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Drone Films Antarctica

Amazing aerial shots from Antarctica

Shot with a DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro HERO3+ Kalle Jung shot this amazing movie. Their trip started in Ushuaia (Argentina) and went to Port Williams in Chile, rounded Cape Horn and crossed the Drake Passage towards the Melchior Islands in Antarctica. They spent 16 days in the Antarctic and got to experience the most amazing scenery and wildlife before we returned back to Ushuaia.

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Drone films Pripyat, Ukraine

An aerial view from a ghost town.

Aerocine shot this aerial movie in Pripyat. This abandoned city is located in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus. It was a city with a population of 49,360 inhabitants, before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster.


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Zano and other selfie taking Micro-Drones

2014, Year of the Drones?

Some say 2014 was the year of the drones. However I’m thinking 2015 might have some surprises. They’re called: Micro-Drones. With technology getting smaller and cheaper, such as GPS-modules, IMU’s and batteries it’s possible to design and produce drones that will fit in your hand. The drones in this article will be available in 2015. They have the following thing in common: the Follow me function. These flying cameras can film and follow you. So now you can take your aerial selfies. (Yes…. #dronefie exists…)

Zano: the selfie taking drone

Zano: a selfie taking micro drone Launched in a Kickstarter their makers state: “The most sophisticated nano drone”. It sure looks like a must-have. Some specs:
Size: 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Flight time: 10 – 15 mins
Camera: 5MP HD video
Price: £ 139 / $265 (Early Bird)
Website: FlyZano

 

The Pocket Drone

Pocket Drone carries a GoPro Also started as a Kickstarter project this fold-able nano drone can carry a GoPro camera. Some specs:
Size: 15 cm
Flight time: 20 mins
Camera: GoPro
Price: $599
Website: The Pocket Drone

 

Hexo+

Hexo Plus drone carries a GoPro As a bigger brother to the former two I’d stil like to mention this GoPro carrying Aerial Selfie maker.
Size: 62 x 52 x 12 cm
Flight time: 15 mins
Camera: GoPw
Price: $999
Website: Hexo+

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Counting wildlife with aerial imagery from drones

Crowdsouring the counting of wildlife with Aerial Clicker. Look for Rhino’s, Elephants, Giraffes etc with high resolution aerial imagery taken from drones.

“As part of their wildlife protection efforts, rangers at Kuzikus want to know how many animals (and what kinds) are roaming about their wildlife reserve. So Kuzikus partnered with Drone Adventures and EPFL’s Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) and the Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LASIG) to launch the SAVMAP project, which stands for “Near real-time ultrahigh-resolution imaging from unmanned aerial vehicles for sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation in semi-arid savanna under regional and global change.”

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Source:  http://micromappers.org/

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