TAG: UAS

UAVs, new sensors and mapping help with volcano eruption response

June 8, 2018By
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A team of five volunteers armed with drones, advanced sensor systems and GIS technologies joined the response effort at Kilauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone to assist in tracking and predicting the ongoing volcanic eruption. Using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) together with air-quality sensors, advanced imaging tools and Esri’s spatial analytics and mapping, the team from the Center for... read more

DroneUp launches program for UAV pilot training, certification

April 30, 2018By

DroneUp is collaborating with industry leaders and government officials to promote the desired outcomes of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), public safety personnel and the unmanned systems community by announcing the Responsible Community Pilot (RCP) program. DroneUp is a drone pilot community focused on safer skies through continuous education and sense of purpose. The announcement was made at the AUVSI Xponential... read more

SenseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

April 3, 2018By

SenseFly has announced a new software integration with Trimble to optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration is designed to ensure a smooth end-to-end mapping drone workflow. senseFly operators can now, within the recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically collated project (in .jxl format). This enables the one-click import of drone... read more

Aeronyde to develop infrastructure for autonomous flying cars

December 20, 2017By

Aeronyde has received $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is an aerial systems company aimed at enabling safe autonomous urban flight. The company is working to integrate artificial intelligence and augmented reality into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. The investment was led by Korean electronics manufacturing giant... read more

In Hurricane Irma’s wake, EagleView captures imagery of property damage

September 19, 2017By

Eagle View Technologies has captured post event aerial imagery of two million properties in the state of Florida following Hurricane Irma. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property data analytics for government agencies, insurance carriers and other private-sector organizations, With an image library dating back to 2002 in the state of Florida, EagleView is able to provide emergency services,... read more

UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By

British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast U.S. for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping with... read more

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Black Swift summits extreme altitude mapping test with small UAV

March 14, 2017By

Overcoming the challenges of mapping terrain in difficult conditions at altitudes exceeding 14,000 feet using a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), Black Swift Technologies demonstrated that a sUAS can successfully be deployed at extreme altitudes. read more

Topcon offers Bentley reality modeling with UAS solutions

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group introduced Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, a reality modeling software solution that will be offered with Topcon UAS (unmanned aerial systems). The system is designed for mapping, construction and surveying professionals to quickly turn simple photographs and or point-cloud data into true-to-life, highly detailed 3D models for use throughout a project lifecycle. “The offering will include... read more

FAA and SkyPan reach agreement on unmanned aircraft enforcement cases

February 6, 2017By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with aerial photography company SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a... read more

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Second Drone Advisory Committee meeting to be held Jan. 31

January 12, 2017By

At its second meeting on Jan. 31 in Reno, Nevada, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will continue to help the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prioritize its efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — or drones — into the national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the DAC as a federal advisory committee in May 2016, and the... read more

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