Category Archives: UAVs

Precision Agriculture Informed with Drone Lidar

The RedTail LiDAR Systems’ RTL-400, designed specifically for use on small drones, is a cost-effective tool that provides high-resolution, accurately geolocated images needed to make informed business decisions. Precision agriculture is one area where it is well suited. As the … Continue reading

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Rail Infrastructure in Dubai 3D Modeled with Drones

The use of drones in the inspection and evaluation of rail infrastructure is improving and has become part of a rapidly maturing industry. The technology as well as its associated data analysis capabilities have been significantly expanding each year. From … Continue reading

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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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Planting Trees is not the Solution to Climate Change

This morning, I spoke to Pachama’s co-founder and CEO, Diego Saez Gil–a graduate of the Y combinator who brings machine learning to the complex tree planting business. Pachama ensures in brief that the planting comes to action when an organization … Continue reading

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Joe Wolf – “Spotlight on a Younger Geospatial Professional”

This interview with Joe Wolf  is the fifth Lidar News Younger Geospatial Spotlight Interview. Congratulations to Joe for what he has accomplished in a short time and please think about sharing your story with us. This article is being re-published. … Continue reading

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Remote ID Proposed Rule Making is “Deeply Flawed”

In an article published by DJI today, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that … 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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Oil Spill Survey, First – of – its – Kind with Drone

On February 5, 2019, a cyclone shoved a bulk carrier into the edge of a reef on Rennell Island, cracking its hull. The fuel oil spill that resulted made international news, as it happened along the world’s largest raised coral … 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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LAANC Goes Live at EWR, BWI, IAD, and HOU

The FAA’s LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability) is officially live at four new major U.S. airports. This facilitates UAS flights in restricted, airport airspace. It is being implemented through the FAA UAS Data Exchange, an innovative, collaborative approach … Continue reading

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