The FAA’s commercial drone rules will go into effect at the end of this month, but already drones are taking off all over the world. DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform provider for commercial drones, announced it has reached 5 million acres mapped with its software, just months after it announced it had reached 2 million acres. According to the company, it took 16 months to reach the first 2 million milestone, and only a quarter of the time to more than double it.
“It’s amazing to see the growth and evolution of the commercial drone industry,” said Mike Winn, CEO and co-founder of DroneDeploy. “In just a matter of months we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of businesses integrating drones more deeply into their workflows, namely in the agriculture, construction and service provider sectors. Equally exciting is the emergence of new rapidly growing sectors such as Inspection and oil & gas.”