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Marketing Real Estate With A Photo Montage

It really does take fresh ideas to get noticed and stand out in the competitive real estate market. Generating new lead sources should go beyond writing creative listings and need to appeal to the visual and emotional senses of prospective buyers. Real Estate photo montage marketing has become a dynamic method of displaying the interior, exterior and distinctive amenities of …

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Datumate Launches Datufly App

Technology just keeps getting better for drone operators and it is important for pilots to be aware of some of the new tools available that can help improve flight operations.   Datumate, a software provider specializing in surveying and mapping technology, recently launched Datufly, a neat little app that is primarily geared toward construction, infrastructure mapping, and professional surveying. The …

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Navigating Airspace Classifications

Before you head out to shoot some amazing photos and videos with your drone, you need to determine whether it is legal to do so in the location you have in mind.  Airspace classifications tell you where and when you can fly your drone and what, if any, permissions you will need to obtain prior to flight. These classifications will …

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Eliminating Fisheye Distortion in Aerial Photography

As drones have taken over as a leading tech tool for aerial photography, what’s known as fisheye distortion (or the barrel effect) can become a major problem for optical clarity. You’ve perhaps already seen what can happen with this problem after using wide-angle lenses on your drone. The reason fisheye distortion happens in drone photography is because the lens’ field …

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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. …

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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 …