Virtual Surveyor Starts Where Modern Drone Photogrammetry Stops

What does a ‘traditional’ surveyor do? It’s a simple question that professionals will talk through with different levels of detail and insight, but the answer will ultimately explain that surveyors aren’t going to measure a point every centimeter or inch on a project. They’ll look around, scan the area with their eyes, and will model…

The Fight for Section 336 of The FAA Modernization Act Heats Up

On the 14th of February, 2012, a bill known as ‘H.R.658 – FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012’ became public law. This large and complex piece of legislation had a little over 1,000 sections and one of those, Section 336, continues to stir controversy to this day. For a full read of Section 336…

Impossible Aerospace: A Viable Alternative to Increase Flying Time

In our incessant and never-stop quest for alternatives to the current lithium-ion technology to power unmanned vehicles, especially multi-copters, one company caught our attention over a year ago: Impossible Aerospace. At the time, in late 2017, we had a fascinating conversation with its founder and CEO, Spencer Gore, but the company was in the process…

What Makes the Southern Company Drone Program Unique for the Utility Sector?

Given their responsibilities for operating nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines in addition to more than 80,000 miles of natural gas pipeline, it’s no wonder that Southern Company is considered to be one of the premier energy companies in America. In order to best serve 9 million customers through its subsidiaries, it’s…

PrecisionHawk partners with EagleView and acquires HAZON and InspecTools

Is @PrecisionHawk a drone software company or a drones services company? CEO Michael Chasen explains at @InterDroneExpo #InterDrone pic.twitter.com/hCAjcAbhPd — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) September 5, 2018 PrecisionHawk, one of the names at the forefront of the drone industry, announced a new partnership with EagleView, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government, insurance…