Dubai, UAE- As part of an ongoing global expansion, Microdrones has acquired geomatics service provider Navmatica Middle East (ME). Since 2012, Navmatica ME has provided services and custom software development, with a focus on geodetic positioning, airborne mapping, mobile mapping, and indoor mapping.
Microdrones President Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil explains, “With an office and team in Dubai, UAE the acquisition helps us establish a foothold in the promising market for commercial drones in the Middle East.” He added, “Navmatica ME brings us a highly skilled and experienced team of geomatics engineering specialists, software developers, and systems engineers. They have a proven track record of providing clients with high quality geomatics services and technology.”
Prior to joining Microdrones as Director of mdSolutions, Dr. Mohamed Mostafa founded Navmatica ME and built its reputation on hundreds of high profile international projects, including:
High Precision 3D Topo mapping of the Riyadh Metro Project using Mobile Mapping in Saudi Arabia,
High Precision Geodetic Positioning in Dubai,
Airborne Mapping of The Nation of Oman, and
Airborne Mapping in Kenya
Mostafa explains, “This is an important homecoming for me and my team. I’m thrilled to integrate the knowledge and experience from Navmatica ME into my work at Microdrones. Our expanded team includes experts in the design of mapping workflows, from primary data acquisition to final map production. We are able to harness years of academic theory and applied practical knowledge to help Microdrones customers with training, workshops and seminars on using drones for geomatics applications.”
Founded in Germany in 2005, Microdrones developed the world’s first commercial quadcopter and the company continues to lead the industry with their professional UAV solutions.
By pairing robust drones with cutting-edge sensors, Microdrones offers advanced turn-key solutions that make it easy for businesses to start using UAVs for surveying, mapping, construction, inspection, precision agriculture, mining, and other commercial applications. A heritage of quality German engineering, extra-long flight times, resistance to environmental challenges, and technology like direct georeferencing make Microdrones solutions exceptionally safe, efficient, and cost-effective choices for commercial users.
Microdrones serves markets around the globe. To learn more about Microdrones, visit www.microdrones.com
Published at Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:02:03 +0000
DroneUp, LLC attended The Virginia Governor’s Transportation Conference (GTC) at The Hilton Main in Norfolk, Virginia for the states annual gathering of transportation professionals. Attendees gather each year to be updated on the latest developments in the industry from both the private and public sectors.
CEO, Tom Walker, was one of five panellists alongside Cathy McGee the Acting Director of Innovation for the Virginia Transportation Research Council; Mark Flynn, Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation; Jon Greene with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership; and, Shawn Talmadge, Assistant Secretary of Public Safety for Homeland Security. The session deemed “Eyes in the Sky”, spoke to the emerging technology of sUAS operations and workforce collaboration.
The main event for this session was provided by DroneUp with the launch of three simultaneous, live missions. Walker, mission commander, streamed footage from DroneUp’s Chief Pilot, in San Diego, California and two additional Pilot Engagement Specialist; one stationed in Northern Virginia, and the other near the conference in the Tidewater area.
The missions were displayed on the ballrooms’ main monitors as Walker explained the live streams to the audience while instructing DroneUp’s team. The team demonstrated a search and rescue (SAR) mission, a crash scene investigation and the use of thermal imaging to locate a fugitive. Walker continued to showcase how data collection from these missions and others similar to these across sectors will provide private and public organizations with timely deliverables and responsive services.
Visitors to the GTC Innovation Summit, most for the first time, were able to witness how drone operations benefit our collective workforce technologies with efficiency of time and use of resources. Walker stated, “The critical leave behind is that drones present a powerful new asset in our communities. It is incumbent upon our industry to engage government agencies in shared learning projects that will streamline the integration of this innovative technology. Doing so will save lives, reduce costs, and create real ROI. We hope demonstrations of real-world operations, like those today, help that process move forward.”
Published at Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:01:11 +0000