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How are drones transforming the agriculture industry?

We’ve already discussed how drones are a benefit to Third World countries and the medical industry. But how does it work in agriculture? Well Quotes 4 Drones will tell you why: The method, according to reports, is called precision agriculture. This means that farming management is based on observing, measuring real life crop and livestock data. It now erases the need for estimations in modern farming and instead gives farm hands the ability to maximize their crops and work more efficiently, enhancing crop production. According to reports, the world’s population is estimated to reach 9 billion by 2050 which means the agricultural consumption will increase by 70% over the same time frame. So how are drones transforming agriculture? Soil and field: At the start of a crop cycle Drones can produce 3-D maps for early soil analysis, which is useful for seed planting patterns. Drone soil analysis will also provide data for irrigation and nitrogen level management. Planting: Drone
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How can drones assist facilities managers?

Roof and ground inspections usually require the Facilities Manager (FM) to physically walk around to complete the inspection. But with the aid of drone technology, the high-quality imagery can gather information for scheduling maintenance within minutes. But it’s not just this, here are a few reasons why drone technology is clearly a must have in the world of Facilities Management. Improves facility reliability Drone based inspections can be used to determine whether buildings meet certain health and safety standards. And also, certain tasks and day to day check-ups will be programmed in efficiently and not accidentally overlooked by the Facilities Manager on a busy day. Improves work safety As we have previously covered, Drones can eliminate the risks involved in workers using climbing equipment to climb potentially hazardous buildings, or accessing potentially risky root sections. So now, with the aid of a Drone, they can be sent into a building which saves on time, money and

Five benefits of using a Drone for roof inspections

When carrying out roof inspections, it is imperative that certain safety regulations are put in place when using human-led methods. However, by using a drone, the use of this technology eliminates those safety pitfalls – and here’s why. Quote 4 Drones has carried out extensive research in order to recognise why drones are the best way forward and here are five simple reasons: 1 Safe roof inspections Conventional methods of roof inspections can potentially put workers at risk due to building heights, complex designs, roof deterioration and hard to reach access areas. Collecting data using a Drone is the safest way of inspection without putting lives at risk. 2 Ability to collect in-depth data Unlike manual inspections, Drones can collect useful data using its high-quality imagery, video and thermal cameras. Drones can take an image or a video, repeatedly, allowing building inspectors to make comparisons if needs be for structural repairs. 3 High efficiency levels Tradit

Growth potential of the Drones industry in the UK

Recently, a document called the White Paper was produced and presented to the Government which set out ways for the Government to accelerate the growth of the Drone industry and transform the UK’s capability to achieve global leadership in Drone technology. The document calls for the development of new testing grounds to deliver public safety. The impact of drone technology is estimated to be a complete game changer in the global financial market. Barclays bank recently predicted that the global drone market is set to grow ten-fold in the next five years, reaching a value of £30 billion, yes £30 billion! Robert Garbett , Chairman of the UK Drone Delivery Group told reporters: ‘Our guidance to Government, outlined in the White Paper, urges the creation of testing sites throughout the UK, a process that we in the Drone Delivery Group, have already started, with considerable interest, particularly from airports and large landowners. ‘The Government has been very supportive of the

Can drones now be used within buildings safely?

How many times have you been privy to conversations between a parent and their child where the child is being told off for playing with a remote-control aeroplane indoors? Well initially the same thought crossed our minds when looking into drones being flown within a building. But after a few searches, it seems as though this process isn’t as risky as once thought. Taking ariel shots of interiors within buildings opens an array of business opportunities for many including estate agents. But unless you are a seasoned drone pilot you should not even entertain the thought of carry this out yourself. One issue that drone pilots need to consider it’s magnetic interference, this can cause flyaway and accidents. But one way around this is to turn off sensors, remove obstacles and visual positioning. Another important factor is to turn off the GPS as this will result in a flyaway situation. But not all indoor environments pose the same problems, so drone pilots will take this on boar

Benefit of using drones in third world countries?

Photo: Matternet There is one thing to have your shopping delivered ,  but drones and the use of drone pilots are becoming a must have in developing countries. According to recent reports in May, when Doctors Without Borders set up their Tuberculosis diagnosis station in Papua New Guinea, their first step was to contact Matternet, a drone company. Speaking to reporters, the CEO of Matternet, Andreas Raptopoulos said: ‘ They [Doctors Without Borders] called and said it was impossible to do this [mission] in a traditional way, because the roads are very bad, where they exist and in the rainy season it is completely blocked. They estimated that as many as 10,000 patients needed to be diagnosed, the majority living rurally.’ Photo: Matternet But Papua New Guinea is not the only country to experience the benefits of drones. As well as dispersing medicine, drones can also be used for search and rescue in developing country, emergency mapping, figuring out population movements and map