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How to Get a Drone License

Here is a step-by-step guide to the basics of obtaining an FAA 107 commercial drone license. So—you’re stepping into the aerial arena, taking command of your first unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). Given their usefulness in a wide range of geospatial work, that’s absolutely a smart decision. But you know it’s not as easy as grabbing...

Drone Laws in Kenya

What to Expect in 2020 Drone enthusiasts in Kenya have been treated to a tumultuous love affair by the government. The affair started way back in 2015 when the craze for drones in various parts of the world caught on with a section of the Kenyan population. They started importing drones for commercial activities such...

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Mandatory Drone Registration for the UK Looms

Operator ID Is Coming to the UK (Above is the mdMapper3000DµoG from Microdrones.) In the UK, starting  November 30th, it will be mandatory for all drone owners [and model aircraft owners of drones/planes weighing more than 250g (8.8oz) up to 20kg (44lbs)] to register their details with the CAA (this is called an OperatorID). Owners of...

Esri Partners with 3DR to Launch the ArcGIS Drone Collection

New Partnership Offers Users Best-in-Class Drone Data Capture and Analytics Solution on the Market   Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has partnered with 3DR, a leading US drone data company, to expand Esri’s current drone imagery offering, Drone2Map for ArcGIS, with an end-to-end enterprise drone data and analytics solution for Esri’s...

UAVs Enter the Sharing Economy

Above: A hypothetical Hangar mission plan for a city. A new platform connects UAV owners and UAV users while providing flight plans and image processing.  As the UAV industry continues to grow rapidly, many companies are wondering whether they should own and operate their own UAV and, if they decide to purchase one, how they...

No Need to Buy to Fly

A startup took the idea of developing a complete sUAS workflow—hardware, software and processing services—and grew this into a premier sUAS rental/leasing service. Things move fast in the world of UAV/UAS/RPAS/drones. For example, DJI was just another UAV startup company when it was founded in 2006, and the name was not well known to the North...