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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.

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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