DroneBase, the leading global drone services company and a partner of Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, have integrated DroneBase data and capabilities into Esri’s cloud mapping and analytics platform, ArcGIS Online. This will allow Esri users to request drone flights from DroneBase through ArcGIS.
“The integration of DroneBase into Esri’s ArcGIS will enable Esri users to tap into DroneBase’s global pilot network, ultimately providing a scalable and efficient way to access drone image and data collection within the platform they use every day,” said Dan Burton, CEO and Founder of DroneBase. “By integrating with Esri through the DroneBase API, DroneBase will be able to serve even more professional industries and individuals within architecture, engineering, construction, energy, insurance, real estate, and more.”
From within the ArcGIS platform, Esri customers can request aerial data capture from DroneBase, which will dispatch a vetted and experienced local drone pilot to collect the desired imagery. Once the imagery is collected within 48 to 72 hours, the Esri customer will have the ability to seamlessly publish the imagery to their ArcGIS Online account. In addition, this will allow for current DroneBase and Esri customers to leverage their ArcGIS account to store all of their imagery in one place, utilizing the advanced technology from both companies.
Aerial imagery and data captured by DroneBase pilots can be easily used by any organization within the ArcGIS platform for any purpose that may benefit from drone imagery, including visual inspections, site monitoring, asset management, and situational awareness.
By utilizing DroneBase’s pilot network, active in all 50 states and over 70 countries, users will have access to a collection of drone imagery, and then leverage any number of the apps available on ArcGIS to analyze the imagery and gain greater insights. For instance, architecture, engineering, and construction organizations that want to monitor site construction can easily, and cost-effectively assess the integrity of their assets or the extent of possible damage all in one place.
“Emerging technology like drone collection services have the potential to revolutionize how we work across many industries,” said Jeff Wilson, Emerging Business Manager at Esri. “The DroneBase integration means users can easily task their extensive global pilot network and leverage powerful drone imagery directly from within ArcGIS. Initiating the workflow from ArcGIS Online helps our users make better decisions and optimize their drone tasking requests by leveraging their existing geospatial content.”
For more information or to request an order, please visit “DroneBase Aerial Imagery Capture and Insights” listing on the ArcGIS Marketplace here.
DroneBase is the largest global drone operations company, which provides businesses with stunning aerial information to make better, real-time decisions about their most critical assets from the world’s largest Pilot Network. Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to platform for aerial images and data for worldwide enterprise commercial clients across multiple industries such as residential and commercial real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction, and media. DroneBase has completed over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states. The company was incubated by Y Combinator and has raised funding from FLIR Systems, Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group, Accel Partners, SV Angel and DJI.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.