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…

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…

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…

Detailing the Different UAV Payload Solutions from GEM Systems – Commercial UAV Expo 2018

GEM Systems supplies magnetometers, gradiometers and magnetic sensors for Earth Science, Geophysics and other applications. Their three decades in the research and development of equipment for geophysical exploration have provided professionals in these areas with the tools they need to capture incredibly detailed and precise information. We’ve explored how their how their high-quality magnetometer technologies are…

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.…

Scaling AEC Enterprise Drone Operations with DroneBase

DJI AirWorks 2018 showcased numerous ways that drone technology is making a difference in industries that range from public safety to agriculture. However, the technology has made a particularly notable impact in AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), where it can be used to drive decisions and complete tasks faster, cheaper and safer in especially powerful…

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