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How Does Pirker Decision Affect UAS Flight

 To fly or not to fly … That is the question. Or at least that’s the question for those in the United States who are engaged in developing their businesses with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) component.  


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Rules for Use of Drones Are Needed Soon

 Getting a structure of rules of use for drones as well as a standard of competence for operators is essential and needs to be done as soon as possible.  


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Unmanned Aerial Systems Survey Available for Download

 Aerial Services completed a market survey of existing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in September 2012 and then updated it in May 2014. 


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Intergeo 2013 Offers Glimpse of Future

For three days in October, Essen, Germany, served as the center of the world—or at least, the center of how the geospatial community looks at the world.

From Oct. 8-10, the city in the Ruhr area of western Germany hosted Intergeo, one of the premier conferences for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With a history dating back to the eighth century and roots in industry and religion, Essen focused its attention on the geospatial world—for a few days at least.

What did it show?


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MAPPS Puts Focus on Drones

Policy Lunch Addresses Concerns Over UAS Privacy, Policy, Perception

MAPPS held a Washington Policy Lunch with group members and Congressional staffers in conjunction with the AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems conference.


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How Can Drones Transform Surveying?

The next quantum leap in surveying technology is coming. Are you ready?
During the past 50 years, surveying and engineering measurement technology has made five quantum leaps: the electronic distance meter, total station, GPS, robotic total station and laser scanner. Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) will be the sixth quantum leap in technology.
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AUVSI Conference Takes Flight This Week

More than 7,000 people expected to attend event that in part could explore uses of drones in surveying

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2013 will take place Aug. 12-15 in Washington, D.C.


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A Boon to the Profession

We all know that our profession is changing, and unmanned aerial systems may soon accelerate the pace. But integration into the national airspace doesn’t have to be the death-knell for traditional surveyors. For those willing to invest, there will be plenty of money to go around.


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Geologists Using Drones to Hunt for Oil

Researchers at Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR), a joint venture between the University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Research, have found a new method – using drones to map new oil reserves from the air.


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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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