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Marketing Your Property with Drone Photography

Real estate agents have long understood that in this highly visual age, online photos and videos can have a substantial impact on whether a prospect buys or passes on a property.  For many years, professional videography has been used to display property details, accentuate its positive attributes, and communicate a sense of presence to potential buyers and lessors.  Now drones …

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UAV Crash: What to Do in Case of a Drone Accident

With the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) drones across the country on the rise, it’s helpful for operators to know what to do in case of a drone accident. By knowing how to repair the drone himself or herself, the operator can cut down on time and money needed to get their drone back where it belongs – flying. …

Mapping with DroneDeploy

The market for aerial photography and data services is becoming intensely competitive. The hot-off-the-presses Part 107 regulatory change went into effect on August 29 and has already produced a stampede of new drone pilots anxious to take flight. Many experienced UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) pilots are searching for new ways to differentiate their services and capture higher-value aerial data. With …

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Curb Appeal 101: Real Estate Photography Basics

Shrinking consumer attention spans and an increasing dependence on technology has solidified the internet’s role as a mecca for Realtor and prospect interaction. Without fail, prospective homebuyers will preview homes and listings online before ever contacting a real estate company or agent. This includes researching information about neighborhoods, developing preliminary price points and maps, and, most importantly, viewing property listings. …

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Karma Police – The DJI Mavic is a GoPro Buzzkill

Well that didn’t last long. The media honeymoon that followed GoPro’s long-awaited unveiling of the company’s first drone came to an abrupt halt after DJI announced its own compact UAV. The sleek and feature-rich Mavic seems likely to give DJI a leg up in what seems to be a race to move drones from under the Christmas tree and into …

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Exploring Photogrammetry & Topographical Mapping

onstruction and civil engineering firms are increasingly turning to drones to gather data that was previously prohibitively expensive and difficult to obtain. Companies are choosing to either invest in the technology and training in-house, or outsource the process to consulting firms, thus freeing themselves from the tedium of collecting data and allowing them to better focus their efforts on analyzing …

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Insurance Adjusts to Drone Technology

ollecting evidence for an insurance claim can be difficult and even dangerous. Insurance adjusters are often handed the challenging assignment of investigating property claims in the aftermath of calamitous events including fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Many professional adjusters are turning to drones to assist with evidence collection in the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado or while inspecting a …

Choosing the Right Drone for Your Project

he global market for drones and their commercial applications are booming.  A recent projection by Price Waterhouse Coopers estimates the global market for commercial drone applications at $2 billion, rising to $127 billion by 2020. Restrictive regulations that have held the industry back within the United States are being scaled back and large numbers of pilots, photographers, and businesses are …

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Camera Basics for Beginner Photographers

Excitement generated by the increasingly public availability of drones has led pilots to become interested in photography, and photographers to become interested in aviation. The skills and experiences of pilots and photographers aren’t always consistent, so we will do our best to help bring them together. If you are a seasoned photographer, this stuff is old-hat. In this post, we …

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GoPro’s Maiden Voyage

It’s no longer just a rumor. Photographers and camera enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting GoPro’s much-anticipated entry into the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle market since the company announced its plans to release its very own drone. The company had been signaling it’s desire to join the fast-moving UAV industry for years, but finally made its market entry official with Monday’s unveiling …