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by   -   September 25, 2014

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The impact on businesses of the ongoing US ban on commercial UAV operation can be seen in a snapshot of this week’s drone news. Drones are very affordable these days, and there is nothing to stop anyone purchasing a drone and deploying it for fun. But you can’t use drones in anyway for ‘commercial purposes’ in the US. That means for example, that journalists publishing drone footage are actually in breach of FAA ruling. Until recently, individuals could largely still ‘get away with it’, but a rising awareness is seeing other organizations implement bans, shutdowns or recommendations on drone use.

by ,   -   September 11, 2014

The purpose of the “Aerial Clicker” is to crowdsource the tagging of aerial imagery captured by UAVs in humanitarian settings.

by ,   -   September 3, 2014

While we made up the term “Airchaeology”, we define it as the study of human activity in the past, conducted from the air in the present. Our Airchaeology Expedition in Southern Turkey included dozens of flights over the ancient cities of Aphrodisias and Ephesus. Check out the high-resolution aerial maps we produced.

by   -   July 31, 2014

As drones become more ubiquitous, their safety systems are becoming increasingly important. One company that understands this issue, and is which is making constant progress in UAV safety systems, is DJI Innovations.

by   -   July 30, 2014

Maps Made Easy provides up-to-date maps out of stitched imagery, that are accurate enough even for GIS professionals. Now being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

by   -   June 30, 2014

It turns out that South African soil is fertile ground for UAV enthusiasm and businesses.

by   -   May 29, 2014

The sold-out 2nd annual sUSB Expo 2014, held in San Francisco earlier this month, focused on small UAVs for commercial use.

by   -   May 12, 2014

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Raphael Pirker (above) remains the only individual fined by the FAA for using a small drone. An NTSB judge later ruled that the FAA didn’t go through the proper procedures to legally regulate small unmanned aircraft such as Pirker’s.

by   -   May 8, 2014

SUASBexpoWatch the live stream from the  second sUSB-Expo in San Francisco. Speakers include Henri Seydoux of Parrot Drone, Wolfgang Juchmann of Velodyne LiDAR, Rory Paul of Volt Aerial Robotics, Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics and many more. See the full schedule below of this two-day event. 

by   -   April 18, 2014

Transient

Americans are optimistic about flying robots providing a public benefit in the long-term, but currently are against wide commercial and personal use, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.