17 Sep Announcing a Brand New UAV Solution
Routescene is a GIS based business entity with its headquarters in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. They offer a wide array of products and services, ranging all the way from 3-Dimensional Mapping to Land Obstacle Avoidance to building Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). They also have their dominance in a number of key market segments which include the following:
- Surveying and Mapping
- Academic Research
- Highway Engineering
- Utilities and Energy
Just this week, Routescene announced a new market segment into which it plans to enter. Based upon extensive levels of customer research they have conducted, there appears to be a very strong demand for unmanned, aerial 3D mapping. The problem has been that this transcends into the area of having the technology and the ability to fly long haul distances, especially over vast expanse geographic areas of the United States, Australia, Canada, and even areas of Eastern Europe.
There is good news! Routescene developed technology to do this; it is known as the “LidarPod.” The LidarPod can be placed easily and readily onto any UAV; and, in fact, the first flight just took place in Bremen, Germany. The applications this new GIS technology would serve are those of inspecting power lines from the air, biomass mapping, as well as detailing the geophysical boundaries of the various forests and jungles.
The advantages of this new technology are tremendous:
- It can be wing mounted, and reduce drag on the UAV.
- Longer flight times are now possible, which means that greater survey mapping can take place, allowing for the greatest of details to be captured.
- There are minimal levels of noise and vibration in the UAV, which permits extremely clear pictures and videos of land masses to be taken.
According to Gert Riemersma, the CEO of Routescene: “We have already seen significant interest from the forestry and geophysical exploration community . . . the LidarPod [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][is] a market-changing survey and mapping solution.”
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