Canadian drone startup Spexi Geospatial has secured $5.5 million in seed funding to fuel the world’s first standardized “fly-to-earn” drone imagery platform powered by blockchain technology.

The Spexigon drone platform is a new offering by the Vancouver-based company whose core purpose is to produce accurate and shareable aerial data quickly. In addition to basic photos and videos, Spexi offers its users a host of drone data products, including:

  • 360-degree panoramas with hot spots for points of interests
  • Orbits that circle around the property to see the building from all angles
  • High-resolution image galleries with annotations for easy collaboration
  • Up-to-date Google Map tiles showing the property with the ability to measure slopes and volumes, and annotate features
  • 3D models and point clouds showing proportionality of the building and structural features

At the heart of the company’s operations are its iOS and Android apps compatible with the latest DJI…