CompassData and CompassDrone Define How Mapping Professionals Can Deliver Drone-based Solutions

CompassDrone recently announced that they acquired the Riegl MiniVux to provide reliable, consistent data for their customer’s solutions. CompassDrone is a sister company to CompassData, which has long been recognized in the geospatial community as a leading provider of global Ground Control data. With CompassDrone, CompassData has been able to taking their core business and…

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

For the past few months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been hinting at the possibility that drone markings’ specifications will have to be modified in order to satisfy law enforcement concerns regarding visibility and accessibility to said markings. Today, the FAA finally published a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to…

5 Fields of Strong Growth for Professional Drone Pilots

Drone piloting can be a well-paying profession. It’s a rapidly expanding vocation that’s playing a larger and larger role in many industries. However, there are a few fields where professional pilots are making a particularly strong impact. The following sections highlight a few of the specialties where drone pilots have made successful inroads. If you’re…

What Makes the SAGA and Other GDU Drones Different and Distinct?

With an entire section dedicated to the technology as well as a slew of UAV exhibitors, drones were a big part of CES 2019 in more ways than one. While some of the innovations that were showcased at the event were geared toward consumers, the multi-purpose industrial drone from GDU called the SAGA that debuted…

Connecting and Growing Australia’s Drone Ecosystem

Australia faces many of the same regulatory challenges as other nations do when it comes to utilizing drone technology for a variety of purposes. Being able to integrate drones safely into the air traffic management system is a top priority for stakeholders across the drone ecosystem while demonstrating safety to personnel on the ground and…

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