The DOT and FAA have finalized rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS). These regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones. “We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as teh safest and most complex airspace in the world.”
According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. The new rule taking effect in late August, 2016, offers safety regulations for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations. The new operational rules may be retrieved at http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/Part_107_Summary.pdf.
So, why a comment on this web site? I project that Google Street View | Trusted PRO photographers will be adding elevated imagery captured using a drone to enhance the results of image captures of businesses that will post to Google Maps, Google +, Google My Business and other Google properties that will display search engine results (SERP) when ‘googling’ for businesses.
Drone imaging will become part of the photography services offered by this Google Street View | Trusted Photographer PRO