Drones have had an extremely positive impact on commercial operations across a range of industries, including mining, engineering and construction – not only have they lowered and streamlined project costs, but they’ve also made working conditions safer for staff and improved the accuracy of surveys, inspections and assessments. Naturally, though, as UAVs have been put to work in more and more fields, so the laws governing their use have tightened, motivated mainly by concerns around safety and privacy.
For a number of different industries, including construction, agriculture, engineering and mining, everything changed when drones started to replace traditional methods used to survey, map and assess infrastructure and stretches of land. The biggest changes? Relevant business operations became cheaper and safer to carry out, and the accuracy of the data collected improved.
Of all the many industries that have benefitted from advancements in drone technology, agriculture has to be one of the most notable. In many ways, drones have completely revolutionised the way farmers operate, allowing them to quickly and affordably map, monitor and manage huge areas of land from the air.
It feels like every time we blink another use has been pioneered for drone technology. Owing to their speed, low operating cost and data capture capabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used to film, photograph, survey, inspect and map areas and situations across a range of different industries, including mining, construction, civil engineering, oil and gas operations, media and entertainment.
The introduction of drones has completely transformed the world of agriculture in so many amazing ways. Don’t let your drone go to waste, and learn to use it to its maximum abilities. We’ve got the best ways to get the most out of your drone for agricultural mapping, and we’re agricultural experts, so trust us.
No matter what you want to use your drone maps for, everyone should want to make their maps as accurate as possible so the data can be depended on. There are some simple, concrete ways to improve the accuracy of your drone maps and even take them to an advanced level for commercial use in agriculture, mining, construction and more. To see which other industries we specialise in.
Successful construction projects require planning, forethought, and a commitment to using the best possible resources and suppliers. This includes embracing new and innovative technologies such as drone-driven services and solutions. Over the last decade, the use of drones has become more popular in the construction industry due to the many benefits offered by drones and drone technology.
Drones have been increasingly used in oil and gas operations due to their speed, efficiency, and safety capabilities. Pipelines are an area of the industry that requires regular surveying and (difficult to manage) inspection, often over large, often remote, areas and potentially hazardous conditions.
When it comes to industrial operations, the use of drones is becoming more popular and more significant. From surveying to surveillance, these eyes in the sky can record, capture, and report on a variety of situations, from infrastructure inspections to construction progress. Drones offer safe, secure, fast, and efficient activity and results and can be applied across a wide range of industries.
With their advanced technology and superior surveying and scanning capabilities, drones are changing the operation and productivity levels of many industries across the country, including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, and harbour operations. And when it comes to civil engineering, they are definitely making their mark.
FPV stands for First Person Viewing and involves using a portable monitor so that you can see what your drone sees in real-time rather than trying to control it by sight. While it’s quite easy to lose sight of your drone mid-flight under normal flying circumstances, FPV allows you to fly further and faster by minimising confusion over the drone’s orientation, giving you more control overall. Plus, it’s a much more immersive experience than flying remotely.
At DCG, it’s simple – we love drones and all they can do. We particularly enjoy learning (and sharing our own experiences) about the capabilities of commercial drones as well as their greater potential to enhance business and industrial projects.
Over the decade, drones have taken up roles in areas and industries that were unexpected when they first started being used outside of a military space. The role of drones in disaster management is one such example.
When it comes to safety and compliance, we are licensed, insured, and approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), and we use only the most well-trained and accredited specialists for all our flight operations. In line with our stringent safety and compliance standards, we use specialised and accredited Health and Safety service providers and are Occupational Health and Safety compliant at all times.
Drones are finding more place (and even more areas) in which to make an impact on the business world. They’re at the cutting edge of advances in surveillance technology and this makes them a tool worth considering in almost any commercial industry. If you fly drones as part of your business, you will already be familiar with drones for surveying, surveillance, and aerial mapping but there are so many more sectors they can be used to explore and expand.
Whether you fly your own drone as a hobby or as part of your business, or work with a supplier that uses drones to make your business better, you’ll know that drone technology is always evolving and that more and more industries are using drones to increase their productivity, efficiency and safety.