Swift Engineering announced its Japanese Subsidiary, Swift Xi, signed an agreement with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in a project called “Digital Infrastructure Development Project for Digital Transformation of Industries: Research and development on 3D spatial information infrastructures.” Both Swift Tactical Systems and Swift Engineering will support the project. Swift Tactical Systems and the Swift group are collaborating with Zenrin Co. Ltd., LocationMind Inc., Intelligent Style, and Space Service Innovation Lab (SSIL) to develop a 3D spatial information infrastructure using the spatial ID. There needs to be a platform for understanding and identifying flight safety information.www.swifttacticalsystems.com
TOPODRONE has synchronized airborne photogrammetry, and LiDAR and bathymetric surveying methods, which was used to study a floating solar farm. The synchronization was performed for ERELIS to conduct a pilot project of reservoir surveying with a UAV in Northern Israel. ERELIS performed two-stage drone surveying to deliver a highprecision 3D model of the reservoir. First, aerial photogrammetry and LiDAR surveys were performed to determine the location of possible obstacles. Second, an underwater bathymetric survey using a Topodrone Aquamapper mounted to the same drone was conducted avoiding detected obstacles (cables, solar panels and other objects). topodrone.com
DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited, India is commencing operations in Thailand, in association with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The partnership will pave the way for the company into the Southeast Asian market. The primary goal of the collaboration with AIT is to codevelop projects involving Drones and GIS in Thailand and the surrounding countries.