A UAV Tethered to an SUV?

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Last week’s Imaging and LiDAR Solutions Conference in Toronto, held by the newly minted Teledyne Optech, hosted a full afternoon of presentations about drones. Most surprisingly for this reporter, having followed the drone industry closely for more than a year already, the presentations felt fresh. There are a lot of possible uses for the technology, and just when you think you’ve heard them all, someone proves you wrong.

MapkiteA UAV Tethered to an SUV?
The most surprising presentation was given by Pere Molina, the advanced applications program manager at GeoNumerics. He presented on the mapKITE project, which his company is coordinating to develop “a tandem terrestrial-aerial system for high-resolution corridor mapping.”

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Sean Higgins is the former Managing Editor of SPAR3D.com and the SPAR 3D weekly newsletter, which continues to highlight relevant news and information for 3D-scanning professionals. Sean continues to work in the industry, and may sometimes be spotted in attendance at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference. Follow @spar_editor to connect with and learn more about the current voice of SPAR3D.com

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