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Data capturing drones are helping enterprise map the world

Drones with digital mapping technologies are giving enterprises value says report by DroneDeploy.

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9/8/2017 2:01:38 PM
Data capturing drones are helping enterprise map the world
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Posted Friday, September 08, 2017 by Christian Hargrave, Assignment Editor


Data capturing drones are helping enterprise map the world
The world is clamoring for data that only a drone can deliver. Not toy drones for hobbyists. Not military drones. Powerful data-capturing drones that are transforming the way companies operate - offering unparalleled insight from 400 feet.

According to the 2017 Drone Industry Trends Report by DroneDeploy, drones’ mapping capabilities are completely redefining old and creating new industries.

Key report insights:


- The agricultural industry is the earliest adopter of drones

Surprisingly, agriculture - an industry with a reputation of being slow to innovate - has embraced drones more than any other sector as a way to efficiently map farmland. The surveying, construction, and education industries follow on its heels.

- 60% of commercial drone users are prolific map-makers

The ease with which drones collect data, combined with integrations that make that data easily shareable, is increasing company efficiency. 60% of DroneDeploy users create new maps every single week - signaling that entire industries are becoming reliant on the data drones provide.

- Drones are creating tens of thousand of jobs

The rising popularity of drones is generating significant value for enterprises and entrepreneurs alike - from the creation of 29,000 new jobs for drone pilots to lucrative company decisions facilitated by data. "DroneDeploy’s software alone has generated an estimated $150 million in economic value."





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