How Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park is using drones

If you’re hiking in Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park, look up. The National Park Service staff is working to visualize and document the park’s natural resources for protection purposes. And to do that, they’re using drones. The park’s staff partnered with UAS Colorado in October 2016 to produce a a one-square mile map of a portion … Continue reading How Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park is using drones

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The Skypixel best drone photos of 2016

SkyPixel, a drone photo-sharing community operated in partnership with DJI, has announced the winners of its latest drone photography contest. The contest drew in more than 27,000 entries from 131 countries. Ge Zheng won the 2016 SkyPixel Photo of the Year with this photo titled, “Fishermen close the net,” which was shot in Fujian Province in … Continue reading The Skypixel best drone photos of 2016

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Lyela Mutisya hopes drones can save Kenya’s coffee industry

Lyela Mutisya is a senior at Lewis University in Illinois, studying Aviation Administration. She’s got her sights set far beyond graduation day, and how she can use drones to eventually help her father’s coffee farm in Kenya. Do you know an awesome drone girl I should profile? Contact me here. Drone Girl: What’s your drone story, … Continue reading Lyela Mutisya hopes drones can save Kenya’s coffee industry

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NASA, FAA test UAS to track spacecraft in the national airspace

The Near Space Corp. assisted NASA and the FAA in testing how drones could be used to track spacecraft that transit the national airspace as they re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The tests took place at Oregon’s Tillamook Test Range.
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UAV180 UAS Traffic Management Concepts

NASA is examining UAS Traffic Management (UTM) concepts, and the Australian Government is being asked by some to do the same.

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DJI Mavic Pro vs. Autel X-Star Premium: which is better?

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about which drone to buy for travelers. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I’m getting a drone. Mavic Pro or the X-Star Premium? I travel a lot and will take it with me. I am also a beginner. I like this … Continue reading DJI Mavic Pro vs. Autel X-Star Premium: which is better?

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UAV179 Online UAS Training Offerings

Online UAS training offered by both King Schools and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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QuestUAV’s gimballed sensor improves UAS 3D mapping

England-based QuestUAV has designed a gimballed sensor to compensate for the effects of wind and turbulence that often lead to blurred images and low image overlap. Its latest system is 15 percent more efficient in capturing images for 3D models. #quadcopters #drones

Sentera announces real-time NDVI streaming for precision ag

On Feb. 1, Sentera will release LiveNDVI Video using the Minneapolis company’s Double 4K sensor. This technology offers agronomists a fast way to make decisions based on real-time data.
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SkyPan, FAA settle largest-ever fine proposed for a UAS operator

The FAA this week announced that it would reduce a proposed $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc. to a $200,000 civil penalty. Under the agreement, SkyPan neither admits to nor contests the allegations made by the FAA in October 2015. #quadcopters #drones