It’s good news for drone operators! PrecisionHawk has come up with new and free software – PrecisionMapper. This software helps drone operators to stitch an unlimited number of photos, create maps without resolution limits and run algorithms to analyze their data for free.
By eliminating the cost barrier, operators have the flexibility to ‘bring their own drone’ and consistently generate value from aerial information.
“Drones have the potential to capture more high-resolution data than any other technology, but we believe that drones are being under-utilized because of the cost barriers around processing, analytics, and storage,” says Michael Chasen, CEO, PrecisionHawk.
Chasen adds, “Users should be able to walk into any store, buy a drone and use that drone to generate business insights for free.”
The company announced the launch of PrecisionMapper on May 9 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference. Chasen thinks that this move will allow more innovation from people.
The free software gives drone operators an opportunity to explore the financial value of aerial data in any industry and is encourages further use and adoption of drone technology.
Operators can quickly and easily upload imagery collected from a drone to PrecisionMapper. Using GPS information embedded within images, the software automatically stitches together a complete map, viewable in both 2D and 3D. Free users of PrecisionMapper can create up to 60 surveys a year without resolution or export limits.
In addition, users can add ground control points and access free analysis tools for construction, agriculture, insurance, and energy.