The story goes that not too many gold seekers made much money during the gold rush. Instead, those selling picks, shovels and blue jeans did. In 2013 maps are gold if you listen to all the hype. Who then is selling the picks and shovels?
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Last week, just as many in the United States were getting used to commercial use of unmanned aerial systems (drones) in spite of a Federal Aviation Administration ban, a judge decided that the FAA does not, in fact, have such laws on the books. For a brief moment, perhaps, the ban was lifted. But it was quickly put back in place when the FAA appealed. What is going on in the Wild West of U.S. UAS use?...