Are You Ready for Integrated Skies?

In December 2017, a McKinsey & Company study revealed that the value of drone activity in the United States had risen from $40 million in 2012 to $1 billion in 2017. The study further projects that commercial UAS will have an annual impact of $31 billion to $46 billion on the U.S. GDP by 2026.…

Sheep Counter Puts AI and Drones Together in a Single App

You’ve heard plenty of people say, “it’s not the drone, it’s the data,” and we couldn’t agree more. For years now, RIIS has been talking about what options are open to software developers who want to investigate this new market, and the data drones are capturing is what’s driving those options. As a mobile and…

Live from DJI AirWorks 2018

A live look at Flight Simultor from @DJIEnterprise , showcased at #AirWorks2018 pic.twitter.com/2TJ8QOdxQ9 — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 30, 2018 DJI AirWorks 2018 pulled together experts, insight and technology from all over the world to highlight where and how drones are making a difference in a variety of commercial ecosystems and environments. From construction to…

The Art and Science of Modern Drone Design

For over a hundred years now, men and women have been designing flying machines of all kinds. Beautiful machines, ugly machines, odd contraptions and crazy ideas alike have taken to the sky after emerging from the design table to enter a prototype stage. All of them have a story, but only some have been able…

The Top 5 Things to Look for at DJI AirWorks

In preparation for major industry events, we’ve put together lists that explore a handful of the developments and happenings we’re looking forward to experiencing at them. With DJI AirWorks set to kick off next week, we thought it made sense to similarly highlight which developments and trends should be most notable to anyone interested in…

Showing off the senseFly eBee X at INTERGEO 2018

The @sensefly eBee X from is a top draw at the @Parrot booth at @InsideIntergeo #INTERGEO pic.twitter.com/sjrgFtfDPy — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 17, 2018 The senseFly eBee X has been designed to be the fixed-wing drone that can fit mapping needs across industries. With a maximum flight time of 90 min as well as a…

DroneDeploy and REIN’s DroneInsurance.com Make Securing Drone Insurance a Seamless Experience

We’ve talked about how REIN’s DroneInsurance.com is set to redefine expectations around insurance for commercial drone operators, as their platform is focused on finding areas of risk where data can be utilized to understand how real-world risks are changing things. However, that redefinition has been more about policy than process, and it’s why their recent…

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