Leading Earthworks Contractor D&T Excavation Chooses Kespry for Inventory Management and Topographical Analysis

Oregon earthworks company selects Kespry drone-based aerial intelligence platform in partnership with John Deere dealer Papé Machinery

MENLO PARK, Calif.Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced D&T Excavation, an Oregon-based earthworks company serving commercial, residential and government agencies, has selected the Kespry aerial intelligence platform to perform comprehensive inventory management and worksite topographical analysis, and help ensure the safety of its employees. D&T Excavation conducted a comprehensive survey of available industrial drone options and chose Kespry following a recommendation and demonstration from their strategic equipment partner Papé Machinery, a member of the John Deere dealer network. Kespry and John Deere have an exclusive global strategic alliance to provide the Kespry aerial intelligence platform through the John Deere Dealer Network worldwide.

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Insurers Deploy Drone Fleets to Speed Harvey Disaster Recovery

Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in an unprecedented test of unmanned aircraft’s ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for the insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders.
“Harvey is an opportunity to see whose drones are capable and whose are merely toys,” said George Mathew, chairman and chief executive of Kespry, a drone company based in Menlo Park, California. “Harvey is a seminal moment for the industry.”

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Airware and senseFly Sign Global Partnership Agreement to Bring Survey-Grade Aerial Mapping to the Enterprise

Airware to leverage senseFly’s eBee Plus fixed-wing drone as part of large-area data collection & analysis solutions

San Francisco, CA/Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne (April 25, 2017) – Airware, which provides end-to-end solutions that turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence for enterprises, has signed a global distribution agreement with senseFly, the world’s leading producer of fixed-wing mapping drones, to bring the survey-grade eBee Plus to its enterprise customers.

Airware’s end-to-end solutions for mining, quarrying, and construction sites harness drone technology to capture aerial data and translate it into measurable business impact for Fortune 500 companies around the world. As a result of this commercial partnership, the most globally utilized, commercial-grade, large-area mapping drone is now offered as part of Airware’s enterprise offering, which includes cloud-based data processing, analytics, and reporting, as well as the training, support, and professional services enterprises need to deploy drones at scale.  Continue reading

Vertical Images: from film making to inspection, and why flying won’t be the focus of future drone businesses

Successful drone entrepreneur Petr Lněnička went from award-winning filmmaker to drone inspection leader in his native Czech Republic. Here he lays out 3 pieces of advice and explains why for him, the transition seemed logical, and why he believes the future of drone mapping services will place less and less emphasis on drones and more and more weight on mapping data.

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Mapbox Appoints Roy Ng as President and Chief Operating Officer

Mapbox, the leading real-time location and mapping platform for developers, today announced Roy Ng has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). As President and COO, Ng will have responsibility for all customer facing operations, including sales, marketing, customer success, and business development, as well as finance, human resources, and business operations. He will report directly to Mapbox’s CEO Eric Gundersen. Continue reading

Agriculture Drone Market to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2024 – Aided by a Favorable Shift in Regulatory Policies

The global agriculture drone market is expected to reach USD 3,770.0 million by 2024. The increasing technological advancements in equipment and for enhancing the quality of the farming techniques have led to the increased implementation of agriculture drones in the market. Continue reading