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Seven Trends That Will Shape the Commercial Drone Industry in 2019

By Colin Snow | January 12, 2019

[This post first appeared in Forbes] In many ways, 2019 will be another big year for the commercial drone industry. Last year saw a wider rollout of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from … Read more

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Three Forces That Shaped the Drone Industry in 2018

By Colin Snow | December 19, 2018

This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from the FAA … Read more

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Measuring Success in the Drone Market

By Colin Snow | October 17, 2018

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Peter Drucker The $118M Airware failure is a cautionary tale for all potential commercial drone investors—as well as all existing commercial drone market participants. To avoid such failure—whether you are drone aircraft manufacturer, software vendor, service provider, business enterprise, investor, or public agency—you need the … Read more

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New Report Benchmarks Drone Industry and Refutes Hyperbole

By Colin Snow | September 18, 2018

We just released the results of our third annual drone industry benchmark survey and it’s a kicker. The 2018 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business and public agency users, and software services. This independent research, which is sponsored by DJI, DroneDeploy, DroneInsurance.com, and Trimble, finds a growing demand for businesses to … Read more

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Top 40 Drone Data Services

By Colin Snow | August 10, 2018

  In this August 2018 report, we list the top software applications and data services for processing drone images. This one-page report includes Vendor name Product name URL link to the website   Read more about drone data services in 5 Tips for Evaluating Online Drone Data Services. Complete the form to get your free report … Read more

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Drones in Public Infrastructure: Quick Start Guide

By Colin Snow | July 26, 2018

We’ve just announced the release of our Quick Start Guide to Drones in Public Infrastructure. This new report is the third and final series of white papers we’ve done to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. The report consolidates our best insights into the challenges and solutions drones add to inspecting … Read more

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New 2018 Drone Industry Benchmark Survey

By Colin Snow | July 10, 2018

We just announced the launch of our third annual Drone Market Sector Research survey, which promises to be our most comprehensive study of drone market trends and usage to date. The online portion of this research seeks to get information about who is buying and using small unmanned aircraft systems—otherwise known as drones. It improves upon … Read more

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Quick Start Guide to Drones in Energy

By Colin Snow | June 11, 2018

I’m happy to announce the release of our Quick Start Guide to Drones in Energy. This report is the second in a new series of Skylogic Research white papers, intended to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. This year, we are building on the analysis we did for the 2017 Five … Read more

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Commercial Drones and GDPR: What You Need to Know

By Colin Snow | May 18, 2018

Assessing what GDPR means for commercial drone hardware and software vendors, service providers, and enterprise users. By Colin Snow and Charlotte Ziems Have you noticed an increase in the number of emails lately that say “we have updated our privacy policies and terms of service”? It’s not just the big players like Amazon, Apple, Google, … Read more

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Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction

By Colin Snow | April 17, 2018

I’m happy to announce the release of the Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction. This report is the first in a new series of Skylogic Research white papers, intended to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. This year, we are building on the analysis we did for the 2017 Five … Read more

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