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We are disappointed Indiana/Ohio was not chosen as a UAV test site, but we are excited about the announcement in...

We are disappointed Indiana/Ohio was not chosen as a UAV test site, but we are excited about the announcement in general! Here are some fun facts about what this means for our country:

you need high-res (40 MP) cameras, but that will be standard soon enough.

Originally shared by Gregor J. Rothfuss you need high-res (40 MP) cameras, but that will be standard soon enough. the next step is to build a  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scene_graph out of every picture, and derive additional information from reflections, shadows cast, etc http://www.kurzweilai.net/reflected-hidden-faces-in-photographs-revealed-in-pupil

In a testament to the utility of "#drones" in obtaining aerial imagery, my mission to map a bayou in north Louisiana...

In a testament to the utility of "#drones" in obtaining aerial imagery, my mission to map a bayou in north Louisiana didn't go according to plan, and yet still uncovered fresh evidence of vandalism on a property. More about the experience, findings, and takeaways on MentalMunition.com. http://www.mentalmunition.com/2013/12/missed-target-found-hooliganism-on.html

A drone and a robot assisted finding the body of man who held a woman and her daughter hostage, and then killed...

A drone and a robot assisted finding the body of man who held a woman and her daughter hostage, and then killed himself after they were rescued by police. It's the first time that a drone has been used for this purpose. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-26/banyo-emergency-situation-police-negotiators-at-scene/5175496

#HappyHolidays everyone! We hope you're spending the holidays with your loved ones!

#HappyHolidays everyone! We hope you're spending the holidays with your loved ones!

I attended this UAS Precision Agriculture Forum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA this past Monday.

Originally shared by Victor Villegas (DroneSinger) I attended this UAS Precision Agriculture Forum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA this past Monday. There was so much interest that the event was sold out. Several great presentations researchers, businesses and industry experts. One of the biggest points I took away was that UAVs are just a platform. The real value is in the data they can collect, process and convert into useful information so farmers can make informed decisions in a timely manner, all while saving money. Those businesses who can manipulate this big data and interpret it stand to reap the most out of these technologies. http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131211/ARTICLE/131219979

Just adding a blast from the past. FLNW#1 in Dunedin. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/246941814/

Just adding a blast from the past. FLNW#1 in Dunedin.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/246941814/

PrecisionHawk will be represented at this year's #TAAC conference happening 10-12 December 2013 in #SantaAnaPueblo,...

PrecisionHawk will be represented at this year's #TAAC conference happening 10-12 December 2013 in #SantaAnaPueblo, #NewMexico, represented by Matt Konkler of #USNCCO. Emergency response will no doubt be a big topic of conversation, and word on the street is the #FAA may announce the six, state #UAV test sites (exciting!) We're pulling for Indiana/Ohio. The MidWest has amazing offerings in agriculture and geology research! We'll keep you up to date @PrecisionHawk. http://taac.psl.nmsu.edu/

What's a "drone" good for? Lia Reich of PrecisionHawk has this great visual to break it down for you.

What's a "drone" good for? Lia Reich of PrecisionHawk has this great visual to break it down for you. Originally shared by PrecisionHawk As Amazon gears up to roll out PrimeAir, consumers are putting drones under the microscope hoping to weigh in on the potential pros and cons of the service. We put together a comprehensive infographic to help you cover the UAV/UAS basics!

#Amazon #drones

#Amazon #drones ? I tell the Daily Beast about the technical and regulatory obstacles, and why it may not be happening for some time. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/02/are-amazon-s-drone-plans-just-a-fantasy.html

Ups and FedEx watch out

Ups and FedEx watch out Originally shared by Rosa Golijan Amazon's drones will deliver your orders in about 30 minutes "It’s an audacious plan that [Amazon CEO Jeff] Bezos says requires more safety testing and FAA approvals, but he estimates that delivery-by-drone, called Amazon 'Prime Air,' will be available to customers in as soon as 4-5 years." More details: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-unveils-futuristic-plan-delivery-by-drone/ Image via CBS News .