A big reason to come to London was to see what new offerings in the photogrammetry/mapping/inspection world would be there. Sterbleu, Pix4d, Capturingreality,Topcon to name but a few were giving talks and one on ones at their stands. The number of similar if less well known players in this field that exhibited there too underlined to me the appetite for uav application there is in this industry-follow the money!
Pix4d launched Pix4dreact at the show, aimed at disaster and SAR first responders, it allows rapid automated maps to be drawn up on basic equipment without the need for cloud processing. A 2 d orthorectified photo/map from 500 images processed in minutes as opposed to hours is the usp. Accuracy is submeter but a future release may allow gcp alignment to bring ppk options to hand in the field!
All in all, a great show, squarely aimed at pros but perhaps lacking in the broader field of commercial applications. No media or similar companies offerings on view and although a display cage was erected no demonstrations took place.
Maybe next year!