Tag Archives: drones

Applications engineer Jeff DeBoer demonstrates interchangeable payload options enabled by the “V” airframe of the new UAS, Falcon 8. Two models are offered: GeoEXPERT for surveying and InspectionPRO for industrial inspection.

Your sUAS Un-checklist

We’re all familiar with the concept of checklists: handy organizational tools for getting things done. As business persons, you should also be familiar with the concept of “barriers to entry”: the greater the obstacles, the more difficult it is for a business to enter a market, and vice versa. And unless you’ve beaten Elon Musk...

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Teledyne Optech and GeoShack sign North American distribution agreement CHC launches high-end GNSS receiver for science, surveying HP Delivers World’s First Production-Ready 3D Printing System COPTRZ™ Launch: Changing The Face Of Construction With Drones Optech Eclipse to be introduced to international audiences at GEO Business UK Esri introduces high-precision GNSS mobile GIS software

An Inside Look

The New FAA UAS Registration Recommendations The UAS Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee has recently published its recommendations. For an insider’s look, we talked to Altavian’s John Perry, a member of the committee. Unmanned & Unlimited: Could you give us your take on the process? As a representative of MAPPS and as a...

Chris McFadzean and colleague Lisa Irving with the Trimble UX5 UAS.

1,500+ Flights

Can an owner/operator sustain a thriving business using only UAS? It’s happening in New Zealand with orthophotography of farmland. After little more than four years in the orthophotographic business, Chris McFadzean, owner/operator of Epiphany Mapping in New Zealand, has logged more than 1,500 UAS flights. This makes him one of the most experienced UAS pilots...

Trimble was the first UAS manufacturer to receive an FAA Section 333 exemption. Pictured here is Trimble’s UX5.

How FAA Exemptions Work for Commercial Operation of sUAS

How They Work for Commercial Operation of sUAS On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which proposes to enact part 107 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  Specifically, the rulemaking proposes operating requirements to allow small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to operate for non-hobby or non-recreational purposes....

Simulated flood conditions created using the terrain model and the software, Quick Terrain Modeler.

GIS-Ready sUAS

Producing GIS-ready 2D and 3D products to support decisions in transportation. Transportation planners and engineers have often made use of remotely sensed data such as overhead imagery and lidar for mapping, measuring, and monitoring transportation networks.  However, despite its utility, remote sensing has failed to achieve its full potential.  Remote sensing should be able to...