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Show Me the Money—A Look at Where Service Providers Are Making Money in the Drone Industry

By Colin Snow | October 6, 2017

Guest post by Zacc Dukowitz, Director of Marketing UAV Coach In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the data collected in the new report from Skylogic Research on the drone industry—data we think is important to you and answers the question: “Where are drone-based service providers making money?” The report defines Service … Read more

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New Research: 2017 Drone Market Sector Report

By Colin Snow | September 18, 2017

We have just released the results of our latest market research on the drone industry. The 2017 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users, and software services. The research is the result of a three-month project sponsored in part by Airware and DroneDeploy. The online survey portion of the research … Read more

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Five Valuable Lessons about Drone Use in Public Safety

By Colin Snow | August 2, 2017

We just released a new research report titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations.” This is the fifth and final in a series of white papers intended to share lessons learned in specific industries and how to maximize the value drones can deliver in those industries. This … Read more

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New Survey: Who’s Buying Drones, Using Drone Software, and Why?

By Colin Snow | July 11, 2017

We just announced the start of our 2017 Drone Market Sector Research, which promises to be the most comprehensive study of drone market trends and usage to date. The online portion of this research seeks to get your opinions about buying and using small unmanned aircraft systems—otherwise known as drones This independent research is being underwritten … Read more

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Five Valuable Business Lessons about Drone Inspections

By Colin Snow | June 14, 2017

We just released a new research report titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons About Drones in Asset and Infrastructure Inspection” This is the fourth in a series of white papers intended to share lessons learned in specific industries and how to maximize the value drones can deliver in those industries. This year, we are building on … Read more

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What’s the Future of Drone Use in Mining and Aggregates?

By Colin Snow | May 1, 2017

I just released a new research report titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Mining and Aggregates.” This is the third in a series of white papers sponsored by BZ Media intended to share lessons learned in specific industries and how to maximize the value drones can deliver in those industries. It seems with … Read more

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The War is Not Over: Why Agriculture Drones Deserve a Closer Look

By Colin Snow | March 31, 2017

As many of you know I’ve been researching and writing about agriculture drone solutions since early 2012. I recently came across this OpEd in PrecisionAg titled “Opinion: The Agricultural Drone War Is Over, And They Lost” and read it with great interest. Two and half years ago, our research indicated the same thing—that small drones … Read more

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Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

By Colin Snow | March 27, 2017

We just released a new research report titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.” This is the first in a new series of white papers sponsored by BZ Media intended to share lessons learned in specific industries and how to maximize the value drones can deliver in those industries. This year, we … Read more

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Who Benefits from Airmap and its Digital Certificates for Drones?

By Colin Snow | March 10, 2017

Airmap, with its low-altitude airspace management platform for drones, continues to garner international market share and new investment, but some uses for its digital certificates raise questions about their role in future airspace regulation.   THE FACTS: AirMap provides low-altitude navigational data and communication tools to the drone industry. In February 2017, they announced $26 … Read more

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Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think

By Colin Snow | March 2, 2017

Airspace integration and management solutions for drones continue to garner new investment, but most options are based on fairytale scenarios and raise more questions than answers. I’ve been doing research on the commercial drone industry since early 2012, and it never ceases to amaze me how much hype there is.  A week doesn’t go by … Read more

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