Developing AI delivery drones
Drone Express has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new version of their DE-2020 drone using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for in-flight navigation systems. This creative collaboration will equip delivery drones with Microsoft Azure to host the AI solutions and use Azure Machine Learning to train machine learning models. droneexpress.com
Quantum-Systems GmbH and SKYLAB have announced a partnership to help forestry customers maximize productivity and reduce costs.
With deep learning and advanced aerial data analytics, SKYLAB provides fullydigitalized forest management, from seedling survival and weed monitoring to full timber and carbon stock inventories, as well as monitoring forest health and harvesting operations for 100% of the areas. Combining the state-of-the-art hardware from Quantum-Systems and the sophisticated forestry and plantation management software from SKYLAB, customers have access to a complete solution that maximizes the usage of aerial data generated by the Trinity F90+ UAV. www.quantum-systems.com
AgEagle has announced its introduction of the new eBee™ VISION, a small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (“UAS”) designed to provide real-time, enhanced situational awareness for critical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (“ISR”) missions.
Scheduled for global commercial release in 2023, the eBee VISION delivers high resolution, medium-range video imagery made possible by its 32x zoom and powerful thermal observation capabilities. Its sensor payloads are capable of detecting, tracking and geo-locating objects in both day and night conditions. www.ageagle.com
SmartSurveyor 3–in–1 mapping tool Position Partners has unveiled SmartSurveyor, which facilitates accurate, survey-grade aerial mapping and photogrammetry without the need for a connection between a camera shutter and a GNSS receiver.
The fully compact, handheld, aerial mapping survey rover is compatible with DJI Mavix 2 and 3 series and Phantom 4 Pro drones. The design is dissimilar to other drone mapping systems in that it works from a drone or smartphone and with two or more ground control points (GCPs) while using an ultra-matching technique. Once data is captured by SmartSurveyor, all the photos and the GNSS file are uploaded to a PC and analyzed through the Agisoft UltraMatch workflow to confirm their accuracy before they are exported. Data can be managed in the cloud or on a local PC using software designed by MapSender. www.positionpartners.com.au
Dubai Municipality has launched the geospatial business and innovation incubator, ‘GeoHub’ within the framework of joint cooperation by its GIS Centre with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Dubai SME) and the Hamdan Innovation Incubator.
The incubator is one of the first in the region based on two ecosystems, first being creativity, which includes the entrepreneurship ecosystem and the second being innovation that includes academic development ecosystem. The incubator aims to develop the latest working models, which establishes directives to solidify the Municipality’s leading position in nurturing best creative practices, supporting startups, offering leading companies with investment opportunities in municipal work and attracting new geospatial innovation, research, and development in Dubai. https://wam. ae/en/details/1395303110869