Propeller AeroPoints – Do they work in the real world?

With the increase in drones being used as a key surveying tool, many questions are being asked about the accuracy of their GPS positioning from the sky. 3D mapping can be easily achieved with the use of a basic GPS enabled drone and processing software. However, for times when pinpoint accuracy is required, it is … Continued

21st September 2017

Is UAV LiDAR the Next Big Thing for Surveying?

In the world of technological innovation, there usually comes a time where an invention crosses over from cutting-edge, into the mainstream, from being a great concept, into a greater reality. UAV LiDAR is one such technology. What could be better than mobile LiDAR? Affordable airborne LiDAR, of course! The world of surveying covers such a … Continued

13th July 2017

Drones in Construction: 4 Key Benefits

Drones may have started out as merely a toy for hobbyists and photographers, however, they are now becoming a key tool in a number of industries as drone technology continues to advance. Over the past 18 months, COPTRZ has seen an enormous increase in the number of businesses using drones in construction, many of whom … Continued

29th June 2017

Pix Makes Perfect: Pix4D Drone Surveying Software

When it comes to software for drone surveying, Pix4D is one of the best options available. COPTRZ takes a closer look at some inspiring case studies, and asks how UAV operators can utilize its features to get the most out of their drone data There’s certainly no denying commercial drone technology is revolutionizing many difference … Continued

26th April 2017

DJI Matrice 210 RTK – Widening the Horizons for Drones in Surveying

Surveying is a big opportunity for drone operators. But until now, development in the sector has been hampered by a lack of drones built specifically for that market. Enter the Matrice 210 RTK: the latest addition to the Matrice 200 Series. It’s built for surveying, construction and similar industries, with additional features that make it … Continued

12th April 2017

Micasense RedEdge vs Parrot Sequoia

If you are in the market for a multispectral camera that can revolutionise your drone use, two models you might well have come across are the Micasense RedEdge and the Parrot Sequoia. While a large factor in your final decision might come down to the budget you have at your disposal, here we run through the main features … Continued

21st October 2016

Pix4D v Drone Deploy v Agisoft: Comparing 3D mapping software for drones

Drones represent one of the great technological success stories of the 21st century so far, with unmanned aerial vehicles now used for a range of commercial applications, whether it’s parcel delivery or television filming. The rise in drone usage has led to the development of ever more sophisticated software, among which is 3D mapping software. What is 3D … Continued

13th September 2016

What To Look For In Your Photogrammetry Drone

Aerial photogrammetry has so many applications, especially when it comes to survey practices. However, it has traditionally been limited by expensive helicopter aerial imagery stitched together – but drones have changed all that! The affordability of aerial photogrammetry unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have opened up the possibilities for many companies to use this new technology to great … Continued

31st May 2016