Drones for Surveying

Microdrones and GeoCue showcased new LiDAR Sensors at the Commercial UAV Expo 2022

It was a busy but rewarding week at this year’s Commercial UAV Expo, where both GeoCue and Microdrones exhibited.  Together, the two companies provide a full range of drone surveying products and software to provide customers with the most comprehensive set of solutions for drone LiDAR and mapping on the market. 

Here's an article from Inside Unmanned Systems that features the new TrueView LiDAR sensor that adds a Third Nadir Camera.


by Inside Unmanned Systems

Surveyors and engineers who needed overlapping LiDAR images looking straight down would have found a solution at the GeoCue and Microdrones exhibit at last week’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas.

Chad Dillard, manager direct sales North America, for the Madison, Alabama-based company, talked about its new higher-end LiDAR scanner, the TrueView 655/660, released two weeks ago. “We added a third nadir camera which points straight down” he explained, “and which gives additional overlap in the middle.” The company received numerous requests for such a product, he noted, and that the market includes a range of users including larger engineering firms."


The GeoCue and Microdrones booth at the Commercial UAV Expo

At the show, Dillard said, “We’ve also been talking about our LP360 Drone LiDAR Data Processing Software.” The product, formerly EVO Drone Mapping Software, processes data collected from drone LiDAR or point clouds derived from photogrammetry. As explained on the LP360 website, the software can create and manipulate point cloud data directly from LAS files without time-consuming importing or converting processes. This provides tools for rapid visualization including 3D point clouds, as well as additional abilities when included in other systems.

Take a quick look at the GeoCue and Microdrones team in action at the Commercial UAV Expo 2022 in the video below:

GeoCue, a sister company to Microdrones, offers integrated drone LiDAR solutions, targeting surveyors, mappers and engineering firms that need to do topographic mapping. Customers buy its sensors and can then process data through its software. The company sells a package including a drone (from a third party) with the sensor package already integrated. It also will integrate its sensors onto a customer’s drone when the customer ships it to GeoCue.

GeoCue also offers monthly rental options for customers who only have occasional need for the equipment.

Microdrones provides end-to-end, LiDAR and mapping drone surveying equipment, such as the GE industrial line or the Microdrones expert line, which fully integrate drones, LiDAR & photogrammetry payloads, and a  complete software workflow.

For more information on how to get started with drone surveying equipment and software, schedule a meeting with one of our sales managers.