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FAA Announces Change To Drone Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 23. The markings must be in place for…

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

Image copyrightORDNANCE SURVEY Mapping organisation Ordnance Survey plans to launch a solar-powered drone to capture higher quality images of the Earth. Its Astigan craft will fly higher than commercial airliners at 67,000 ft (20,400m), and could circle the Earth for 90 days before it needs to land. It will collect images and data for businesses…

Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2019: 8-10 April 2019

Commercial UAV Expo Europe is the leading trade fair and conference focusing on the integration and operation of commercial UAS throughout Europe and internationally. Industries covered include Process, Power & Utilities; Civil Infrastructure; Construction; Aggregates & Mining; Surveying & Mapping; Public Safety and Security; and Precision Agriculture. The conference programme addresses such topics as the…

Altitude Angel partners with DJI to provide enhanced airspace data to 32 European countries

12 FEBRUARY, 2019. Altitude Angel, the world’s leading drone services company, has partnered with DJI, the world’s top civilian drones manufacturer, to improve safety and open up more of the skies to its customers. Replacing AirMap for Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform, which enables any drone manufacturer or software developer to get access to accurate drone…

Drones help churches from on high

Faced with huge bills to repair their crumbling spires, leaky roofs and weathered gargoyles, the country’s churches and cathedrals have had to seek help from on high. Not from God, but from drones. Britain’s largest insurer of church buildings has started deploying the aircraft to perform aerial surveys, using a bird’s-eye view to assess the…

Smart City Drones: pollution monitoring

Over the last year, there have been an increasing number of stories, reports, and university studies around drones being used to measure pollution, from particles to noise to light.  The effects of pollution on the world’s population can’t be disputed.  In Europe, the air you breathe could be the death of you. In fact, it could…

Drone Captures Thousands of Years of Archaeology on Remote Scottish Islands

Drone survey of Canna and Sanday Islands collected 420 million data points, creating what may be the most detailed 3-D map of islands yet   The Small Isles, a gorgeous archipelago in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, are protected as part of a National Scenic Area. But it turns out the sparsely populated islands are also now…

Intel breaks its own record in Super Bowl drone light show

Intel used 150 drone lanterns to create Sunday’s half-time show for the Super Bowl. (Intel) Intel isn’t disclosing exactly how it was able to participate in a glitzy half-time show live during the Super Bowl—complete with floating lanterns forming the words “ONE” and “LOVE”—but it did reveal that it used 150 enhanced Intel Shooting Star…

4 drone trends to expect in 2019

The Flytrex Mule drone is outfitted to make deliveries of food, packages and clothing. Source: Flytrex The steadily falling cost of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, has allowed for their expansion in new and existing areas, including professional and industrial markets for use in photography, racing, surveying, mapping and package delivery. Drones…

GEO Business 2019 registration is now OPEN!

GEO Business held in London UK from 21-22 May 2019, is the largest geospatial event held in the UK. Designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivery of geospatial information. There is so much to do at GEO Business with 200+ exhibitors from across the globe, 2,500+ visitors, over 180 speakers, as…