Ecns: Drones increasingly used to protect Great Wall. “The use of drones helps human inspectors gain a precise understanding of the preservation of the Great Wall at delicate levels and reveals more information on areas difficult for people to access. Yanqing has the most extensive Great Wall elements in the capital city as well as a complete preservation system. Authorities said drones, satellite images and other new technologies will provide the most comprehensive, accurate data on the Great Wall to create a digital archive platform.”
Digital Journal: Dronepedia Announces The Launch Of It’s New Website That Provides In-Depth Reviews Of Drones (PRESS RELEASE). “Dronepedia is delighted to announce the launch of their new website which is focused primarily on researching and reviewing all of the latest drones on the market today. The site has been created and designed from the ground up, with a modern fresh and easy to navigate style. Fully mobile friendly, the site looks fantastic regardless of the type of device it is being viewed upon, which is critical to any sites success in the modern world of the smartphone.” I did a little browsing. The reviews I looked at were extensive, and I wasn’t beaten over the head with affiliate links. It did load a little slowly for me. And yes, I know there’s a grammatical error in the headline.
Please feel free to let Dronepedia know, not me, as I did not write it.
Reuters: U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry. “The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.”
CNET: The FAA’s drone database encounters turbulence. “Drone owners won a major victory in court Friday, when the United States Court of Appeals said the registration system may not be legal.”
New-to-me: a database of drone specifications. And when I say drone, I don’t mean “fly it around in your backyard” drone, I mean drones that should probably still be called UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Countries from Afghanistan to the US are included in this database.