senseFly has announced the release of senseFly Corridor, a new platform enhancement that simplifies the drone mapping of linear infrastructure and sites. It makes it debut at AUVSI Xponential in Dallas.
Corridor mapping is a common task for many geospatial professionals and important for the effective planning, design and analysis of linear infrastructure, as well as the monitoring of rivers and coastlines. However, senseFly say susing drones to carry out corridor projects has, until now, been a relatively complex job.
“senseFly Corridor overcomes these hassles, providing a geometrically and logistically efficient method of mapping linear routes,” says Francois Gervaix, senseFly’s lead product manager for surveying. “With senseFly Corridor, commercial operators can easily plan an automated corridor mapping mission, containing one or numerous flights. This release is also future-friendly, as more operators gradually look towards gaining EVLOS and BVLOS permissions.”
senseFly Corridor is a combined hardware and software solution, which is optimized for any eBee Plus drone that carries a senseFly S.O.D.A. photogrammetry camera. It includes a camera integration kit, which houses the senseFly S.O.D.A. in a longitudinal (portrait) position, and a new corridor mapping mission block within senseFly’s eMotion 3 ground station software. The combined approach offers three benefits: better ground resolution, fewer images and shorter process times, and easier corridor mapping.
“Our professional mapping clients are looking to be as safe and efficient as possible when planning and executing their eBee flights,” says senseFly distribution partner, Adam Arrington, vice president and sales manager at Earl Dudley Inc. “This new corridor feature provides a cutting-edge planning tool that will reduce processing times, while maintaining a narrow corridor and still producing the highly accurate results our clients demand.”
senseFly uses technology to make work safer and more efficient. senseFly drone solutions are designed to simplify the collection and analysis of geospatial data, allowing professionals in surveying, agriculture, engineering and humanitarian aid to make better decisions, faster. senseFly was founded in 2009 and is a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group.