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DJI L1 LiDAR Accuracy Revealed During Coastal Erosion Survey
Coastal erosion survey shows the DJI L1 LiDAR can achieve 15mm accuracy from 100m flight altitude. The M300 RTK and L1 took two days to collect the data, compared to three weeks using traditional methods.
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A Guide To Drone ND Filters
A guide to ND filters for drones. Learn how to use them and which are most suited to your imagery.
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DJI Mavic 3 Cine Drone vs Mavic 3
In-depth comparison between the DJI Mavic 3 and the DJI Mavic 3 Cine. Find out the differences between the two drones, including performance specs and what's in the box, and which one is best for your aerial content creation.
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heliguy™ Receives Armed Forces Employer Award
heliguy™ has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, honouring the company for being Armed Forces-inclusive. heliguy™ has also pledged its support to the Armed Forces Covenant.
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DJI Mavic 3 vs DJI Mavic 2 Pro Comparison
DJI launch the Mavic 3. See how it compares to the previous generation Mavic 2 Pro, as well as other DJI camera drones, such as the Air 2S.
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DJI Mavic 3 Review: The Next Generation DJI Camera Drone
The DJI Mavic 3 is a next-generation content-creation drone, with 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera, 5.1K/50fps and 4K/120fps video, 46 minutes of flight time and ability to use Apple ProRes 422 HQ.
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Mavic 3 Drone Class Marking: DJI Official Statement
The Mavic 3 has been released with no class marking, but DJI insists the issue is of 'the upmost importance' and hopes to 'resolve it as quickly as possible'. Find out what this means and where you can fly in the UK.
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DJI Ronin 4D Professional Filmmaking Camera: Review
DJI launches the Ronin 4D - a comprehensive cinematography system aimed at high-end, professional filmmakers. It is the world’s first 4-axis cinema camera and features the new full-frame Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera, a LiDAR focusing system, and an unrivalled video transmission and control system.
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Firmware Update For L1 Drone LiDAR Sensor
A new firmware update has been released for the DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR sensor, which includes mapping and flight calibration optimisations.
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Drone Gas Detection With Sniffer4D
A demonstration has shown how the Sniffer4D gas detection system can be used with the DJI M300 RTK drone to benefit public safety operations. The module detected numerous substances to provide vital situational awareness in real-time. It is also suited to other applications, such as industrial inspection and environmental monitoring.
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M300 RTK Firmware Update Improves Data Security And Flight Performance
A new firmware update has been released for the DJI M300 RTK drone, with improvements to data security, safety and performance. DJI says it is its 'strongest effort yet to offer the most transparency and flexibility possible' to operators.
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REVIEW: Police Test DJI Drone Loudspeaker
Devon & Cornwall Police praise the CZZN MP130 loudspeaker for the DJI M300 RTK drone, saying it will benefit search and rescue operations and help at large-scale events. Watch the videos and read the review.
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Best DJI L1 Drone LiDAR Flight Parameters
How to use the DJI Zenmuse L1 sensor, including the recommended flight parameters for specific drone mapping jobs to collect the best LiDAR and photogrammetry data.
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L1 Drone LiDAR Data: How To Post Process Point Clouds In DJI Terra
Step-by-step guide to help you post process point clouds in DJI Terra using data collected by the DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR sensor.
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Using Drone LiDAR For Public Safety
Drone LiDAR is an effective public safety mapping solution, including crash-scene investigation and search and rescue. Drone LiDAR is accurate, automated, efficient and can be deployed at night. The DJI L1 LiDAR sensor also generates real-time point clouds for enhanced situational awareness.
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In-depth Guide To Thermal Imaging
In-depth guide to using a drone with a thermal camera: Thermal colour palettes, isotherms, radiometric vs non-radiometric, and how emissivity, atmosphere and distance can impact your results.
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Drone Cage Benefits International Conservation Projects
The heliguy™ Mavic 2 drone cage is helping an international conservation team map historic sites across Europe. The cage enables operations which weren't previously possible and helps the team fly closer to heritage structures to obtain better quality data.
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Drones And DEMs vs DTMs vs DSMs
Guide to Digital Terrain Models, Digital Elevation Models and Digital Surface Models for drone surveying: What they are, their differences, applications, and how drone LiDAR and photogrammetry can help.
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Drone Surveying vs Traditional Surveying
In-depth comparison between drone surveying and using traditional surveying techniques on your job site. Find out how drones can make your surveys more efficient, cost-effective, safer and drive decision-making and ROI.
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M300 RTK Maintenance Guide And Pre-Flight Checklist
Maintenance guide for the DJI M300 RTK drone, including pre-and-post flight checks, how to store after flying in the rain and battery maintenance.
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Getting Started with Drone Surveying: Laws, Licence and Regulations
In-depth guide to help you understand UK drone laws for mapping and how to obtain a licence for drone surveying.
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