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FAA Issues 333 Exemption for Unmanned Aerial Systems Flights to Surdex Corporation

September 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

Surdex Corporation has received a 333 Exemption from the FAA to operate an Altavian Nova F6500 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This 333 Exemption provides Surdex with a general Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAS under 200 feet throughout the…

Topcon Announces Partnership with Ascending Technologies for UAS Worldwide Distribution

August 3, 2015 - in Products, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, Aug. 3, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces a worldwide distribution partnership with…

More than 55 top Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Companies Already Signed on to Exhibit at Commercial UAV Expo

July 15, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate

Portland, Maine, July 14, 2015—SPAR Point Group announced today the list of market-leading UAV companies that have put their support behind Commercial…

Bureau of Reclamation Selects New Mexico State University for Unmanned Aircraft System Inspection of Elephant Butte Dam

July 1, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2015—The Bureau of Reclamation has selected New Mexico State University to be the lead subject matter expert to perform the first Reclamation dam inspection using an unmanned aircraft system. This aeronautical research project…

FAA-Industry Initiative Will Expand Small UAS Horizons

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a partnership with industry to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations beyond the type of operations the agency proposed…

Trimble Introduces New Software Enhancements at Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum

May 4, 2015 - in Products, Surveying/Mapping

TAMPA, Fla., May 4, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced a series of new software enhancements that enable photogrammetry, GIS, geospatial and remote sensing professionals to streamline workflows, achieve faster results and gain increased value from…

Researchers Advance Efforts to Use Unmanned Aircraft for Utility Inspections

March 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Electric Grid

March 23, 2015—The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route — with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers'…

Researchers Take to the Skies to Assess Infrastructure Damage

March 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

March 4, 2015—Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have become increasingly popular over the last half dozen years or so among amateur aeronautical aficionados, engineers and generally anyone fascinated with relatively inexpensive flying machines.…

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining…

Version 1.3 of Pix4Dmapper Released

February 3, 2015 - in Modeling, Products, Surveying/Mapping

Pix4Dmapper automatically processes terrestrial and aerial imagery acquired by light-weight UAV or aircraft using its innovative technology based purely on image content. And converts your images into highly precise, customizable and timely results for a wide…