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Transportation Safety is Number One Priority

At the U.S. Department of Transportation, we are always working on transportation safety and accessibility for everyone — today and in the future! Transportation safety will always be the top priority From a recent speech by U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao. … Continue reading

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TRB 2020 and the Consumer Electronics Show 2020

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which will get the show season started January 7 – 10, … Continue reading

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Agricultural Drone Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Reaching data accuracy on your experimental fields requires that you fly the right drone, at the right time, with the right settings. It is easy, but needs a little bit of preparation. In this guide, we will walk you over … Continue reading

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Lidar Surveys Guide Avalanche Predictions

In a low-flying helicopter, Gabriel Wolken is scanning the steep hillsides around southeast Alaska with a purpose. A research-grade laser mounted to the helicopter sends rapid pulses of light from the aircraft to the ground to measure the elevation of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Survey Foot Has Outlived Its Usefulness – RIP

Thanks to Michael Dennis and others at NIST and NGS for taking the action to deprecate (in metrology – a decision to discontinue the use of a specific measurement unit) the U.S. Survey foot. There is no benefit to having … Continue reading

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USGIF Offers First Geospatial Intelligence Certification

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce the addition of an entry-level geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) certification to its suite of professional designations. “The Essentials” exam is intended for recent graduates and young professionals in the GEOINT … Continue reading

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NGS State Plane Coordinate System Webinar

If you use the NGS state plane coordinate system then you will not want to miss this important webinar being presented by Dr. Michael Dennis on Thursday October 10, 2019 from 2 to3 PM EDT. Webinar Description: The National Spatial … Continue reading

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JobForDrones – Professional UAS Pilot Network

DRONELIFE has been writing about commercial drones since 2014, and we’ve maintained JobForDrones, a professional pilot network, for almost as long. We’ve seen the painful process of Section 333 Exemptions shift to Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates, and we’ve seen … Continue reading

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FAA Part 107 Drone Training Offered by ARE Corp.

FAA Part 107 Drone Training: Looking to become a commercial drone pilot? Interested in the Geospatial industry, but finding a GIS certificate to be too expensive? Get started with drone mapping! ARE will be teaching a Drone Pilot Training Course including … Continue reading

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Year Up – A Program to Address the Opportunity Divide

I spent five plus hours in my car today. I heard two attention grabbing reports. The first involved an in-depth study on the potential effects of climate change (too political and scary) and the second an inside look at Year … Continue reading

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