Category Archives: UAVs

Lidar News Today – February 9, 2016

This week’s┬áLidar News Today includes a position statement from the TRB AFB80 committee asking the FAA to recognize that the surveying and mapping community has been safely operating in National Air Space for decades. Hence, as experienced professionals we should … Continue reading

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Delta Drone Completes Antenna Inspections

Delta Drone is a company based in France that you may want to check out since they are allowed to offer inspection services using a civilian UAS. They just announced the successful completion of its first 100 inspections of wireless-network … Continue reading

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UAS or UAV?

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of UAV and UAS it seems that people like to interchange these, myself included, but some recent work on a position statement by the TRB AFB80 committee that we intend to send … Continue reading

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Lufthansa and DJI Sign Deal To Develop Commercial Drones

This is the first time I have seen a major airline announce their involvement with drones. In this case its Lufthansa Aerial Services and DJI teaming up on a wide range of potential services. In addition to inspection of infrastructure, … Continue reading

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UAV Inspection Preview

If you want a glimpse into what the future might look like for the use of UAVs to carry out inspections have a look at the Cyberhawk operation. Focused primarily on the oil and gas industry and based in the … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 26, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today contains a recap of the top news stories from last week plus two important articles. The first by Mike Tully looks at drone accuracy and the second by Ken Smerz highlights the value of 3D … Continue reading

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Drone Accuracy

I wanted to call your attention to an important article by Mike Tully, CEO of Aerial Services, Inc. on the subject of drone accuracy. Mike has an in-depth understanding of the real world issues affecting the use of UAS. As … Continue reading

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Hurting the Industry

I had this theme come up twice at the TRB conference on Tuesday and I promised I would use my platform to highlight it. I guess at the core of the problem are those old fashioned ideas known as being … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – December 29, 2016

We are wrapping up 2015 with one more, exciting Lidar News Today. This issue includes a couple of the most read stories of the year and a few comments on the big news items in 2015. I believe the UAV … Continue reading

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FAA UAV Registration Starts Today

The FAA will open its mandatory UAS registration program today in a move that could likely transition a growing hobbyist community to mass-market commercial industry. Owners will be required to submit their names, home and email addresses to a national … Continue reading

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