many sectors.  Every week, we read about many new benefits of using drones in science, agriculture, construction, marketing, archaeology, conservation and the environment. They are saving lives, time and money. A couple of years ago, you would only see drone scenery videos on the Internet with very…