eBee Plus

Drones are not just for promoting real estate or aspiring influencers trying to make it big on Youtube; they are also a powerful tool for environmental monitoring. The eBee Plus by senseFly is a survey drone which debuted in 2015. The drone enables large-scale mapping of a given area, with “ built-in RTK/PPK (post-processed kinematic (PPK) and real-time kinematic (RTK)) functionality that produces high quality results. Users can manipulate the drone’s path in real-time and receive data, including surface information and weather information, via the cloud. For example, eBee can fly over a given area and create a raster data file containing in-depth elevation data, useful for land surveying. 

Note that the eBee is more expensive than drones targeted at average consumers; some scientists have proposed alternative, lower-cost methods for using consumer grade drones for environmental monitoring. 

Tripicchio, Paolo, Massimo Satler, Giacomo Dabisias, Emanuele Ruffaldi, and Carlo Alberto Avizzano. “Towards smart farming and sustainable agriculture with drones.


Data, Ecological Modelling, Ecological Monitoring, Industry/Natural Commodities, Internet of Things, Monitoring, Regulation, Visual Technologies