Measure Takes to the Skies with Acquisition by AgEagle

May 13, 2021 11:43:34 AM |  Posted in In the News, Commercial Drones, Drone Software, Drone Operations, AgEagle

By Brandon Torres Declet, Chief Operating Officer & Board Director of AgEagle, and President & Co-Founder of Measure.

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What DJI Being Added to the U.S. Entity List Means for your Drone

Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM |  Posted in Commercial Drones, DJI, Drone Operations

With China’s DJI being formally added to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, many are wondering what’s in store for the drone market.

We’ve compiled a breakdown of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision, what it means for U.S. drone manufacturers and other drone industry leaders, and what our experts at Measure recommend regarding your company’s drone decisions.

The Decision: DJI Added to U.S. Entity List

According to the Federal Register, the decision to add DJI was made because of “…activities contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests” and more specifically, claims that the entity has enabled “wide-scale human rights abuses within China through abusive genetic collection and analysis or high-technology surveillance, and/or facilitated the export of items by China that aid repressive regimes around the world, contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests.”

Are DJI Drones Banned in the U.S.?

No. The decision to add DJI to the U.S. Entity List simply means DJI can no longer obtain U.S.-made tech to manufacture their drones. It does not prevent DJI products from being purchased or operated in the U.S. for any reason.

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How to Manage Your Professional Drone Equipment with Measure

Jan 28, 2021 6:04:12 PM |  Posted in Commercial Drones

While growing and scaling your commercial drone operations will pay off in the long run, some short-term complexities such as maintenance and managementare worth addressing right away. Monitoring certification currency, eligibility, and drone accessories for a single pilot is one thing; doing so for dozens of drone pilots and an even larger fleet can quickly overwhelm a drone program manager. As the number of drone jobs increases, so do the types of job tasks, aircrafts, and equipment you’ll need to keep track of.

Fortunately, Measure Ground Control makes it easy to manage not only your drone program, but also the various drone gadgets needed to complete missions and collect valuable data. In this blog post, we’ll explore how users can streamline and scale their operations simultaneously using the equipment management feature of Measure Ground Control.

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How to Validate Your Drone Program with Automated Flight Logs

Jan 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM |  Posted in Drone Pilots, Ground Control

No matter your industry, it’s no secret that documentation is essential for project execution and success. Because drones play a significant role in a wide range of business endeavors, documenting drone flights (and the vast amount of information collected on those flights) can only amplify progress toward overarching goals.

So, how can businesses ensure this documentation is incorporated into everyday practices? That’s where drone flight logs come in. In this blog post, we’ll cover how flight logs can benefit your drone program, the type of information that should be logged for each drone flight, and how to implement detailed, automated flight logs using Measure Ground Control.

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Drones Are Improving Construction Site Safety And Here’s How

Nov 17, 2020 6:15:00 AM |  Posted in Drones for Construction

This is a guest post by Patrick Hogan, CEO of Handle.com, December 30, 2019. It was updated with additional information by Measure on November 17, 2020. 

According to the United States Drone Market Report 2019, the US commercial drone market is growing rapidly and is expected to quadruple its current size in 2024. As more businesses look to take advantage of the commercial opportunities that drone technology brings, commercial investment in this tech segment will continue to grow.

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Expert Tips for Managing Your Drone Service Provider

Oct 6, 2020 10:13:05 AM |  Posted in drone, drones, Commercial Drones, Drone as a Service, Drone Software

If your company has gone through the planning, budgeting, and executive decision-making required to bring drones into your organization, then you likely recognize the immense value they can provide. Unfortunately, too many companies fail to properly manage their drone program once it’s up and running and become disappointed when they’re met with disorganization or inaccuracies instead of seeing the results they hoped for.

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11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Drone Service Company

Sep 23, 2020 8:50:44 AM |  Posted in drone, Commercial Drones, Drone as a Service, Drone Software, Technology

While drone programs serve a wide range of purposes and differ greatly across industries, what they all have in common are the moving parts that must work in unison to ensure a job is done accurately and efficiently. 

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Drone Flight Plans: How to Choose the Right Path

Aug 20, 2020 11:50:17 AM |  Posted in drone, Drone as a Service, Drone Software, Technology

As businesses continue to rely on drones for safety, efficacy, and data collection, it’s important to stay consistent with those values when planning drone flights. Drone flight planning consists of determining flight schedule, pattern, altitude, and image or video capture specifications, as well as any weather-related requirements (e.g. temperature, light, or irradiance limitations), to meet the data goals of your particular job or mission.

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7 Ways to Tell Which Drone Insurance is Right for Your Business

Aug 13, 2020 3:37:05 PM |  Posted in Drone Software, Drone Insurance

As the demand for commercial drones continues to increase across industries, so does the need for drone insurance. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not require insurance to operate commercially in the U.S., most companies require that drone operators provide proof of coverage through a valid Certificate of Insurance (COI) to demonstrate that the pilot has coverage that protects both them and their clients.

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Drone Data & Analytics: How to Report on Missions

Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM |  Posted in Data

Businesses are deploying drones to accomplish an ever-expanding range of tasks - and with each of those tasks comes a wealth of helpful data. While a drone mission may be intended to provide the company with imaging, mapping, or a short video, the volume of data gathered during a flight can provide additional insights or benefits that a company may inadvertently overlook. 

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