10 top things
Drones are changing

10. Farming

“High-throughput plant phenotyping” (HTPP) revolves around a combination of technologies where scientists use aerial data to determine the health and identify problem spots within a crop field.

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9. Real Estate Marketing

Some real estate agents have already started using drone photography and video footage, but removed it due to uncertainty and possible legal issues.

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8. Motion Pictures

Drones suddenly open up all kinds of opportunities for smaller film companies to acquire aerial footage more easily and filming of various other cinematography productions in the U.S.

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7. Photography

With wedding photographers across the country describing it as an “arms race,” almost half of their potential clients now inquire about capturing aerial drone footage during ceremonies, sometimes inside the church.

Now there's a social network just for aerial drone photography: http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/dronestagram-aerial-drone-photos-network/

 

6. Humanitarian Logistics

Recent disasters like Hurricane Sandy have compelled the American Red Cross and other major logistical companies to study, evaluate and predict performance of unmanned aerial systems during times of crises.

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5. Construction

With some of the biggest projects in Europe already using them for aerial surveying, drones are starting to form a vital component in the way construction companies plan, build and improve on major projects.

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4. Anti-Poaching

Since 2013, drones have been used to catch poachers, but considering some parks in Africa are the size of New Jersey, the role and value of UAV’s towards the future of conservation becomes apparent.

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3. Deliveries.

A restaurant chain in Singapore has already started experimenting with drone waiters,leaving staff free to improve customer service in general.

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2. Storm Chasing.

Some scientists believe that UAS and drones could access certain areas in the lower atmosphere that was previously inaccessible, leading to an increase in warning-times from threats like tornadoes and hurricanes by 40 minutes.

An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft like the one shown is currently flying non-military mapping missions over South, Central America and the Caribbean at the request of partner nations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bobbi Zapka)

 

1. Search-and-Rescue.

Drone design in the coming few years will make them more compact and versatile, able to be deployed by first respondents, or by the family member of someone with a cognitive condition, once more permissive laws are in place.

 

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