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New Drone Method Helps Scientists Track Vulnerable Populations

Weighing a whale is, as you’d expect, pretty tricky. They’re big, they’re bulky, and they don’t stay still. But that may soon change. Scientists have developed a new way to calculate a whale’s weight, using images captured by drones, according to a report published today in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. The images are input into a computer…

DroneAscent Featured in CADLearning’s “The Blast” E-magazine

CADLearning is the only Autodesk Authorized Publisher to provide intuitive, on-demand learning and performance support for over 40 unique Autodesk applications. The Blast is a media-rich, interactive magazine providing insight into the latest innovations in the 3D design, architecture, construction, engineering and entertainment industries.  Lorrie Cozzens, Vice President of Marketing Communications and Sales for DroneAscent, was invited to participate in…

DroneAscent Verified as Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

Chicago, IL (September 30, 2019) DroneAscent LLC, a nationwide provider of aerial photography, video and data collection services headquartered in Chicago, IL is proud to announce its designation as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) office within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. DroneAscent has been providing professional aerial services for nearly three…

Drones Handily Deliver Detailed HOA Inspections

Homeowners’ Association (HOA) covenants and restrictions are a standard part of many subdivisions and developments across the United States. Regularly scheduled HOA inspections are important not just for aesthetics and property values, they also decrease risk by identifying small repairs in advance of developing into enormous financial burdens and safety hazards. With managing an HOA also comes the unpleasant duty…

Drones and photogrammetry Used to ID Foreign Objects at Airports

Seattle, USA-based provider of aerospace testing, engineering, and certification services, AeroTEC, has completed two proof-of-concept drone surveys at airports in Washington state. The aerial surveys, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division, took place at Sunnyside Municipal Airport and Prosser Airport. Designed to assess the use of photogrammetry to evaluate runway obstacles, this was the first…

Mining for Gold on the Ivory Coast with Drones

SimActive Software Used for Gold Mine Mapping Montreal, Canada, September 3rd, 2019 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces that Correlator3D™ is being used for gold mining projects in Ivory Coast by Newcrest Mining Limited.  SimActive software is employed to produce dense digital terrain models (DTMs) using small format digital cameras. Newcrest Mining also extracts high-quality contours…