This post first appeared on Forbes.com as Drones Pose A Unique Big Data Challenge For Business Users The public might consider them nuisances, but in the commercial market, drones are valuable data collection devices. Their primary task is to capture, store, and transmit data. So as IT departments consider integrating more drone data into existing enterprise [...]
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We just announced the release of our latest research on commercial drone operations. The Economics of Using Drones for BVLOS Inspections is a white paper sponsored by PrecisionHawk, the leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, which provides a foundation for businesses to evaluate when it’s best to use traditional ground and manned aviation, [...]
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This post first appeared in Forbes In many ways, 2019 will be another big year for the commercial drone industry. Last year saw a wider rollout of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from [...]
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This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from the FAA [...]
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“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Peter Drucker The $118M Airware failure is a cautionary tale for all potential commercial drone investors—as well as all existing commercial drone market participants. To avoid such failure—whether you are drone aircraft manufacturer, software vendor, service provider, business enterprise, investor, or public agency—you need the [...]
We just released the results of our third annual drone industry benchmark survey and it’s a kicker. The 2018 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business and public agency users, and software services. This independent research, which is sponsored by DJI, DroneDeploy, DroneInsurance.com, and Trimble, finds a growing demand for businesses to [...]
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In this August 2018 report, we list the top software applications and data services for processing drone images. This one-page report includes Vendor name Product name URL link to the website Read more about drone data services in 5 Tips for Evaluating Online Drone Data Services. Complete the form to get your free report [...]
We've just announced the release of our Quick Start Guide to Drones in Public Infrastructure. This new report is the third and final series of white papers we’ve done to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. The report consolidates our best insights into the challenges and solutions drones add to inspecting [...]
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We just announced the launch of our third annual Drone Market Sector Research survey, which promises to be our most comprehensive study of drone market trends and usage to date. The online portion of this research seeks to get information about who is buying and using small unmanned aircraft systems—otherwise known as drones. It improves upon [...]
I’m happy to announce the release of our Quick Start Guide to Drones in Energy. This report is the second in a new series of Skylogic Research white papers, intended to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. This year, we are building on the analysis we did for the 2017 Five [...]
The draft of the proposed tort law relating to drones – due to be discussed by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is out – and drone operators should be paying very close attention. What is Tort Law, and Who is the ULC? The definition of “Tort,” according to the Cornel Legal Information Institute, is “an […]
It’s another first for the drone industry – as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight is becoming more regular, the FAA has now issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) that includes a provision for BVLOS flight for a public safety organization – the CHula Vista Police Department. The COA in this case utilizes the […]
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Israeli drone provider Airobotics is digging into new drone applications in the mining sector. Last week, the company offered a Q&A session with mining technology manager Dan Ward to deep dive into the future of drones and mining. The interview comes on the heels of a recent announcement on the integration of LiDAR payload with its Optimus […]
While we would love to tell that we were able to use thermal imaging and data collected from our our drone to be able to locate the illusive pot of gold but alas not, but we did find something to celebrate the holiday. In a slightly twisted but somewhat funny video, learn what happens to […]
Mississippi State University is flying high for two reasons. 1 . The men’s basketball team is looking to make a tough showing tonight against the SEC-leading Tennessee Vols.* 2. The school’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory has acquired two TigerShark XP3 drones. Built by NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, the drones cost about $2 million and MSU […]
We often think of drone deliveries as being most useful in remote, hard-to-reach locations. Usually, that involves providing a cargo-carrying alternative in rural areas or a link to places cut off by natural disasters. But ‘hard-to-reach’ can also apply in some of the world’s busiest ports. A drone delivery project with a difference has taken off […]
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It took a Canadian drone operator to explain to me the devilish detail in the Canadian drone regulations first proposed in 2017: the list of “compliant aircraft.” The regulations have been updated and changed since then, but the concept of a single list of aircraft that were considered compliant with Canadian safety regulations (now for […]
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Counter drone technology firm Dedrone recently completed a nine month study on the subject of drones over correctional facilities. The results are frightening – and demonstrate exactly why the industry needs counter drone technology to be implemented over prisons and other sensitive facilities. If you really want to scare yourself (perhaps more about the persistant […]
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While many whitepapers are good only as a substitute for Sominex, Kittyhawk has written one well worth reading carefully. “Remote ID & Drones” (download for free here) takes views from all over the industry to unpack the hot topic of remote ID for commercial drone users, explaining both what it is and why we need it. […]
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You could see this coming, and now it’s an official announcement. AirMap has partnered with drone detection technology provider Fortem Technologies to provide a solution that will allow cities to detect all drones in the air, both cooperative and non-cooperative. These will be shared with the AirMap platform, which will match against planned operations – […]
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