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Clever Uses for Drones

Telemedicine, NASA, and champagne. Drones are gaining popularity all the time, and with that comes new, clever uses you hadn’t thought of yet - but probably wish you had.

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From Disney to Dancing: Drones in Entertainment

From bizarre to brilliant, drones are rapidly gaining traction in the entertainment industry. 

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Drones for Surveying and Mapping Professionals | A Game Changer for the Industry

Image credit: Soleon (Agro with KDE Direct)   Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, are reshaping the ways in which survey and mapping professionals operate. Industries that widely use UAVs for gathering data from the sky include utilities, construction, and agriculture because they can get in the air quickly and offer a more cost-effective solution than manned aircraft.   Topographic surveys are a fundamental part of all land development projects. Mapping professionals and land surveyors work in urban environments and remote wilderness areas. The tools required to perform their jobs—tripods, total stations, GPS equipment, electronic levels, and...

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Drones Could Save Construction Industry Billions

Construction spending in the U.S. totaled $1.18 trillion last year - and that’s just in America. At that scale, efficiency is king - even miniscule budget improvements can translate to billions of dollars in savings. 

In recent years, drones have been used to increase surveillance and transportation on projects, while simultaneously decreasing cost and theft. Rather than relying on human resources and heavy machinery, projects with UAS equipment (drones) can collect live data, create 3D renderings of a project, and transport goods for a fraction of the time and price.

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The Future of Commercial Drones

It wasn’t all that long ago that the word drone conjured up an image of a bee rather than a remotely piloted UAV. Although drones have been used for years by the military, the word hasn’t exactly been part of our everyday language. We stopped by CES 2017 this year to take a look at what the future has in store for commercial drones.

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