Testing Cellular-Connected Drones

Skyward and Federal Aviation Administration to Test Cellular-Connected Drones PORTLAND, Ore. – Skyward, A Verizon company, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test cellular-connected drones. This announcement reaffirms that drone technology like the software developed by Skyward is one of the innovations needed to empower cellular-connected drones to unlock complex operations like […]

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a new insurance program for LiDAR equipment

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Lidar News spoke to Tyler Crawford with LiDARinsurance.com recently about a new, comprehensive, and affordable insurance program his team created for LiDAR equipment attached to drones, planes, and helicopters. Why did you create a LiDAR-specific insurance product for the aviation industry? After supporting drone operators and GIS professionals with their insurance for the past 5 years, my team recognized that […]

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Drone Automation Company Releases API

Drone Automation Company Releases Hardware-Agnostic APIs for Enterprises to Easily Integrate Drones with Their Custom Workflows California, USA, November 12, 2020 – FlytBase, Inc has announced the release of hardware-agnostic cloud-based drone APIs, enabling enterprises to easily integrate drones with their business applications. Drones are rapidly transitioning into fully-automated commercial tools that are being deployed for a range of applications, […]

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Versatile Mobile LiDAR Changes the Game for Bowman Consulting

Versatile Mobile LiDAR Changes the Game for Bowman Consulting Lidar News recently had the opportunity to interview Seth Gulich, Florida LiDAR and UAS Manager for Bowman Consulting about their investment in drones, lidar and 3D laser scanning.  Can you please provide a brief overview of your professional background and experience with 3D laser scanning/lidar technology, as well as a brief […]

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Webinar announcement – Drone Mapping Projects

We are very excited to be announcing the webinar ‘ How to Improve the Quality of Drone Mapping Projects ‘ We believe that this event will interest many of LidarNews readers. Here is a description, if you may need it: Producing high-quality photogrammetric products such as point clouds, DSMs, DTMs and orthophotos from drone imagery can be challenging.  Results are highly […]

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Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools

Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools to together establish Europe’s largest drone hub in Rotterdam Rotterdam – August 6, 2020 – Terra Drone invests in Dutch Drone Solution provider Skytools to offer corporate and government clients with advanced drone solutions. The companies will together establish a strong drone hub in Rotterdam consisting of Training facilities and Research & […]

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What is LiDAR Drone Surveying? Follow Indiana Drones on YouTube

Aerial Insight Services, a leader in LiDAR imaging, is partnering up with Indiana Drones to help pioneer the use of UAV LiDAR systems in surveying, mapping and inspection to turn out high-quality and business-transforming data. Watch Indiana Drones conduct a LiDAR drone land survey in the Colorado Rockies and learn how he combines aerial LiDAR and industrial drone technology for […]

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Advanced INS Set-Up for LiDAR Surveying using Drones

Advanced INS Set-Up for LiDAR Surveying using Drones Using an INS in a drone mounted scenario can bring with it unique challenges. In our latest webinar we discuss these and more… Using an Inertial Navigation System in a drone based scenario can bring with it unique challenges that can be difficult to overcome. On Wednesday, 17th June at 09:15 (BST) OxTS […]

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Finally, affordable insurance policy for rented or owned LiDAR

Finally, an affordable insurance policy for rented or owned LiDAR, high valued sensors, and other payload attached to drones, airplanes, and more.  LiDARinsurance.com is providing equipment coverage for your property that is being used for mapping, geospatial, light-detection, surveying, scanning, engineering, and other similar industries.  After over a year of underwriting, LiDARinsurance.com, has partnered with the top rated insurance carriers […]

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Focus on Outreach and Drones For Good in 2020

AIRT DRONERESPONDERS Focused on Public Outreach and Drones For Good™ in 2020 In the commercial drone world, one of the biggest risks to developing commercial UAV programs is public approval of drones. With recent events in Colorado, effective outreach is becoming even more important than ever. Because their primary focus is working with the public, this is especially true for drone […]

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Terra Drone’s group company helps fighting Corona virus with drones

TERRA DRONE’S GROUP COMPANY HELPS FIGHTING CORONA VIRUS WITH DRONES Zhejiang – February 7, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. on February 6, an medical delivery drone flying from the people’s Hospital of Xinchang County to the disease control center of Xinchang County successfully completed the whole process of air transportation, marking the launch of the first “urban air transportation channel” to help to fight […]

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Velodyne Lidar Appoints Mathew Rekow as New CTO


Rekow Leads Velodyne R&D Team Recognized for Developing Revolutionary Lidar Solutions SAN JOSE, Calif. (February 4, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced Mathew Rekow as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rekow assumes the CTO role following Anand Gopalan, who was recently named Velodyne’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  As CTO, Rekow leads Velodyne’s customer-focused advanced research and development team.  The group […]

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Inaugural Southeast Regional UAS RODEO October 9 and 10

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Jeff Fagerman, Founder of LidarUSA provided the heads up for the inaugural Southeast Regional UAS RODEO which stands for Regional Ongoing (training for) Drone Emergency Operations. The inaugural RODEO is going to take place October 9 and 10 at the Public Service Training Academy in Huntsville, AL. UAS Information Sharing and Analysis Organization and GEOHuntsville are proud to present this […]

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AeroVironment Donates 87 Drones to University Agriculture Departments

AeroVironment Donates 87 Quantix Drones and AV DSS Ecosystems to 35 U.S. University Agriculture Departments to Advance Drones in Farming 2019 University Collaboration Project advances academic research, applications and crop production practices Quantix™ hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) deliver on-demand field intelligence to improve crop management for today’s growers     Drone and data analytics ecosystem […]

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Great Bay LiDAR Scan With Drones- ARE Corporation

Great Bay LiDAR Scan  Recently, ARE partnered with Quantum Spatial, Inc. to complete a drone-based lidar scan of four locations within Great Bay, New Hampshire, to support ongoing monitoring programs at Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The scan was done to further establish baseline conditions and assist with tracking changes in vegetated subtidal (seagrass) and intertidal (salt marsh) habitats […]

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Applanix and Phase One Industrial – 2019 Workshop on Airborne Mapping and Surveying


Applanix and Phase One Industrial are pleased to invite you to the upcoming 2019 Workshop on Airborne Mapping and Surveying, a two day educational and networking event. The workshop will be held on November 13 & 14, 2019 at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, just under 30 minutes away from the Denver International Airport. Attendees will learn more about: Direct […]

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GPI Geospatial, Inc. Combines Experience with Industry-Leading 3D Technology

The Firm With 40+ offices located throughout the eastern half of the United States, GPI Geospatial, Inc. (GPI) has been providing 3D remote sensing solutions to a wide range of private and government customers for over 50 years. They are an employee-owned organization with a dual focus on employee and customer satisfaction, while delivering quality products and services. GPI purchased […]

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NV5 Provides Integrated UAV Lidar Mapping Services


This is an interview with Lukas Fraser, LiDAR Specialist and Matt O’Brien, UAV Director, at the NV5 office in San Diego, CA. Can you please provide your personal background and experience with UAV’s, LiDAR and 3D laser scanning technology, as well as a brief history of the growth of your company? Please include an idea of the timelines. In December […]

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