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To register or not to register? This question has been haunting aviation authorities about drones.

The United Nations' aviation authority the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has called for a global drone registry, Reuters reported Friday.  According to the report, the effort is a part of a larger plan to create a common framework of rules to fly and track unmanned aerial vehicles. Many countries including the U.S. have trie...
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Ethiopia: Gov't to Draft Drone Law..

By Kaleyesus Bekele The Ethiopian government is going to draft a law that will govern the import and use of drones in the country for various proposes. So far the country does not have a law that allows the import and utilization of drones. But some drones activities have been noticed in and around Addis Ababa. Companies and individuals who want to...
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Farming tech advancing at a tremendous pace...

WHAT COULD a typical arable farm look like in 10 or 20 years' time? Imagine drones buzzing overhead surveying fields, automated machines working the soil and cultivating 'smart'-bred crops, while farmers use 'big data' to improve yields and increase productivity.  The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, for monitoring...
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SURVEY ON DRONE OPERATIONS - INTERIM RESULTS

The survey on Non-Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)/Drone Operations is available online in 6 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, & Spanish). In the very near future it will also be available in Japanese. This survey is open to drone operators from all countries in the following c...
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SUAS Global is Changing

SUAS is officially the largest online global network dedicated to the drone industry.   *IMPORTANT - Please ensure your Profile is 100% Complete to avoid missing out on any of our new benefits* We are working with our partners to bring you a raft of additional benefits and services, providing you with even more value. We are delighted to annou...
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Drones to be used in search for missing people..

Drones will now be used by Norfolk Police to help find missing people. It is a cost effective measure that has been put in place to offer assistance to helicopters. The three month trial of the gadget begins this week. There are currently four trained drone operators within the force and this will be extended if the trial is successful. Read the wh...
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ORS4 No.1233: Small Unmanned Aircraft - Emergency Services Operations.

Reference:  ORS4 No.1233 Title:   Small Unmanned Aircraft - Emergency Services Operations Description:  This exemption allows a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft during emergency operations where an increased risk to life becomes apparent at short notice and where the observance of the restrictions in ar...
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See just how close drones have come to aircraft on Manchester Airport's flightpath.

There have been five drone 'near-miss' incidents recorded near Manchester Airport in two years - our video shows you just how narrow those misses were! This video shows exactly where FIVE drones have narrowly missed aircraft on the flightpath at Manchester Airport . The footage gives a pilot's-eye view of the take-off and approach route at Ringway ...
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SUAS would like to congratulate Jamie Tyrrell for awareness made & stoping a fatal accident happening.

Jamie Tyrrell is looking to do a PFCO Drone course, however because of his RAF background and reading the CAA safe flying guidelines stopped a fatal accident happening.  Jamie Tyrrell was safely flying his drone on Barmouth beach when he saw an Apache helicopter coming into view at approx 160ft.  Jamie made the rapid 4 second decision to ...
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UK Security Expo 2017 - THE GLOBAL HIGH-END SECURITY SHOWCASE

UK Security Expo is the 2017 award-winning event* bringing 10,000+ international stakeholders of security to London from Government, Transport & Borders, Major Events, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and Private Sector. With over 250 world-class exhibitors and working closely with HM Government department's including the Home...
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Drone Thermal Mapping with ThermalCapture and Icaros OneButton 5.1

Icaros and TeAx Announce An Integrated Drone Mapping Solution for Radiometric ThermalCapture (FLIR core) Sensors FAIRFAX, Virginia, USA / WILNSDORF, Germany, 1 July 2017 – Icaros Inc., a leading provider of aerial imaging software, is pleased to announce that version 5.1 of OneButton™ Standard and Professional image processing software for unmanned...
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UK Government response to public consultation on safe use of drones in the UK.

We are pleased to tell you that we have today published the Government's response to the Government's drone consultation. The response summarises the responses received and sets out what measures the Government will take going forward. You can find the press release for this announcement here . The Government's response to the consultation can be f...
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The FAA is now refunding Americans who registered their drones..

The FAA may have collected over $4 million in drone registration fees. If you registered to fly your drone, but only fly for fun, you can now remove your name from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's drone registration database and get your $5 back. The FAA now has a page on its website where hobbyist drone operators can apply for de-registr...
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US Military Will Return to London to discuss future ISR capability, operations and training

"The US Air Force (USAF) is keeping the U-2 Dragon Lady manned high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft after years of attempting to retire it, according to a key officer. Major General Jim Martin, USAF deputy assistant secretary for budget, told reporters 23 May at the Pentagon the service plans to keep the U-2 w...
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Open data – engine for innovation or simply hot air?

