Tag Archives: Maps and Surveys

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones … Continue reading

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Railroads continue to tap drone technology to inspect track, bridges

Nearly 140,000 miles of rail network and over 61,000 Class I bridges are manually inspected for defects and structural integrity in the United States, according to the Association of American Railroads. With an extensive network of main tracks and sidings … Continue reading

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Best practice guide announced for engineers using drones

Construction research group CIRIA is set to publish the first best practice guide on the use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the construction and civil engineering sectors. The use of drones in construction and civil projects has … Continue reading

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Drone era arrives for local governments sooner than most

Drones may not be ready to deliver your next Amazon order in less than 30 minutes, but local governments around Southwest Virginia are already calling on the technology for simpler, more practical tasks. They’re not inventing high-tech systems, but rather … Continue reading

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