The FAA drone registration number must be marked on your drone. I recommend making a sticker for the top of your drone with the registration number and your contact information in case the drone gets lost. I might have gotten my first lost drone back if I had done that.
All drones weighing between ½ pound and 55 pounds, including the payload, must be registered. Go to faa.gov/Dronezone and follow the instructions. DO NOT get sucked into sites that charge fees to file the paperwork. Registering your drone is very easy.
Boats and drones provide some of the most amazing images. You can set the drone to follow your boat underway and circle to get a 360-degree view. You can send your drone ahead to find fish and other wildlife in the water.
Capturing nature is one of the most popular uses of a drone by hobbyists. When flying your drone over nature and animals in their natural habitat, it is important to be sensitive to the impacts on wildlife. Check out Six-Word Lessons for Drone Pilots and Outdoor Enthusiasts by Alicia Amerson for the best practices of flying over nature and wildlife.
Just imagine the pictures you could capture from above at your family reunion, a floating boat party, or a party on the beach. Once again, you can livestream to Facebook or YouTube to share the party. This allows you to include friends and family who don’t live in the area and can’t be part of the action.
During analysis and exploration, analysts will use many different types of charts in slightly different ways, because they try to find something in the data. However, when they find a meaningful insight, they should use different, more specific charts for presenting to users, designed for ease of interpretation and impact.
The information system’s goal of mimicking the structure of the business processes allows users to understand what happens and make decisions accordingly. Sometimes users will ask for specific reports they need short-term, but one must see beyond that. When modeling business events (with facts and dimensions at the lowest grain), that would already cover the reports they wanted (and many others). By modeling business events, one enables a plethora of insights, anticipating the most common questions.
The “potential” value of the data in the lake comes from having it available for advanced data science analytics and further processing (such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, etc.). These usually produce a structured result, which the team can then feed into the data warehouse or reporting for user consumption. The “actual” value of the data gets realized when a business user can apply it to making a decision, not before.
In a growth mindset culture focused on learning, executives do not expect people to blindly follow decisions that might lead to the wrong outcomes. They expect the teams to use data as part of performing actions to assess impact, and if someone learns that the decision might lead to problems, they expect the team to speak up and avoid those negative consequences. They don’t want anyone justifying later with, “I was told.” They expect everybody to proactively bring value and challenge the status quo.
Reaching a target means that the team appropriately planned the “who does what and how by when,” given the guiding priorities and strategies. Conduct analytics to identify constraints on missed targets. Maybe the team needs more people, time, investments, or a different process. Focusing analytics on the causes for missing the previously planned targets will inform future planning, options and course corrections. This defines learning.