Matt Dunlevy has a vision for his company, SkySkopes, and it seems to be working. Though they opened their doors in late 2014 – less than two years ago – SkySkopes, based in North Dakota’s northern Red River Valley, already [Read More]


The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which includes unmanned aircraft system provisions and ensures the FAA is funded through Sept. 30, [Read More]

Two Kansas-based universities – Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU) and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus (KSU) – have teamed up to cross their respective emergency management and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) fields of study for students. According to a news post from KWU, [Read More]

In an effort to increase the efficiency of solar panel inspections via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), DroneDeploy and DJI have teamed up to deliver new inspection and thermal imagery capabilities. With two taps on an iOS or Android device, customers [Read More]

The Big Rapids Township Fire Department of Mecosta County, Mich., is now the owner of two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which will be used in applications such as fire surveillance and search-and-rescue operations. According to coverage from, the department [Read More]


DJI and Hasselblad have introduced a fully integrated aerial photography platform that combines DJI’s M600 drone with Hasselblad’s medium-format A5D camera. The A5D-M600 bundle is the first joint product following DJI’s recent investment in Gothenburg, Sweden-based Hasselblad. Late last year, [Read More]

To help educate and train professionals in the use of drones for mapping and surveying, Pix4D is kicking off InterDrone 2016 with a half-day technical workshop. InterDrone is being held Sept. 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas; Pix4D’s [Read More]

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