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…

Drone Safe Register Aims to Provide Safe Registry for UAV Pilots in the UK

Since the implementation of Part 107, the FAA has issued 77,410 remote pilot licenses, and that number is still climbing. Similar situations are commonplace in countries throughout the world where the local civil aviation regulator has imposed guidelines to manage the use of drones and control how these unmanned vehicles enter and potentially share controlled…

What Role Will Drones Play in Aerial Data Acquisition Ecosystems?

When it comes to commercial UAV adoption, more and more people have begun to talk about the data as opposed to the drone, which underscores the importance of the data being gathered, regardless of how it’s captured. It’s a concept Airbus Aerial has literally taken to new heights, since they’re focused on integrating data via…

European Airports Call for Speedy Adoption of a Rulebook for Drones

On January 29th the European chapter of the Airports Council International – ACI – released a white paper that laid out the official position of the European airport community when it comes to UAV technology. The ACI is not only looking to embrace the technology in an active manner, but they’re also calling for the…