Pix4D enables Autonomous Mapping with a Simple sUAV


This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.

Making use of DJI’s new Software Development Kit, Pix4D developed the first mapping App. The Pix4Dmapper mobile App allows to turn drones such as DJI Phantom 2 Vision into an autonomous mapping and measuring tool to create 2D maps and 3D models.

The most challenging part of UAV mapping is to take images in a specific way that ensures the best quality and accuracy possible for 2D maps and 3D models. DJI’s SDK allows Pix4D to offer a new feature available as a mobile App that enables users to take total control of a mission, including the camera. This takes away the difficult part of mapping and makes for an easy yet accurate tool for professionals.

The Pix4Dmapper App for Android (iOS coming soon) allows user to map areas by defining various types of flights. Users can select flight areas and height to create a fully automatic mapping flight, or fly the drone using the remote control: the —> Read More Here

Consumer purchases of cakes, cookies and pies have decreased by 24 percent

The results of a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that there has been little change in the nutritional content of Ready-to-eat grain-based desserts manufactured or purchased between 2005 and 2012; however overall consumer purchases of Ready-to-eat grain-based desserts declined by 24 percent during that same time period. —> Read More Here

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