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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Commercial UAV Expo Releases a Series of Free Reports Assessing the Outlook for the Commercial Drone Market in 2017

Portland, Maine, USA – Commercial UAV Expo today announced the release of a free series of reports that showcase how and where professionals charged with the inspection and monitoring of industrial assets such as electricity pylons, pipelines, and rails are actually using drones to make these tasks more efficient and safer. Additionally, the reports focus on

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

How Do I Choose the Correct Image-Capture Settings for 3D Models?

What are the effects of the “angle between images” setting in circular missions when it comes to 3D reconstruction? Knowing which drone flight plan to design for 3D modeling can be challenging, but the good news is that Pix4Dcapture has automatic flight missions optimized for different scenarios. We tested circular missions with three image angle

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Drone Heroes Take Europe by Storm!

Brussels, Belgium – From June 20th until June 22nd the pinnacle of the drone industry in Europe will gather at Commercial UAV Expo in Brussels. During this highly-anticipated conference and exhibition, an international jury of drone professionals will present “Drone Hero” awards to the most innovative and creative drone innovations. The contest and these awards

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

DJI Introduces M200 Series Drones Built For Enterprise Solutions

BARCELONA, Spain – DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology, Sunday unveiled the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which is purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and collect data – making drone technology an affordable and easy-to-use tool for enterprises that recognize how aerial imaging can transform their operations. The M200

Monday, February 27th, 2017

AirMap Secures $26 Million to Accelerate Global Adoption of Airspace Management Platform for Drones

SANTA MONICA, Calif., – AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, today announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings AirMap’s

Monday, February 27th, 2017

AirMap and senseFly Partner to Advance Safety for Commercial Drones

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and CHESEAUX, Switzerland – AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of mapping drones, today announced that they have partnered to deliver AirMap’s airspace services to senseFly’s eBee fixed wing drones and albris quadcopter. AirMap’s airspace platform services will be directly integrated into senseFly’s

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Golf Courses Are the Next Drone Mapping Territory

The emerald golfing greens have seen better days. According to the U.S. National Golf Foundation, the number of players has steadily declined from over 30 million in 2005 (pre-recession) to 24.7 million today; 680 US and 158 Canadian courses have closed. “Golf course owners are working smarter to manage resources like water and labor more

Friday, February 10th, 2017

DJI Introduces New Accessories for Mavic Pro Drone

SHENZHEN, China – DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology, has introduced an array of new accessories for the foldable and compact Mavic Pro drone, making the flight experience even more safe, convenient and fun. Two new products are designed to shield the Mavic Pro’s propellers, providing an extra measure of safety and protection during flight.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

DroneDeploy Adds Former NetSuite and Salesforce Executives to Expand its Global Partnerships and Engineering Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DroneDeploy, the leading cloud-based drone software platform, announced today the addition of two new senior executives to further guide the enterprise adoption and scalability of its drone data platform. Scott Lumish, who previously held business development and OEM sales responsibilities at Intacct, NetSuite and Cobalt Networks, will help navigate DroneDeploy’s booming

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Rwanda Forges Forward in Drone Mapping Use

After Rwanda made waves in early 2016 for allegedly being the first country to approve drone delivery, people payed attention. The country, with its rolling hills and one of the fastest-growing economies in Central Africa, now has established regulations regarding drones and has become a vanguard of sorts for the region. “My impression is that

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