SGS DRONE DAY ! Network, Learn earn your Advanced Safety Certificate.

SGS DRONE DAY ! Network, Learn earn your Advanced Safety Certificate.

SGS North America and the world’s leading drone inspection company ‘ Sky-Futures ’ are partnering to co-host an informative presentation on commercial drone operations followed by the most advanced drone safety course available. Commercial Drone Operations. (FREE, 1 hour duration) What are drones being used for and what is SGS currently doing with drones, current technologies and capabilities What are the processes, implications and steps for using drones within SGS […]

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K2 Unmanned Systems Provides UAV Training to SAR Teams at SAREX 2016

K2 Unmanned Systems Provides UAV Training to SAR Teams at SAREX 2016

With the increase of UAV integration in Public Safety and First Responder applications and with FAA Part 107 Small UAS Rule now in effect, K2 Unmanned Systems was proud to provide UAV SAR training to the allied agency first responders in the Central Valley, CA, at SAREX 2016. SAREX 2016 was hosted by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Cal-OES, at Hume Lake Christian Camp. K2 Unmanned is […]

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LiDAR for Aerial Mapping via Drone

LiDAR for Aerial Mapping via Drone

Unmanned Systems Source has released an article designed to help surveyors decide when to use photogrammetry or LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for surveying and mapping via drone. Choosing between photogrammetry and LiDAR is not a case of which offers superior technology but, rather, which is better suited for the surveying purposes required. Unmanned Systems Source has outlined some key considerations below. Photogrammetry uses pictures to take measurements whereas LiDAR […]

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Police tap into drones as new crime-fighting, public service tool

Police tap into drones as new crime-fighting, public service tool

The Hoover Police Department has a new tool officers say will provide a whole new perspective on fighting crime. The department has purchased and received its first drone — or small unmanned aircraft system, as the Federal Aviation Administration calls them — and is ordering two more, said Capt. Gregg Rector. The Phantom 4 Professional drone Hoover bought comes equipped with a camera that can relay real-time video footage to […]

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Status of Package-Delivery Drones

Status of Package-Delivery Drones

Aviation authorities, advisers say technology to get packages to individuals won’t really gel until around 2020 Source: WSJ Amazon.com Inc. and others have been touting plans to use drones to deliver packages to consumers, but safety experts and federal documents indicate widespread flights aren’t likely before the next decade. U.S. aviation authorities only recently kicked off the formal process of defining the types of collision-avoidance systems considered essential for such […]

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Insurance industry sees drones taking claims work to new heights

Insurance industry sees drones taking claims work to new heights

The insurance company Travelers is considering giving this assortment of drones to insurance adjusters for use in the field. – Patrick Skahill Claim University is a giant warehouse operated by the insurance company Travelers, where insurance adjusters go to train. Inside are dinged-up cars, damaged store fronts, and big model houses. And while you might not think of insurance adjusters as risk takers, Patrick Gee, who works on auto and […]

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