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TAG: drone

DJI’s privacy mode enables flight without internet data transfer

October 9, 2017By

DJI has launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, providing enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. Local Data Mode will be available in the next update on the DJI Pilot app on CrystalSky and for select Android tablets. When an operator activates Local Data Mode, the app... read more

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Measure offers drone-based inspections of wind farms

September 19, 2017By

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has added turnkey wind farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. Wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data analysts for fast, accurate, safe and timely problem identification. The service helps avert critical turbine failures and efficiency losses while reducing... read more

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

May 4, 2017By

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

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

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

July 5, 2016By

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

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 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