GeoDigital, FLoT Systems, and Environmental Consultants Inc. Partner for UAS -based Utility Asset Inspection Program

GeoDigital, FLoT Systems, and Environmental Consultants Inc. Partner for UAS -based Utility Asset Inspection Program

by GeoDigital, FLōT Systems, and Environmental Consultants Inc. (ECI) have formed a partnership to bring utilities remote asset inspection capabilities via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The program combines high-resolution imagery collected by FLōT Systems’ beyond line-of-sight capable UAV, analytics and location-based work management software from GeoDigital, and virtual inspection of those images with utility vegetation and asset management expertise from ECI. For […]

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Drones take B.C. real estate to new heights

Drones take B.C. real estate to new heights

by BY YVONNE ZACHARIAS, VANCOUVER SUN With offshore buyers looking to snap up some of the priciest real estate in the Lower Mainland, realtor David Green figured the use of drones to capture aerial video of these mansions was a no brainer. So three years ago, he and business partner, Simeon Garratt, set up Lift Marketing to send real estate sales soaring in a brand new direction. Since then, they […]

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State requiring operators to register drones

State requiring operators to register drones

by Matthew Patane Commercial drone operators in Iowa may be getting federal approval to fly their unmanned vehicles but they still need to register with state officials. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation is treating drones like any other aircraft, Planning and Outreach Manager Tim McClung told the Register. “We are going to keep them under the same language. We’re doing a watch and see,” McClung said. “We’re […]

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Forty eight percent of commercial drone platforms in the USA made by DJI.

Forty eight percent of commercial drone platforms in the USA made by DJI.

by If you are to judge success in the American RPA industry. The number of commercially licenced platforms each manufacturer has in service might be a guide. Colin Snow makes the valid point earlier in today’s news that forecasts are very often wrong so better to work with the known. We have a Drone Spotters page, started to monitor where platforms were going and who were buying them after a […]

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To Race a Drone You Must Be the Drone

To Race a Drone You Must Be the Drone

First-person drone racing is taking off When I arrived at the football field at Santa Cruz high school the air was abuzz. Literally. Not with a crowd’s anticipation, though the folks in the stands did seem ready for a show, but with the slash and hum of flying computers. Imagine someone repeatedly zipping a jacket at 100 MPH. Or an airport for wasps. That’s the feeling. They darted around gates, […]

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