When you first start to plan mapping missions with UAVs, you realize there are a lot of factors at play. How high should I fly? What speed should my UAV be flying? How much front overlap and sidelap do I need? What should my camera settings be? What camera lens is best? These are all questions that UAV pilots ponder when they first start mapping with drones. This is especially true if you have a custom built drone ... Continue Reading →
Our guest is Andrew Chapman from Australian UAV! Andrew’s background includes experience as a commercial pilot and as a visual effects supervisor in the film industry, sets of skills that have transferred over well as he started to focus on drone work. He has operated UAV startups in both Canada and Australia, and is currently back in Sydney as the Director of Operations for Australian UAV in ... Continue Reading →
Our guest is Paul Bennett from Aerobotika! Paul was elected to the board of Unmanned Systems Canada and is the founder of Aerobotika Aerial Intelligence (AAI) headquartered in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada. I first met Paul when I took ground school training through AAI, which has developed a reputation as one of the top UAS educators across Canada. In addition AAI has manufactured their own custom UAVs and have also ... Continue Reading →
When we take a step back and look at the current state of the commercial drone industry, one thing is clear: there are many ways to do business with drones. For drone startups or established companies that are introducing UAVs, one of the most critical decisions they make in the early stages is to establish what areas of business they will focus their attention on.
The purpose of this post is to breakdown the many ways that ... Continue Reading →
Published August 24, 2016 | Last updated: Feb 2, 2018
Laws and permits…Yes, please control your enthusiasm! It may not be the most exciting part of the process, but a necessary step to do business with drones is to abide by the rules and regulations set out in your country for commercial UAV work.
Before you read any further, this post focuses on Canadian laws and regulations for drones up to 25 kg. Continue Reading →
Published July 24, 2016 | Last updated: October 7, 2018
For those new to UAV mapping operations or traditional airborne data collection, the idea of establishing Continue Reading →
Published on June 23, 2016 | Last updated January 27, 2019
If there’s one constant in the UAV industry today, it’s that the number of platforms is continually on the rise. Since I began seeking out my first commercial drone platform back in 2011, the industry has exploded, growing in an exponential fashion. Learning about commercial drones available on the market today and making a final choice can be a daunting task, a maze that is easy to lose yourself ... Continue Reading →