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    Chuck, this is a forum that is supposed to be helpful and collaborative for everyone. I was just posing a question and concern as a friendly sUAS pilot and asking for useful feedback. I will respect your opinion but I would appreciate less hostility. Thanks.
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    Traveled with my Mavic ( from Nashville) all across the Netherlands. This is some video from the Zaanse Schans area.
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    Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great Friday. I'm a Part 107-certified Remote Pilot and freelance marketing consultant. I work with Flying Robot international Film Festival, Drone360 Magazine, DroneDeploy, and the forthcoming Wedding Drones. Check out my photos/videos - http://instagram.com/karaemurphy Website: http://karaemurphy.co I'll likely be posting about all things except for drone racing.
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    Interesting application of using drones from this startup to reduce the labor cost of planting forests. http://droneseed.co CEO and CTO Interviewed by Ian Smith https://commercialdrones.fm/podcast/drone-swarms-forestry-droneseed/ They are hiring commercial pilots. https://www.droneseed.co/jobs/
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    If any of you are looking to get into 3D mapping, especially on the farm, this article is worth checking out. An Ontario-based company uses a Phantom 4 with 3D mapping to help the design process workflow for solar panel installation. https://blog.dronedeploy.com/isolara-improves-solar-design-workflow-and-expedites-sales-process-with-drone-maps-3ecc6a543041
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    Great feedback @Up Sonder and @eColumbia99. Wholeheartedly agree that respect is very important in a community forum like this. New designs / forum threads going live in the next 2-3 weeks!
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    Well said @Luke Dillon.
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    See below link. I haven't found a price tag yet. Sensors 12.3MP BSI CMOS RGB 12.3MP BSI CMOS RG+NIR - NDVI Capable • ERS correction • Sony Exmor R™ IMX377 Sensor Size 2.32" x 1.61" x 1.75" (59mm x 40.9mm x 44.5mm) • Fits the GoPro® Hero4 footprint Weight 80 grams Power 8W typical / 12W maximum Image format JPEG, TIFF, RAW Data capture 12.3MP Stills 4K Ultra HD video @ 30fps 1080p/720p Video • H.264 encoding http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2017/04/sentera-introduces-new-multispectral-double-4k-sensor-precision-agriculture/ If anyone buys this or any of it's brothers let me know how it works out for you!
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    Here's my latest creation, a short video documenting and showing a quick trip I did a few weeks ago to explore an historical village in the north of Portugal. Aerials were captured with my trusty DJI Phantom 3 Standard, ground shots mostly a Canon DSLR and two shots with iPhone.
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    Hey everyone, Here where I work we don't take the drone into too much consideration when it comes the quality of the products that we can provide, granted our sUAS is very high end. We have only been using a fixed wing aircraft made by Trimble that is specifically designed for surveying. We know that the quality of our products depends on how it is processed and gathered. We use survey grade GNSS receivers or conventional total stations to set out GCPS and to observe the more critical areas of a survey when it comes to elevation, especially when it needs to match some existing grade somewhere. The camera onboard is also very high quality, not just a "UHD Camera". We use the Trimble UX5 HP which logs a static GNSS vector as it flies and must be run with a local static base station logging it's own Data. Trimble claims that their processing Software (TBC) paired with this particular drone eliminates the need for GCPs through the use of Post Processed Kinematic methods that they derived. Trimble is well known to the surveying field to be high end surveying equipment and is probably blindly trusted when they make these statements. We, however have found through our own experiments that it is simply not true. I have come across horizontal differences of more than a foot and vertically even more when comparing a processed flight with survey grade GCPs to one without them. This, a survey grade company (Trimble), still doesn't yield the accuracy needed to rely on for any type of design without the use of survey grade GNSS receivers and the knowledge to understand the shortcomings of the photogrammetry performed. This, in my mind does not bode well for new services such as PX4d to be reliable for survey grade data yielded from a point cloud they generate. I agree that they can take a point cloud and make it useful but to rely on it for photogrammetry scares me. We cautiously use TBC and understand that in order for a survey to receive our stamp that it must be controlled well. We not only use our system for Topographic surveys but for Alta surveys as well as supplemental data. Deriving the feature line work and most of the surface (if requested) is done along with our survey technicians. It is clear to me that the data that can be gathered by sUAS can be very accurate if processed correctly, but that it does not eliminate the need for ground work, nor the need for a licensed surveyor to produce and examine the data. I agree with R Martin above that surveying is still a very profitable profession to enter, having just entered it myself as a 24 year old LSIT. The need for surveyors is growing very quickly as well in New Mexico. Someone said above that it would be foolish not to get into the newest technology available as a surveyor and I couldn't agree more. Surveyors for the most part are not young people and do not like to have to learn to work with new technology. That is where we young surveyors can help the previous generation while they help us to understand how to determine a boundary, and how to use all of the equipment they have been accustomed to. The Idea of GNSS was rejected fairly widely and thought of only as a fad, those that believed this were missing out on increasing profitability in a lot of projects. Don't let this technology pass you up as a fad. It is a great tool that we use frequently and it will only continue to grow and improve. Sorry if I seemed to jump around. -Kyle
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    Hey all,I made a tutorial/how-to video of 55 aerial cinematic movements/techniques complete with controls and some tips. I hope this can help new and intermediate drone flyers focus on the creative after learning a bit of the technical side from the 55 clips. It was my 7th day flying a drone (5 of the 7 for this video) and 2nd run with Premiere Pro so feedback is highly appreciated.Which ones are your favourites? Which ones do you currently use most frequently? Any moves not on this video that you would like to share? Feel free to pause the video any time. Category timestamps are on Youtube for quicker scrubbing.Thanks!!