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Midterms are here!

Midterms are here!

Wait, what?! Midterms? Isn’t that something I dealt with in school? Technically, yes. But, even in the professional environment, the anxious feeling of taking midterms occurs. It’s right around this time every year, regardless of your location. Maybe your weather has been completely unbearable and as a result, disease or pests have riddled your property. But, unpredictably you relied on that rainstorm to pass through because your pump station couldn’t maintain pressure overnight. Or maybe you wanted to add that extra protectant to your tank mix but didn’t quite have it in the budget. Perhaps your staff has been somewhat
GreenSight Celebrates Five Thousand Automated Flights!

GreenSight Celebrates Five Thousand Automated Flights!

As a drone flight took off quietly and without fanfare over Manito Golf & Country Club in Spokane, WA last week, those of us here at GreenSight headquarters in Boston were high-fiving and whooping it up. Why? Well, it’s not every day that we get to celebrate company milestones, and the Manito drone flight marked GreenSight’s five thousandth flight since the company’s inception in 2015.
An Agronomy Drone With a Mind of Its Own

An Agronomy Drone With a Mind of Its Own

Drones have become common in industries that need to cover a lot of ground like film productions, fossil fuel extraction, archaeological digs, military surveillance, forestry, and agriculture. The field of agronomy has been particularly aided by drones when it comes to studying plant health and management. Drones can capture and analyze small details on individual plants from over a hundred meters high. Farmers are starting to line up for this new technology.
Trend: Drones Give Golf Courses An Eye In The Sky

Trend: Drones Give Golf Courses An Eye In The Sky

Most every weekday, just before noon, Kevin Hauschel carries his drone to its designated launch site, attaches its propellers and sends an all-systems-go text to a pilot more than 2,500 miles away. Promptly, the drone launches and begins its GPS-programmed, 20-minute flight across Meadow Club’s 18-hole golf course in Fairfax, Calif. It’s a routine that might, for some, get tedious. But Hauschel, golf course superintendent at the San Francisco-area club, watches in wonder. Every time his drone takes wing, he sees something most other superintendents cannot: the future.
GreenSight Announces Distribution Partnership with Smith Turf & Irrigation

GreenSight Announces Distribution Partnership with Smith Turf & Irrigation

Boston, Massachusetts May 31, 2019 – GreenSight, the leading provider of autonomous aerial intelligence has announced a distribution partnership with Smith Turf & Irrigation. With this partnership, Smith Turf & Irrigation will serve as a distributor of the GreensSight product line. As the announcement was made, Jason VanBuskirk, GreenSight VP of Sales and Marketing commented, “GreenSight has developed a robust industry-leading solution to grounds maintenance with our Turfcloud technology. We’re excited to offer Turfcloud through our distribution partnership with Smith Turf & Irrigation.”
Automated Runway Inspection with GreenSight and Machine Learning

Automated Runway Inspection with GreenSight and Machine Learning

At our recent trip to JIFX 19-3, we got a chance to take some great high-resolution imagery of one of the runways on the base. We’ve been thinking about this application for our platform for some time as it is one that we often get asked about. We leveraged the machine learning stage of our data processing pipeline to generate some automated runway quality criteria, detecting cracks and other issues. This is mostly a proof of concept but something we could easily turn into a production reporting capability.
Getting Your Remote Pilot in Command Certification the Easy Way!

Getting Your Remote Pilot in Command Certification the Easy Way!

‍Recently I committed to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command test and passed with 80%. I wanted to get a better feeling for what it took to study, schedule and pass the exam so I’d have a better understanding of what you have already done or will be doing in the near future. Plus I felt really guilty not being able to handle the exact thing that I provide to golf courses across the country, like a car salesman that can’t drive the cars he or she is selling. I wanted to “put myself in your shoes”
Greensight Announces Distribution Partnership With The Jerry Pate Company

Greensight Announces Distribution Partnership With The Jerry Pate Company

Boston, Massachusetts May 1, 2019 – GreenSight, the leading provider of autonomous aerial intelligence has announced a distribution partnership with the Jerry Pate Company. With this partnership, the Jerry Pate Company will serve as the exclusive distributor of the GreensSight TurfCloud product line in a large portion of the Southeast. As the announcement was made, Jason VanBuskirk, GreenSight VP of Sales and Marketing commented, “GreenSight is excited to be able to offer our industry-leading product, TurfCloud, through the Jerry Pate Company. We look forward to helping their customers manage more efficiently and improve their facilities in the Southeast.”
GreenSight Headed to JIFX 19-3 for Fully Automated Drone Security Solution Experiment

GreenSight Headed to JIFX 19-3 for Fully Automated Drone Security Solution Experiment

Next week, GreenSight will be sending a team of engineers to JIFX 19-3, a tactical field experiment event, to evaluate the utility of our fully automated security solution. Our experiment focuses on how unattended drones flying continuously over an area, can be used to detect and monitor changes in the environment such as disturbed soil, vehicle movement and personnel movement. We’ll be leveraging all our drone and machine learning technology to pull it off, gathering valuable feedback from the user community and a rich dataset we can use to hone our analytics and alerts.