Geospatial Veterans Launch Commercial UAS Mapping Company

TORONTO, Ontario (August 30th, 2015) – A group of geospatial veterans have identified the need to address the global commercial UAS/drone mapping market and have formed The GPS Group to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding segment within the geospatial and mapping industry. The GPS Group takes a unique approach to delivering custom image processing services. Many companies are… Read more →

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California UAV Legislation: Listen Up, Folks

Live in California? Watch the below video from this Academy of Model Aeronautics post, and read the below article to understand why many UAV enthusiasts think this legislation is unreasonable and overly restrictive. ​You can let Governor Brown know what you think, but only up until September 12th. The legislation is sitting on his desk until then. More information about this… Read more →

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Ghost Drone Maker EHANG Lands $42M Series B, Fills Key Executive Roles

Source: TechCrunch By: Catherine Shu Drone startup EHANG has scored a $42 million Series B to develop its technology and launch new products. Led by GP Capital, the round also included participation from returning investors GGV Capital, ZhenFund, and PreAngel, as well as Lebox Capital and OFC. EHANG, the maker of app-controlled drone Ghost for consumer and industrial users, raised… Read more →

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Intel Pumps $60M Into Chinese UAV Company Yuneec

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Aug. 27, 2015 –Intel Capital has invested more than $60 million in Yuneec Holding Ltd. (“Yuneec”), a worldwide leader in electric aviation. The announcement was made by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec CEO Tian Yu in a short video partially shot by Yuneec’s Typhoon 4K drone. The two CEOs said their companies also will collaborate on… Read more →

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Drones Lead To New Business Ideas

Source: Argus Leader By: Jodi Schwan Entrepreneurs find creative uses for aerial images taken with drones Shortly after he became the proud owner of a Phantom drone, Tom Simmons realized he had a cutting-edge new toy, but not necessarily a tool he could use for his business. “I said, ‘OK, we’re going to go out and take some pictures of… Read more →

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