DroneDeploy’s Crowd-Sourcing Yields Over 5 Million Acres Mapped By Drones
” DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has revealed that its users have now mapped a total of more than 5 million acres across 130 countries.In turn, the company is again releasing a “Commercial Drone Industry Trends” report, which analyzes the real-world mapping data from its users. Its first report, released in March, covered 2 million mapped acres, which took DroneDeploy users 16 months to accrue. Now, just four months later, DroneDeploy users have more than doubled the mapped area in a quarter of the time.”
” DroneDeploy says its new industry insights show that commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly establishing themselves as indispensable tools across industries and geographies.
From North America and Europe to Asia and Africa, the company says, UAVs are making inroads against traditional methods of capturing aerial data, including satellite, manned aircraft and ground-based surveys.
According to the report, the fastest-growing industry is mining, in which monitoring site progress, measuring aggregate volumes and ensuring regulatory compliance over large areas can more efficiently and safely be achieved with drones.”