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Infrastructure Leads Commercial Application of Drone Technology

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

The drone revolution is disrupting industries ranging from agriculture to filmmaking. According to a new study by PwC on the commercial applications of drone technology, the emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at over $127 bn.…

Insitu Sells First Commercial UAS Software Package and Curriculum to University of Nevada, Reno

May 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

BINGEN, Wash.—Insitu has made the first sale of its new commercial ground control software and UAS training package to the University of Nevada, Reno…

Cardno Files U.S. Patent Application for UAS Remote Sensing Process

May 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

Cardno announced the filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office of a patent application in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry. The patent…

Aerial Infrastructure Insight

April 3, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

Using Unmanned Aircraft for Land Development and Bridge Inspection Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), often referred to as drones, have been making inroads into traditional surveying applications for the last decade. Much of this advancement has occurred outside…

Woolpert Deploys UAS to Collect Imagery for Rural Roads Project

March 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Roads, Surveying/Mapping

Woolpert has been hired by Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) to collect imagery via unmanned aerial system (UAS), or drone, of haul roads throughout the Midwest. This project, “Characterization of Unpaved Road Conditions Through the Use of Remote Sensing,”…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

October 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The task force will be composed…

Topcon Secures FAA Exemption to Operate Rotary-Wing Aerial System in U.S.

October 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces it has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Falcon 8 rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States.…

R.A. Smith National Given Green Light from FAA on Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

October 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been granted a Section 333 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This exemption, granted…

Topcon Announces Rotary-wing UAS

October 5, 2015 - in Products, Surveying/Mapping

LIVERMORE, Calif. Oct. 5, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces the addition of a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data collection solutions line.  The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection…

NM Group and Pulse Partner on UAV LiDAR Inspection Services for Electrical Power Utilities

Oct. 1, 2015—NM Group (Network Mapping, Inc), a leading data capture, analytics and engineering services provider to electrical utilities, today announced a collaboration with Pulse (Pulse Aerospace, LLC). Pulse Aerospace is the premier developer of helicopter…