Monthly Archives: February 2015

No Fly Zone List for UAVs

Fortune magazine has written about a new website that has 10,000 people and growing on a No Fly List that they want the FAA and private and public UAV operators to voluntary follow and keep the aircraft out of the … Continue reading

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Lease Signed in GrandSky UAS Tech Park, Groundbreaking later Spring 2015

A fifty year lease has been signed with the Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks County, North Dakota, for the GrandSky UAS/UAV Technology park to break ground later this spring 2015.  The technology park will cover 217 acres … Continue reading

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Early Agriculture UAV Flights Will Probably be Flown by Consultants

A recent tweet by Altavain brought up a good link on the focus of UAVs in agriculture, it is expected to initially be a heavily consultant driven economy as a combination of developing turn-key solutions and some farmers who will … Continue reading

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Proposed FAA UAV Rules Similar to Canada’s, May Not Be Final Before 2017

The FAA released their proposed regulations today for UAV flights in the United States, they are comparable to Canada’s regulations.  According to the Washington Post’s summary, UAVs need to remain in line of sight of the operators, stay below 500ft, … Continue reading

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UAV Plant Planned for Wahpeton, North Dakota

ComDel and Altavain have signed a agreement to open a UAV plant in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  The plant is expected to employ 10-20 workers producing UAVs for the commercial sector worldwide in agriculture, construction, and other traditional remote sensing applications. … Continue reading

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GeoCue’s AirGon LLC UAV Subsidiary Promotes Complete UAV Package

GeoCue’s AirGon LLC UAV subsidiary recently had a press release promoting a turnkey UAV solution on a quadcopter platform to capture ortho data and then convert into point clouds from the imagery (apparently no LiDAR sensor on flight platform in … Continue reading

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BASF to Feature Iteris Weather’s ClearAg Product

I featured Iteris Weather’s ClearAg product in past posts, since then they have picked up BASF as a client to distribute the agriculture weather information.  This will be used widely across precision agriculture in the United States.  Farmers and suppliers … Continue reading

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