Industry Insights

February 2021

Hello All!

It's the end of February, and we are bringing you the latest stories in photogrammetry and image analytics. Check out the difficulties of flying around wind turbines, how children are using drones to fight climate change, and Pix4Dsurvey can make life easier with its Smart grid. 

Got any questions for us, or want to feature in your own use case? Hit reply to get back to us. 

Happy reading! 


Variable rate applications with spraying drones

Precision agriculture helped to reduce the cost of a ripening agent by 20% and achieve a 93% accuracy rate in sugarcane production forecast. Discover the workflow, and different hardware and software they needed. 
Farm better

Pix4Dfields 1.9: trial plot management

Pix4Dfields 1.9 brings you new tools and features for trial plot management, including statistics, CSV export, geotagged images, and more.
Trial better

A whirlwind mission: surveying a wind farm access road

Maintaining a large wind farm requires constant and reliable access. If something breaks, it needs fixing as soon as possible. So when an access road is built, it needs to be carefully surveyed.
Access more

Out of power: mapping a disused coal plant for new life

Coal is being left behind in the push for renewable energy sources, resulting in closed power plants. Redeveloping them requires planning - but data collection can be tricky.
Map more

Drones in school: students fighting climate change


Arizona is suffering from climate change. As local projects try to restore the environment, photogrammetry helps monitor changes.
Students are taking part in the research, discovering drone mapping for themselves. 

Learn more

Smart surveying with Pix4Dsurvey's Smart grid


Pix4Dsurvey speeds up surveying workflows by automating the creation of spot elevations. Make surveying easier with the grid of points tool, simplifying the number of point cloud points. No new points are created, just existing points from the input data are used.

Survey smarter

The Tie Points

Some stories to keep you up-to-date with the rest of the photogrammetry world, as well as some unconventional uses: