Treeswift raises $4.8 million to capture forest data with LiDAR drones

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Treeswift, a Philadelphia-based startup that has spun out of the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory, has secured $4.8 million in seed funding to build a drone-based forest monitoring system.

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Emesent launches Hovermap ST autonomous drone LiDAR mapping and surveying payload

Autonomous drone mapping startup Emesent has announced its latest survey-grade LiDAR payload: Hovermap ST. The lightweight, IP65-rated solution is being launched with Emesent’s new Automated Ground Control feature that, the company stresses, enables autonomous data capture in harsher environments than ever and for a wider range of use cases.

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LiDAR drone provides wildfire data used to lower new blaze risks

Spanish researchers are turning to drones packing Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors in their management of the nation’s forests facing the annual summer scourge of massive wildfires.

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Drone sanitation project takes home MIT innovation prize

You know you must be doing something right when the judge you’re trying to impress offers to team up with you for an early demonstration of your solution. This is what happened at this year’s Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize pitch event.

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1,000+ drone LiDAR survey projects completed globally in 2020: Terra Drone

Commercial drone market research firm Drone Industry Insights ranks Terra Drone Corporation as the world’s top drone service provider, and the Japan-based company is making sure it justifies its presence on the list.

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Estonian Railways use drones to digitize railway assets

Estonian Railways brought in Hepta Airborne to digitize its railway assets and see the benefits drones could bring to the table, or, in this case, the track. The two companies have been trialing the technology’s use over the past few months to see if it adds enough value.

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