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Drone company Atmos UAV has recently launched Marlyn, a lightweight drone which flies automatically, effortlessly at high wind speeds. One of the first customers to order was Skeye – Europe’s leading unmanned aircraft data provider.

According to geospatialworld.net, the new technology allows industry professionals around the world to map the surface 10 times faster and guarantees no drone crashes. “With her unique properties, Marlyn allows us to tackle even our most challenging jobs,” says Pieter Franken, co-founder of Skeye.

He explained: “We’re expecting time savings of up to 50% and moreover, to save a huge amount of our resources and equipment.” Marlyn can cover 1 km² in half an hour with a ground sampling distance of 3 cm. According to the company’s website, it can cover up to 60 kilometers in a single flight.

“We’re very excited to work with Skeye and to have the opportunity to implement their operational expertise in this promising project,” Sander Hulsman, CEO of Atmos UAV said. “Marlyn is all about making aerial data collection safer and more efficient, allowing professional users across all industries access to the skies, enabling them to focus more on analyzing the actual information and improving their business effectiveness” he marked.

With Marlyn, mapping jobs consist of four steps. First, a flight plan is generated based on the required accuracy and the specified project area. Secondly, the drone starts its flight and data collection by a simple push of a button. Thirdly, after Marlyn has landed at the designated spot, the captured data is automatically organized and processed by image processing software of choice. The final step is a detailed analysis can be done to provide actionable insights.