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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SimActive integrates its Correlator3D system into LiDAR drones

Photogrammetry software developer SimActive has integrated its Correlator3D product into LiDAR systems for LiDAR USA’s drones. The integration will allow for accurate LiDAR scans by linking images to the scan data.

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Drones and LiDAR used in North Yorkshire’s viaduct restoration

Network Rail has turned to drones and LiDAR to create a photo-realistic 3D scan of North Yorkshire’s Ribblehead viaduct in the UK to assist in the restoration of the iconic rail structure. The high-tech restoration is a part of Network Rail’s £2.1 ($2.8) million Great North Rail Project.

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