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USGS NGP Releases New Lidar Base Specification

The USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification version 2.1 is now available. Some notable changes include: Defining the project area as the lidar acquisition project boundary plus a 100-meter buffer Applying the specification to the extent of the defined project area … Continue reading

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FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week

About Drone Safety Awareness Week – November 4 – 10, 2019 The FAA has developed what they are calling a Stakeholder Playbook 2019 to highlight FAA national drone safety across the U.S. and encourage all stakeholders to engage. The Federal … Continue reading

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Aviation Partnership Demonstrates UAV Traffic Control

Over nearly a week of testing — a week that followed months of preparation and involved five types of aircraft, four aircraft software systems, more than 30 engineers, pilots, and operations experts, and 141 flights — the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation … Continue reading

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ARE Corp. Granted Permission for UAS Flights Over People

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued ARE Corp. a Certificate of Waiver, allowing certified remote pilots to safely fly a parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) over people. ARE is one of nine organizations to be granted an operational … Continue reading

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Levandowski Criminally Charged – Theft of Trade Secrets

Lidar News provided a number of posts beginning in October 2017 involving Anthony Levandowski and his involvement in a Waymo vs. Uber patent lawsuit. The case was eventually settled in Waymo’s favor. The judge in  the case recommended that the … Continue reading

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Protecting Personal Privacy of Geo-location Data

James Van Rens, Senior Vice President with RIEGL USA and Strategic Advisor for Government and Industry Relations for the RIEGL International Group, recently participated in the 9th meeting of the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management group. Discussions were held on the issue … Continue reading

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UAS Center of Excellence Will Be Lead by NUAIR

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a wide ranging series of economic development partnerships between New York State and Israel that includes a UAS Center of Excellence. The administration and several major New York health care institutions have signed a … Continue reading

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European Union Drone Regulations Published

The new European Union drone regulations will enter into force in 20 days, but included in the regs is the fact that they do not go into effect for one year. A little confusing, but I guess the intent is … Continue reading

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Drone Registration in the U.S is Required

This is a guest blog post from Crystal Ding from Outstanding Drone on the importance of drone registration with the FAA here in the U.S. Did you know that you ought to register your drone with the Federation Aviation Administration, … Continue reading

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Regulating Drones: What Makes a Good Drone Law?

Regulating drones and new technologies, in general,  has always been a cumbersome task for authorities. This important article takes a detailed look at what makes a good drone law. From an article in DroneII.com by Millie Radovic Regulations must encompass … Continue reading

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