Utilizing a Technology Roadmap to Create Value for Drones in Construction

Talk about the inefficiencies in construction is as pervasive as it is worrisome for many professionals, and it’s the reason many have looked to adopt technology solutions that are designed to directly address these shortcomings. Increasingly, the easiest way to solve numerous productivity issues in the construction industry is with the adoption of drone technology…

Leica and DJI Join Forces to Bring a New Drone to Market

For the past 97 years now, one company has been at the forefront of manufacturing precision optical instruments for land surveying and construction. Wild Heerbrugg was founded in 1921 in Switzerland, but today is known as Leica Geosystems (part of Hexagon AB) and is recognized across the world for their surveying transits and GNSS receivers…

ASPRS Certification of UAS Mapping Professionals: Why Does It Matter?

In the span of five short years, technology barriers for mapping small areas of interest in high detail with high accuracy have been significantly reduced. This is largely due to the rapid development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) outfitted with compact digital cameras. In addition, commercial proliferation of highly automated, user-friendly software programs for flight…

IPP Insight with the Lee County Mosquito Control District

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is designed to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) create new regulations that will enable the safe and secure integration of drones into the national airspace system. Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator of the FAA, has previously talked about how the FAA wants to work with drone…

5 Things I Discovered at Commercial UAV Expo Europe – Part II

Commercial UAV Expo Europe took place in Amsterdam this year, and it was an event that saw everything from insights about surveying & mapping challenges across the continent to innovative solutions like the hydrogen fuel cells for UAVs that BMPower is building. Before I went to the event, I published a blog that laid out…

Solving the Challenge of Multiple Drones and Hundreds of Batteries

We’ve discussed the difficulties related to the amount of time that a UAV can stay in the air, but these limitations are not stopping organizations of all sizes and types from utilizing drones to perform tasks in faster, cheaper and safer ways, or from quantifying what their ROI in the technology looks like. Doing so…

5 Things I Discovered at Commercial UAV Expo Europe – Part I

It’s been a few weeks now since Commercial UAV Expo Europe took place in Amsterdam, and we’ve seen session and video highlights that showcase some of what happened. Before I went to the event, I published a blog that laid out five things I was watching out for at the Expo. It’s time to take…

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