Karlsruhe/Berlin, 25 May 2017 | The INTERGEO conference will be hosting what promises to be an exceptionally transparent panel discussion between open data officers. They will be leaving no stone uncovered: Can open data meet the high expectations vested in it as a driver of innovation and engine of industry? Or does reality seem to fall short? If ...
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Unmanned urban trains, a reality in 5 to 10 years!

Interview with Burkhard Stadlmann, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Burkhard Stadlmann is Professor of Automation Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. He will speak at the Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference , on June 14, 2017, in Venlo, The Netherlands. His speech gives an overview of the different appl...
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GEO Business previews its exhibitor show highlights for 2017

Next week, from 23-24 May, GEO Business – the UK's biggest geospatial exhibition and conference of the year, returns to the Business Design Centre in London.Over 3,000 visitors, from 67 countries, will be there to discover the latest new products, services and solutions from 200 leading industry innovators. Here's a first look at what's new from so...
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Global Development Awards Competition, Now Open !

#GDNawards Are you a researcher or a development practitioner from a low or middle-income country? Do you have an idea for research or an innovative social development project focusing on building skills and generating employment in agriculture, manufacturing or digital technology? Do you know someone else who may be interested? The Global Developm...
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Drones for Agriculture

Drones on the horizon: new frontier in agricultural innovation. Drone technology could help farmers around the world monitor their crops, fend off pests, improve land tenure, and more. But to realise its full potential, regulatory regimes are necessary, while keeping citizens' safety and privacy rights secure. Read More Here>   http://ictup...
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Airborne ISR - London, United Kingdom - 25th – 26th October 2017

In today's complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for comprehensive situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to gain a thorough picture of the battle space and act accordingly. This year's Airborne...
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CAA Use of National Permit to Fly Aircraft for Flying Displays.

This permission has been issued to correct an omission in the Air Navigation Order 2016. It replicates the effect of what was previously Article 23(1)(c) of the Air Navigation Order 2009, which allowed aircraft flying in accordance with a National Permit to Fly aircraft to fly for the purpose of aerial work that consisted of flying displays, associ...
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Small Unmanned Aircraft - National Qualified Entities

  The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify all persons who may be associated with National Qualified Entities (NQEs), or who may use their services, of the intended role and the scope of the privileges granted under the CAA approval. It will also provide additional guidance on the CAA's expectations with respect to the assessment pr...
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European Regulation

European Regulation - The Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA - the 3 month consultation on the final proposal for the Implementing Rules) is now scheduled to be published at the end of April 2017. The final date for entry into force of these rules is still dependent upon the acceptance of the revised EASA Basic regulation (as EASA does not currently...
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KCAA has finally approved regulations for drones
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KCAA has finally approved regulations for drones

​Kenya is the second Country after Rwanda in the region to embrace commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).   An aeronautical legal notice will be published soon.
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SMART CARTOGRAPHY Six examples of how old-fashioned navigation aids have been transformed into today’s smart maps.

​Berlin, Germany 25, April 2017 | The 65th Cartography Conference run by the German Society for Cartography (DGfK) in 2017 is dedicated to smart cartography. At INTERGEO 2017, the community is showcasing its credentials as an innovative scientific discipline that excels in the digital representation of the environment and setting new accents with i...
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ORS4 No.1226: Small Unmanned Aircraft - First Person View (FPV) Flying

ORS4 No. 1226 Official Record Series 4 Miscellaneous Air Navigation Order 2016 General Exemption E 4457 United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority No: 1226 Publication date: 28 April 2017 Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying (See Note 1) 1) The Civil Aviation Authority, in exercise of its powers under article 266 of the Air Navigat...
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Klau Geomatics PPK brings precision mapping to DJI drones..
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Klau Geomatics PPK brings precision mapping to DJI drones..

Klau Geomatics, an innovative Australian technology company, has announced a new PPK system for the DJI Matrice100. Support for other DJI models will be added progressively in the near future. The DJI implementation continues from the success of the system in enabling a wide variety of manned aircraft and drones to become precise survey grade mappi...
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Drones East Africa.
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Drones East Africa.

