CompassData and CompassDrone Define How Mapping Professionals Can Deliver Drone-based Solutions

CompassDrone recently announced that they acquired the Riegl MiniVux to provide reliable, consistent data for their customer’s solutions. CompassDrone is a sister company to CompassData, which has long been recognized in the geospatial community as a leading provider of global Ground Control data. With CompassDrone, CompassData has been able to taking their core business and…

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…

5 Fields of Strong Growth for Professional Drone Pilots

Drone piloting can be a well-paying profession. It’s a rapidly expanding vocation that’s playing a larger and larger role in many industries. However, there are a few fields where professional pilots are making a particularly strong impact. The following sections highlight a few of the specialties where drone pilots have made successful inroads. If you’re…

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…

FAA Issues an RFI for a Remote ID System for Drones

On December 20th the FAA quietly announced the release of a Request for Information (RFI) looking for partners to help develop a realistic approach to sharing data that would be required to remotely identify small drones in controlled airspace. The data collected would include a unique identifier for the UAV, tracking information as well as…

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