Tag Archives: Aerial Survey

UAV Agriculture Trials in Australia

ABC Rural has a good article about how UAVs in Australia are at the end of a 18 month trial to test the effectiveness.  The UAVs fly in traditional aerial survey patterns, capture imagery down to 1cm pixels, flight levels … 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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TRB Webinar: Next Generation Air Transportation System: A Research Update

In past posts, there is research and development going on in the UAV market on how to create automated systems to allow UAVs into the United States airspace and to properly allow all operators to be aware of current flight … Continue reading

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UAVs Expanding Aerial Survey Not Competing With It

Some reading this blog may come from the traditional aerial survey world going back to the large format film from cameras from airplanes which started in World War II reconnaissance missions.  The industry globally is going through a transition (United … Continue reading

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UAVs for Disaster Management for Railroads and Railroad Communities

A recent article in the latest edition of the Perham Focus of Perham, Minnesota, talks about what the city of about 3000 people would do if a train derails in the city, which gets 60-65 BNSF trains per day going … Continue reading

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Minnesota National Guard UAV Public Safety Use in 2015 & Beyond

Camp Ripley, a Minnesota National Guard base has been flying UAVs since 2004 for training. Right now drones have to stay on base. The plan is to use UAVs for public safety applications after FAA approval in 2015. Applications are … Continue reading

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FAA Delays Commerical Drones over US Skies past Sept 2015 9/19/12

A important story came across the news wires today.  The FAA will not meet their September 30, 2015 deadline to allow unmanned commercial drones in US skies. They are looking into privacy and safety issues.  As the article mentions, it … Continue reading

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