Using Raptor Maps For Faster PV Solar Farm Drone Inspections

AI is enabling smart solar inspectionsWith the number of solar farms increasing, and the age of existing solar farms extending, we’re seeing a noticeable increase in demand for solar farm inspections. Identifying issues early is strategic, because it reduces costs and increases solar energy production. While it’s common knowledge by now that drones are a perfect … Read more

Using Drones During the Feasibility And Bidding Phase Of Construction

How drones benefit the construction processUsing a drone as a tool, large construction complex projects immediately benefit from 3D and photogrammetry data. From estimating, to pre-construction, to construction progress, contractors can use assets such as the RGB and the thermal camera to capture a range of information useful for inspections or construction documentation. With many … Read more

Drone Aerial Intelligence and the Next Generation of Object Detection

Using drone technology to solve business challengesAs the CEO of a drone services company, I’m encouraged by how commercial drone technology is being used more and more to solve existing business problems that most people never considered problems. Over the last several years, we’ve seen autonomous flight technology enhanced even further with artificial intelligence and machine … Read more

The Next Evolution of UAS Drone Technology: Future Ideal or Present Necessity?

As I have pontificated in nearly every blog, article, interview or webinar I have been a part of I have to keep up with my tradition and reiterate… unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology is advancing faster than commercial business stakeholders can keep up with. That isn’t anything new these days considering Goldman Sachs has projected … Read more

WEBINAR VIDEO: Using Drones for Remote Construction Project Tracking in Real-Time

Webinar OverviewDesign/Build AEC firms are under mounting pressure to deliver quality construction projects under tight budgets and timelines. While drone technology offers interesting possibilities, real benefits are achieved when you add relevant data to UAV photos and video. In this webinar,  we’ll share case studies that highlight some of the ways drone technology is transforming … Read more

How Drones are Used for Roof Inspections

Whether you are a roofing company, managing a building, working with solar panels, inspecting for an insurance claim, or any other number of reasons, it makes sense to consider using drones for roof inspections for a range of benefits, including safety, cost, and time.The old traditional method of inspecting roofsUntil recent innovations, there was just … Read more

How Construction Companies Use Drones

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV’s)—more commonly known as “drones”—are one of the fastest growing technology applications for construction in decades. While aerial progress monitoring and inspection assessments are the predominant uses today, there are hundreds of emerging applications leading to safer job sites, better dissemination of information, and in many cases, more accurate and precise … Read more

Drone Data: Aerial Intelligence, Inspection Analytics, and Business Value

Today, commercial industries are using drones to capture data that was previously dangerous, difficult, or expensive to obtain. But what is drone data, and what are the real benefits of this new sexy data everyone wants a piece of?What exactly is drone data?Drone data often starts as a collection of images (typically hundreds, if not … Read more