Rice Associates has added the eBee RTK, senseFly’s survey-grade mapping system to its “Innovation Toolbox” to
enhance its surveying and photogrammetry capabilities.
Innovations include the use of a built-in RTK-capable Global
Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antenna and the use of
senseFly’s eMotion and PostFlight Terra 3D (powered by Pix4D)
software to plan the mission and process the aerial images, respectively. The post-processing software can produce high accuracy point clouds, DSMs and orthomosaics. The eBee RTK can achieve 3 cm horizontal and 5 cm vertical accuracy with an expected level of accuracy of between one to three times ground sampling distances.
Rice Associates currently employs 2 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR part 107 Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems pilots on staff.