The Utah State University Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory’s DJI s1000 sUAS on landing approach near Logan, Utah, Feb. 2015.
In honor of Earth Day, today’s post is about earth observation technology—specifically, drones. You may have noticed that drones—or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—have been surging in popularity lately. They seem to be all the buzz at industry trade shows, and it’s easy to see why—they’re just plain cool.
The number of possible uses for drones is incredible, including everything from agriculture, to reforestation, to asset management, to assisting with insurance claims, and so much more. However, the technology faces strict legal regulations presently, which leaves the future of drone usage in question.
We thought we’d bring our product managers, Josh Egan and John Florio, in on the discussion to hear what they had to say about UAVs, and particularly, what part they think drones will play in the future of data collection. See what they thought below. Continue Reading…