Dear member, Based on the figures released by PwC, the drones market is estimated to be valued at US$127 billion by 2020. In Africa, these innovative machines are seen as ideal solutions for various applications including inspection, delivering medical aid, surveillance, mapping solutions and wildlife conservation. With more African government and ...
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UAV Recon saves industrial clients operational costs and increases capital expenditure accuracy by providing Visual and Thermography inspections on key assets.
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UAV Recon saves industrial clients operational costs and increases capital expenditure accuracy by providing Visual and Thermography inspections on key assets.

We Provide Aerial Inspection SolutionsUAV Recon provides inspection services as part of a turn-key drone operation. Exceptional service is standard with our efficient solutions. We use proven technologies for safe, efficient, and speedy solutions.​ DRONE INSPECTIONS Radiometric Thermography / IR High Resolution Color Image & Video Confined Spac...
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Drone No-Fly Areas Updated by FAA
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Drone No-Fly Areas Updated by FAA

Drones used for commercial or recreational purposes have new no-fly restricted areas as directed by the Department of Defense. All unmanned aircraft is banned from flying within 400 feet of a select list of U.S. military facilities. Effective April 14, 2017, DOD has updated its list of 133 military facilites where drone flights are now strictly pro...
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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to inform this community that it has been supporting the establishment of drone operators in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to inform this community that it has been supporting the establishment of drone operators in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.

​These drone operators are equipped to facilitate advanced crop research using remote-sensed data interpretation services offered by the French company, Airinov. Among others, their services are tailored to experimental field work by offering very precise and reliable statistics based on drone-sensed imagery. Flying several times over a season enab...
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World Food Program Teams up with WeRobotics.
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World Food Program Teams up with WeRobotics.

The World Food Program (WFP) is officially partnering with WeRobotics to develop coordination mechanisms to guide the safe and effective use of aerial robotics (UAVs) in response to humanitarian disasters. With 80 country offices around the world, WFP provides food assistance to some 80 million people in nearly 80 countries each year. WFP was also ...
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You can earn £24,000 flying drones for Google.......
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You can earn £24,000 flying drones for Google.......

If you want to fly drones for a living, today's your lucky day. A "creative video agency" is looking to hire someone to fly drones and create branded video content for companies like Google and Sony. The job offers £24,000 a year, and is based in Central London. The advert, which was posted to the Guardian Jobs website, encourages those with "itchy...
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Want to exhibit next to the biggest players in the UAV market?
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Want to exhibit next to the biggest players in the UAV market?

We have a great offer for recent start-ups to get involved. This offer comes with a 2x1sqm stand with shell scheme including: basic furniture, power, lighting, wifi and carpet just for £995. So bring yourself, bring your advertising and exhibit with us in November The Commercial UAV Show will be heading into its 4th year in 2017, solidifying its fo...
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SRG1320: Application for Operation of a small unmanned aircraft (SUA) in UK Airspace

Title:Application for Operation of a Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) in UK Airspace Description:Please use this form to apply for: 1) an Exemption to fly an Unmanned Aircraft under 20kg; 2) an Aerial Work Permission to fly a Small Unmanned Aircraft; or 3) a Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft Permission. Status:Current Review Comment:None Version:7 ...
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This FREE web tool will let you find and analyze any satellite imagery in under 10 seconds....
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This FREE web tool will let you find and analyze any satellite imagery in under 10 seconds....

Land Viewer cloud software for remote sensing analytics is the biggest surprise I had in a long time. After trying it you won't be needing any other satellite data processing web tool.  Founded in 2015 by Max Polyakov, EOS Inc. (EOS stands for the Earth Observing System) developed one of the best satellite data processing and analytics platfor...
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How to get started with drone photography
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How to get started with drone photography

Aerial photography and video via drones are awesome--and consumers can now get in on the fun. Here are a few tips to help you get off to a good start with drone photography.   Drones and quadcopters continue to grow in popularity and become more affordable for consumers. This has provided a level playing field for aspiring photographers and vi...
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DJI Matrice 200 powerline inspections.
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DJI Matrice 200 powerline inspections.

