After reviewing this data from the mdLiDAR1000HR, I can tell you this system is a game-changer. In the pointcloud you can clearly see that the entire park area, all the individual homes, and how well defined the creek is. In the parking lot, even all the striping is defined. Furthermore, you can see a high level of detail over the homes and property adjacent to the park, even though I did not fly over them, but because the scanner was such a wide field of view. You could see swimming pools. You could see the lounge chairs. You could see the umbrellas. You could see the Palm trees, all the landscaping, everything.
UAS Sales and Support Lead, Navigation Electronics
The only way that we could’ve met this timeline was to literally employ the Microdrone system’s LiDAR capabilities and collect the topo data that we needed to generate the boundary work. Being able to use this system allowed us to exceed our client’s expectations.
Vice President, Carlson, Brigance & Doering, Inc.
…the mission went really well. We got the data that we were looking to get. The way that the software works is that we… set it to enable our waypoint missions so that when we come back tomorrow, the drone will remember exactly where we ended and it will pick back up right where we left off.
Environmental Regulatory Specialist, Morris P. Hebert, Inc.
We knew that terrain was going to be an issue on this one, so we had to really make sure that our terrain follow was working correctly. The terrain follow quad uses a surface model or terrain model to follow existing terrain. So, we were really able to monitor it and make sure it was doing what it was supposed to be doing.
Survey Coordinator/UAV Pilot, Crafton Tull
Nick Tucker P.S.
Typically with a project like this, we would deploy one to two crews, and they would go out and shoot GPS break lines on the roads on the tops and a project of this magnitude would probably take somewhere in the neighborhood of two weeks. With the Microdrones mdLiDAR1000 we were able to capture the imagery and LiDAR to produce the deliverables in twodays field time. We’re saving that time in the field, saving that time in the office, and getting the same set of deliverables plus imagery and things of that nature that you wouldn’t normally be able to capture.
Vice President, Energy Services
The mdMapper improves our work, especially in the case of quality, in accuracy, and especially the case of the battery. You can fly about 40 minutes with one battery; that’s a big advantage.
With the DG, you don’t have to go out and lay out as many ground control, as you do with a regular mapper. The processing time is going to be significantly decreased from the traditional mapper.
Support Specialist/UAS, Sitech South
For more than 10 years Microdrones has set the standard for producing professional UAV solutions with outstanding performance and reliability. The combination of the Applanix Direct Georeferencing technology with their platforms has resulted in highly efficient and accurate mapping and surveying solutions that are second to none. They are truly setting the bar for professional UAV solutions.
Director of Airborne Products Applanix Corporation
Dr. Dalibor Jerinic
The md4-1000 is the most productive multicopter system for inspection of wind turbines that we have used so far. Especially the long flight time- it makes this drone a very effective tool for our areas of application.
Head of Innovations – Business Unit Industrial Service, TÜV NORD GROUP