Eye in the sky: 5 commercial drone trends for construction
With the touch of an iPad, a drone outfitted with a Sony UMC-R10C 20-megapixel camera climbs into the sky above Berkeley, CA, and begins an optimized flight path over the Hanson Aggregates asphalt mixing plant. The drone takes a series of photographs at different angles, uploads the imagery to the cloud and returns to base. By the time it lands — less than five minutes later — a complete volumetric calculation of the aggregate in the Hanson yard has been executed, providing a precise measurement of how much stone has been removed relative to the day before, the week before, or any time period for which comparable imagery data exists.
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Photo Credit: Construction Dive