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…

Is a Network Based Remote ID Solution the Right One for the Drone Industry?

Developing a realistic approach to being able to remotely identify small drones in controlled airspace is a top priority for stakeholders throughout the drone industry. Acting FAA Administration Dan Elwell has literally said that we need universal remote identification (Remote ID), and plenty others have mentioned that it is critical for the industry at large to move forward. It’s…

2019 Predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry with Randall Warnas

The advantages and opportunities that thermal imagery provides are incredible to consider, especially since that information can be gathered so quickly and easily via a drone. We’ve explored what kind of value can be created with the combination of thermal and multispectral imagery in one drone flight, and that thermal piece is being enabled by…

2019 Predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry with Michael Singer

2018 saw more and more companies realize that there often isn’t an “either/or” answer when it comes to building a drone program or outsourcing UAV services, and that challenges related to adoption and integration often have little to do with the drone technology itself. These are issues that Michael Singer, CEO of DroneView Technologies, has…

2019 Predictions for the Commercial Drone Industry with Ian Smith

Over the course of 2018, Commercial Drones FM podcast host Ian Smith connected with countless thought leaders from across the drone space to explore where and how the technology is making a difference. The insights he discussed with Adi Singh from Ford, Greg Agvent from CNN and George Mathew from Kespry were especially notable, but…

Case Study: Top 5 Companies That Are Using Drones

Drones have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with many people and organizations fully adopting fully and integrating this technology in their way of doing business. Since Amazon made waves with the launch of its Amazon Air drone delivery service a few years ago, the list of businesses using UAVs has been growing…

Geocue Adds Third Party GNSS Capability to Phantom 4 RTK

I was lucky enough to be part of the team that developed the first rudimentary RTK techniques in 1992 while working for a small Canadian firm, GeoSurv, in Ottawa, Canada. At the time, GPS was a very unreliable signal and SA/AS (selective availability and anti-spoofing) played havoc with our early attempts to establish good locations…

Real-Time Inventory Creates a New Paradigm Around Measuring Stockpiles

While different organizations and industries all have their own unique approach to stockpile management, consistently keeping aggregate piles as full as possible is the one that’s especially pervasive. Many organizations feel that keeping as much inventory on hand as possible gives them the necessary options to deal with customer orders that can vary in volume…

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