SkyCatch Blog

New Release: OBJ Generation & New Units of Measure


Thanks to your valued feedback, we’ve done some work under the hood to improve stability and performance of the Dashboard to make your experience even better. You can count on us to do this on every single release. We hope you’ll love the new and improved user experience and awesome new features, including: Automatic OBJ… continue reading »

Apples & Oranges: Making the Most Out of Your Drone


Here at Skycatch, we’ve learned a tremendous amount from our customers using our platform and from our partners using a variety of systems for capturing aerial data.  As you read this article, customers are flying drones at commercial job sites all over the world.  The little known secret is that most people flying drones are… continue reading »

3 Ways the FAA’s New UAV Regulations Will Transform How Drones do Business


This morning, FAA rulemakers released a new bill that marks a pivotal moment in the use of drones in the United States. “Part 107,” as it’s called, is a long-awaited addition to federal airspace regulations that makes it much easier and cheaper to operate drones for commercial purposes (like surveying, inspection, and filming). For the… continue reading »

New Release: Flight Direction Control


We’re excited to announce several exciting new updates today. The first is a feature called Flight Direction Control. This feature gives you the ability to set the flight direction in order to optimize for the shape of your flight area. Use Flight Direction Control to set the flight path relative to wind, terrain, and obstacles. COMMANDER… continue reading »

RISE OF THE DRONES: Skycatch Featured in AEC Magazine


Building information modeling, or “BIM” as it’s commonly known, uses 3D digital models to plan, design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM is becoming so valuable and widely adopted that governments around the world are starting to mandate that all projects be developed with BIM.  AEC Magazine’s Special Edition features Skycatch CEO Christian Sanz… continue reading »

New FAA Ruling Makes Commercial Drone Use Even Easier


The Main Takeaways: FAA is raising the max altitude standard from 200ft to 400ft Previously commercial drone registration could only be completed offline (with paper forms), but now it will happen online via https://registermyuas.faa.gov/ What has changed? First, the FAA is raising the ceiling to 400 feet on the “blanket COA” that all 333 Exemption… continue reading »

Delivering Viable Solutions Through Design Sprints @ Skycatch


I work on the Software Product team at Skycatch. We’re a small team — there are five of us and together we span product management, product design, customer success, and QA. Everyday we face tough choices about which feature to ship next, which bug to fix first and what’s next on the roadmap. We carefully… continue reading »