Quantum Land Design was recently featured in Propeller Aero's Thought Leaders Blog series. The blog post expands on Zach's Tech Talk at Conexpo-Conagg 2020.
Zach discusses a few things you should think about before you jump into the latest drone tech, how you can use the machine control technology you already own and why you need to examine you current workflow to determine how drone data will work with it.
Quality pictures are required to get the best from your drone data. Here is a quick video showing you how to set up the camera on your DJI drone for surveying and mapping missions. Don't have a drone yet? Check out the Quantum Flight Pack. We have another video that will help you set up your mission plans here.
It's not on the street, yet, but Caterpillar has announced Cat COMMAND for Compaction. It is an operator assisted technology that will help the operator achieve consistent compaction. The best news it that will be available on new B-series compactors AND as a retrofit kit for those already in the field. To learn more here is Caterpillar's press release.
Komatsu has added broader capability to their machine control line with Proactive Dozing Control (PDC) on their Smart Construction "i" machines. PDC uses the sensors and GPS system traditionally utilized for machine control to monitor the dozer's position in real time. The system will automatically control blade position and adjust load during any part of the earth moving process, not just at finish grade.
Ryan and Zach will be sharing their experience about how contractors put the latest technology to work in their operation. It's a rare experience to hear about what is working for contractors all over the world and, best of all, ask questions.
Machine control models aren't just for commercial projects. Quantum's experts improved a problem jump and fixed track drainage issue for the Peoria Motorcycle Club - making one of the oldest tracks in the American Flat Track circuit even better.
American Flat Track news detailed how the latest construction tech made short work out of a big problem. Here is the link --> https://www.americanflattrack.com/news/view/cat-rescue-peoria-again
There is a TON of interest throughout the construction industry regarding drones. Drones are a great tool and a low cost way to collect topographic data. Unfortunately, all the hype makes surveying with a drone seem overwhelming, complicated and expensive. At Quantum we subscribe to the K.I.S.S system (Keep, It, Simple, Stupid!) regarding drone data collection. Read to develop an understanding of the basics of drones and data.