TAG: drone

LiDAR for Drone 2017

June 29, 2017By

YellowScan has again put everything together to offer you two very particular days in the beautiful area of Southern France. This year, the user conference will take place June 29-30 in Montpellier. This event will include demos and conferences about YellowScan’s lightweight integrated lidar systems and its technical specifications, the UAVs used for LiDARs, the data processing and analysis, as... read more

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NASA issues volcano ash contract to Black Swift

With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), NASA has awarded Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colorado, the contract to develop and deliver a purpose-built scientific platform to explore volcanoes in order to improve air traffic management systems and the accuracy of ashfall measurements. BST will deliver... read more

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FAA: Drone sightings by air traffic controllers increasing

February 23, 2017By
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. There were 1,274 such reports from February... read more

Bye Aerospace, SolAero collaborate on medium-altitude UAV

January 31, 2017By
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Bye Aerospace has announced an engineering, development and production collaboration with SolAero Technologies Corp. to put SolAero’s solar cell technology on Bye’s solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), StratoAirNet. The StratoAirNet family of UAVs is intended to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to support commercial and government security requirements. The initial medium-altitude StratoAirNet 15 proof-of-concept prototype is nearing completion and... read more

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New ArcGIS Full Motion Video release gives faster access

Esri’s latest version of ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV) presents new capabilities to improve the way analysts and managers interact with videos. ArcGIS FMV allows users to view, organize and analyze video from drones and other collection platforms. The new release includes a performance boost in playback and panning, and in zooming the video during playback. It offers full support for JP2,... read more

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FAA just gave US commercial drone industry major shot in the arm

June 30, 2016By
3DR demonstrates its drone in the Esri UC drone cage.

Mark June 21, 2016, on your calendar. This will be known as the day in geospatial history that the floodgates were opened for small drones to be used for business. On that day, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially introduced new rules (so-called Part 107) that allow businesses to fly small (under 55 pounds) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the... read more

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3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

June 27, 2016By

Today at the Esri User Conference, 3DR announced that it has teamed up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said in a news release.... read more

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FAA makes progress accommodating commercial UAS operations

April 22, 2016By
The sensefly eXom UAV in flight.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took a major step forward in expanding commercial UAS/UAV operations in the U.S. airspace. It’s chief said April 19 that the FAA is preparing to take another major step forward in further opening up commercial UAS/UAV operations by eliminating the need for a 333 Exemption for operating small UAS/UAV. On March 29, the FAA announced it was doubling... read more

DJI launches new Phantom 4 with intelligent camera

March 1, 2016By
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Unmanned aerial vehicle maker DJI has launched the Phantom 4, a quadcopter that uses highly advanced computer vision and sensing technology to make professional aerial imaging easier. The Phantom 4 expands on previous generations of DJI’s Phantom line by adding on-board intelligence that make piloting and shooting great shots easier through features such as its Obstacle Sensing System, ActiveTrack and TapFly functionality. “With the Phantom... read more

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FAA releases B4UFLY iPhone app on Apple Store

January 6, 2016By
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone app — B4UFLY — is being released for Apple, following an initial beta testing period. The app can be dowloaded from the Apple store. The FAA also is releasing a beta version of B4UFLY for Android devices, which can be downloaded from Google. B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in... read more

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