As the sun sets on the consumer drone industry, well hovers just before setting in a plateau sort of a way. Oh, what a terrible analogy. DJI have released a video of one of the new Matrice 200 system doing what it was designed for, powerline inspections. The Matrice is hardened against EMI (Electromagnetic interference) and with the correct camera ...
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Denbighshire drones ban plan 'virtually unenforceable'
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Denbighshire drones ban plan 'virtually unenforceable'

Efforts to ban drones from being flown over public places in Denbighshire are "virtually unenforceable", a senior official has said. Plans, backed by councillors in December, call for exclusion zones. In a report to be discussed on Thursday, head of legal services Gary Williams says: "Merely passing a resolution banning drones would have no legal e...
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Into the Fukushima Reactor: A One-Way Journey for Drones..
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Into the Fukushima Reactor: A One-Way Journey for Drones..

Drones being sent into Fukushima are malfunctioning much faster than expected. Why is this the case and how can drones be used to prevent further loss of life in dangerous environments?    Friday, March 11 th of 2011 was when the worst earthquake to hit Japan occurred, a 9.1 magnitude quake that killed more than 15,000 people. The resulti...
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DJI tallies drone saves

The world's leading consumer drone manufacturer has counted at least 59 lives saved by drones, and DJI suggests there have been many more as it makes a case against restrictions.  The report released March 14 by DJI is based on media reports published in various countries detailing 18 incidents dating from May 2013 through February. The cover ...
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Drones create new opportunities, challenges for agriculture..
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Drones create new opportunities, challenges for agriculture..

By Neil Lyon, 23 March 2017 As drones open up a new world of opportunity for Australian agriculture, farmers are grappling with how to most effectively utilise the technology and deal with emerging issues of data ownership, regulation, liability and privacy. http://www.graincentral.com/cropping/drones-create-new-opportunities-challenges-for-agricul...
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24-hour drone squads are ready to police Devon and Cornwall
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24-hour drone squads are ready to police Devon and Cornwall

The drones will be used in missing persons cases and to record crime scenes. Police forces across the globe have been experimenting with drones for years, treading an uneasy balance between making the best of a useful technology and terrifying a privacy-protecting public tired of state intrusions. There have been carefully deployed trials in the pa...
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The Future Of Construction… Drones?
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The Future Of Construction… Drones?

Ten years ago, the concept of drone technology was something that many people perceived to be a purely futuristic idea that wouldn't affect their day to day activities any time soon. Only a few years back, the idea of drones brought with it negative connotations in relation to war, for example with the use of spying planes and attacks on terrorists...
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US Seeks Solution to Counter Small Drones
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US Seeks Solution to Counter Small Drones

The US armed forces keep looking for new technologies to counter small drones, as they have become a threat from both law enforcement and military aspects. Over this backdrop, the US Air Force security forces, as well as other military personnel and law enforcement agencies, may soon be getting a new tool to cope with small drones – shotgun shells ...
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The Drone Light Show a Drone Aerial Light Show

The Drone Light Show, a division of Great Lakes Drone Company (GLDC), debuted their 25 drone aerial light show LIVE on March 20 and 21 of 2017, to an invite-only crowd.   Amongst the audience of 60 people combined The Drone Light Show put on an aerial show spectacular! These multiple drones created designs with bright colours, such as a heart,...
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CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 21 January 
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CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 21 January to 22 March 2017

The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide highlights of EASA developments and related CAA activities, covering the period 21 January to 22 March 2017 ​. View File:    http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/InformationNotice2017010.pdf CAA Information Bulletin
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​REVISION TO VIDEOS ON THE HAZARDS TO FLIGHT SAFETY FROM THE IMPROPER CARRIAGE OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

 02 March 2017 in News Font size: Larger Smaller Hits: 150 0 Comments Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark Revision to Videos on the Hazards to Flight Safety from the Improper Carriage of Lithium Batteries The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify aircraft operators and agencies involved with the handling of cargo, passengers and b...
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NEW CAA RULES FOR PILOT COMPETENCY OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

​ NEW CAA RULES FOR PILOT COMPETENCY OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT 28 May 2015 in News New CAA rules for pilot competency of Small Unmanned Aircraft The CAA has released changes in regulations to demonstrate pilot competency in order to gain Permission for Aerial Work (PFAW). Operators who already hold an Existing Aviation Qualifications (including an...
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FLIGHTPATH CONSULTING PRESENTATION

​ Flightpath Consulting are delighted with the publicity and feedback received for their presentation on drones at the first Digital Rights Europe 2015 Conference #DRE2015 in Dublin on 15 April 2015. Their presentation was "Eyes-in-the-Sky; Drones, Data and Privacy". Joseph Dalby gave a number of media interviews in advance, and John Wright opened ...
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