If you’d like insights from drones, check out this aerial data service before you invest in an in-house program

by Brianna Crandall — April 18, 2018 — DroneDeploy, a drone software startup with a large unmanned aerial platform (UAV, or drone) data platform, just announced their Drone on Demand solution to unlock actionable drone insights for everyone. The solution lets customers plan a flight mission using DroneDeploy’s cloud platform — and then request a certified professional pilot from DroneBase, a global drone operations company, who will go to the site, perform the flight, and collect aerial data. It streamlines a complicated drone data collection process in order to put instant, high-resolution aerial data into the hands of all.

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The partnership allows DroneDeploy users across various industries to pay to get a drone flight flown by a local certified pilot. Image courtesy DroneDeploy

San Francisco-based DroneDeploy is transforming the way businesses leverage drones and aerial data across industries such as construction, mining, building inspection and surveying. Simple by design, DroneDeploy enables professional-grade imagery and analysis, 3D modeling and more from any drone on any device.

With over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states, DroneBase is a scalable, affordable, and easy-to-integrate solution for enterprises to acquire drone data from a large pilot network. Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to platform for aerial images and data for worldwide enterprise commercial clients across multiple industries.

Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy, stated:

The future of drones is automation, but until drones can execute a planned flight without human supervision, we need a simple solution that helps businesses of any size integrate drones into their workflows. We’re proud to integrate with DroneBase to make accessing aerial insights much easier — democratizing data for small businesses and enterprises alike.

The solution is possible through a partnership with DroneBase, a large, highly skilled drone pilot network. The partnership allows DroneDeploy users across industries such as construction, solar, insurance, and agriculture, to pay for a drone flight flown by local pilots instead of traveling to a jobsite.

After planning a flight and requesting a pilot with the DroneBase app, photos, maps and 3D models appear in a user’s account within 72 hours, letting organizations make smarter decisions based on aerial data.

Dan Burton, CEO and co-founder of DroneBase, remarked:

Democratizing drone data is tantamount — data shouldn’t be limited to those who can pay for it. Through our partnership with DroneDeploy, we will allow a wider range of businesses to unlock the power of drone insights.

In streamlining the process, DroneDeploy aims to reduce the barrier to entry for small and large organizations that could benefit from valuable drone-collected data. Currently, businesses that want to adopt drone technology must create standard operating practices, buy insurance, train drone pilots, and maintain hardware, notes the company. With Drone on Demand, organizations get immediate insights at affordable prices, without needing to invest in an in-house program.

Learn more by visiting the Drone on Demand solution page.