Discover the Top Use Cases for Drones in Energy

Today’s energy and utilities organizations are using drones to capture data that was previously too dangerous, difficult or expensive to obtain. While the full potential of drone technology is still being realized, it’s clear that drones are a must-have for energy companies looking to reduce costs, increase safety and revolutionize their workflows.

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Next Steps to Building a Drone Program That Can Scale

Aug 2, 2021 3:06:18 PM |  Posted in Industry Insights, Insights, Commercial Drones, Drone Operations

By starting a drone program, you’ve already taken the first step to improve the efficiency and safety of your operations. And now to fully leverage the value of aerial data for your organization, you might be considering how to scale your drone program across your business.

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6 Things to Consider When Starting a Drone Program

Drone technology is revolutionizing countless industries, making it possible for businesses to expand operations, extend reach and capability, and improve operational efficiency.

Whether you run a wind farm and need to monitor your turbines or manage construction sites and want to track progress, you’re probably here because you suspect that drones can help your business thrive. And you might be wondering what you need to know before starting your own drone program.

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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, 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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