Making Sense of Big Drone Data
Use DroneDeploy and Optelos to organize drone data, automate analysis, and generate aerial insights fast
Commercial drone adoption is currently at an all-time high. Flying robots now soar over job sites around the world, collecting critical information about projects, crops, and infrastructure. But we’re still far from the top. As builders, growers, engineers, and the like continue to scale their drone operations, the amount of drone data collected is only going to rise.
While it’s exciting to see companies gather more drone data, sometimes, additional information can be more of a burden than a benefit. How do you make sense of all this data and streamline the decision-making process?
Data collection is just one piece of the puzzle. It’s the analysis stage where the bulk of the value and the time investment comes in. DroneDeploy and our App Market partners like Optelos can help. We’re investing in artificial intelligence solutions to automate your workflow, and ultimately help you uncover your next discovery faster.
Export Data, Organize Workflows, and Visualize Insights with Optelos
One of the newest additions to the App Market is the Optelos Drone Work Advisor™ app. The app seamlessly transfers your collected and processed data from DroneDeploy straight into the Optelos’ Drone Work Advisor™ platform with a single click.
Optelos has a comprehensive suite of tools that link together images, videos, maps, 2D Orthomosaics, and 3D models in a simple dashboard — reducing the time spent analyzing and tagging your drone imagery.
The Optelos platform provides a unified presentation layer to view images, compare orthomosaics side by side, view point clouds, and explore 3D models processed in your DroneDeploy account. You can also inspect, annotate and tag images, and view other media types including panoramas, PDFs, and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents just to name a few.
Read on to get a rundown of the key features and learn how to gain insights faster by adding the Optelos app to your DroneDeploy account today.
Compare Orthomosaics, Digital Elevation Models, and More Side by Side
Quickly overlay orthomosaics in different layers and compare them over time or side by side. This feature makes it simple to see site progress or compare maps to elevation models instantly.
Assign Tasks, Highlight Issues and add Descriptions to Drone Imagery
As you work through your maps and photos, you can assign tasks, submit descriptions, and even tag issues quickly — all of which is searchable using filters. This makes team collaboration efficient and straightforward.
Automate Analysis with AI-Powered Insights
Optelos offers Enterprise customers the ability to automate image inspection. Save time by identifying and tagging known issues such as roof damage, broken solar cells, and more. This eliminates time spent poring through images from visual inspections and tagging issues manually.
Share Data and Generate Customized Reports in Minutes
Once data has been analyzed, it’s easy to share your insights with key stakeholders. You can either share folders directly or generate custom reports in PDF and HTML formats.
Want to start taking advantage of the combined power of DroneDeploy and Optelos? Add the Optelos Drone Work Advisor™ app to your DroneDeploy Dashboard to get started.
The Optelos Drone Work Advisor™ App: Install and Export In a Few Easy Steps
With efficient data transfer in mind, the Optelos Drone Work Advisor™ App reduces the steps needed to export project overlays and images with a few simple clicks.
Getting started is easy. After installing the app, you can immediately upload your exports to the Optelos platform. Just log in and choose which images and layers (Orthomosaic, 3D model, DEM) you want to transfer. The intuitive interface makes the process quick and painless — even for new users.
1. Transfer exported layers to Optelos
Transfer all available export layers from DroneDeploy, including Orthomosaics, NDVI, Elevation and PointCloud. These datasets are automatically processed in Optelos to provide unique features like OrthoCompare™ and FlyView™ which organize, analyze, and present results to clients’ stakeholders
2. Transfer all images to Optelos
Transfer all drone images and Optelos will automatically replace the DroneDeploy file ID with the original file name. This additional processing by Optelos helps you recognize and organize data. The Optelos AI Analytics algorithms can automatically inspect, tag and classify the images to deliver actionable insights.
3. Automatically Create Work Packages in Optelos
Create a new project in Optelos’ Drone Work Advisor™ directly from the Optelos app by easily transferring all of your DroneDeploy Project deliverables. This makes it easy for stakeholders to access and self-interrogate those products
Where to Learn More
- Learn More about Optelos here.
- Explore the Optelos Drone Work Advisor™ app in our App Market.
- Learn more about the future of AI and automation in the commercial drone industry in our recent webinar.
Get Started with DroneDeploy
Want to learn how DroneDeploy can help your business? Visit www.dronedeploy.com to start your free trial or request a consultation with one of our team members. The DroneDeploy mobile application is available for free download for both iOS and Android devices.