September 13, 2019
Proper image analysis software can save you time and headaches.
With governments are loosening restrictions and an increasing number of drone operators getting BVLOS permits, drone flights are becoming more efficient by the hour.
Now, the drone industry’s next big challenge will be handling image analysis for the thousands of images, that drone inspections produce.
When investigating image analysis software, Enhanced Visual found that combining two pieces of software, made by two different companies, saved them a significant amount of time on analysis – exactly 51% .
DroneDeploy quickly became essential to their daily work by making high-definition drone maps and 3D models. But, DroneDeploy is not an inspection-first platform, and Enhanced Visual was missing that functionality.
In September 2017, Enhanced Visual began using Scopito to handle and analyze their inspection data, and quickly found value in combining the two platforms. Actually, it saved them a whole lot of time.
Today, Enhanced Visual uses Scopito for every inspection performed and contributes to improving the platform’s AI capabilities.
Looking back on the time before Scopito collaborated with DroneDeploy, Ken Falk, CEO said:
We’ve heard from customers getting significant value of the software, but saying that they would benefit from maps that were more detailed than the ones that, at this point in time, could be created in Scopito.
Ken Isobe Falk
Subsequent to this, Ken Falk was contacted by DroneDeploy, offering Scopito to be a part of their App Market – and the two companies agreed on this, to make use of each other’s attributes.
At DroneDeploy, we’ve taken a horizontal approach to powering commercial drone operations. And to make that approach possible, we created the industry’s first drone data App Market. This enables technology partners who specialize in specific verticals, like Scopito, to easily integrate their tailored software into the DroneDeploy platform.
Business Development Lead, DroneDeploy
“Scopito is an expert in facilitating drone-based aerial inspections and a natural fit for our App Market. Our partnership will enable tens of thousands of drone operators to leverage Scopito to conduct drone inspections.
We’re extremely proud to have dedicated partners like Scopito, and are already seeing great results from customers who use both pieces of software to complete their drone inspection projects.”
With the internet, the physical limitations for collaboration have been eliminated, so rather than developing the same features as DroneDeploy had excelled in, Scopito decided to join forces with the industry leaders.
Ken Falk elaborates:
“This way, our clients get what they want as fast as possible, and we can spend our time developing features that are not yet to be found in the market. It’s always interesting to hear from other companies and see if there’s a match: if we can create more value together than we can individually.”
Founder and Manager at Enhanced Visual, Logan Chernicky, talks about his experience with the two platforms, before and after combining them:
“Scopito was the missing link Enhanced Visual was looking for as a drone service provider.
We had the pilots, knowledge, and equipment to gather data for our clients, however, we had no formal organized means of delivering the data. Scopito is the image analysis software platform we needed, to give our clients actionable insight faster and more efficiently.
We have been using DroneDeploy’s mapping software for a while now. Their software is reliable and user-friendly, allowing us to generate powerful insights for our construction and infrastructure clients.
Before Scopito, we struggled to make practical use of our orthomosaic maps during inspections. Our data was unorganized, especially when dealing with clients without GIS software.”
Logan Chernicky explains how deploying DroneDeploy maps in Scopito has saved his company time and made things more dynamic:
“Taking advantage of both platforms allows us to present our deliverables like never before. DroneDeploy-maps on Scopito saves us and our clients time; we know exactly what we’re looking at and can monitor changes overtime.”
“Scopito displays our geo-referenced images on a map with the direction they were taken. By adding our DroneDeploy maps as the base layer, you can see exactly which part of the infrastructure you are looking at.
It makes our services more dynamic as a whole; it’s like giving our clients a personal satellite capable of taking photos with resolution under 1inch/pixel.
When you combine that with organized thermal and magnification imagery it becomes powerful data for our clients.”
When asked if combining the attributes of DroneDeploy and Scopito has saved Enhanced Visual money, Logan Chernicky answers:
“Not directly, but it has saved us time, and time is money. We can spend less time organizing the data and more time gathering it, benefiting both Enhanced Visual and our clients.”
He estimates that the company has saved 50% of the time spent per inspection due to the use of the two platforms. More precisely, he says:
“We can organize our inspection data in ½ of the time, and review the images in ½. That roughly means 5-10 hours saved per inspection, depending on the size.”
For those interested to test the software for themselves, Scopito is now available on DroneDeploy’s App Market. A 30-day free trial is available for DroneDeploy, and 14 days for Scopito.
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