Airbus Aerial has signed an agreement with commercial services marketplace DroneBase to provide low-altitude aerial imagery on demand.
In addition to the satellite imagery services Airbus Aerial provides, the company’s customers will now be able to request – within 48-72h – new low-altitude images from third-party drone operators hired via the DroneBase platform.
“Insurers looking to quickly respond to natural disasters will be able to leverage satellites [from Airbus Aerial] to view entire cities at high resolution and analyse the damage levels within to better support their customers, while drones can view specific areas where more attention is needed,” says DroneBase. “This also has applications in utility, rail and energy companies with vast networks of infrastructure.”
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Airbus Aerial was launched last year. The company’s online platform helps customers find and analyse the most suitable imagery for their needs.
Santa Monica, California-based DroneBase is a four-year-old start-up backed by Chinese drone manufacturer DJI, together with venture capitalists. It has a network of tens of thousands of professional drone pilots for hire.