Addressing Privacy and Safety Concerns About Drones

Although drone hardware and software technology is rapidly evolving, privacy and safety matters are still a top concern to the public. In a study carried out in December 2017 by Pew Research Center, 54% of the public thinks drones should not be allowed to fly near people’s homes. This isn’t very surprising, especially when there’s…

How a Truly Scalable Drone Economy Will Transform Our Lives

We’ve talked a lot about the potential drones have when it comes to changing the way specific construction companies and surveyors can approach a given task, and the commercial ramifications of the technology are incredibly exciting. However, drones are set to enable changes at an even more fundamental level, and AirMap is one of the…

Fortem Technologies Announces the First Fully Autonomous Counter UAV Solution

Every new technology brings great opportunities and exciting possibilities, but simultaneously opens the door to threats and the opportunity for wrongdoing. UAVs are no exception, and the potential for drones being used for nefarious purposes has been something police agencies, federal, state and local governments have been considering for years now. Effectively combating these kinds…

Is 2018 Going to be “The Year of the Drone”?

Articles talking about why a given year is the “year of the drone” go all the way back to 2010, although they certainly didn’t start that year. Similar declarations have been made more recently about 2015 and 2016, and the claims in those years were specifically related to the commercial applications of UAV technology. The…

Here’s Why The Drone Services Industry is in Trouble

There is a major shakeup happening in the drone industry. I started to see it late in 2016 but didn’t have enough data points to really confirm my suspicions. Now, as we’re one month into 2018, it’s clear as day: Drone market places and “drone service” companies are in trouble. Big trouble. Those that aren’t…