SkyCatch Blog

How Skycatch Accelerates Construction


It’s not about the drones Skycatch began when our Founder & CEO walked onto a construction site with his own drone and started snapping pictures. From day one, the workers’ interest in the drone was quickly overshadowed by their interest in the data that the drone could provide. After two years of relentless technological development… continue reading »

Another Exemption Filed


Woolpert, one of the largest surveyors and aerial imagery specialists, has filed an exemption to use Skycatch for its government and private sector customers. This is the sixth exemption to use Skycatch’s UAV – more than any other commercial system. Woolpert and Skycatch have both been pioneers in working closely with the FAA. Both companies… continue reading »

Skycatch partners with Komatsu to automate construction job sites world wide


Komatsu, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy machinery for construction and mining and the first company to commercialize the Autonomous Haul System, announced plans to integrate Skycatch’s autonomous aerial data capture solution into their construction business. First announced at a press release in  Shibuya-ku, Tokyo today, Komatsu’s Smart Construction branch will leverage Skycatch’s fully autonomous UAV (unmanned… continue reading »

WORKMODE Expert Pilot Spotlight: Trevor Duke


The WORKMODE team is humbled by the overwhelming response from drone pilots around the world. We’d like to give a shoutout to one of our top pilots, Trevor Duke from Florida. Trevor and his company Icarus Aerials have already completed 23 WORKMODE-powered maps for clients ranging from golf courses to construction sites. “Skycatch allows us to… continue reading »

Skycatch Makes History with Exemption from FAA


Skycatch has some incredibly exciting news – the FAA has just granted Clayco one of the first exemptions to fly drones commercially in the United States with a Skycatch drone. Tomislav Zigo, a Director at Clayco who has been pioneering the company’s UAV efforts, said “I am pleased with this development, and looking forward to… continue reading »

Skycatch on the main stage at Autodesk University


We had the honor of having our mining work featured this past week during the closing keynote at Autodesk University in Las Vegas.  This is the premier event for companies and practitioners involved in computer aided design, planning and construction, with attendance of over 10,000 people. We look forward to showcasing even more of our work… continue reading »

Debut WORKMODE Workshop at AU in Vegas


The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Economist agree — drones are big business. If you’re attending Autodesk University 2014, a gathering of 10,000 specialists in construction, design, manufacturing, and mapping, you’ll see what we mean. Interest in UAV technology from property owners, construction companies, farmers, and city planners is increasing. But what does… continue reading »

Defining Rules of the Sky for UAVs in the US


As the market for commercial UAVs (and UAV data) grows in the world’s busiest airspace, the FAA has consistently stated that its primary focus is on public safety. We are completely aligned with this goal.  Skycatch’s technology is designed to operate safely and reliably in a wide range of environmental conditions.  We test and deploy… continue reading »