Insurers Deploy Drone Fleets to Speed Harvey Disaster Recovery

By Karl Plume and Tim McLaughlin 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Parrot to pursue profits with commercial drones

Representatives from the French company Parrot demonstrate a prototype of their new Disco drone at the opening event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Agriculture drone Market Analysis By Product (Fixed Wing, Rotary Blade, Hybrid), By Application (Field mapping, Variable rate application, Crop Scouting) And Segment Forecasts Till 2024” report to their offering. The global agriculture drone market is expected to reach USD 3,770.0 million …

Microsoft’s bet on drone mapping

BI Intelligence Enterprise Drone Shipments This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Microsoft is betting that as drones proliferate, demand for mapping services and platforms will grow; this was recently demonstrated by the tech giant’s investment in the real-time …

AirMap and senseFly partner to advance safety for commercial drones

New partnership delivers robust airspace intelligence and unmanned traffic management solutions to senseFly’s largely autonomous commercial drones AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of mapping drones, today announced that they have partnered to deliver AirMap’s airspace services to senseFly’s eBee …