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The Look Up Advantage – Drone Inspection of Bridges & Overhead Piping Structures

October 19, 2017 - 10:15pm
Non-destructive inspection of engineering equipment, products and installations has always received support from inventors through offering remote vision gadgets / instruments that help in close and detailed examination of the object under inspection. Almost 100 years back, first industrial borescope was invented (in 1921) which allowed inspectors to examine places that were otherwise inaccessible or […]

Resolving pain points on the path to efficiently achieving highly accurate mapping outcomes from any drone

October 19, 2017 - 10:04pm
UAV mapping projects require reliable, repeatable accuracy before they can be used and trusted by professional clients. The most common method of achieving this has been placing ground control points (GCPs) which must be spread across the entire site. Whether traditional surveyed targets or the various smart GCPs with built-in GPS, GCPs require site access […]

FAA approval for CNN to fly drones over crowds sets an important milestone for the industry, says Virginia Tech expert

October 19, 2017 - 9:34pm
The unprecedented waiver granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow CNN to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over crowds represents an important milestone for the future use of commercial drones. The waiver applies to the provision of the federal regulations for commercial operations of small UAS, known as Part 107, that […]

Pioneer Aerial Surveys Commences Largest UAV-MAG(tm) Survey to date for SSR Mining Inc.

October 19, 2017 - 6:39am
novaerialVancouver, BC / TheNewswire / October 18, 2017 – Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (cse:UAV) YRLLF, +2.67% (YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd. has been contracted to perform additional UAV-MAGTM survey work for SSR Mining Inc. (formerly Silver Standard Resources Inc.) (“SSRM”). On July 25, 2017, Global UAV announced […]

Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services Sign Cooperation Agreement for UAV-based Aerial Imaging

October 19, 2017 - 5:54am
Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services announced that they have signed an agreement to explore collaborative development and deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a range of specialized industrial surveying and inspection projects. Under terms of the agreement, Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services are testing and evaluating scenarios for UAV-based aerial equipment featuring Phase […]

Seiler Instrument, Inc. Selects Microdrones® mdMapper packages to serve the Midwest U.S.

October 19, 2017 - 3:58am
Trimble Dealer Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc., offers advanced, integrated tools for geospatial professionals in the Midwest U.S. With more than 72 years of successful sales and service, Seiler Instrument has built its reputation on exceptional customer support, while concentrating its product offering on solutions from like-minded suppliers. “We are thrilled to welcome Seiler Instrument […]

First Ever Drone Race to Air on Broadcast Television via CBS Sports

October 19, 2017 - 3:53am
DR1 Racing, the premiere international drone racing organization, today announced the company’s flagship drone racing series, the DHL Champions Series Fueled by Mountain Dew, will debut on beIN SPORTS October 19th, with the series Finals airing on CBS Sports on November 4th at 1:30pm EDT. This will be the first ever drone racing program to appear […]

PIX4D Senior Machine Learning Experts (Deep Learning, Image Processing, C++), Berlin, Germany

October 19, 2017 - 3:47am
We are looking for talented and curious Machine Learning Experts to join our growing team in Berlin. You will be part of a skilled Machine Learning team at Pix4D and your task will be to design, evaluate and implement image segmentation and object detection pipelines based on Machine Learning techniques that will be integrated in […]

Mapbox Releases New Map to Track Fires in Northern California and Across the U.S

October 19, 2017 - 2:31am
Mapbox has published a new map to give people affected by the wildfires in Northern California and across the U.S. access to the most up to date information on fire perimeters in relation to specific locations and addresses. Using the best available data coming from Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination and from the agencies and first responders on the ground, […]

Robb The Robot Guy Publishes Market Report on FPV Drone Racing

October 19, 2017 - 12:58am
Robb the Robot Guy, a research and advisory firm supporting all participants in the robotics industry, has compiled an in depth report on the field of First Person View (FPV) drone racing. Over the last 2 years, Robb has studied the field of FPV drone racing and identified the market scope, trends, drivers, challenges, opportunities, […]

