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 »
Read CEO Christian Sanz’s take on mapping Necker Island.
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 »
Recently, the FAA published its public database releasing drone registrations by zip code. California comes in strong with 3 cities out of the top 5 for commercial drone registrations: Menlo Park, CA Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA Austin, TX Top 5 cities with the most registered hobby… continue reading »
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 »
Skycatch launches COMMANDER iOS flight app for DJI drones.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Interested in learning what really matters when it comes to drone technology and big data? Join our inaugural happy hour meetup at Skycatch HQ on January 21st at 6pm for an in-depth discussion on what’s in store for the commercial drone space in 2016. With the growing popularity and economic benefits of commercial drone use on… continue reading »