Category Archives: Admin

Non-Profit Supports UAS Public Safety Through Outreach

In the commercial drone world, one of the biggest risks to developing commercial UAS programs is public approval of drones. Ensuring successful relationships is something the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) excels at. The 501(c) non-profit organization is home to … Continue reading

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AV Test Initiative Will Encourage Failure Reporting

Federal safety regulators on Monday launched an effort to get companies working on autonomous vehicle – AV technology to share more data about the limits of their systems. From an article in Forbes by Greg Gardner. The National Highway Traffic … Continue reading

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3DEP Developing a Partnership – Lessons Learned

To encourage geospatial data collection and foster information sharing, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) three years ago. 3DEP is a valuable tool, but many state and local agencies may be unaware of the … Continue reading

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Safety First Guides the UAS Growth Path at ARE

From a blog post by Lindsey Mitchell, Office Operations Manager, ARE explaining the importance of their safety first approach. Getting Started with UAS It seems like yesterday that I was hired as a UAS (drone) pilot with Media Wing, LLC, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Online Survey Results – Impact on AEC Market

We had almost 40 people respond to the announcement last week in the Lidar News eNewsletter of an online survey regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the AEC marketplace. That was low in my opinion, but based on my experience … Continue reading

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Lifelong, Intelligent, Diverse, Agile and Robust – LIDAR??

Now this is just what we need to confuse many people, another use of the term lidar. This one comes from work being done at Purdue University on cyber threats. Their use of Lidar comes from “lifelong, intelligent, diverse, agile … Continue reading

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Auto Safety Feature Naming Needs to be Standardized

Pop quiz! What’s the difference between these auto safety features –  Automatic Emergency Braking, Collision Imminent Braking, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Collision Intervention, Autonomous Braking, and a Dynamic Brake System? From an article in Wired by Aarian Marshall. Trick question: nothing. … Continue reading

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Going Green Business Challenge – A YGP Initiative

I have been thinking about how to provide the Younger Geospatial Professional’s group with a high impact project that would have a universal appeal and that the group could get excited about working on. I have an idea that I … Continue reading

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Remote Identification Rule Proposed by FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed rule for remote identification. That would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be … Continue reading

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Checklists are Key to Safety of Drone Operations

Standard aviation practices are based on one key principle: people are flawed. A lot can go wrong due to human error. Faulty memory, unreliable senses, or a momentary lapse of attention can spell disaster in traditional aviation. That’s why checklists … Continue reading

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