Today’s special topics podcast is all about unmanned aerial systems and to get in inside look at the applications and the equipment Editor in Chief, Joe Francica, spoke with Tomas Larsson, Marketing Director, Trimble Survey and Maarten Vandenbroucke, President, Gatewing, the provider of the X100 unmanned aerial vehicle. Trimble recently bought Gatewing and listeners will find this interview especially useful as the market is set to rapidly expand.
Photo credits: The image file is from the Wikimedia Commons. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. The photo was take at St. Inigoes, Md. (June 27, 2005) – A group photo of aerial demonstrators at the 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo held at the Webster Field Annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Pictured are (front to back, left to right) RQ-11A Raven, Evolution, Dragon Eye, NASA FLIC, Arcturus T-15, Skylark, Tern, RQ-2B Pioneer, and Neptune. The daylong UAV demonstration highlights unmanned technology and capabilities from the military and industry and offers a unique opportunity to display and demonstrate full-scale systems and hardware.
Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing oneís location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where itís not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?