Monthly Archives: November 2014

US Farming Groups Sign Data Security Agreements With Agribusiness

On November 13, 2014, United States Farming groups like the American Farm Bureau, National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Farmers Union and USA Rice Federation, signed a Data Security and Privacy Agreement with Large … Continue reading

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Expected FAA UAV Rules in the United States

The latest stories on expected UAV flight rules from the FAA appear to line up with other countries like Australia.  Commercial drones are supposed to stay within the line of sight of the operator, to remain under 400ft, and the … Continue reading

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NASA App For Dynamic Aircraft Routing with Weather

NASA has developed a tool called Dynamic Weather Routes to automatically adjust flight paths for aircraft around hazardous weather.  Currently American Airlines has it in use.  The tool reduces flight times and fuel costs to the airlines. This is interesting … Continue reading

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Grand Sky UAV Business Park in Grand Forks, North Dakota

The Grand Sky UAV Business Park outside Grand Forks, North Dakota (adjacent to the  Grand Forks AFB) is a 217 acre complex that is positioned to be one of the larger UAV hubs in the United States.  It is planned … Continue reading

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LAStools & QGIS Training Series On YouTube

Martin Isenburg has posted a 4 part training series on LAStools & QGIS on YouTube.  Taken at the University of Copenhagen Facility of Science.  The links are below with the running times. Part 1: 1:37:42 Part 2: 1:04:05 Part 3: … Continue reading

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Keeping UAVs out of Restricted Airspace

A Fargo, North Dakota startup, Aerobatic Innovations has developed a app that tracks known aircraft and restricted airspace is relative to the position of the UAV in flight.  It uses real time FAA data for aircraft location overlayed with restricted … Continue reading

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NOAA Climate Resiliance Toolkit Trainings

NOAA has released a series of trainings, most available free online on Climate studies, some are onsite only by schedule.  There are thirty total trainings, some as short as 10min, some over a three day period covering.  Topics covered are … Continue reading

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