Category Archives: UAVs

New UAV Website

Diversified Communications has just announced that they have launched a new website focused on the UAV market. Commercial UAV News is a new website that will focus on as the name implies, the disruptive UAV and UAS market.

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XPONENTIAL Conference Preview

If you are planning on attending next week’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference in New Orleans then this Lidar News conference preview may be of some help in planning your time there. With over 600 exhibitors this is the BIG one for unmanned … Continue reading

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UAS Product Lines Being Developed

Maybe I missed these product developments in the overall din that surrounds the UAS industry, but in putting together the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference preview I could not help but notice that Leica Geosystems and Topcon are both investing heavily in … Continue reading

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FAA Approves Night Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the first approval for flights of small commercial drones at night, according to lawyers for the operator, in the latest sign of how quickly U.S. regulators are moving to authorize expanded uses of unmanned … Continue reading

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AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2016

To add more excitement to AUVSI’s annual conference they came up with a pretty catchy name. XPONENTIAL 2016 is the BIG one with over 650 exhibitors featuring automated vehicles, robotics, drones and more. It starts May 2 and runs for … Continue reading

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Top Drone FAA Exemptions

According to this Construction Dive report the Federal Aviation Administration has given construction and infrastructure businesses 1,800 exemptions, almost 60% of all industry requests for exemptions —which is also almost 40% of the total 4,600 exemptions the FAA has approved, according … Continue reading

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UAS-Based Vegetation Management

One of the areas where the use of UAS will be especially advantageous is vegetation management for power transmission corridors. This article provides an inside look at some of the key issues that the transmission owners will have to face, … Continue reading

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Commercial Drones, But Just Barely

If you are interested in the reality of flying a drone commercially and legally then this article by Mike Tully, CEO and President of Aerial Services is a must read. Mike looks at a number of the key issues involved … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – March 22, 2016

The latest Lidar News Today is now available. This week’s edition features an article by Jamie Young at Merrick that takes a look at the use of a number of data collection platforms and asks the question “what is the … Continue reading

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Automatic Asset Inspection

O.K. here’s a new business category that I think you are going to see a lot more of  – automatic asset inspection. In this case it is for power line inspection with a UAS equipped with a lidar sensor and … Continue reading

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