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Pix4D enables Autonomous Mapping with a Straight-Forward sUAV

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels. Making use of DJI’s new Software Development Kit, Pix4D developed the first mapping App. The Pix4Dmapper mobile App allows to turn…

The Best 10 Drones for Beginners

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.   1. Hubsan H107D FPV X4 Mini RTF Quadcopter: With 6 Axis Gyro Stabilization and immersive FPV flight, it allows you to record flight…

The 10 Best Drone Gifts for Christmas 2014

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels. Shopping for a “drone-obsessed” friend or family member? Christmas is almost upon us, and I have decided to think of…

Flying Robots Serving in Singapore by 2015

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.      Can you imagine going to a restaurant and being served by a flying robot? Reality might surpass your…

Northern California Region 2-day UAV Symposium in Nevada

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  The ASPRS Northern California Region is hosting a 2-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Reno (Nevada) on October…

So You Want to Backup Your Aerial Footage Taken from Drones?

This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series. Those of us who are flying small unmanned aerial vehicles, whether for work or for fun, have started producing thousands of megabytes of information. It is a scary thought that your unique…

Winners of First Drone Aerial Photo Contest Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first National Geographic France/Dronestagram contest for aerial photographs made with the use of drones.

The First International Contest for Aerial Photos by Drones

In partnership with National Geographic France, the social network Dronestagram, which specializes in photos and videos captured by drone hobbyists, will host a competition from May 15 to June 30 to present rewards for the best aerial photos from all over the world. At National Geographic France, we are very happy to join this venture…

Robot Eyes Protecting From Above: Drones and Ocean Conservation

A robust and healthy ocean is the lifeblood for our planet, sustaining life through interconnected ecosystems worldwide. Unfortunately, as a result of global industrial overfishing pressure, many of these ecosystems have shown signs of rapid deterioration. This is particularly bad in the high seas, the part of the oceans that lie beyond 200-miles off the…

So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography Using Drones?

This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  If there is a question that gets asked over and over in the many emails I get in response to my Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, it is ¨What gear and…

Drone Journalism Used to Cover Presidential Elections in Central America

This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  For the first time in the history of journalism in El Salvador , drone technology was used to cover presidential elections. The newspaper La Prensa Gráfica, used a small quadcopter to capture images and footage…

Dreams of the World: 40 Years Roaming the Skies with Gene Payson

Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.  ¨My dream is to be a photographer like Kike Calvo!¨ said Gene Payson, President of Troy Built Models.  ¨Second to that, I enjoy all aspects…

Will 2014 Be the Year of the Ocean?

The United Nations says 1998 was the Year of the Ocean, but I beg to differ. I’m fairly convinced that next year will be the year we see world leaders begin to take responsibility for the future of our ocean, and start to turn words into action. We’re also going to see an innovation explosion…

A Wing-Flapping Pig or an Air-Swimming Fish for Christmas?

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  I remember watching War Games over and over. The 1983 movie, directed by John Badham was based on a science fiction plot…

So You Want to Fly Drones?

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.    After attending DARC, a Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference in New York, I decided to become an expert in reporting…