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ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

In addition to our well-regarded blog, Aerotas regularly responds to invitations to provide expert information to national trade publications. Below is a selection of articles our team has written.

 
 
High accuracy drone surveying
High accuracy drone mapping

 

 

 

 

"Drone Mapping -- The Full Workflow"

Point of Beginning
June 2017

In this month's column in Point of Beginning, Logan Campbell and Daniel Katz break down the steps in a drone mapping workflow, with particular highlight on the critical step of producing an AutoCAD (or equivalent) compatibe terrain model from the drone-produced imagery.

 
land surveyor UAV drone
mapping drone for survey accuracy UAV

"Can A Drone Make You More Profit?"

Point of Beginning
April 2017

In their most recent column for Point of Beginning, Daniel Katz and Logan Campbell lay out the key sources of value for surveyors using drones. Informed by the dozens of clients they have enabled to use drones as a mapping tool, Katz and Campbell clarify how using a drone in a survey business translates to concrete bottom-line benefit.

 
Survey drones for topographic mapping
Survey drones for planimetric mapping

"To Succeed with Drones, Keep It Simple"

Point of Beginning
February 2017

Highlighting one of the most important lessons Aerotas has learned helping dozens of land surveyors and civil engineers start their drone mapping operations, co-founders Daniel Katz and Logan Campbell detail the importance of taking a "minimum viable" (or K.I.S.S.) approach to drone surveying.

 

 
Construction Equipment Distribution drone equipment
Successful drone surveying

"The Key to Success with Drones"

Construction Equipment Distribution
January 2017

CED Magazine, the publication of the Associated Equipment Dealers, asked Aerotas for the core lessons for companies looking to use drones effectively. In this article, Aerotas shares the key to success at the heart of the Aerotas Mapping System: start simply.

 

 
FAA drone laws for surveyors
UAV legal requirements for surveyors

"The New Drone Laws: What You Need to Know"

California Surveyor
Fall 2016

On the dawn of the FAA's implementation of new commercial drone law, Aerotas outlines the key takeaways for surveyors. In this article, Aerotas walks through the key components of the law for surveyors, including limits on the type of drone, maintaining line of sight, operating during daylight, maximum operating altitude, operating near airports, and flying over non-participants.

 
Survey drone expertise in Point of Beginning
Drone mapping for surveyors in POB magazine

"Drone Dos and Don’ts"

Point of Beginning
October 2016

Aerotas cofounders walk through a critical topic for mapping professionals considering using drones: what is a drone good at, and what is it not? A UAV is not a silver bullet, and a successful drone program starts with understanding which jobs a drone is well-suited to and which it is not. Available in print and online.

 
POB drone survey article
POB UAV mapping expert

"Essential Steps to Start Surveying with Drones"

Point of Beginning
September 2016

Logan Campbell and Daniel Katz break down the crucial steps to getting started using drones for mapping. They talk through key questions such as which type of survey drone technology is right for certain operations, as well as how to think through drone mapping operations. Available in print and online. Read an excerpt on our blog.

 

 
Cal Surveyor drone article
Cal Surveyor UAV article expert

"What you need to know to determine if UAVs are right for your survey business"

California Surveyor
Summer 2016

In this article, Aerotas Cofounder Daniel Katz identifies the key factors that land surveyors must consider when deciding whether to begin using survey drones as part of their business. In a series of blog posts, we explore each of the topics covered in the article in greater depth.

 

 

INTERVIEWS & EXPERT OPINIONS

As a recognized expert in the field commercial UAVs, Aerotas is regularly interviewed and quoted in the press. Below is a selection of articles and news reports featuring Aerotas.

 
 
Aggregate drone mining expert

 

 

 

"hOW ARE MINING & aGGREGATES pROFESSIONALS uSING dRONES IN 2017?"

Commercial UAV News
March 30, 2017

Aerotas Co-Founders Logan Campbell and Daniel Katz weigh in on how drones are being used in the mining and aggregates industry in 2017.

 
UAV expert and drone consultant

"Amazon’s Flying Warehouse Idea Isn’t Even Its Biggest Challenge"

The Huffington Post
December 30, 2016

CEO Logan Campbell offers perspective on the limitations Amazon will face in implementing its recently-revealed "airborne fulfillment center utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for item delivery" patent.

 
Drone deliver consulting expert

"The heavy-on-hype, light-on-substance world of drone delivery"

MarketWatch
December 1, 2016

CEO Logan Campbell assesses the challenges with scaling drone delivery.

 
Drone consulting expertise

”DJI is OK if pricing of its newest drone ‘cannibalizes our own products’”

MarketWatch
November 15, 2016

CEO Logan Campbell quoted on the release by DJI of its new Phantom 4 Pro.

 
Drone surveying and UAV mapping

“8 Things to Know About Aerial Mapping Drones and Your Survey Business”

Commercial UAV News
October 3, 2016

Commercial UAV News interviews Aerotas co-founder Daniel Katz about the critical topics for surveyors to know when considering drone mapping programs.

 
Drone expert delivery implications

“With U.S. drone rules set, firms race for flight data”

Reuters
September 23, 2016

Aerotas CEO Logan Campbell interviewed on the business competition for drone delivery. Additionally published on Business InsiderYahoo, CIO Today, Venture Beat, and more.

 
Drone law expertise 

“Operating A Drone For Profit Is Illegal Unless You Satisfy Tons Of Govt Rules”

The Daily Caller
August 29, 2016

Logan Campbell quoted about the implications of new FAA commercial drone laws going into effect.

 

"NEW RULES FOR DRONES TO GO INTO EFFECT"

ABC 7 News Bay Area
August 25, 2016

Interview with Logan Campbell, Aerotas CEO, about the soon-to-be-released FAA commercial UAV regulations.

 

“How FAA Part 107 Regulation Impacts Land Surveyors Utilizing Drones”

Commercial UAV News
July 13, 2016

Interview with Logan Campbell about how new FAA drone regulations will impact land surveyors

 
Commercial UAV construction expert 

“WHAT THE NEW FAA RULES MEAN FOR BUSINESS”

Construction Equipment
June 22, 2016

Summary and re-post of blog post by Logan Campbell.
 

 
 
 
Drone laws for businesses
 
 
How to make money with a drone
 
 
 
 
Drone regulations for business

“THE TOP COMMERCIAL UAV/UAS BLOGS

Commercial UAV News
January 18, 2016

 

 
Commercial dron FAA rules

“The Economics of Drone Delivery”

IEEE Spectrum
January 5, 2016

Additionally published by Flexport

 
 
 
 
 

Contact us to learn more about our expert perspective on the commercial drone industry: info@aerotas.com