Real Estate, TV & Cinematography
Real Estate, TV & Cinematography
The use of drones for real estate makes elevated imagery affordable in comparison to traditional methods. You can stand out from the competition while adding a serious wow factor to your marketing. In addition to immersive full motion aerial videos showcasing your seller's home, low level aerial views capture the entire parcel, the neighborhood and surrounding area, including the home’s proximity to amenities.
National Association of Realtors
Filmmakers are changing the way movies and television shows are made. Drones are becoming popular tools for the film industry for a variety of reasons. Like an aerial tripod, drones allows directors and cinematographers to create more distinctive shots quicker, safer, with reduced risk and cost. With their ability to go where people and manned aircraft simply cannot, drones allow pilots and camera operators to capture previously unattainable images such as overhead imagery from viewpoints too low for a manned helicopter and too high for a crane.
Cinematography companies currently using helicopters typically cost Hollywood studios $15,000 to $25,000 per day. The use of UAS on TV and film sets allow filmmakers to minimize the use of manned helicopters, reducing hazards and costs.
Industrial Inspections, Construction, Engineering & Mapping
Birds Eye Unmanned Aircraft Systems can produce vivid, real time documentation in order to assess critical systems. For Example, Power lines and other tall structures require maintenance, often on a recurring scheduled. To document their condition, personnel have to laboriously climb them or employ helicopter operators at great expense. A cost effective alternative is now available.
The use of drones for Industrial Inspections is a natural solution. Unmanned aircraft can reveal inaccessible areas with high definition cameras and infrared sensors. By remotely maneuvering the aircraft safely from a ground station companies can eliminate the need to physically inspect a site thus lowering the risk of injury to personnel.
Energy suppliers and construction firms have recognised this advantage and are now using these systems for technical documentation. For example, a drone can hover around the periphery of a support beam and capture vivid, sharp images from different angles giving inspectors a detailed view. In the case of telecom towers, a drone can be used to assess the entire structure from top to bottom, safely.
Construction assets including materials, equipment, temporary roads and structures can be easily identified and labeled with high-definition images and maps. Stockpile volumes can be automatically calculated, for site and resource planning.
Periodic flights provide project managers, general contractors and survey managers with up to date reporting to better track construction progress, manage resources, reduce downtime, and keep projects on schedule and under budget.
The horizontal nature of Civil Engineering lends to some practical and creative uses of UAVs. From planning to final construction, nearly every stage of the engineering process can benefit from the airborne platform.
In addition to incredible imagery, our mapping services produce precise elevation data, contour lines, and fast 3D modeling, as well as data export to other engineering systems. For jobsite analysis, we acquire multiple georeferenced images from an autonomous flight over your construction site, then transfer this data to a web application for processing in the cloud. The resulting reports generate 3D point clouds, 2D orthographic views and 3D mesh models. This information can be imported into other Autodesk applications, such as Revit or Civil 3D, allowing for further in depth analysis and planning.
Agricultural, Insurance, Emergency Management & Disaster Relief
As technology progresses, farmers have more and more tools at their disposal to help them net the best possible harvest. Drones have begun to change the way many farmers aerial survey their crops. Instead of crop imaging with a manned aircraft using more time and money, drones are able to follow pre-planned flight paths developed by their software. They can achieve maximum coverage of crops using optimized sensors to obtain the best quality images and farm data for later study. This is superior to satellite imagery due to the fact that pictures are a much higher quality and the aircraft flies below cloud ceilings so the view is always unobstructed. Being able to dictate the height at which a drone flies gives you the ability to realize things that were originally much harder to perceive. For example, pest and fungal issues, irrigation problems, and soil variation all become incredibly easier to pick up on when using drones.
Periodic overflights provide real time updates showing farmers problem areas and where crop management could be better applied. Examples of useful, tangible, actionable information that is acquired from an overflight.
Courtesy of Colby AgTech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-MwtUuHuU4
There are many different sensors and analysis tools available, here are a few important tools for farm management.
Orthomosaic - Volumetrics, track assets, annotate maps, measure distance, area, and volume, or make notes for later reference.
NDVI - Precision Ag crop data, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is a respected index for assessing vegetation health
2D and 3D Models - Including elevation, digital surface and terrain models.
As technology and digital engagement accelerate at an exponential pace in other industries, the insurance industry has recognized the incredible opportunity to invest in technological trends like telematics, the Internet of Things and drones.
Streamline Claims Adjustment and Underwriting
Drones help insurance companies quickly collect aerial inspection data, which is ideal for residential and commercial roof inspection, damage repair and claims adjustment. Aerial data is uploaded from the field automatically to the cloud for analysis and processed to generate accurate estimates.
Using these new technologies signifies an improved way to successfully capture, store and cull data, which ensures better, more-targeted insurance products for customers and reduction in future losses. When it comes to insurance, drone technology has numerous everyday use cases from underwriting, to loss prevention, to claims adjusting, to disaster recovery.
Case Study | Forensic Inspections
After a disaster, it’s important to clean up and rebuild, but it’s also critical to capture the site as it is so that the damage can be assessed. Drone mapping gives insurance companies a fast, easy way of accurately documenting the scene, preserving key details while letting the process of cleanup and reconstruction begin as quickly as possible…..case study
Emergency Management | Disaster Relief
Rescue scenario with UAS: the UAVs fly over an area the victim is believed to be located, gather information on its potential location, and transmit it back to a remotely located rescue team.
SAR Operations (search and rescue) or (search and detect)
In search and rescue operations every second counts. In order to function as efficiently as possible, it is important to be able to obtain a rapid overview of the situation … the type of view that is often only possible from the sky.
While planes and helicopters require some time to be ready for deployment, a microdrone UAS can be put launched quickly, with minimal delay. Drones are now used by police and firefighters wherever necessary to quickly and easily receive an aerial overview of a situation, helping those responsible make informed decisions and to better coordinate their recovery assets.
Example Rescue, Recovery Operation
Scenario: UAVs fly over an area the victim is believed to be located, gather information on its potential location, and transmit it back to a remotely located rescue team.