Category Archives: Certifications

Drone Rules – The FAA is Proposing Changes for Night Flying

If you follow U.S. drone regulations, you’ve probably seen that the FAA has proposed an array of new rules. In this article, I’ll cover the latest notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Both … Continue reading

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Younger Geospatial Professional Submissions are Impressive

Over the past week we have had the pleasure of reviewing a number of high quality submissions for the Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year award. It has been a truly inspiring experience. For those who have not been tracking … Continue reading

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Meet James Combs – Younger Geospatial Professional

Welcome Younger Geospatial Professional James Combs to this Spotlight interview. What an impressive start to this YGP’s career! Please provide a recap of your post high school education and training. Do you have any licenses or certifications? Are you a … Continue reading

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NHERI RAPID Facility is Hosting Intensive Workshop

The NHERI – Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure program is hosting an intensive workshop at its RAPID Facility which is located at the University of Washington in Seattle, July 23 – 26, 2019. Workshop Description: The Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Registration Rules Changes

The FAA announced a small, but important change to the rules concerning the display of your registration number. This is from an article by Matt Fanelli Director of Strategy at Skyward. For more than three years, the FAA has required all … Continue reading

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State Farm Granted Waivers for BVLOS and OPA

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Virginia Tech/MAAP obtained two impressive waivers. One for operations beyond visual line of sight and the other for flights over populated areas. State Farm was the first insurance … Continue reading

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Part 107 Waivers – Doing it Right the First Time

As my favorite saying goes, “The only problem with doing something right the first time is, no one appreciates how difficult it was.” This certainly applies to Part 107 waivers. Here are some tips from Skyward for submitting a successful … Continue reading

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AUVSI Launches TOP – Trusted Operator Program for UAS

AUVSI has now given unmanned aircraft systems operators a way to increase their safety and boost their standing in the marketplace through today’s launch of the new Trusted Operator Program, or TOP. Interest in becoming a commercial drone operator has … Continue reading

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Join USIBD in Advancing 3D Building Documentation

Please join USIBD  – the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation today, so you can get involved with their important mission of standardizing and advancing the 3D building documentation industry. Join professionals from all areas of the Building Documentation industry, working … Continue reading

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How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services

How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services: It has to be all or nothing Make it performance vs. prescriptive – results, not methods Rely on the expertise of the laser scanning services provider Must provide results that the client can … Continue reading

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