Top Drone 3D Photogrammetry Tips Including Photograms For Beginners

Excellent Drone 3D Photogrammetry Tips For Beginners

Here are 10 drone 3D photogrammetry and photogram tips for the beginner or anyone using their drone to create 3D models, photogrammetry maps and Digital Elevation Models (DEMS). What is great about creating 3D photogrammetry images is that you don’t … Read more

Introduction To UAV Photogrammetry And Lidar Mapping Basics

Using UAVs for photogrammetry and aerial LiDar mapping

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, organisations will have their own UAV fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas and infrastructure projects where required. 

With GPS equipped drones, digital cameras and powerful computers, surveys have an accuracy right down to 1 centimeter.

This post takes an overall look at this drone mapping technology. We also take a quick view at the sectors benefiting from using UAVs for photogrammetry and lidar mapping.  We also look at some of the best mapping drones on the market along with the compatible software.

Another closely related sector is using LiDAR sensors mounted onto drones.  It’s another growing sector and you can read further regarding drone LiDAR use here.

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Terrific Mavic Air Footage of Gold Coast, Florida, Palau And Maldives

DJI Mavic Air Aerial Footage

This DJI Mavic Air footage is proof of the stunning and professional quality from DJI’s latest pocket sized quadcopter. This Mavic Air drone with its 4k camera and ultra stabilized 3 axis mechanical gimbal has an angular vibration range reduced … Read more

12 Best Photogrammetry Software For 3D Mapping Using Drones

Best 3D Mapping Photogrammetry Software For Drones

When it comes to 3D photogrammetry software for drones, there is quite a choice.  There are many 3D mapping software companies, which provide a free version or free evaluation period, allowing you to try the software first before any purchase.  … Read more

DJI Mavic Pro Reviewed With Frequently Asked Questions

DJI Mavic Drone Review, Highlights Review and Mavic Frequently Asked Questions

This updated DJI Mavic Pro review with frequently asked questions has all the important information on this superb fold up drone. The Mavic Pro is small and is packed with the latest drone innovations. The Mavic Pro has some exciting … Read more

DroneDeploy Review Of Apps With Tutorials, Pricing And More

DroneDeploy App And Platform Review

This DroneDeploy review takes a look at the app and platform features, including pricing of their excellent solutions used to create meaningful aerial data in the cloud. Below, you will also excellent DroneDeploy tutorials and closer to the bottom, we have … Read more

Best 4K Camera Drones To Create Stunning Aerial Film

Top 4k Drones For Aerial Filming

The aerial footage from a 4k drone is without doubt just stunning. Today, we review the 12 best 4k drones on the market.  We also take a quick look at 4k camera technology and the real benefits to filming with a 4k drone camera.

 These 4k drones equipped with ultra high definition video cameras are capturing spectacular videos.

All of the 4k drones featured below have advanced features such as precision stabilization along with autonomous flight modes such as follow me, orbit, waypoints and active tracking to make filming easier. There are also a number of 4k drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance.

4k video recording cameras on drones is becoming the standard entry point for professional aerial filming. In 2016, we started to see the first of the 4k drone cameras coming to the market. 2017 and 2018 produced a number of 4k video recording drones.  Now, in 2019, we have many drones with 4k cameras including the latest DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones.

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Top Mavic 2 Enterprise Review And FAQs – Thermal, Dual Spotlight, Loudspeaker And Beacons Mounts

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Quadcopter With Spotlights

This Mavic 2 Enterprise and Enterprise Dual drone review looks at the new features and mounts, which make this drone perfect for so many sectors. In fact, the new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise was specifically built to serve sectors involved … Read more

Drone Waypoint GPS Navigation Technology And Uses Explained

Waypoint GPS Navigation in Drones explained along with its uses

Drone Waypoint GPS Navigation is advanced technology. It is very useful both today and even more so into the future as drones take on new functions and roles in business and other areas. Waypoint GPS Navigation allows a drone to … Read more

Multispectral Remote Sensing Drones For Golf Course Vitality

Multispectral Remote Sensing Drones For Golf Courses

Data from multispectral remote sensing drones provide essential feedback on the health of a golf course. Multispectral sensor data can detect problems from pests, disease, invasive weeds and stress to greens, fairways, rough, shrubs and trees long before the naked eye will notice.

