Data processing is an important step in surveying and mapping by way of drone. Michael Chasen, CEO of PrecisionHawk, says a big challenge in acquiring software to, for example, stitch images together, can be very costly.

“You would go ahead and spend a few thousand dollars on a drone and then realize that you need software that costs either hundreds or thousands of dollars to take that data the drone was collecting and make actionable business intelligence out of that,” Chasen says.

To address this, PrecisionHawk — a specialist in drone hardware, software and services —is making its PrecisionMapper software easier to access than ever before. In a video interview with POB Managing Editor Valerie King at AUVSI Xponential 2017, Chasen explains.