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How Mixed Reality Could Speed Up Construction Projects

Reality is a reality the last time we checked, right?  We know that construction projects have a tendency to take longer than expected to complete.  But what about the terms “mixed reality and “reality capture.” What sort of disruptive words are these? Allow us to explain. Mixed Reality A mixed reality viewer allows users to open 3D models inside Windows …

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9 Ways Drones Are Transforming Business

Drones are everywhere.  Since taking the business world by storm in late 2016, the technology has quickly transformed from a nice-to-have luxury, into a must-have commodity.  Like with any new technology, some people embrace the modernization, while some are hesitant to change the way that things have been done for years. Although the drone industry is still relatively new, drones …

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Promoting Productivity Using DatuSurvey

In just a couple of years, the combination of small UAVs and advanced surveying software has brought about a true paradigm shift in the world of surveyors and civil engineers.  Drones are no longer simply being used by marketing departments seeking picturesque aerial photography; today, drone technology is put to a wide range of other valuable processes, such as creating …

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8 Ways Drones Are Helping Florida’s Economy Fly

Florida is well-known for its 1,800 miles of coastline, hundreds of freshwater springs, delicious citrus and, of course, Disney World. However, the state is adding a new designation. A recent study found that Florida is tied for the highest number of commercial drone applications in the U.S., just behind California. Florida’s standing is impressive since it has about half the …

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Datumate Launches Datufly App

Technology just keeps getting better for drone operators and it is important for pilots to be aware of some of the new tools available that can help improve flight operations.   Datumate, a software provider specializing in surveying and mapping technology, recently launched Datufly, a neat little app that is primarily geared toward construction, infrastructure mapping, and professional surveying. The …

Mapping with DroneDeploy

The market for aerial photography and data services is becoming intensely competitive. The hot-off-the-presses Part 107 regulatory change went into effect on August 29 and has already produced a stampede of new drone pilots anxious to take flight. Many experienced UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) pilots are searching for new ways to differentiate their services and capture higher-value aerial data. With …

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Exploring Photogrammetry & Topographical Mapping

onstruction and civil engineering firms are increasingly turning to drones to gather data that was previously prohibitively expensive and difficult to obtain. Companies are choosing to either invest in the technology and training in-house, or outsource the process to consulting firms, thus freeing themselves from the tedium of collecting data and allowing them to better focus their efforts on analyzing …