Drones have become quite popular over the years and have cornered many markets. They are used by intensively by communication and media industries for photography and filmmaking purposes. They are also used by the military in many operations. They are a convenient and cost effective solution for filming and surveying. In this article, we are looking at the industrial applications available for drones.
You can use an aerial drone for survey purposes in the construction industry. It is very important to understand the nature of the site before you proceed with planning and designing. A drone will let you map the site, inspect infrastructure, monitor erosion in the coastline, inspecting roadways etc. You can also use drones for promoting a tourist destination by making videos. They are very useful in agriculture as well where aerial vehicles are used to seed and spray fields. This is used when the fields are located at high altitude areas. It also lets you easily distribute fertilization to areas that need it. An accurate report of the fields can be obtained from the drone so that you are able to monitor drought and over fertilization. You can also use it to identify weeds and sense moisture in the fields remotely. This would easily alert the farmer about which parts of the field need to be improved.
You can optimize farming procedures. As mentioned above, drones are useful for construction industry in assessing site conditions. They can provide further information to the reports you obtain from geotechnical investigation. You will be able to map every detail of the site so that you can understand site contours, alignment, existing vegetation, water ways, defining features of the site such as rocks and depressions etc. This will let you come up with a comprehensive design that ties all aspects of the site together. They can also be used extensively for research. For example, if you’re monitoring growth of built form in a city, you can simply use a drone to identify recent developments, building patterns, activity patterns of the building users etc. Drone can also be used to monitor damage in electricity distribution lines in the event of a storm. They can also be used to identify areas that need repairs when it comes to periodical maintenance. This will make the workplace much safer for those employed in energy industry as they can use the drone to inspect transmission lines instead of having to climb themselves inviting risk. The inspection will also be faster and easier as you can examine a larger number of transmission lines in one flight. Some other trades that use drones are mining, oil and gas industries.