Archive for aerial

Remote GeoSystems Offers Google Earth Extension for UAV Footage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Fort Collins, Colo.-based Remote GeoSystems Inc., a geospatial software and hardware company, has released its LineVision Google Earth Extension, software for aerial projects – including from drones – requiring georeferenced video playback, analysis, collaboration and reporting. Unlike its stand-alone predecessor, [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]

Drone Operator Association UAVUS Announces Updates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The U.S. Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) recently announced a new gold member program and new partnerships with BWI Aviation Insurance and TrackBill. The gold member program, which costs $19 annually, offers a UAVUS gold member ID card, a [Read More]

New Products, New Collaborations: DJI Announces its Latest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

So far at CES 2017, DJI has made several drone-related announcements: The company is rolling out a new aerial mapping app and a limited edition Phantom 4 drone and is teaming up with storage solutions provider Seagate Technology. In addition, [Read More]

DJI, SkyPixel Kick off This Year’s Aerial Photography Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

SkyPixel and DJI have launched their annual aerial photography contest, running Oct. 26-Dec. 30. Entrants will choose between the categories of “beauty,” encompassing natural landscape and urban architecture, and “360-degree aerial panorama,” showcasing 360-degree views from above, aided by virtual [Read More]

DJI Launches Zenmuse Z30 Drone Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

DJI has introduced the Zenmuse Z30, what the company calls its most powerful integrated aerial zoom camera. The Zenmuse Z30, which integrates with DJI’s Matrice airframes, will work right out of the box, says DJI. The camera offers up to [Read More]

How to Assess Impact of UAV-Plane Collisions: Fly Them into Each Other?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The U.K.’s Department of Transport, Civil Aviation Authority and Ministry of Defence collectively called for the “secretive tests,” which will take place in restricted airspace in Wales.

Drone Sense-and-Avoid Competition Launched for November’s UTM Convention

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The UTM Convention 2016 and HiddenGenius.com have partnered to launch a $15,000 technology competition that demonstrates drone sense-and-avoid (SAA) technologies. The competition will be held on Nov. 9 in conjunction with UTM Convention 2016, located at the Oncenter in Syracuse, [Read More]

‘Portable, Foldable’ Hover Camera Passport Drone Now Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Robotics start-up ZeroZero Robotics has announced the availability of its Hover Camera Passport drone. With a maximum flight time of 10 minutes and a weight of 242 grams (roughly .55 pounds), the Hover Camera Passport is an “autonomous, self-flying camera [Read More]

DARPA Sets out to Develop Tracking Tech for UAS in Large Cities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its Aerial Dragnet program, which seeks new technologies to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating below 1,000 feet in large cities. DARPA says [Read More]