You may have noticed the topic of UAVs and UAS technology making loads of news lately. If UAS technology interests you then take note of an interesting event from ASPRS coming up this fall in Reno, Nevada – The UAS Symposium. The ASPRS UAS Symposium is a combination of Talks, Panels, Vendors, Poster Sessions and Live Demonstrations geared toward the GIS professional. There is no need to explain to you how UAV’s/UAS’s/Drones will alter the future landscape of Geospatial data gathering and modeling! Great stuff… honestly, I’d love to hit this timely event, what about you?
This interesting announcement was shared via Amerisurv today as industry leader JAVAD has announced a a new UAS – and this one looks impressive! Some details from the article: “We did not retrofit a toy with GPS. We designed and developed TRIUMPH-F1 as we have all of our other products. ”
Well, regardless of what you think or how you feel, Amazon and UAV technology are now firmly associated with each other. I suppose the recent announcement (albeit as crazy as it may seem) is good for the industry [UAV industry] as a whole, however, I’m sure it’s a little frustrating to UAV solution providers like Trimble (think Gatewing) and others who have massive investments in the technology only to see Amazon trumping everyone in one giant marketing effort the day before cyber Monday! Personally, I’m thinking that Amazon will likely get FAA approval for “drone delivery” sometime close to when Hell freezes over… but hey, it should be fun to see them try.
There’s no arguing that the topic of drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAV) are a huge topic, particularly when it comes to data collection. Naturally, UAVs are also of concern when it comes to privacy. But you gotta admit that any technology that you can mashup to play a them from a James Bond movie has to be considered way cool! Here’s just another use for those drones you have locked in up in storage until the government lets you take them outside to fly a mission! Thanks to the U of Pennsylvania engineers for this