MIT Technology Review – Drone Surveying

MIT Technology Review – Drone Surveying March 8, 2016

We were featured in MIT Technology Review about how Drone surveying is changing the construction industry.

The construction industry looks different now than it did even a few years ago. With the rise of drones in the work space, we now have the ability to work smarter, safer and more efficiently in the constructions field.

“Once per week, a drone would fly the Sacramento work site, collecting 1,400 images on average. That footage was then converted into a three-dimensional model and point cloud of the site, which is fed into software that compares it to computerized architectural plans as well as a the construction work plan showing when each element should be finished. The software can show managers how the project is progressing, and can automatically highlight parts that may be falling behind schedule.” Said Will Knight in the MIT Technology review. ┬áHere is a link to more information on the software that is being developed at the University of Illinois.

With the cost of drone technology becoming more affordable, it’s no surprise that drones are being used to survey and provide a more comprehensive picture of construction sites.

Read MIT’s full article about Image In Flight here!


Heather Emerson-Smith


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