Hexagon’s Aibotix UAV Company

Hexagon Geospatial has a subsidiary UAV company Aibotix.  They fly the Aibot X6 V2, which fits into the smaller model aircraft part of the FAA Regulations.  As of this post date, UAVs of this size have to stay below 400ft but are also restricted from doing commercial work.  The earliest date this might be approved is September 2015.  Because of this, Aibotix is focusing on non-United States markets in the near future, their website only shows a demo flight in New Mexico but they legally cannot do anymore in the US.

Currently the only sensors flying are Color, Multispectral/Color IR, and Thermal sensors.  There are no LiDAR sensors operational yet.  But this may or may not come around with Hexagon’s AutoDTM software to get LiDAR from imagery.

So if you are in the United States and are looking to do some planning for September 2015 projects and beyond, or if you are not in the United States and want to have the Aibot X6 fly to acquire data for you right now, contact brandon.tourtelotte@hexagongeospatial.com

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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