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Commercial Drones

September 14, 2016, 9am PDT
The new exam is required nationwide for commercial use of drones.
Quartz
September 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
New rules for commercial drone aviation went into effect on August 29, clearing the way for rapid adoption of the technology.
Associated Press via The Dallas Morning News
August 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The National League of Cities is preparing for a future where cities will need to regulate the use of airspace by commercial drones.
National League Of Cities
Blog post
March 10, 2016, 5am PST
Transformative technologies like unmanned aircraft systems (drones) are identifying and creating new applications in planning every day, for both research and practical applications.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
March 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
In February, the Federal Aviation Administration released rules for the commercial operation of drones that were (to many observers) surprisingly business friendly. A landscape architect imagines the potential of drones for planning and design.
ASLA The Dirt
July 28, 2014, 11am PDT
While the FAA sorts out regulations for commercial drone flights in the United States, cities, states, and other groups have already restricted the flight of drones. Mapbox is working to compile a comprehensive map of prohibited air space.
MapBox
June 13, 2014, 6am PDT
The first FAA-approved commercial drone flights took place this week. The flights will inform the FAA's policy expected by 2015 regarding non-military drone flights, per a mandate from Congress.
The Hill