This article explains why multispectral drones often called Remote Sensing Platforms are fast becoming a very essential tool every golf course should invest in.

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DJI Inspire 1 Drone Review Including Zenmuse Camera Options

DJI Inspire 1 Design, Gimbal and Camera Review

This updated DJI Inspire 1 drone review takes a close look at the features, design, gimbal and camera options on both the Inspire Standard and Professional models.

The Inspire 1 has entered new territory in drone innovation, sleek design and patented motor and gimbal engineering.  The Inspire 1 drone is very versatile with various cameras and sensors options.

In this Inspire 1 review, we take a full look at its design, intelligent flight modes, gimbals and many camera options, along with a number of top Inspire 1 videos.  We answer the many frequently asked questions such as the Inspire 1 range, distance, max height, altitude, frequency, sensors, transmission, WiFi, gimbal, camera and much more.

The DJI Inspire 1 is very close to the perfect quadcopter. The Inspire 1 allows anyone to create great aerial photography and filming shots. There are a number of cameras which can be fitted to the Inspire 1.

The latest camera is the Zenmuse Z3 which is the first integrated aerial zoom camera optimized for still photography. Being able to detach the gimbal on the Inspire 1 allows this drone to be used for more than just aerial filming.

For example, the Inspire 1 Pro comes with the Zenmuse X5 gimbal and 4k micro four thirds camera. This Zenmuse X5 gimbal can be removed and the new Zenmuse XT thermal imaging sensor can be attached giving the Inspire 1 real flexibility to provide solutions in many different sectors.

Fire Departments use drones to get an overall view of the area where they are battling a blaze whether it is a building or a forest.   They are also using thermal vision cameras to get information on the heat of a fire or the heat from a fire which has just been put out.

Or, how about attaching the latest Parrot Sequoia multispectral sensor for farming allowing the Inspire 1 to capture both visible and invisible images of crops, vegetation and ground cover.

The Inspire 1 is designed with adaptability in mind.

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Review, FAQs And Beautiful Footage

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Review And FAQs

This Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k review looks closely at the drone, the CGO3 4k camera, ST10 controller and Steady Grip.  Also included are Q500 4k stunning aerial footage and camera settings. Just as important we look at what comes with … Read more

Totally WOW DJI Inspire 2 Footage Of Shanghai, Tuscany, San Diego and Nevada

DJI Inspire 2 Footage

Here is some of the best DJI Inspire 2 footage which shows off just how magnificent the output is from this top notch quadcopter. Below, We have terrific Inspire 2 video footage of Shanghai, San Diego, Tuscany, Hawaii, Utah and … Read more

Drones Marketing Big Auto Brands With Very Creative Filming

Drones For Marketing And Filming Top Brands

Using drone cinematography for commercials to market brands and products is becoming very popular.   Drones now have terrific stabilization and cameras to film professionally.

They are widely available and very reasonably priced.  Now generally drones are used to do the filming.  However, there have been a number of very creative advertisements where drones filmed the ad and also starred in the ad.

Here we have a few terrific commercials, which show how drones are used in creative ways for the auto industry.  For most people, drones are viewed as sophisticated high technology. People also find drones quite intriguing. They are also attention grabbers and for some, drones have a sort of mystery about them.

I love the first drone video below which is a take on Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” movie.

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How To Fly A Drone Learning From The Latest Top Quadcopters

How to fly a drone and best drone flying rules and advice

Learn how to fly a quadcopter by viewing these videos of the latest easy to fly top drones on the market. For your first quadcopter you definitely need one which is easy to fly and has plenty of failsafe features … Read more

Quality Phantom 3 Drone Reviewed And Very Low Prices

DJI Phantom 3 Review of both the Professional And Advanced Model

In this Phantom 3 review we look at its innovative technology and features which make this drone the most popular on the market. In the past couple of weeks the DJI Phantom 3 has become even better value with lower prices.  Further down this post, I have links to where you can get the best prices for the Phantom 3 Professional, Advanced and Standard models.

Even though, there are newer drones from DJI on the market, the  Phantom 3 nevertheless has everything you would want in a drone.  Many of the top aerial landscape filming on YouTube have been filmed with the Phantom 3.

