We are transitioning to a world in which computers use digital maps as a lifelike representation of the physical world. These “digital twins” form the foundation for real-life simulations and virtual reality environments. With the increased adoption of digital twins for diverse applications such as autonomous navigation, precision is quickly becoming a critical component.
UAVs need more than just real-time sensors to know where they are, where they are going and, most importantly, what’s in their way. Accurate 3D maps are paramount to guarantee a safe and reliable journey whether you are transporting cargo, or people in a not-so-distant future, across town or across regions. Maxar’s highly precise 3D data enables UAV operators to plan safe routes, predict radio connectivity and estimate GPS signal strength for optimized positional awareness in flight.