Market Overview

DroneDeploy Releases Intelligent Cloud Photogrammetry


Map Engine is the First Machine Learning Driven Photogrammetry Engine
on the Market

DroneDeploy, a drone software platform with the largest drone data
repository in the world, today announced the release of Map Engine— the
industry's first machine learning-driven photogrammetry software. This
release comes after a successful beta period where it processed 30K maps
per month for more than 4,000 clients across 180 countries.

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DroneDeploy Releases Intelligent Cloud Photogrammetry (Graphic: Business Wire)

DroneDeploy Releases Intelligent Cloud Photogrammetry (Graphic: Business Wire)

DroneDeploy's Map Engine generates high-resolution maps and 3D models
from drone imagery collected in the construction, energy, agriculture,
and surveying sectors. The new processing engine leverages the latest
cloud infrastructure and machine learning technology to deliver
high-quality results and help customers reduce on-prem hardware and
maintenance costs.

"Map Engine tracks billions of points in aerial images to simultaneously
reconstruct 3D scenes and the trajectory of the drone," said Nicholas
Pilkington, DroneDeploy's CTO. "We have brought together the latest
advances in cloud computing, computer vision, and machine learning to
build a best-in-class photogrammetry pipeline that delivers accurate
results in record time—no matter your workflow."

This release includes four major improvements over earlier beta versions:

1. Improved Speed: Map Engine now generates maps and models 30-50%
faster. Scenes made up of hundreds of images can be processed in under
an hour.

2. Improved Accuracy: Industry-specific accuracy improvements for
Agriculture, Construction, and Solar generate higher-quality results.

3. Large Map Support: Maps of up to 10,000 images (100GB) can now be
quickly and accurately processed (in beta).

4. Mobile Uploads: Customers can now wirelessly transfer images to the
cloud with Mobile Uploads (in beta) for immediate processing.

The Map Engine codebase integration began two years ago with
DroneDeploy's acquisition of leading photogrammetry solution 3DN, which
had already been in development for five years. Since launching in Beta
last January, Map Engine has processed 100M gigapixels of drone imagery.
Its machine learning capabilities enable customers to gather better
data, drive faster insights, and automate time-consuming
workflows—helping drones become an essential tool on every job site.

The next release of Map Engine is scheduled to be unveiled at
DroneDeploy's annual user conference on October 11th, 2018 in San
Francisco. At that time, significant updates that integrate a broad set
of AI tools into Map Engine will be announced.

For more information about Map Engine and DroneDeploy visit


DroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial
drones. Trusted by leading brands globally, DroneDeploy makes the power
of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone by transforming
data collection and analysis across industries, including construction,
energy, agriculture, and mining. Simple by design, DroneDeploy enables
professional mapping, 3D modeling, and reporting from any drone on any
device. To learn more visit
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