Tag Archives: Drone

Emerging UAV Use in Agriculture Areas

KXNews out of Bismarck, North Dakota had a good recent story on evaluations of UAVs in agriculture by North Dakota State University over a field east of Williston, North Dakota.  It shows an test flight at 200ft grabbing IR imagery … Continue reading

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UAV Flight Restrictions in the United States

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition had a good story yesterday on the UAV restrictions across the United States.  As posted here before the FAA is looking at a pilot’s license, in daylight, and within line of sight.  As the story … Continue reading

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UAV Program at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks has had a recent bachelor’s program in UAVs/Drones since 2009.  Some are contracting for the US Government to work overseas to operate UAVs.  They also end up with pilot and instructor licenses.  Other … Continue reading

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FAA to allow Drones on Closed Movie Sets as of Sept 25, 2014

The FAA is now allowing US movie companies to use drones on closed sets starting yesterday, September 25, 2014.  Drones are being used overseas right now for movie (and many other commercial uses).  This is a positive sign to keep … Continue reading

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Wheat Discoloring Reducing Harvest Payments and Assessing Crop Damage

KMOT-TV, out of Minot, North Dakota spoke to farmers in Williams County, ND, which is far Northwest North Dakota and part of the Baakan Oil Shale Boom region which includes Williston, about recent precipitation and the effect on the drum … Continue reading

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ABC Story on Technology in Farming in Australia

The Australia Broadcasting Company has a good 12min piece on technology in farming.  The first section is about drone startup company, Aerial Vision Australia that uses ortho imagery to get 3D models of the farm field for planning.  Other segments … Continue reading

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Lawsuits filed challenging FAA Drone Regulations

Lawsuits were filed on Friday, August 22, 2014 by hobbyists, research universities, and commercial drone interests against tough regulations against drone use in the United States.  The Minneapolis Startribune is republishing the story here. They are challenging the FAA as … Continue reading

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