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Drones and Lidar – A Match Made in Cartometric Modeling Heaven

After consecutive hurricanes carved their way through the Gulf of Mexico in August and September of 2017, of paramount importance was restoring the crippled...

India’s commercial drone policy 2019: The good, the bad, the ugly

That India has great commercial potential for drones is no secret. Transporting human organs for emergency medical services, aiding in agricultural irrigation and inspection,...

All you need to know about DJI’s new, improved geofencing service

Geofencing is a location-based service which creates virtual boundaries or invisible force fields around real-world geographic areas. This is the technology which keeps a...

The best of both worlds – Fixed-wing & Multicopters: Quantum-Systems Trinity UAV

The market for drones (professional and private) is growing steadily. According to a forecast by Gartner, the total market will be around $11.2 billion...

Airware shutdown: How to crash and burn a $118M drone startup

On April 19, 2018, Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Airware, announced in a blog post that the commercial drone technology provider had closed $8.5 million...

8 Data Protection Guiding Principles Under the GDPR for Drone Pilots

Download DroneRules.eu 8 Data Protection Guiding Principles Under the GDPR for Drone Pilots memo sheet here The introduction of the GDPR will increase the pressure...

This drone software lets you generate live thermal maps without Internet

We have always maintained that DroneDeploy is one of the best mapping software out there. It’s the only drone mapping solution that lets you...

Japan’s awesome drone museum lets you test-fly UAVs for free

The Japanese love drones. They legalized drone flying back in 2015 when the United States was still dilly-dallying with the rules and regulations. They...
LiDAR vs Photogrammetry

Drone LiDAR or Photogrammetry? Everything you need to know.

With the recent development in the drone surveying space, there has been a lot of myths and misconceptions around UAV LiDAR and photogrammetry. In...
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How many drones do you crash to make them safer? (Think hundreds)

As parcel-slinging delivery drones inch closer to reality, one cannot be blamed for wondering: what if one of them loses control and falls on...

Your hobby drone needs to be registered in United States. Again.

The on-again, off-again relationship between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and drone enthusiasts in the United States has finally been cemented by a new...

Of turbulent history and smooth outlook: Drone delivery and American skies

Four years ago, in December 2013, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shared with the world his vision of using flying robots to deliver...

8 tips that will let you achieve survey-grade accuracy of your drone survey

1. Irregular/difficult terrain  Getting a fixed GSD (Ground Sampling Distance) in a terrain with irregular elevation might be tricky when you plan the flight at a...

Drones and Geospatial analysis in the insurance industry

Oops, sorry about that. We are in the process of re-writing this blog and will update it asap :) In the meantime, do check...

Hey pilot, DJI just put a license plate on your drone!

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI, which was recently banned by the US Army for issues related to cyber vulnerabilities, has gone into overdrive to take...

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