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Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user …

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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit …

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Drone Startup Partners With Purdue To Boost Biofuel Crops

Courtesy of Purdue University An agbioscience startup is helping Purdue University develop more and better biofuel yields. GRYFN is partnering with Purdue under a $4.5 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy. The research will help in the rapid genetic improvement and production …

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The UK’s New Drone Registration & Education Scheme: Everythi…

The registration deadline has now passed for drone pilots in the UK. As of November 30th, the CAA’s registration and education scheme is mandatory. The new rules apply to drones and model aircraft that weigh between 250g and 20kg and are used outdoors. Drone owners must visit Register-drones.caa.co.uk to register their …

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David and Goliath: How Small Retailers in Iceland are Taking…

In English, a paradigm shift or major new idea may be referred to as an “Aha” moment: so the name of this innovative urban delivery service is appropriate in multiple languages. At last month’s Commercial UAV Show in London,  we met Maron Kristofersson, CEO and Founder of Aha.is, a drone …

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Missed Black Friday? Cyber Monday Drone Deals & Accessories …

Let’s say that you were in a food coma after a large Thanksgiving meal, or that you do not live in the US and are wondering why we have this whole turkey obsession every year.  Here are some great deals that are hold overs from Black Friday to save you …

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Helios Visions Releases Drone Guide Covering The Chicago Way

Drone aerial imaging over Chicago. Courtesy of Helios Visions Hey, Chicagoland – ready to learn about drones? Check out the newly released Guide to Flying Drones in Chicago – courtesy of hometown UAV firm Helios Visions. Authored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor Ryan Gibson, the complimentary web guide informs both …

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