Maptek invests in drones

By on 25 February, 2014
DroneMetrex’s Topodrone-100 UAV

DroneMetrex’s Topodrone-100 system.

 

Maptek has made a significant investment in DroneMetrex, an Adelaide-based startup company that has developed new technology for aerial photogrammetric mapping from small drone aircraft.

The DroneMetrex system allows users to collect high-quality digital terrain data and imagery for rapid assessment and integration of data into the day-to-day processes of industries such as mining, geospatial, agriculture, infrastructure management and other applications requiring highly accurate elevation data.

DroneMetrex systems will integrate with the standard Maptek mine planning Vulcan software system, as well as the Eureka regional mapping system.

Tom Tadrowski, Managing Director of DroneMetrex and an experienced mapping photogrammetrist and land surveyor, says ‘the support of Maptek and its strong global network will accelerate our growth. The rigorous research and development skills and robust software capability in Maptek will enhance our products and ensure our customers gain maximum benefit from the data captured by our TopoDrone-100 systems.’

The TopoDrone-100 is a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that collects high precision aerial photographs for generating terrain models.

Maptek General Manager Peter Johnson says ‘The DroneMetrex technology will be invaluable for many of our customers and will provide new and efficient ways to manage both large projects and regular spatial measurement challenges. This rapid data acquisition capability will deliver immediate rewards to the resources industry’.

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