Category Archives: UAS

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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GeoIgnite 2019 Issues Call for Speakers

With fewer than 100 days before the inaugural event, GeoIgnite 2019 is adding major sponsors, speakers and exhibitors to the conference schedule every week. Be sure to include this important event in your summer calendar on June 18 and 19 … Continue reading

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AEC to BE – Do You Have the Skills to Make the Transition?

I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more. Most of us seasoned veterans grew up in the … 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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ARE – AirShark Teams Up With UVM Spatial Analysis Lab

Good friend Jarlath O’Niel-Dunne, the Director of UVM SAL has been promising to write an article for Lidar News. I guess we will have count this blog post on the ARE-AirShark website as his report on UAV operations – for … Continue reading

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ARE-AirShark is Focused on UAV Inspection

I just became aware of ARE-AirShark, a UAV inspection operation based in my home town of Hampton, NH that is offering an impressive suite of services. I hope to meet with them soon to get the full story. Here is … Continue reading

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Lidar for Drone Conference Kicks Off Wednesday

Well, I made it to the south of France where I will be attending YellowScan’s Lidar for Drone conference on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. These small, highly focused events are often the best learning and networking experiences. Look … Continue reading

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Emesent is Data61 Spin-Out – Can Fly Autonomous Without GPS

Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product, Hovermap. Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the CSIRO Innovation Fund, led the funding round along with … Continue reading

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Day 2 at ILMF 2019 Produced a Number of Hidden Gems

Day 2 at ILMF 2019 resulted in discussions and presentations with a number of companies that have truly outstanding products which I doubt you have heard of. The keynotes were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for, particularly … 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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