Drones map Matterhorn in 3D

10/21/2013 | New Scientist

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The Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps has been mapped in incredible detail by three eBee drones in only six hours. Sensefly, an unmanned aerial vehicle company, and aerial photographer firm Pix4D showed off the 3D model at the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference in New York last week. "Such a combination of high altitudes, steep rocky terrain and sheer size of dataset has simply not been done before with drones, we wanted to show that it was possible," said Adam Klaptocz of SenseFly.

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