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TAG: UAVs

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

July 21, 2015By

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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Drone Analyst Offers Guide to Buying UAVs

May 20, 2015By

Drone Analyst is offering a free report, through organizers of the Commercial UAV Expo, titled “5 Things to Consider When Adopting Drones for Your Business.” The report explores questions designed to help organizations invest in drones, including choosing the right systems and tackling UAS operations. The report author is Colin Snow, founder and CEO of Drone Analyst. read more

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Optech to Exhibit LiDAR, Imaging for UAVs at AUVSI

May 1, 2015By

Optech will be exhibiting its latest lidar and imaging solutions at the Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference in Atlanta, Ga., May 4-7, at the Teledyne Booth 2311. Optech’s solutions include a fully implemented lidar/camera workflow for UAV operations, as well as other airborne, mobile and stationary sensors. Visitors can drop by the booth to learn more about Optech’s UAV solution, which combines... read more

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Exelis Launches Surveillance Tool for UAV Operators

April 24, 2015By

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations in the United States. Symphony RangeVue puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel. The system provides significant improvements to the safety and efficiency of UAS operations,... read more

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FAA Unmanned Aircraft Manager to Speak at MAPPS Conference

April 3, 2015By

Jim Williams, manager for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) office, will be the keynote speaker at the MAPPS National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference, scheduled for April 13-16 in Crystal City (Arlington),Va. Williams will speak at a luncheon on April 14. He’ll address the recently published notice of proposed rulemaking issued by his office in FAA, including regulations and... read more

FAA Warns Drone Hobbyist and YouTuber

March 19, 2015By

So, you know it’s illegal to fly drones in the United States for commercial purposes unless you have a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption and Certificate of Authorization and Waiver (CoA), right? That means you can’t fly drones if it’s related to business, no matter if you charge a fee or not. But, you can fly drones in the United... read more

Global Mapper v16.1 Introduces 3D and UAV Video Playback Tools

February 5, 2015By

Global Mapper version 16.1, what Blue Marble terms an “interim release,” adds a UAV Video Playback Tool, new options to rotate the map view, and the ability to select and measure features in the 3D viewer. It is available for download. To introduce the new version, Blue Marble is presenting a free webinar titled “What’s New in Global Mapper v16.1” on February 19... read more

Pirker Drone Case Reaches Settlement

January 30, 2015By

Aerial photographer Raphael Pirker has settled the civil penalty proceeding brought by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 2013 concerning his flight of a styrofoam Zephyr II model aircraft (or “drone”) at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in October 2011. The $1,100 settlement  “does not constitute an admission of any of the allegations in the case or an admission of... read more

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GeoLearn with Geospatial Online Learning Opens Its Doors

February 25, 2014By
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GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has launched its website and training portal with an initial catalog of 22 one-hour-long courses taught by industry-leading faculty members. Course topics available at launch include “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s),” “ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys,” and “National Flood Plain Insurance.” “We want to provide quality... read more

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JRC 3D Reconstructor for UAV Integration Displayed at Intergeo

October 7, 2013By

In step with the path of the latest technologies in three dimensional laser scanning and photogrammetry, Gexcel Srl has released the new version of JRC 3D Reconstructor 2.9.1 with a special focus on UAV and drone platforms. Gexcel Srl is attending Intergeo, taking place this week in Essen, Germany. Gexcel is using the event to introduce new 3D software tools... read more

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