Drone mapping platform DroneDeploy offers free software for hurricane relief.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby
DroneDeploy has announced that it will be providing free software access to any organization or government agency involved in conducting drone-powered response efforts in the areas impacted by the ongoing disaster caused by Hurricane Ida. With the stated mission of making drone data more accessible and available for everyone, the California based company is responsible for the leading cloud software program for commercial drones. Their software is used in more than 180 countries worldwide, and their customers have mapped 200 million acres.
DroneDeploy is no stranger to offering assistance to disaster response teams. The company has plenty of previous experience supporting disaster relief efforts with advanced mapping, post-disaster inspections, and incident reporting via drone, proving particularly helpful in dealing with difficult to reach and unsafe areas. In 2020,…