US: DroneDeploy, a drone software startup with the largest drone data platform in the world, today 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, the largest 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—putting instant, high-resolution aerial data into the hands of all.
“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,” said Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy.
The solution is possible through a partnership with DroneBase, the largest highly skilled drone pilot network. The partnership allows DroneDeploy users across industries such as construction, solar, insurance, and agriculture, to pay $99 for a drone flight flown by local pilots instead of travelling 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.
“Democratizing drone data is tantamount—data shouldn’t be limited to those who can pay for it,” said Dan Burton, CEO and Co-founder of DroneBase. “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 reduces 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. With Drone on Demand, organizations get immediate insights at affordable prices—without needing to invest in an in-house program.