Land Surveying Firm in Louisiana Gets senseFly eBee Drone Exemption


Bossier City, La.-based firm Landpoint says it has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the senseFly eBee RTK drone for aerial surveying and mapping.

The company performs land surveying and engineering services for oil and gas, transportation, commercial land development, and residential real estate companies. It also provides consulting, GIS mapping and laser scanning.

With the commercial exemption, Landpoint says it now able to survey large areas in a day and provide deliverables within 24 hours of the initial survey. In addition to its Louisiana headquarters, the firm operates from locations in Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.

“This is a great asset for Landpoint and a very exciting time,” says Chad Souter, vice president. “The regulatory approval is a very positive point of progression and shows that we strive to find new ways to innovate and provide better value to our clients.”

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This is so cool that hey are now using drones for land surveying! It seems like it would make the job a lot easier. Does the Section 333 exemption apply in all states, or just in Louisiana? What is the process that you have to go through to get an exemption? Thanks for this information!