Using Sitemedia’s technology, companies will be able to develop advanced 3D models and elevation charts and troubleshoot potential problems before they arise, from the comfort of their desks.
What was previously the territory of the expensive commercial aviation industry can now be achieved in greater detail and accuracy by using high-tech autonomous drones fitted with high-resolution cameras, specialist sensors and mapping equipment.
Sitemedia’s technical director, Rick Kirton, says: “UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) get a lot of negative press at the moment, but the advantages they could provide far outweigh the news stories brought about by irresponsible users.
“Within 30 minutes we can map a development and, using our powerful cloud-based software, have the data to the client within a couple of hours. The technology is there but it’s only scratching the surface of what’s possible. It’s now down to companies like ours to find innovative ways to utilise that technology in a safe and regulated way.”