Aerial-to-Ground & Vertical Data Connecting Everyone in One Platform
It isn’t enough to see the top of a building or an aerial view of a field or well pad; industries require a complete, objective view of their site – a sole source of truth to determine what companies should and should not be working on. It was clear that what was missing was one solution designed exclusively to bring the elements of site reality to anyone, anywhere, from any angle. Several companies can, in fact, capture a site’s exterior; a select few more can capture the interior – some even do it quite well. But companies and industries alike want (and need) a solution that integrates exterior, interior, ground, aerial, and vertical data all in one platform. DroneDeploy has accomplished that.
One of the most advanced and unique elements of digital reconstruction is the launch of DroneDeploy’s 360 Walkthrough. The introduction of 360 Walkthrough represented one of our goals at DroneDeploy: to create a seamless experience from the exterior to the interior; to simplify your site’s view; to change the way people work for the better.
In the simplest terms, using any 360-camera on any device, you can walk a site, upload the data into DroneDeploy, and get a 360-view of any floor, at any angle. But where DroneDeploy stands alone from the rest is that after processing, the customer can align the walkthrough to their aerial capture, providing a comprehensive view of their site. This process is incredibly fast and exceptionally intuitive.
At any point, team members and stakeholders can drag their view to any position on the map – providing complete documentation of work while simultaneously tracking progress. Workers can even track and assign work still in need of completion. Teams can also show and join any overlays that have been added to the project, typically useful for aligning to a drawing or floor plan. Clicking on any point on any walkthrough will take you to a 360-pano viewer of that location: unlimited insight in one solution.
Think about the traditional methods of capturing a site: they are often expensive, time-consuming, and dangerous. The cost of renting a helicopter to hover over multiple areas is exorbitant; the time it takes to fly site with a plane can take hours (not to mention expensive); and workers building and climbing scaffolding is a combination of costly, lengthy, and risky. Initially, drone data helped mitigate the cost, time, and risk associated with these traditional methods. Still, something was missing: a complete reality capture of a site – inside and out.