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Astounding Accuracy — How Professional Drones Help Water & Environmental Technologies to Map Safer, Faster & With Greater Precision

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Water & Environmental Technologies (WET) is a civil engineering and environmental firm that relies on professional drone (UAV) technology to serve its clients in Montana and the Pacific Northwest. Waypoint recently sat down with Stephen Frazee, Project Engineer at WET, to learn more about the company, how drones are helping…

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How We Achieved BVLOS Authorisations Around the Globe

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Alexandre Habersaat is a software engineer at senseFly. Recently, Alexandre sat down with Unmanned Airspace to discuss how the company became the first drone operator to be granted ‘anytime’ BVLOS flight authorisation in Switzerland, senseFly’s ongoing collaboration with aviation authorities and how he sees UAV operations evolving over the next…

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Beneath the Waves — Using Professional Survey UAVs to Map the Ocean

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Tellus4D Geoimaging is an Australian company that uses survey UAVs to collect land and shallow water imagery. Waypoint recently sat down with Tellus4D’s CEO, Dr. Geoffrey Gearheart, to learn more about his company, how he uses survey UAVs, such as senseFly’s eBee Plus fixed-wing drone, to capture all this data…

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Open Pit Insights — How Survey UAVs Are Now Essential to Mine & Quarry Workflows

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In senseFly’s Integrating Drone Tech into Mine and Quarry Workflows webinar (watch it here), three industry experts discuss how their companies and consulting clients successfully put survey UAV technology to work at open pit mine and quarry sites across the world. They also share how they’ve successfully integrated drones into their…

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Ready for Takeoff — Talking eBee X With senseFly’s Fixed-Wing Drone Lead, Francois Gervaix

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At last week’s InterDrone show in Las Vegas, senseFly unveiled its latest solution, the eBee X. Waypoint caught up with the company’s fixed-wing drone lead, Francois Gervaix, to learn more about this release, including what makes this mapping UAV such an efficient beast, the thinking behind the platform’s new sensor portfolio and…

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Survey Drone vs. Scanning Total Station: A Gravel Pit Comparison

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How do two of the world’s most cutting-edge surveying instruments stack up against each other? Are there obvious benefits to choosing one over the other? A new whitepaper from survey company Lerch Weber AG seeks to answer those questions and more.  Earlier this year, Armin Weber and Thomas Lerch, co-owners…

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Fly Right — Tips on Making Enterprise-Level UAV Adoption a Success

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Many progressive mining operations are now seriously considering—and in some cases already implementing—the use of UAVs, or drones. In the following guest blog post, Sean Jefferys, owner and geospatial consultant at Sean Jefferys Ltd., reports on the effectiveness of UAVs in the mining industry. Drones are being deployed at mine…

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