Surveyors, Drones, and the FAA: Bringing Law and Order to the Sky

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Sometimes, technology develops faster than regulatory agencies can regulate, and with drones, this has certainly been the case. For years now, law regarding the use of drones has been unclear and rarely enforced. For some surveyors, this lax regulation has allowed the latest surveying technology to thrive; surveying by drone.

However, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has released proposed rules for the commercial use of drones. Such changes could affect commercial airspace for years to come…

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