• Can Drones Fly in Rain? Can Drones Fly in Rain? This is a question that often comes up among people unfamiliar with drone capabilities.The short answer to this question is that it depends on the amount of rain and the drone you’re flying. Different platforms have different capabilities, but all the air frames we fly […]

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  • Can Drones Fly at Night? It is a question we see asked often. Can drones fly at night? Yes, but not as easily as during the day. This is due to both technological and regulatory challenges. From a strictly technological standpoint, the drones use GPS to navigate and recognize it’s position. This is not impacted […]

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  • Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, a portable industrial drone.  Notably, it is equipped with powerful, side-by-side visual and thermal cameras. Due to this combo it provides commercial pilots a reliable tool to operate in challenging environments. FLIR + DJI Partneship “Drones are  a common sighting in public safety and inspection operations. Users get immediate value from […]

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  • Mission Statement Continuing 25 years of Geospatial excellence, the CompassDrone team will empower our clients to succeed in the rapidly expanding Drone marketplace. CompassDrone will leverage its experience and industry knowledge to provide complete drone solutions. We specialize in High Accuracy workflows for aerial mapping, surveying, construction, mining and public safety. The CompassDrone Team is […]

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  • APWA Project of the Year – Linking Lookout Congratulations to the City of Golden for (almost) finishing the Linking Lookout Project and winning the American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award! You will find the report on page 54, at this link: https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Apwa_Public/Resources/APWA_Reporter_Magazine-issue_index.aspx?year=2018&month=07&an=5793 The City of Golden in Colorado was the agency […]

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  • Plotting your DJI video on an ESRI ArcGIS map by using the full motion video (FMV) add-in is a game changer. FMV can capture data faster than an overlapping grid mission, and allows you to capture data where photogrammetry does not work (like over water). FMV also only requires 1 pass down a corridor (pipeline […]

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