Transportation Safety Board Canada to investigate Québec City incident

October 18, 2017 - 8:34am
skyjetAviation Investigation A17Q0162 On 12 October 2017, a Beech King Air A100 operated by Skyjet M. G. was on an instrument flight rules flight from the Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) airport (CYUY) to the Jean Lesage International Airport (CYQB) in Québec City, Quebec with 2 crew members and 6 passengers on board. The aircraft was approaching runway […]

TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc. Win Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Award

October 18, 2017 - 8:32am
Boulder, CO – (October 18, 2017) – TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions, an environmental consulting firm specializing in infrastructure and transportation, and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc., a full-service engineering firm leading the way in both the development of precision aerial mapping, and incorporating Unmanned Aerial System data into civil engineering design, announced today that they have been […]

VTOL ​Drone ​Company ​Wingtra ​Announces ​Partnership ​With Photogrammetry ​Giant ​Pix4D

October 18, 2017 - 12:11am
WingtraoneIn a welcome move for professional drone users, VTOL drone company Wingtra announced its official partnership with Pix4D. With WingtraOne, Wingtra’s main product, fast emerging as an industry favorite for aerial data collection, this partnership with Pix4D aims to augment its status with a full end-to-end solution including 2D map and 3D model construction from […]

Strix Imaging successfully maps largest area ever attempted by commercial drone in the U.S.

October 17, 2017 - 9:43pm
In August 2017, northern Nevada-based Strix Imaging used drone technology to map an 18,000-acre mine exploration site, south of Elko, for Contact Gold LLC — about 28 square miles — in the largest commercial drone mapping project ever completed in the United States. Strix provided Contact Gold with topographic products at 6-inch accuracy over the […]

GA-ASI Signs MOU with Huneed Technologies

October 17, 2017 - 9:31pm
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huneed) establishing potential areas of future collaboration. GA-ASI is the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems. Huneed is a Korean developer and manufacturer of airborne systems, defense communication systems, and commercial IT systems. GA-ASI and Huneed […]

Pacific Drone Challenge™: 4500 Miles Across the Pacific – Non-Stop and Unmanned

October 17, 2017 - 9:23pm
Two competing teams from the United States and Japan will fly their drones across the Pacific Ocean to test the endurance and capability of their vehicles to fly long distances – unmanned. The event, dubbed the “Pacific Drone Challenge” will pit the technology of an American team – Sabrewing Aircraft Company in the Silicon Valley […]

Skyward Approved to Give Commercial Drone Operators Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANC

October 17, 2017 - 3:40pm
Skyward, a Verizon company has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program will roll out this fall at Cincinnati International Airport (CVG), Reno (RNO), San Jose (SJC), and Lincoln (LNK) among others. LAANC will enable businesses to access […]

The CUAS Coalition Announces Directors & Research Team

October 17, 2017 - 11:31am
The CUAS Coalition is announcing our Coalition Directors & Research Team who have signed on to solve a very complex problem that affects the future of many people in the United States and abroad. Globally, this is becoming an increasing problem with the advent of cheap equipment and easy to control platforms, drones are allowing […]

Guernsey, Drone destroyed and £1500 fine for operator

October 17, 2017 - 10:25am
GuernseyDane Wicks (27) had a flyaway in Guernsey that left him out of pocket and without a drone. Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France. Mr Wicks pleaded guilty yesterday to using a surveillance drone within 150 metres of a congested area on 21st May 2017. That congested area was […]

Project Wing delivers real stuff in Australian real locations

October 17, 2017 - 7:01am
wingProject Wing (X’s drone delivery project), are testing their drone delivery technology with households in south-eastern Australia. For the first time anywhere, they have made drone deliveries directly to the yards of testers (deliveries for their last pilot took place in an open field at Virginia Tech). And starting this week, testers will be able […]