Surveying and Mapping

Airport turns to drones for construction

Airport turns to drones for construction

Drones are typically not allowed to fly near airplanes or airports, but the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently made an exception. The airport exceeds 100 million passengers a year, and in order to keep up with the ever-increasing amount of...

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Iris Automation to advance autonomous industrial drones

Iris Automation to advance autonomous industrial drones

Drone technology startup Iris Automation is looking to expand and improve its advanced collision-avoidance system for industrial drones with a new round of funding. The company announced it has raised US$1.5 million to commercialize its sense-and-avoid system, and to...

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DARPA wants to manage urban drone flights

DARPA wants to manage urban drone flights

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to help manage the skies for the new industry of unmanned vehicles. The agency announced the Aerial Dragnet program, a new initiative that aims to keep track of drones flying up to 1,000 feet over large...

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Map the Planet: How Drones Have Mapped 5 Million Acres

Map the Planet: How Drones Have Mapped 5 Million Acres

Drones have mapped 3 million acres in the last four months, more than doubling the amount over the previous 16 months, according to an industry report by DroneDeploy. 130 countries around the world were included in the study, with North America and Europe comprising...

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