Footville Fire Department buzzing with pride over new drone

Footville Fire Department buzzing with pride over new drone

Shelly Birkelo FOOTVILLE—Footville fire Capt. Kris Ommodt can imagine many uses for his department’s new drone. He offered this scenario: An elderly man with dementia wanders away from his Rock County home. Footville firefighters respond and hover their department’s drone over a nearby cornfield. Looking at a video feed from the pilotless aircraft, they see a suspicious object. Using GPS coordinates from the drone, they quickly direct people on foot […]

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UgCS as an Alternative to DJI Ground Station

UgCS as an Alternative to DJI Ground Station

UgCS Image Worried about losing possibility of flight planning for DJI on PC? At the beginning of this year DJI will discontinue their PC mission planning software Ground Station due to Google discontinuing their Google Earth API. Along with that, there has been a recall of DJI 900 MHz radio links. UgCS does not rely on Google Earth API, we have our own map engine and you will still be […]

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Diana Helfrich Schlosser and Rob Hranac join Swift Navigation exec team

Diana Helfrich Schlosser and Rob Hranac join Swift Navigation exec team

Swift Navigation , a San Francisco-based series-A startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to help the next generation of autonomous vehicles and robots navigate an automated future, announced two new executive hires today to support its rapidly growing business. Rob Hranac has joined as Vice President of Business Development and Diana Helfrich Schlosser has joined as Vice President of Marketing. In Hranac’s new position, he will lead business development and sales […]

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Kespry Announces Woolpert

Kespry Announces Woolpert

Kespry Announces Woolpert as Latest Commercial Drone System Customer MENLO PARK, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Kespry Inc., which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced that it has been selected by Woolpert to provide commercial drone systems to support the company’s site surveying and mapping needs. Kespry serves the construction, construction aggregates, mining, surveying, and mapping industries. Kespry Drone Systems provide an excellent way for these companies to safely […]

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