Skyward, a Verizon company, is integrating professional drone photogrammetry software Pix4D into its online platform. This partnership will allow Skyward customers to leverage cloud-based drone data processing and convert their data into 2D maps and 3D models – without ever leaving the Skyward platform.

Until now, enterprise customers and drone pilots were able to use the Skyward platform to check the airspace and plan flights, receive approval to fly in controlled airspace with LAANC, complete their pre-flight risk-assessment, and fly with Skyward’s InFlight ground control station.

Joining forces with Pix4D, however, will enable Skyward customers to create, view, measure, and export 2D orthomosaics and 3D photogrammetric models right from Skyward’s web app.

Cloud drone data processing: the fine print

Since the post-processing is done in the cloud, users do not need to shore up their hardware or fulfill any minimum system requirements; a fast Internet connection will…