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Drones … There I said it!

(This article was originally published in 2014 online for POB Magazine. It has been revised for republication here in October 2017.)   Drones. Drones. Drones. There! I said it. DRONES! As a member of the geospatial community, I’m not to use this word.  It’s “bad”. It arouses terrible images in people’s mind. Supposedly, when folks …

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Dronepedia: Drone Education

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] By Admir, pharmacist by profession and hobby dronist by passion. He runs a review/news website on drones – Dronepedia. You can find him on Twitter  @derAdmir. Aerial Services has the permission from the author to post this article.  [/spb_text_block] [blank_spacer height=”30px” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_text_block title=”What Kind of Options Are There …

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Where’s the Ground?

Mike Tully recently had an article published on ASPRS called “Where’s the Ground”. This article discusses the drone mapping revolution that has cut loose flying for non-specialists. Anyone can perform remote sensing and mapping that previously was possible only using specialized knowledge and gear. Considered together, this explosion of remote sensing and mapping technology will ignite …

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Aerial Services, Altavian & sUAS

Project information written by Jason Dolf, Flight Coordinator at Aerial Services. Aerial acquired geospatial data used for mapping, remote sensing, orthophotography, aerial enlargements, or GIS applications must be high quality, high resolution, and distortion free. Aerial Services’ five-decade reputation of acquiring such data is well known. Legally and safely deploying small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) …

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FAA Announces Proposed Rule for Commercial Use of sUAS

[spb_column width=”1/3″ el_position=”first”] [spb_single_image image=”6383″ image_size=”full” frame=”borderframe” intro_animation=”none” full_width=”yes” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” caption=”NPRM Process” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [/spb_column] [spb_column width=”2/3″ el_position=”last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] We have waited years for this! The NPRM for sUAS (drones) has finally been released. The DOT’s FAA today proposed a framework of regulations called a Notice of Proposed Rule Making …

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A Plan to Integrate Drones Safely into the National Airspace Today

[spb_column width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Today anyone can strap wings on a pig, stick a GPS on its ear, call it a drone and go fly it. Of course, they have to fly it secretly, under the radar, because most uses are still prohibited by the FAA. In the current regulatory environment …

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