Getting Started as a Drone Mapping Service Provider
At Xponential 2017 in Dallas, Avion Unmmaned shares the importance of Part 107 certification and training for surveyors and geospatial professionals planning...
PG&E looks to drones to improve service
PG&E is testing drones for monitoring electricity infrastructure and is working with NASA to use the unmanned aerial vehicles to spot gas leaks
When are drones NOT the right answer?
The recent announcement that some UAS companies have been granted a beyond line of sight waiver for commercial operations by the FAA is a clear indication that drones are gaining more of a foothold in the geospatial industry. The idea of fleets of UAVs autonomously flying all over the world is incredibly exciting for environmental monitoring even if it is terrifying for social monitoring. The technology is making it possible to image crops down to the leaf-scale, generate 3D models of construction sites in mere hours, and perform virtual inspections of infrastructure from a desktop computer thousands of miles away. If you happen to be an avid consumer of tech press releases, you might be forgiven…
Meet Up Sonder, the First Crowdsourced Drone Rental and Commercial Pilot Marketplace
Los Angeles-based startup Up Sonder is the first drone company to provide crowdsourced drone rentals and commercial pilot operations. Up Sonder is ready to soar (if you’re wondering about the name, sonder is an anagram for drones). The first peer-to-peer on-demand drone marketplace, Up Sonder recently opened shop in a number of major cities, leveraging UberRUSH’s technology to deliver drones in New…
AT&T technicians use drones to test signal strength and find birds’ nests
Drones will be the new normal.
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Interview with Antoine Martin on the Influence of Drones on the GIS Market
Editor's Note: Welcome to our Audio Articles Series. In December 2017, Bill McNeil caught up with Antoine Martin, formerly with Pix4D, about his perspectives on drones and the GIS Market. We'll bring you more interviews in the coming months on other geospatial topics. These articles are ready to read below, listen via iTunes or view the video. We hope you find these new offerings informative and interesting. Special thanks to our sponsor, Esri Audio Transcript Bill McNeil: Today we are conducting a podcast with Antoine Martin, the former North American Managing Director of Pix4D. Antoine, can you give us a little more information about your background and experience in the UAV industry Antoine Martin: Absolutely Bill.…
How Pizza Hut's Tracker Differs from the Competition
Nowadays most of the pizza delivery joints are using tracking devices for their customers who choose to order their pizza and food online for delivery. But one major brand has…
Advanced Mobility Drone Opportunities
Electric and gas utilities are modernizing their grids to meet the demands of an increasingly digital society. In the same way, advanced mobile capabilities are helping field work crews respond to catastrophic storm events or other emergencies in ways that were unforeseen in the past. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles often referred to as drones are increasing playing a part of the utility ecosystem especially in regards to Field Operations, Land Rights and Enterprise Asset Analytics. The placemat below was generated in preparation for our final Xcel Energy Open Standards Process for Utilities level 0 reference architecture project focusing on enterprise mobility. Please do not hesitate to guide us and provide your thoughts regarding this transformational area that…
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