On the northernmost edge of U.S. territory, the revolution has started. On Sunday, a Puma AE drone operated under contract to BP became the first FAA authorized commercial drone to operate over land. Links below tell the story of the opening phase of developments that will forever change how geospatial information technologies are used in this country.
BP and AeroVironment Launch First FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations Over Land and Water; Providing Comprehensive GIS Services
(AeroVironment, Inc. News Release, June 10, 2014)