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What I Learned From 1,000 Professional Drone Flights — With Pablo Sandoval Mastandrea of 21SUR Aerospace, Uruguay

With over eight years of fixed-wing UAV experience, spanning over 1,000 commercial flight operations, the founder of 21SUR Aerospace, Pablo Sandoval Mastandrea, knows a thing or two about what makes commercial drone operations work. Here he talks to Waypoint about his team’s many learnings and how crucial BVLOS work will…

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Preserve and Promote — Using Drones to Digitise Archaeological Sites in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq

When it comes to surveying historical sites, using classical archaeological methods can be slow and labour-intensive. As a result, an increasing number of archaeologists are turning to drone technology to more efficiently survey larger areas, and at better resolutions than satellite imagery can achieve. Iconem, an organisation that safeguards world…

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Into The Woods—Stefano Puliti On Using Drone-Based Aerial Photogrammetry In Forestry

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) find their place in the forestry sector, Waypoint met with a pioneer in this field, researcher Stefano Puliti of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his commercial forestry learnings—including the always-hot topic of LiDAR versus aerial…

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