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GEOSPATIAL RESOURCE LISTS

(The links I wish I had when I started in this business)

USA DRONE MANUFACTURERS

Action Drone Inc. - San Diego, CA

Advanced Aircraft Company, Hampton, VA 

AeroFly - Brookings, SD

Aero Systems West, San Martin, CA

Aerovironment - Simi Valley, CA

AgEagle - Wichita, KS

AguaDrone Innovations - Vero Beach, FL

Airgility - College Park, MD

Applied Aeronautics - Austin, TX

Aquiline Drones - Hartford, CT

Ascent Aerosystems - Tewksbury, MA

AuterionGS - Moorpark, CA

Autonodyne LLC - Boston, MA

AVID Aerospace - Yorktown, VA

Bell Flight - Fort Worth, TX  

Brinc Drones - Seattle, WA

Centeye - Washington, D.C.

Cleo Robotics - Boston, MA 

Corvus Robotics - Boston, MA

Dragonfly - Beverly Hills, CA

Drone America - Reno, NV

Easy Aerial - Brooklyn, NY 

Flir - Wilsonville, OR

Flyt Aerospace - San Jose, CA

Freefly Systems - Woodinville, WA

Full Throttle Aerial - Tomball, TX

GESAR, Inc. - Lawrenceville, GA

GreenSight - Boston, MA

Hitec Commercial Solutions - San Diego, CA

Hylio - Richmond, Texas

Inova Drone - San Diego, CA

Insitu - Bingen, WA 

Inspired Flight - San Luis Obispo, CA

Kazien.Aero - San Francisco, CA

Lucid Drones - Charlotte, NC

Lumenier - Sarasota, FL

Matternet - Mountain View, CA

Mobile Recon Systems - Grand Forks, ND

ModalAI - San Diego, CA 

Orion Technology Group - Wilmington, DE

Parallel Flight - La Selva Beach, CA

Paladin Drones - Houston, TX

Parrot - Boston, MA

RoboDub - Seattle, WA

Robotic Research - Clarksburg, MD

Saxon Unmanned, Inc. - McPherson, KS

Sentera - Saint Paul, MN

Shield AI - San Diego, CA

SICDRONE INC. - Scappoose, OR

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Sparks, NV

Skydio - San Mateo, CA

Skyfish - Stevensville, Montana

Skyfront - Menlo Park, CA 

Skypersonic - Troy, MI

Teal Drones - Salt Lake City, UT 

Vantage Robotics - San Leandro, CA

Vayu - Ann Arbor, MI

Vision Aerial - Bozeman, MT

WISPr Systems - Batesville, MS

Workhorse Group - Loveland, Ohio 

xCraft - Coeur d'Alene, ID 

AERIAL LIDAR HARDWARE

Manufacturers of Lidar Payloads that can be attached to drones (some area also good SLAM Payloads)

DJI (Zenmuse L1)

Lidar/RGB Camera proprietary to the DJI Matrice 300 Drone

Rock Robotic (R2A & R360)

Multi-modal Lidar/RGB cameras with integrated IMU and RTK Rover / Antennas.  These can be used for terrestrial lidar (SLAM) or aerial lidar (mounted to a drone).

GeoSLAM

Multi-modal Lidar/RGB cameras with integrated IMU and RTK Rover / Antennas.  These can be used for terrestrial lidar (SLAM) or aerial lidar (mounted to a drone).

Phoenix Lidar Systems (Pioneer)

Multi-modal Lidar/RGB cameras with integrated IMU and RTK Rover / Antennas.  These can be used for terrestrial lidar (SLAM) or aerial lidar (mounted to a drone).

Leica Geosystems 

Many different products for all different mounting modes… handheld, drone integrated, robot mounted, auto mounted, etc.

RTK ROVERS FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY

These are RTK sensors that work in tandem with camera systems to provide precise geolocation data.

Emlid M2 with Hotshoe Adapter

RTK Rover for any camera, but available with hotshoe adapter for traditional cameras that logs precise location on shutter action for PPK processing.

3dimagevector – REDcatch GmbH

Camera Hotshoe RTK Rover

rtk_360camera – REDcatch GmbH

RTK Rover for Insta360 x3 Spherical Camera

SmartphoneRTK – REDcatch GmbH

RTK Rover for Smartphone (But only android… no iOS support)

ViDoc RTK Rover by Pix4d

Integrates with iPad or iPhone and uses both LiDar and Photogrammetry

PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOFTWARE

3DF Zephyr

Powerful User-Friendly Photogrammetry Software

Agisoft Metashape

Professional Software with Machine Learning

Autodesk ReCap Pro

Best BIM Photogrammetry Software

COLMAP

Free Open Source Mapping Software… 

DJI Terra

Captive software on the DJI platform

Drone Deploy

Well known, cloud based processor.

ESRI

Well known, cloud based processor.  Most government work occurs on this platform.

Meshroom

Best Free Photogrammetry Software

Optelos

Professional, very good, very expensive.

PhotoModeler

Best Photogrammetry Software for CAD & CNC

Pix4D Mapper

Very professional and versatile software suite

Reality Capture

Fastest Photogrammetry Software

Regard3D

Best Free SfM Photogrammetry Software

WebODM

Open Source Drone Photogrammetry Software

TERRESTRIAL LIDAR / RTK ROVERS

Some interesting rovers that don't have aerial platforms.

Navvis VLX

Body Worn Lidar Modules

https://www.faro.com/

Scanners

OTHER GREAT RESOURCES

Cool stuff for geospatial nerds

Propeller Aero Aeropoints 2

GPS Enabled Ground Control Points

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