How were drones utilized to inspect the Salesforce Tower?

Drone technology has the potential to reshape expectations around how organizations approach tasks that range from inventory management to predictive maintenance, but it’s not enough to talk about the possibilities of this technology. Enterprise users need to be able to quantify the difference drones can make right now, partly because of the need to define…

Professional Drone Mapping Software: What Are The Best Options?

Regardless of whether you are an independent flier or a corporate entity using drones for various tasks, mapping is one of the biggest utilizations for drone technology to date. Thankfully, there are many powerful pieces of software that you can utilize as part of a complete drone solution for a variety of commercial purposes. Here…

SPH Engineering Launches an Automatic Vertical Scanning Tool for Drones

We all know that drones are capable of mapping a user-defined horizontal area automatically, and really, there’s no shortage of software that can utilize automation to create incredible efficiencies. Whether it’s stereographic mapping or software that automates the processing of drone-based imagery into photogrammetric products, professionals across the world have been able to use this…

Insight Around the New Drone Rules for Canada

As the drone industry keeps evolving, we’re still trying to find the sweet spot around what’s fair to drone pilots and everything that literally surrounds a drone when it’s in the air, which includes manned aircraft, bystanders, infrastructures, and more. Across the world, the process to figure out the right rules and regulations when it…

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…

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