Sensors & Systems
Written by DroneDeployPublished: 17 November 2015-
DroneDeploy, a Silicon Valley tech company that develops software for commercial drones, announced today a milestone of 1 million acres of drone data and have launched their software for free to anyone in over 120 countries.
CEO Mike Winn explains: “Historically, most drone publicity has been related to one-off examples, or what might happen. What we’re announcing today is hundreds of real people, getting real results with DroneDeploy. 40% of our user’s data is related to agriculture, enabling farmers to get a bird’s eye view of their fields,” says Winn. The data, collected and processed with DroneDeploy, has enabled their customers to identify pests, water damage, irrigation issues, and determine the right time to harvest.
DroneDeploy is also announcing what it believes to be the world’s longest commercial drone map. Over 114,000 images were processed from 869 flights over Mexican highways in a project executed by DroneDeploy mapper Sergio Serrato of Skylab Industries. “DroneDeploy’s scalability is what enabled us to complete this data collection operation on time,” recounts Serrato. “We undertook a huge project to create a highly accurate map of 1,000 kilometers of highway. Our first image processing solution just couldn’t handle the huge volume of data. We’re happy we found DroneDeploy.”
DroneDeploy was built with the ability to scale—supporting large fleets of drones. “Now that our technology’s scalability has been proven, we migrate out of beta,” informs Nick Pilkington, CTO. “Today, we’re launching our service with a free tier, enabling anyone to produce high-quality maps and 3D models.”
DroneDeploy’s free mobile app is currently available for Android devices through Google Play and lets users automate mapping flights for drones manufactured by DJI. An iOS app is slated for release in the coming weeks.
Founded in 2013, DroneDeploy is a San Francisco-based startup that provides cloud-control software solutions for drones which include automated flight safety checks, workflows, and real-time mapping and data processing. The company has partnered with leading drone manufacturers like DJI to provide its software to end users in a variety of industries, including agriculture, real estate, mining, construction and many other commercial and consumer arenas.
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From Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
November 26, 2015
Below are some great iPad apps to helps students in their geography learning. We have particularly focused on apps that provide interactive content to engage students and keep them motivated. These apps provide a number of interesting games, quizzes, reference resources and several other materials that can potentially bring life to geography learning. Have a look and share with us your feedback.
‘Wish you knew your world maps and capitals better? Brainscape helps you learn them faster than any other program, using the latest in cognitive science techniques. Rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun,” Brainscape provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption, based on YOUR confidence. ’
‘The iLearn Geography app is an amalgamation of our world’s most beautiful and interesting landmarks, brought to life by a wonderfully intuitive and creative user interface. These range from natural rivers, waterfalls and volcanoes, to manmade statues, buildings and cities.’
3- TapQuiz Maps World
From City Lab
Where U.S. Metro Economies Are Growing or Shrinking
America’s national GDP grew 2.3 percent in 2014, but not every city fared equally well.