Singapore: URSingapore: URA explores creating 3D digital models of city area using drone

Digital models of the Republic’s heritage sites and city areas created using aerial images by drones could be here to stay, if trials conducted by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) are successful.

The URA said the technique is called photogrammetry, which is the science of making measurements from photographs. It had already partnered with local drone set-up Avetics to create a 3D digital model of the NUS Baba House at Neil Road, the agency said in a press release on Thursday (May 21).

Lynx M

Greetings all. About a year ago, we introduced you to the Lynx.http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/introducing-the-lynxLynx was our first system developed as an affordable, fixed-wing UAV for mapping. The Lynx design was inspired by military UAS, and we sought to make our own system that was equally durable and practical for field use.

Fast forward a year, and we are proud to announce the Lynx M. Our new design is approximately 20% lighter and 20% smaller than the original but with doubled endurance (3 hours with payload!), sideways camera placement (top facing forward), and more camera options. Read the full article…

Take a drone tour of company’s USS Enterprise-like headquarters

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This Google Maps image shows the Enterprise-like building in China.Google Maps

There are many ways Trekkies express their love for all things “Star Trek.” They build replicas of Captain Kirk’s chair. They tell you how to make pretty impressiveSpock ears at home. They even design entire apartments to look like the inside of a Starfleet ship.

But when you’re a Trekkie and the CEO of a multimillion dollar software company, you can take things to the next level. According to Mashable, that’s exactly what Liu Dejian did by designing the headquarters of the company he runs — NetDragon Websoft — to look just like the USS Enterprise.

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These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

The weather isn’t great and the pubs close too early and the food is often better in other cities and yet London is still one of the capitals of the world and is packed with so much history. Photographer Vincent LaForet took these amazing aerial shots of London and seeing the city overhead like this reminds you why that is.

The buildings may be old and the streets may be confusing when you’re down low but boy, it looks great from above.

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These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

Drones Plus off and flying at Beaverton Town Square

TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kenneth Silverton watches Drones Plus co-worker, Chris Griggs, fly a Phantom 3 drone at the business at Beaverton Town Square.

TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ – Kenneth Silverton watches Drones Plus co-worker, Chris Griggs, fly a Phantom 3 drone at the business at Beaverton Town Square.

Chris Griggs, manager of Beaverton’s Drones Plus, says he’s amazed at how quickly word about the opening of his new business in Beaverton Town Squarehas spread, mostly via word-of-mouth from neighboring businesses.

“In the three-plus weeks, we’ve had about 1,500 (people) come in,” he said. “They’re just curious.”

And what they’re curious about is checking out drones, those unmanned aerial vehicles that have captured the public’s imagination over the last few years.

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