Esri, McKim & Creed and 3DR Present Results of UAS Proof of Concept for Coastal Survey

Raleigh, NC—On June 26 at the Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum in San Diego, Esri and McKim & Creed, Inc. will present the results of a proof of concept conducted last month along the North Carolina coast in which several local, state and federal agencies tested the feasibility of using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for beach monitoring surveys. [Read more…]

5 Point Before you Fly Drone Checklist

In December 2015 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras. [Read more…]

Diversified Communications Launches Commercial UAV News Site

Portland, Maine, USA – Diversified Communications announced today the launch of the websitecommercialuavnews.com. The site is designed to provide news, insight and resources for UAV/UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Unmanned Aircraft Systems) professionals in seven industries in which drones are becoming an increasing indispensable part of the workflow. Last year, the company launched Commercial UAV Expo, a trade show and conference focused on those same seven industries. The event was a resounding success, with 1,500 trade professionals in attendance looking for the latest tools and education to help them work better, smarter, faster and safer.   [Read more…]