Homeland Security Launches Major sUAS Test Facility in Mississippi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will conduct exercises and training to support a variety of simulated scenarios using drones, including disaster relief and containment of hazardous-materials spills.

New DroneDeploy Solution Performs Real-Time Drone Mapping in the Field

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

In coordination with the spring growing season, DroneDeploy has announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product for real-time drone mapping. With Fieldscanner, which is available as part of DroneDeploy’s iOS app, farmers can use any DJI drone to [Read More]

FAA Faces Another Inspector General Audit on Drone Progress

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

The OIG is conducting the audit due to the “significant safety implications of integrating UAS into the National Airspace System and the increasing number of both requested and approved UAS waivers.”

So Long, DJI Phantom 4; Hello, Phantom 4 Advanced

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

The newest addition to DJI’s Phantom family of drones improves on the original Phantom 4, which will soon be discontinued.

Drones to Strengthen Security of Boston Marathon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

For this year’s event, which is expected to draw more than a million spectators, officials are bringing in tethered drones from local unmanned aircraft systems company CyPhy Works.

Drones Go up 10,000 Feet to Explore Volcano Emissions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Volcanologists and engineers from the University of Bristol and University of Cambridge in the U.K. recently deployed drones to collect measurements from directly within volcanic clouds that were previously inaccessible. During a 10-day research trip, the team carried out many [Read More]

FAA Offers New Maps in Hopes of Expediting Drone Authorization Requests

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

In an effort to help the agency process Part 107 airspace authorization requests more quickly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is creating new maps that will depict areas and altitudes near airports where drones can safely operate. The agency, which plans [Read More]

FAA Enacts UAS Restrictions Around 133 Military Facilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

The federal agency says this marks the first time it has established airspace restrictions that apply only to unmanned aircraft systems.

Producing Consistent Drone Data in Farming – Regardless of the Weather

Written by Pix4D on April 03, 2017

When you are a service provider with high client expectations, you need to be able to obtain quality results on a regular basis. When it comes to agriculture, producing consistent index maps is critical, regardless of weather conditions. If you [Read More]

DroneDeploy Delves into Latest Trends in Commercial UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

According to DroneDeploy, its latest report underscores the “tremendous growth” in commercial drone adoption over the last year.