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Is the Public Really Ready for Drones in Public Safety? Here…

A new study reveals what the public really thinks about using drone technology to increase public safety.  Published by commercial drone platform provider Cape, the study was the result of a survey of over 684 U.S. consumers.  The study offered several interesting insights, but one theme is clear – communities …

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Utah Opens Drone Corridor to Encourage Industry Innovation

Drone corridors  – designated low-risk spaces for testing drone technologies – are a proven method of encouraging innovation in the industry.  One of the first corridors, opened in Malawi in collaboration with Unicef a few years ago, has brought an international community of drone researchers and innovators to the country …

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Whatever Happened to Airware? Delair Acquires their Assets

  Several years ago, Airware’s Jonathan Downey was one of the stars of the drone industry, speaking at conferences and sharing his company vision for drone data analytics.  Airware was a pioneer in the industry, among the first to talk about data instead of drones.  But earlier this month, Airware …

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Drones Do Belong at Airports: American Airlines and DJI Demo…

DJI at American Airlines at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Bartram) While many regulations focus on keeping drones away from airports, American Airlines (AA) and DJI are demonstrating drones as a critical tool for safety and efficiency. Today at a media event …

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DJI Launches New Mavic for Enterprise: “The Tool for Everyda…

A day ahead of the official start of DJI’s Airworks conference in Dallas, the company has announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise – a totally pro drone with the light weight and compact form of a consumer model. This is no “prosumer” drone – a consumer drone with great payloads that …

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PrecisionHawk Announces DJI Partnership – DRONELIFE

The following is press release from PrecisionHawk. PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform to replace AirMap PrecisionHawk, Inc. today announced a partnership with DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, to improve its geofencing technology. Leveraging PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety …

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The Drone Analyst: Measuring Success in the Drone Market

Shutterstock and Skylogic Research “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Peter Drucker Guest post by leading drone industry analyst Colin Snow of Skylogic Research. The $118M Airware failure is a cautionary tale for all potential commercial drone investors—as well as all existing commercial drone market participants. …

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What the Drone Crash Video Means for the Industry

News and Commentary. The University of Dayton Research Institute recently released a video showing that when a Phantom 2 quadcopter hits the wing of an aircraft directly, bad things happen.  The internet and news media, unsurprisingly, have gone to town: “Devastating Damage,” “Serious Damage,” and “Growing Risk” are all part …

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3D Modeling with SimActive: Leveling Up Commercial Drone Dat…

SimActive‘s Correlator3D is one of the tools that enables commercial drone operators to level up and play at the enterprise level.  SimActive has been a major player in the creation of photogrammetry solutions from aerial data since 2003.  They started by utilizing data from satellites and manned aircraft,  and their …

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Phantom 4 RTK Launched Globally Today: DJI’s Ultimate Mappin…

DRONELIFE was present this morning when DJI announced the global launch of the Phantom 4 RTK mapping and survey drone.  The launch shows DJI’s continued commitment to the commercial market, where they already hold the major market share with the customer favorite Phantom 4, and the new Mavic Pro series. …

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