Mapping & Surveying

Two New VPs Join Uplift to Augment Drone Services for Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Uplift Data Partners, a provider of drone operations management and data analysis, has appointed two new executives to its engineering and sales teams, Kinan Sweidan and Jamail Carter. Based out of Chicago, the privately held firm captures and analyzes aerial [Read More]

With Federal Green Light, ATL Deploys Drone Over Runway

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Having inked permission from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which touts itself as the world’s busiest airport, was recently able to survey a runway by using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). According to ATL, a subcontractor [Read More]

Multivista Introduces Full-Service UAV Solutions for Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Multivista, a Phoenix-headquartered provider of visual construction documentation and a division of Hexagon AB, has released Multivista UAV, a full-service suite of construction drone services. With a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and certified pilots, Multivista says it is [Read More]

Canadian UAVs, Lockheed Martin Go BVLOS for Industrial Drone Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Using aircraft from Lockheed Martin CDL Systems, Canadian UAVs Inc. recently completed what it calls the first Transport Canada-approved pipeline and power line inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the pilot. [Read More]

Parrot Introduces 3D Modeling Drone Pack with Pix4D Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Parrot has introduced an all-in-one aerial imagery and 3D modeling solution for real estate and building professionals – the Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling pack. The bundle includes a Parrot Bebop 2 drone with the Parrot Skycontroller 2 remote control, a [Read More]

Early Commercial Drone Adopter Woolpert Expands UAS Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Woolpert, an architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm based out of Dayton, Ohio, has expanded its pool of federally certified unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots. Kris Froiland, Ethan Schreuder, Joel Doughty and Rich Gerdeman have joined Woolpert’s UAS team, which [Read More]

Extreme Mapping: SwiftTrainer sUAS Goes up 14,000-Foot Mountain

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colo., recently demonstrated that a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) can successfully be deployed at extreme altitudes and deliver geo-referenced aerial images. Using its SwiftTrainer, a turnkey sUAS flight [Read More]

U.S. Air Force Deploys Quadcopter for C-17 Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) of the U.S. Air Force’s 412th Test Wing recently used a 3D Robotics drone to carry out a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane. According to an [Read More]

Finnish Cleantech Company Makes the Case for Emissions-Detecting UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Aeromon, a cleantech start-up based in Finland, recently demonstrated the effectiveness of drone-mounted platforms for measuring industrial emissions. A pilot program at the Ämmässuo waste treatment center, which is operated by the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), compared historical [Read More]

John Deere Bringing Kespry’s Automated Drone System to Job Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

John Deere has forged a strategic alliance with Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kespry, which provides a fully automated drone system that takes off, flies a designated path and lands – all without operator intervention. Under the new global partnership, which will [Read More]