TAG: UAVs

Intergeo preview: Photogrammetry heads for new markets

August 10, 2017By
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We’ve entered a new golden age for photogrammetry, powered by the ease of digitizing images and their ubiquitous availability. Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. While science drives the process, business is driving a wealth of associated applications. “Photogrammetry is ahead of its time because everything is already fully digital in this discipline,” said Heinz-Jürgen Przybilla, professor... read more

Report on cities and drones released by National League of Cities

August 22, 2016By

Report highlights crucial information cities need when regulating drones The National League of Cities (NLC) has released Cities and Drones, a new report that provides cities with insight on the recently released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules relating to drone operation. The report also provides suggestions for how local governments can craft their own drone ordinances to encourage innovation while also... read more

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Commercial drone services could reach $8.7 billion annually by 2025

May 2, 2016By

According to a new report from Tractica, by the end of the next decade, annual revenue from drone-enabled services will be more than double the revenue from sales of commercial drone hardware units themselves. The market intelligence firm forecasts that global commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) services revenue will grow from $170 million in 2015 to $8.7 billion by 2025. UAVs... read more

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Quanergy announces new lidar sensor at Xponential

May 2, 2016By
Quanergy's S3 lidar sensor.

Quanergy Systems, a provider of lidar sensors and smart sensing solutions, is offering a new sensor. The S3-Qi is a miniature solid-state lidar sensor that is 15 percent the size of the previous solid-state model, the S3. Quanergy is displaying the new sensor along with its other products in Booth 767 at AUVSI’s Xponential May 3-5 in New Orleans. The S3-Qi,... read more

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Live from AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 2, 2016By
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The Geospatial Solutions and GPS World staff is reporting live from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International‘s (AUVSI’s) Xponential 2016 May 2-5 in New Orleans. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. More than 8,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are discussing the latest innovations... read more

Commercial drone sales to rise by 84 percent in 2016

January 18, 2016By

A new study from U.K.-based Juniper Research has found that annual revenues from commercial drones sales are expected to reach $481 million this year, up 84 percent from last year’s figure of $261 million. The new research — “Drones: Consumer & Commercial Applications, Regulations & Opportunities 2015-2020” — found that a low price point had significantly reduced the barrier to entry in many sectors, with high-performance models... read more

UAS Registration Task Force Members Announced

October 30, 2015By

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta has announced the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos of Google X will co-chair the group. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Administrator Huerta announced the formation of the Task Force on Oct. 19. The Task Force... read more

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UAV Registration Requirement Announced, Task Force Formed

October 19, 2015By
The popular DJI Phantom 3. (Photo credit: DJI)

New Task Force to Develop Recommendations by Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for UAVs. read more

Amazon Delivery Drone Plans Include Tiered Flight Zones

July 28, 2015By
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Amazon has announced a plan for its package-delivery drones, according to NBC News. The proposal includes tiered flight zones that would limit small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to slow speeds in airspace below 200 feet and allow them to fly faster for long-distance travel between 200 and 400 feet. Commercial aircraft are governed by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Air Traffic Control,... read more

Double-Edged Sword: Drone Delivery Helps Clinic, but Drones Prevent Firefighting

July 21, 2015By
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In a striking contrast, the positive and negative sides of unmanned aerial vehicles were highlighted in a single day, July 17. First, in a government-approved demonstration, drones were used to deliver prescription medicine to patients at a temporary health clinic in rural Virginia, reports the Wall Street Journal. The event, reported previously by GPS World, aimed to show how UAVs can alleviate the problem... read more

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