Drones and the Location & Navigation industry could be a match made in Mapping heaven.
Datumate, a drone company from Israel (yes, where else) has rolled out drones for surveying and construction use, but this has got us thinking, why not drones for the L&N industry, particularly in Mapping?
The possibilities seem endless:
- Quick, timely and possibly even automated map updates
- Transcending physical obstacles and geographical challenges
- Cost and resource efficient, compared to the existing methods of data collection
From Datumate’s existing product offerings, all this seems very plausible – Datumate’s drones and software app are already able to make precision calculations and generate high quality mapping outputs, while their handlers monitor and control progress from tablets.
Will this be the next big ‘disruption’ to the L&N industry, when a new mapping company’s flight of drones take to the skies? We are already thinking if this wil lower the barriers of entry to the prohibitively expensive Mapping industry dominated by Google, Apple and to a lesser extent HERE and TomTom.