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Laws for the commercial use of drones: a recap

Laws for the commercial use of drones: a recap

Drones have had an extremely positive impact on commercial operations across a range of industries, including mining, engineering and construction – not only have they lowered and streamlined project costs, but they’ve also made working conditions safer for staff and improved the accuracy of surveys, inspections and assessments. Naturally, though, as UAVs have been put to work in more and more fields, so the laws governing their use have tightened, motivated mainly by concerns around safety and privacy.

Three big ways drones are impacting commercial operations

Three big ways drones are impacting commercial operations

For a number of different industries, including construction, agriculture, engineering and mining, everything changed when drones started to replace traditional methods used to survey, map and assess infrastructure and stretches of land. The biggest changes? Relevant business operations became cheaper and safer to carry out, and the accuracy of the data collected improved.

Ways to get the best of out of your drone when using it for agricultural mapping.

Ways to get the best of out of your drone when using it for agricultural mapping.

The introduction of drones has completely transformed the world of agriculture in so many amazing ways. Don’t let your drone go to waste, and learn to use it to its maximum abilities. We’ve got the best ways to get the most out of your drone for agricultural mapping, and we’re agricultural experts, so trust us.

Top tips for improving the accuracy of your drone maps.

Top tips for improving the accuracy of your drone maps.

No matter what you want to use your drone maps for, everyone should want to make their maps as accurate as possible so the data can be depended on. There are some simple, concrete ways to improve the accuracy of your drone maps and even take them to an advanced level for commercial use in agriculture, mining, construction and more. To see which other industries we specialise in.

Three big reasons to hire a drone service provider for your next construction project.

Three big reasons to hire a drone service provider for your next construction project.

Successful construction projects require planning, forethought, and a commitment to using the best possible resources and suppliers. This includes embracing new and innovative technologies such as drone-driven services and solutions. Over the last decade, the use of drones has become more popular in the construction industry due to the many benefits offered by drones and drone technology.

How drones can improve safety in pipeline surveys.

How drones can improve safety in pipeline surveys.

Drones have been increasingly used in oil and gas operations due to their speed, efficiency, and safety capabilities. Pipelines are an area of the industry that requires regular surveying and (difficult to manage) inspection, often over large, often remote, areas and potentially hazardous conditions.

How drones are improving industrial maintenance tasks.

How drones are improving industrial maintenance tasks.

When it comes to industrial operations, the use of drones is becoming more popular and more significant. From surveying to surveillance, these eyes in the sky can record, capture, and report on a variety of situations, from infrastructure inspections to construction progress. Drones offer safe, secure, fast, and efficient activity and results and can be applied across a wide range of industries.

How drone services are advancing the civil engineering industry.

How drone services are advancing the civil engineering industry.

With their advanced technology and superior surveying and scanning capabilities, drones are changing the operation and productivity levels of many industries across the country, including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, and harbour operations. And when it comes to civil engineering, they are definitely making their mark.


FPV flying – what you need to know.

FPV flying – what you need to know.

FPV stands for First Person Viewing and involves using a portable monitor so that you can see what your drone sees in real-time rather than trying to control it by sight. While it’s quite easy to lose sight of your drone mid-flight under normal flying circumstances, FPV allows you to fly further and faster by minimising confusion over the drone’s orientation, giving you more control overall. Plus, it’s a much more immersive experience than flying remotely.

Good to know – a bit about DC Geomatic's commercial drone services.

Good to know – a bit about DC Geomatic's commercial drone services.

When it comes to safety and compliance, we are licensed, insured, and approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), and we use only the most well-trained and accredited specialists for all our flight operations. In line with our stringent safety and compliance standards, we use specialised and accredited Health and Safety service providers and are Occupational Health and Safety compliant at all times.

How you can use drone thermography in your industry.

How you can use drone thermography in your industry.

Drones are finding more place (and even more areas) in which to make an impact on the business world. They’re at the cutting edge of advances in surveillance technology and this makes them a tool worth considering in almost any commercial industry. If you fly drones as part of your business, you will already be familiar with drones for surveying, surveillance, and aerial mapping but there are so many more sectors they can be used to explore and expand.

Free your flight with these drone accessories.

Free your flight with these drone accessories.

Whether you fly your own drone as a hobby or as part of your business, or work with a supplier that uses drones to make your business better, you’ll know that drone technology is always evolving and that more and more industries are using drones to increase their productivity, efficiency and safety.

How drones will change environmental design in 2018.

How drones will change environmental design in 2018.

Drones have become useful tools in a wide range of commercial and industrial ventures over the last few years. From mining to surveillance to agriculture, they are able to provide detailed, real-time data that can help make projects and processes more efficient, safer, and more successful. And, in 2018, their reach and application is sure to continue to grow as more industries take note of how drones can impact their operations. This is certainly the case when it comes to environmental design.

How drones can have an impact on open cast mining operations.

How drones can have an impact on open cast mining operations.

Drones have become an increasingly important part of mining technology, helping to streamline and improve mining operations and safety in every respect, from aerial surveillance to stock pile inspections. For example, drones are able to swiftly supply mining teams with large amounts of safe, accurate data, making them valuable tools in the productivity chain. And, when it comes to the benefits of using drones, open cast mining is no different.

Six industries that can benefit from drones. Is yours one?

Six industries that can benefit from drones. Is yours one?

Changes in technology and a drop in costs have made UAVs (or drones) much more accessible for a wide range of applications and industries. Noted for their speed and efficiency, as well as usefulness in high risk situations, drones are finding their niche in both turnkey solutions and commercial services in the industrial space.