Mapping Drones: The Remo-M is the Award Winning, Sophisticated Solution You’ve Never Heard Of (Yet)

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Mapping and GIS applications are one of the largest business verticals in the drone industry, and mapping drones represent a significant market.  The South Korean manufactured Remo-M is an award-winning and unique mapping solution – and if you haven’t yet seen it, you’ll want to.  As a recent winner of the African Drone Forum’s Lake Kivu Challenge, the Remo-M is making a big impact on the global stage.

A Brief History of the Remo-M (Remote Mapper)

The Remo-M is manufactured by Uconsystem, a pioneering South Korean UAV manufacturer founded in 2001 with a deep history of innovation and production for military and industrial applications.  The first Remo fixed wing was developed in 2009: years of development have contributed to a mature and elegant design.   In 2015, Uconsystems and the Remo-M entered into a unique design, distribution and services relationship with global geospatial data experts Hojung Solutions.  That relationship has combined the Uconsystem manufacturing and engineering expertise with Hojung’s deep practical experience in GIS mapping to create a powerful and efficient commercial mapping drone.  (In the U.S., the Remo-M is represented by Denver-based Geotech Environmental.)
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Image courtesy African Drone Forum

Safety is Supreme

In the Lake Kivu Challenge, the observers-  global stakeholders all considering new technologies for big projects – had one overriding concern: safety.   The Remo-M user interface software demonstrates clear geo-fencing features; a safe, programmed response to loss of C2 links; and appropriate redundancies to ensure sustained flight.  Additionally, the wide wingspan design contributes to flight stability.

Precision Mapping

That flight stability – and an advanced gimbal – contributes to precision.  The Remo-M won the Lake Kivu Challenge by successfully and accurately identifying not only specified positions on a remote island, but also on moving boats in the water.  “The Remo-M’s wide wingspan design and gimbal allows a very reliable shot stability, ” Geotech Environmental’s Andrew Choo says.

Designed for Unique Geographies

“The Remo-M has a steep climb in the takeoff and deep-stall landing feature which gives the ability to takeoff and land in small spaces,” explains Choo. “This provides  ease and flexibility of flight mission planning, allowing to operate in all types of terrain. This was one of engineering features that the Korean Army required, because of the rough mountainous geography of Korea – they needed the versatility to conduct tactical operations in difficult environments.”  Remo-M’s unique landing method also means that the drone functions without infrastructure in any environment.

Global Reach

The ability to fly anywhere is one of the reasons that Hojung Solutions has developed the Remo-M mapping drone.  South Korea boasts a highly advanced remote sensing network and GIS mapping capabilities supported by one of the most developed telecommunication infrastructures in the world. Hojung has excelled in the fiercely competitive South Korean GIS mapping industry, winning industrial and government clients include the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corp., and numerous local governments.

Hojung’s drone-based GIS survey solution was recognized as an effective methodology at the World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference in 2019, and the company is committed to working on global projects in any part of the world.  In mountains, valleys, deserts or jungles, the Remo-M is ready to fly.


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