TAG: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

FAA unveils effort to expand the safe integration of UAVs

February 24, 2016By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing an aviation rulemaking committee with industry stakeholders to develop recommendations for a regulatory framework that would allow certain UAS to be operated over people who are not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft. The FAA is taking this action to provide a more flexible, performance-based approach for these operations than... read more

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Amazon Delivery Drone Plans Include Tiered Flight Zones

July 28, 2015By

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

Geospatial Solutions, GPS World at the 2014 Esri International User Conference

September 5, 2014By

This is the mecca of geographic information systems, or GIS, at least in the United States: the 2014 Esri International User Conference (UC) in San Diego, California, held every July. GPS World and Geospatial Solutions were there in force. A newly dominant technology that got plenty of discussion was unmanned aerial systems (UAS or UAV). Eric Gakstatter, GPS World’s survey and GIS editor,... read more