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Daily Drone News – Tuesday September 8, 2020

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Groundwater tracking drone used by URI researchers to monitor salt ponds

Groundwater tracking drone used by URI researchers to monitor salt ponds – A groundwater tracking drone is used by the University of Rhode Island researchers to monitor salt ponds. Leaking septic systems, damaged underground infrastructure, excessive fertilizer use, and other land uses can contaminate groundwater. However where that water and the contaminants end up if the million-dollar question. URI researchers have now turned to drones to help answer it.

Dr. Debbie Saunders uses an Australian-made wildlife tracking drone that allows researchers to track endangered animals, such as Pangolins, swift parrots, honeyeaters, orange-bellied parrots, banded hare wallabies, and koalas.

Australian-made wildlife tracking drone allows researchers to track endangered animals – Dr. Debbie Saunders uses an Australian-made wildlife tracking drone that allows researchers to track endangered animals, such as Pangolins, swift parrots, honeyeaters, orange-bellied parrots, banded hare wallabies, and koalas.

Dutch Atmos UAV expanads distributor network to South America with Capital Drone

Dutch Atmos UAV expands distributor network to South America with Capital Drone – Atmos UAV, the fast-growing Dutch drone manufacturer that develops high-end VTOL fixed-wing drones for surveying and mapping applications, further expands its distributor network in South America and signs a reseller agreement with Capital Drone. Capital Drone will be responsible for the distribution of Marlyn drones in Bolivia, and will provide assistance and first-line maintenance services to Bolivian operators.

Thermal drone reveals ancestral Wichita site in Kansas

Thermal drone reveals ancestral Wichita site in Kansas – A thermal drone reveals an ancestral Wichita site in Kansas and showcases how drone technology can be used to discover archaeological structures under the soil.

ASSURE partner K-State Polytechnic launches UAS Fire response training

ASSURE partner K-State Polytechnic launches UAS Fire response training – ASSURE research partner K-State Polytechnic launches UAS Fire and HAZMAT Response Training. The best ways to use UAS in fire and emergency response activities will be taught in a new four-day UAS training course for firefighters and HAZMAT response personnel offered by Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus.

Virtual Surveyor Offers Enhanced Functionality in Free Version of Drone Surveying Software

Virtual surveyor offers enhanced functionality in free version of drone surveying software – In release 7.4, Virtual Surveyor has added new functionality to the free pricing level of its popular drone surveying software. The “Valley” plan of Virtual Surveyor now allows users to create engineering CAD models from drone orthophotos and/or LiDAR data sets.

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