Precision ag drone system creator earns commercial investment

Raptor Maps has grown its drone-based system designed for specialty crop precision agriculture applications into a business worthy of investment. The Commercial Drone Fund, a venture-backed capital fund, has added the company to its portfolio.
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Online drone safety course offered by Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute is offering the first-ever online safety course for drone enthusiasts. With millions of drones in the air and reports of near misses between manned and unmanned aircraft increasing, USI is looking to improve safety.
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Drone groups reach out to Trump

President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration can play a vital role in furthering the commercial deployment of unmanned aircraft systems, according to two industry-related organizations who recently reached out to his team.
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Drone study proves blood transport possible

John Hopkins University researchers have proven that blood transported via drone is not impacted by flight and can be used for medical reasons if necessary.
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EdgeData planning world-class data center at Grand Sky

The Grand Sky UAS Aviation and Business Park is expected to host a world-class data center within a year. EdgeData LLC this week signed a letter of intent to build the 16,000-square-foot facility to store and convert data collected by UAS.
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Florida firm offers drone building and roof inspections

Using a drone for roof and building inspections enables GCI Consultants in West Palm Beach, Florida, to provide its customers with services that were too expensive and too intrusive in the past. It's also safer and more efficient.
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Industry Events

International LiDAR Mapping Forum

February 13-15, 2017
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, Colorado

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference

April 2-5, 2017
Mariott Marquis
Houston, Texas

Commercial UAV Expo Europe

June 19-21, 2017
The Square
Brussels, Belgium

2017 UAS Summit & Expo

August 21-23, 2017
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Commercial UAV Expo Americas

October 24-26, 2017
The Westgate Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada





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