Watch out Ag drones, free data from space.

Watch out Ag drones, free data from space.

I know this is only 10m resolution, but it has the major advantage of being free. Its also frequent. Anywhere on the planet updated weekly. I was very unpopular when I mentioned it at an Ag conference last year. I signed up then to access the data, but as might be expected could make very little of it because I don’t know what I’m doing. Too many people are hawking […]

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Every Drone Business Should Use

Every Drone Business Should Use

Article and Photo Source: NVdrones Without knowing what they are, the term “flight logs” sounds like something I’d avoid like the plague if I could. Flight logs sound boring, old-school, and un-inventive. Drone operators have enough to worry about just keeping their drones in the air and delivering on client requirements – worrying about flight logs seems like an unnecessary hassle. It comes as no surprise that most businesses don’t […]

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A Brief History of Drones

A Brief History of Drones

Article Source: DroneBlog Image Source: Mitch Nielsen When it comes to “ boys and their toys ”, one the most impressive and controversial in recent years is the automated drone. In official circles these are known as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) – or to the rest of us, the ‘flying robot’. What other toy could threaten the security of one of the world’s most highly protected buildings, aka the White […]

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First Public Course for Drone Racing Is Opening

First Public Course for Drone Racing Is Opening

In San Francisco, of course. Article Source: Eric Grundhauser via Atlas Obscura Photo Credit: Aerial Sports League The first public drone racing course will open this summer https://t.co/7YBUWlJ3qW pic.twitter.com/I0xGpZLwJX — MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) June 4, 2016 Drones aren’t just the future of warfare, it looks like they might be the future of recreational sports as well. According to Marketwatch , the Aerial Sports League recently tested out their upcoming Drone Sports […]

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Walmart’s drone ambitions are real

Walmart’s drone ambitions are real

The brick-and-mortar retailer envisions a drone workforce that customers never see. Journalists are obsessed with Amazon’s bid to offer delivery-by-drone services in the next few years. For the most part that obsession has kept us from talking about other more pragmatic retail applications for commercial drones. It’s just that the idea of a drone zipping through the air with a five-pack of Hanes boxer-briefs in in tow is really really […]

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