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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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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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Teledyne FLIR Launch TZ20-R Radiometric Thermal Drone Camera
Teledyne FLIR has unveiled the Vue TZ20-R camera - a high-resolution radiometric thermal camera with up to 20 times digital zoom. It is purpose-built for the DJI M300 RTK and Matrice 200 Series V2 drones.
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DJI Osmo Mobile 5 Vs DJI Osmo Mobile 4
DJI has released the OM 5 smartphone gimbal, ideal for vloggers and content creators on the go. It is the latest in the DJI Osmo Series, so how does it compare to its predecessor, the OM 4? Find out in this comparison article.
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Drones For Stockpile Measurements
Drones enable quicker, safer and easier stockpile management, compared to traditional methods. This in-depth guide explains how drones can be used to collect accurate photogrammetry and LiDAR data and how processing software can be used to build maps and models to enable stockpile volume calculations.
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LiDAR vs Photogrammetry For Drone Surveys
In-depth comparison between drone LiDAR and drone photogrammetry: Which is best, pros and cons, and how the DJI Zenmuse L1 and P1 have revolutionised aerial surveying.
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heliguy™ Drone Operations Manual Meets Highest Industry Standards
heliguy™ Operations Manual framework judged to meet the highest drone industry standards. IQ Verify has endorsed it against the requirements of BS ISO 21384-3: 2019 - a robust UAS safety and quality standard. This will benefit heliguy™ GVC and PfCO to GVC candidates, and Operations Manual renewals.
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London Fire Brigade Drone Mapping With Esri ArcGIS
Drone mapping and GIS is a powerful solution for public safety. Find out how London Fire Brigade plans to use Esri ArcGIS for enhanced incident response.
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Is The DJI Mini SE Drone Available In The UK?
The DJI Mini SE has been released, but will this affordable and lightweight beginner's drone be available in the UK? Find out more.
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Congested Area OSC Enabled Lloyd's of London Drone Inspection
How heliguy™ client, The Virtulab, used an Operating Safety Case (OSC) to conduct a drone inspection of the Lloyd's building in a congested area of London. heliguy™ has an OSC consultancy service to help prepare submissions to the CAA.
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PD Ports Launches Drone Programme With Heliguy
PD Ports has invested in DJI drones to optimise industry operations and reduce risk. The team has benefitted from industry-specific onsite training, as part of the heliguy™ Drone Assistive Programme.
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Drone Industry To Grow To '£29.8bn By 2026'
The drone market will grow by 9.4% over the next five years to become a £29.8 billion industry by 2026, according to a new report. The study shows the energy industry has the highest adoption rates, while mapping and surveying will remain the top application of drones.
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Ground Sample Distance And How It Impacts Drone Surveys
A guide to GSD for drone surveying: What it is, why it is important, how it can impact the quality of your maps, and why flight altitude and a good quality camera matter.
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heliguy™ Expands Drone Training Team With Former Royal Navy Pilot
heliguy™ has further expanded its drone training team with the addition of Martin Young - a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot and commercial drone operator who has logged in excess of 500 flight hours with rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.
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Industrial Coating Inspection Company Using DJI M300 RTK
Europe’s largest coating inspection company launches drone inspection service - spearheaded by the DJI M300 RTK - to save money, increase safety and boost efficiency across sectors such as oil and gas, construction, renewables, marine, industrial and infrastructure.
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Transform Drone Surveying Workflows With The DJI P1
Guide to how the DJI Zenmuse P1 photogrammetry camera and DJI M300 RTK transform drone surveying workflows, including efficiency gains, high-resolution imagery for sharp and detailed maps and models, and GCP-free mapping.
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Free Terrasolid Licence For DJI Drone LiDAR Data
Terrasolid UAV for DJI L1 is a bespoke software package to simplify LiDAR data processing. The licence is currently free. Use with DJI Terra and turn raw point clouds into usable data and conduct in-depth analysis.
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The heliguy™ Drone Assistive Programme
The heliguy™ Drone Assistive Programme empowers in-house commercial drone programmes and bridges capability gaps to ensure pilots have the confidence and competency to conduct complex, industry-specific missions.
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DJI Universal Edition Drones For International UAS Operations
DJI Universal Edition drones are perfect for multinational organisations and drone service providers, enabling seamless operations across different countries. After understanding its location, the drone adjusts itself to be compliant with the local regulatory limits.
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Keltbray Doubles Efficiency Using Drones for Powerline Inspections
Keltbray is using DJI drones to transform powerline inspections - doubling efficiency, cutting carbon emissions by almost 50%, and conducting drone mapping to create highly-accurate and detailed models and point clouds.
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