20 great UAV applications areas for Drones

Comprehensive List of UAV Drone Uses (Looking for input / Feedback) PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT / Modify / Format AND ADD TO THIS LIST – either patrick.egan@air-vid.com or comment below.

Comprehensive List of UAV Drone Uses

(Looking for input / Feedback)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT / Modify / Format AND ADD TO THIS LIST – either patrick.egan@air-vid.com or comment below.

+ Home movies
+ Kids sporting events
+ Weddings
+ Golf Course
+ Promotional Videos for Products / Services
+ 360 Panoramas
+ Tourism Aerial landmark flyby
+ News
+ Sports Event Coverage
+ Live Event Coverage
+ Concerts
+ Traffic Reporting
+ Aerial cinematography for movies
+ Action/sports
+ Documentary / Expedition
+ Real Estate / Property Photos and Video
+ Residential Real Estate Marketing
+ Commercial Real Estate Marketing
+ 360 Area Shots
+Advertising
+ Search and Rescue
+ Marine Search and Rescue
+ Wildfire
+ Flooding
+ Damage assessment
+ Rapid response / 911
+ Emergency Uses (delivery of equipment e.g. Defribulator)
+ Surf Lifesaving (floation delivery)
+ Fire Detection (e.g. fire towers)
+ Police surveillance
+ Border Patrol / Detection
+ Drug Enforcement
+ Grow-op Detection
+ Forestry and Fire Protection
+ Highway Patrol and Enforcement
+ Bridge Inspection
+ Asset Management
+ Military Uses

+ University Science and Technology Studies
+ Aeronautical Engineering and Studies
+ Software Development Studies Courses
+ Industrial Engineering Studies Courses
+ Robotics Studies and Engineering
+ 3D Printing and Technology Studies Courses

+ Land cover mapping
+ Carbon capping
+ Renewable energy
+ Environmental Monitoring (dumping)
+ Waterway Monitoring
+ Ice Flow Monitoring
+ Parks (Asset management)
+ Wildlife Conservation
+ Conservation drones
+ Wildlife counts / Mapping of animal population
+ Anti-Poaching
+ Marine Biology – Whale health monitoring
+ Claims Adjustment
+ Inventory / Asset Management

+ Pilot Training
+ Cost Reduction and Increased Pilot Safety (e.g. FLIR Camera for search and rescue in reduce weather minima)

+ Weather Atmospheric Studies
+ Remote Tours of Distant Locations
+ Flyby interesting landmarks

+ Civil Engineering Design Mapping
+ Asset monitoring (Bridge maintanace needed?)
+ Photogrammetry Services
+ Measurements (Lidar Services)
+ Digital elevation modeling
+ 3D Feature extraction / Contour generation
+ Thermographic Imaging
+ Lidar Services

+ Asset & Plant Inspections
+ Maintenance Surveys – Access areas that are not normally reachable.
+ Rooftop Inspections / Surveys (Residential Heat and Leaks)
+ Industrial Roof Inspections (Heat and Leaks)
+ Progress monitoring and reporting
+ Photogrammatry 3d Models
+ Radio Tower Inspections
+ Hydro-line / Power-Line Inspection
+ Wind Turbine Inspections
+ Vegetation management
+ NERC ROW monitoring
+ Asset verification
+ Solar Energy Site Assessment
+ Solar Panel Outage Detection
+ Oil spill tracking
+ Pipeline monitoring
+ Environmental assessment
+ Pit Survey
+ Pest control (eg corn borer)
+ Land Use
+ Crop type
+ Plant count
+ Canopy cover
+ Leaf area index
+ Soil type
+ Soil moisture
+ Growth stage
+ Plant Height
+ Nitrogen deficiencies
+ Plant health
+ Detasseling
+ Yield Monitoring
+ Soil Classification
+ Spectral Imaging
+ Cattle: Drone/UAV FPV Herding
+ Land cover mapping
+ Forestry mapping
+ Biomass
+ Forest health
+ Disease detection
+ Environmental mapping
+ Hydrology & Geological Mapping
+ Water management support mapping
+ Wind Farm Mapping
+ Solar power plant mapping
+ Transmission Line mapping
+ Emergency response mapping
+ Disaster Site Monitoring and mapping
+ Hazard Mapping
+ Archaeological Site Mapping
+ Surveying
+ Mining & Resources
+ Tree Mapping
+ Virtual view from new construction (Vantage Point)
+ Aerials documenting whole site
+ Construction Planning – Identify potential issues.
+ Construction Progress Monitoring
+ Marketing for Construction
+ Surveying
+ Coast Guard
+ Poaching for Fisheries
+ Natural History Surveys GPS/time/mapping.
+ Image Geo-referencing
+ Google map & Google earth mapping
+ Marine Algae bloom and Proliferation Detection

7 comments

  1. Steve

    AGRICULTURE

    + Crop type
    + Plant count
    + Canopy cover
    + Leaf area index
    + Soil type
    + Soil moisture
    + Growth stage
    + Plant Height
    + Nitrogen deficiencies
    + Plant health
    + Detasseling
    + Yield Monitoring

    WATER

    + Irrigated land mapping
    + Impervious surface mapping
    + Watershed planning

    ENVIRONMENT &
    CLIMATE

    + Land cover mapping
    + Carbon capping
    + Renewable energy

    OIL & GAS

    + Oil spill tracking
    + Pipeline monitoring
    + Environmental assessment

    FORESTRY

    + Biomass
    + Forest health
    + Disease detection

    UTILITIES

    + Vegetation management
    + NERC ROW monitoring
    + Asset verification

    DISASTER RESPONSE

    + Wildfire
    + Flooding
    + Damage assessment
    + Rapid response

  2. My friend owns a Dairy farm. The cows have to be brought in from the field, through a narrow corral to milk. Sometimes it’s too muddy to get the ATV through. So.. Multirotor FPV herding was born!

    1. admin

      Thats cool Rich, has he captured that on video… maybe we should send a drone pilot out there to capture that? Whereabouts are you located?

      1. We’re in Turlock, California.. I’ll have to get my camera out there bright and early one morning. Once I’ve got my F550 set up so I can get some decent flight times, I’ll add the gimbal and film the whole thing from the sky.

        Maybe you have some idea what’s going wrong..?

        I can’t seem to get more than 8 minutes, from a new Turnigy Multistar 10,000mah battery, designed for multirotors.
        They’re only 10-20C but at 10Amps, I should have tons of power and flight time, But after a few minutes, NAZA blinks on the low voltage warning and I have to land.

        Weird thing is, after the battery rests for half an hour, I have a whole extra volt just magically go back into the battery from thin air! … I can fly for about the same time again, before the low voltage light comes on once more.

        I have Lipo alarms that back up the fact this is actually happening, and I test the Voltage on various meters, so I know it’s not a simple bad reading from Naza.

        Some times I can fly three times, for 6-8 minutes at a time, on the same charge, just with half hour gaps between, – never all at once.

        What do you think that’s all about?

        Cheers!

  3. Njorl327

    I also spotted a great video about a guy in Canada who was hired by a local municipal park to “teach” the undesirable Canada goose population to stay out of a certain part of a lake by repeatedly lunging the sUAV at them like a predator hawk would (without hurting them of course). As I recall the documented a significant decrease after only a few days or weeks of this activity. I guess you’d call this a “Waterfowl Control” use for drones 🙂 Just found the link:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-hires-tech-expert-to-scare-away-geese-at-park-1.1303291

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