The Phantom 3 is very powerful, highly responsive and will fly precisely to your commands.  The integrated gimbal and camera greatly assist you to take professional aerial photos and film. Without doubt, the Phantom 3 is very impressive to fly and film with.

This Phantom 3 review with videos takes a close look at the flying and filming capabilities along with its features and improvements.  The Phantom 3 flies longer; has a 4k UHD camera; a new Vision Positioning system; stronger GPS signalling and reliability; a totally revamped remote controller; massive improvement in precision flying with much improved responsiveness and performance from both the quadcopter and camera.

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UAVs In The Lidar Applications Sector Increases Substantially

Lidar Applications And Systems Using UAVs

The market for lidar UAVs and their applications is growing fast and and will continue to increase over the next decade.  In 2015, the figure spent on drones using Lidar was around the USD 300 million.

However the lidar market is expected to rise to more than $1 billion by 2020. This is an increase of 20% year on year to 2020.

Many still view airborne lidar applications through the use of fixed wing pilot aircraft.  The high cost or renting lidar equipped aircraft, pilots, lidar trained engineers has kept the use of this extremely useful technology pretty much to the minimum.  Only big money and big budgets could afford to use airborne lidar systems regularly.

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Top DJI Matrice 100 Review – Create New Solutions Drone

Top DJI Matrice 100 Review

The Matrice 100  drone can be programmed using the DJI Special Development and Guidance Visual Sensing System. This Matrice 100 review looks at the technology, specifications and features of this modular and adaptable programmable sensor drone.

This Matrice drone is designed with the developer in mind. It will  allow developers from all sectors to use the Matrice 100 as a platform to create new hardware and software applications and solve real life problems.

The Matrice 100 is a dual system.  You have the quadcopter and also the guidance visual sensing system as an add on.  It’s ready to fly straight out of the box.  The real benefit is in using the interface between the Matrice 100 and the DJI SDK to create new aerial solutions.

This quadcopter has sensors, a collision avoidance system and has tremendous options to customize. Because the Matrice 100 is highly advanced  and very customizable, it gives developers and engineers flexibility to be creative.   You customize and create solutions using the Matrice 100, the Guidance Vision Sensing System and the DJI Special Development Kit.

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Walkera Technology Top Racing Drones And Aerial Filming UAVs

Walkera produce top aerial and racing drones

Walkera Technology is one of the top companies for professional aerial and racing drones not just in China, but globally.  Walkera have been very successful in the rc model toys since 1994 with over 50 helicopters and airplanes in their product range.

They have successfully transitioned to become a world class manufacturer of highly innovative and patented quadcopters and multirotors.

Walkera have 2 very strong competencies.  The 1st is their ability to design, engineer and develop new patented aircraft having a very wide range of drones and remote control toys.  Their 2nd strong ability is in the area of mold proficiency in which they use only the highest of precision equipment.

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12 Top Aerial Shots, Skypixel Photo Contest With Big Prizes

Fantastic Aerial Shots Of Dutch Tulip Fields

These magnificent aerial shots from SkyPixel prove how much drone aerial photography took a giant leap forward in 2015.

The quality of drones coming to the market has been phenomenal with new innovation in flight systems, sensor technology, gimbal stabilization and cameras. 2016 will also be a terrific year for drone innovation.

2015 was the first year where we have seen cameras specifically designed for aerial photography and filming with the result being absolutely stunning aerial shots.

Below, we feature 12 terrific aerial shots from SkyPixel and give you some details about the SkyPixel aerial photography competition which has some terrific prizes.

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Latest Drone News, Uses, Research And Innovation

Best and latest UAVs news for around the web. Drone and quadcopter research, development and innovations

Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation (UAV) industry. These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, service providers and  manufacturers. … Read more

Top Business Drone Reviews For Aerial Filming And Mapping

Article reviewing the best drone for aerial view, UAV cinematography and photography

Drone use for aerial view, photography and cinematography is on a big upward trend.  More importantly there is a business opportunity for owners of the best quality drones and camera equipment to be hired for specialized work.  Using drones or renting drones along with professional pilots and photographers is a new sector with plenty of growth potential.

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