DroneDeploy Releases New Aerial Intelligence Solution for Construction

By Mike Ball / 01 May 2018

Drone on construction site

DroneDeploy has announced that it has launched its new construction solution to meet the industry’s growing demand for aerial site intelligence. It includes a tool that simplifies project progress photo collection, a partnership with Uplift Data Partners — an enterprise drone pilot network — enabling construction companies to scale drone operations faster, and a new Accuracy Package designed specifically for construction professionals.

Progress Photos is the first tool allowing customers to intuitively plan photo flights, automatically capture corner images, immediately create a visual timeline of a job site, and generate a replicable weekly progress report. The feature simplifies data collection workflows and consolidates data storage (including photos, maps, and 3D models) in one easy-to-share platform.

“Regular site progress reports offer context and add new dimensions to construction projects. However, it’s difficult to create consistent site imagery over the course of a project,” said Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy. “Progress Photos solves this by creating a visual timeline of a project from start to finish. In doing so, it saves costs, keeps stakeholders informed, and addresses safety risks.”

Drone on Demand is a streamlined way for companies to collect drone aerial imagery and generate business insights. The solution lets customers plan a flight, then request a certified professional drone pilot from DroneDeploy’s partner, Uplift Data Partners, to fly the mission and collect the aerial data — all in the DroneDeploy platform.

“Uplift Data Partners is a turn-key solution for construction companies to adopt drone data into their business operations. Customers simply tell us where they want us to fly; we fly and they get engineering grade data,” said Suzanne El-Moursi, President of Uplift Data Partners. “We’re proud to partner with DroneDeploy to allow a wider range of construction organizations to unlock the power of drone insights.”

The Construction Accuracy package combines precision features and integrations to manage project workflows from an easy-to-use drone data platform. Construction Accuracy Package customers can use unlimited ground control point (GCPs) location data and unlimited digital terrain models (DTMs) — plus Progress Photos and the tools, capabilities, and support available in DroneDeploy’s higher tier plans.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact