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The Democratization of Aerial Photography

From earliest times, humans have held a fascination with the “bird’s eye” view from above. Therefore it's not surprising that, not long after the invention of photography, pioneers began to turn their attention to the aerial view. The first to successfully accomplish this feat was Gaspar Felix Tournachon or "Nadar" in 1858 [...]

Drones Revolution Means Big Data Cloud Services

I love drones. No, not the big high-altitude ones like the Predator Drone, I mean the smaller low-altitude ones like Aeryon, Flexrotor, Phantom, and PrecisionHawk, that do everything from 3D mapping, to cinematography, to forensic inspections, to precision agriculture. I love making, programming, and piloting small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs), and over the past several [...]

The Yellow Brick Road of FAA Drone Regulations

This post provides a few helpful links to get you started on the journey of understanding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for UAS.  Come back later and look for updates. There are three basic categories of UAS operations as defined by the FAA - LINK Public. This includes public entities such as federal [...]