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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jovanx View Post
Here is a link to a drone that is is being marketed in Canada. It takes aerial photos while flying a pre-determined pattern, and then the software stitches them together and creates digital elevation models. It is being marketed as a surveying tool, and is being distributed by Trimble, one of the largest surveying instrument companies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxnWmc0ZTvA

It launches, flies the pattern, and lands by itself, and they say that no piloting skills are required. Because I am a surveyor, I have an opportunity to see one of these in action next week. I still haven't decided because it's a 3 hour drive each way and $1000 for the one day seminar.
Be interested to hear your feedback on it if you do see it. it sounds a bit too good to be true from the marketing material, makes it sound a bit too easy and simple.
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