Category Archives: UAVs

On-demand Drone Flight Insurance

Verifly has an app that lets you obtain flight insurance for your drone mission in real time. The insurance is being offered for both recreational and commercial flights. The rates begin at $10 per hour and the limits can go … Continue reading

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Beyond Visual Line of Sight

As with any new technology it always seems that there is a “holy grail” that if achieved would unleash its true potential. In the case of UAVs it is BVLOS – beyond visual line of sight operations. This would open … Continue reading

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How Accurate is Your Drone? Real World Results

By Mike Tully, ASI Aerial Services and the Iowa Department of Transportation completed a UAS project in 2017 that tested the positional accuracy of several Unmanned Aerial Systems (camera and lidar). In this highly informative article Mike Tully presents a … Continue reading

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Near Earth Autonomy

While the world of autonomy is focused on cars and trucks, Near Earth Autonomy (great company name) is working on a plan to automate personal aircraft. Now if you would dismiss this out of hand you might want to know … Continue reading

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UAS Mapping Certification

The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced today they will host the launch of the first and only UAS Mapping Certification in the industry presented by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). ASPRS will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Drone Revolution eBook

Note – This information is being provided by Aerial Services, Inc. Free Drones Revolution eBook! This eBook is a compilation of articles written by Mike Tully, President & CEO of Aerial Services, Inc., over the last two years about drones … Continue reading

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OSU Faculty Position in Geomatics

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00¬†FTE), 9-month, Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Geomatics Engineering to begin in Fall 2017. Outstanding candidates may also be considered at the rank … Continue reading

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BVLOS – The Next Step

Operating a small UAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is something that makes a lot of sense for applications such as power transmission line inspection and precision agriculture where the consequences of failure are quite low as compared to … Continue reading

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Lidar Drone Market Research Report

The increasing automation through LiDAR drones and reduction of human efforts drive the growth of the market. LiDAR drones have applications in corridor mapping, archaeology, precision farming, environment, construction, and entertainment. PDF sample download: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=128835365 Both top-down and bottom-up approaches … Continue reading

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Lidar and sUAS

If you are interested in the use of lidar with a sUAS Matt Coleman from PrecisionHawk has written an informative article on the topic. As he notes, “The fact that LiDAR is still a relatively heavy sensor with high power … Continue reading

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