A Holistic Approach to Drone Operations
If you haven’t noticed, it’s an exciting time to be in the UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry. The number of non-model or “commercial” UAS in the United States grew over 150% in 2017 (Source FAA), the growth of this exciting new industry has brought countless opportunities for not only entrepreneurs and innovators, but for businesses to set new standards within their industry by re-thinking the way operations have been traditionally performed.
In this article we’ll hear about the challenges and opportunities one American drone service provider considers to be the most essential for the industry.
The American UAS company, Enhanced Visual, focuses on integrating and developing unmanned aerial system applications. Owner and Founder, Logan Chernicky says: “Our mission is to educate, guide, and collaborate with companies across industries to cut costs and increase efficiency by leveraging drone technology. We provide our own pilots and specialized services but offer consulting and training services as well”.
It’s All about ROI
Chernicky says he likes to break the industry down into “hardware, software, and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations. Most people get excited about the drone (hardware) itself because it’s something physical that people can see and watch fly, what most people don’t realize, is that the software you use, is just as, if not more important to the success of your UAS operations as the drone itself”.
He goes on to explain “The value of your operation will be offset by how you combine both the hardware and software. We consistently use DroneDeploy and Scopito software platforms for both mapping and inspection operations”.
“Knowing the ins and outs of the industry allows us to not only combine hardware and software, but combine multiple software platforms to bring a whole new type of deliverable to our clients. That’s what innovation is all about, combining different resources and working together to reach a common goal.”
The Art of Combining Solutions
Logan Chernicky from Enhanced Visual explains:
“There’s a reason we chose to use DroneDeploy after running countless reconstruction and accuracy testing. Not only do they provide consistent results but their app market and scalability sets them apart from competitors. DroneDeploy satisfied our mapping needs, but we still needed a software solution to simplify our inspection services. That’s when we found Scopito a few months before their debut on DroneDeploy’s App market. It was an answer to our prayers, at the time, we hadn’t seen anything like it on the market – it was exactly what we were looking for. This gave us the unique opportunity to be one of the first companies to combine the two software platforms, allowing us to simplify our inspection process and provide unique deliverables.”
Recently Chernicky attended AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL conference in Denver and shared his experience with the two platforms at Scopito and DroneDeploy’s co-hosted side event.
Find pictures and videos (with knowledgeable talks) from DroneDeploy and Scopito’s networking event here: