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How Has 2021 Changed the Drone Industry?

Key Takeaways from DroneAnalyst’s Fifth Annual Market Report In this post, I’ll illustrate some of the market trends over the past year using data from our fifth Drone Market Sector Report and describe large shifts that have impacted the industry in 2021. While the full report covers everything from purchasing factors to challenges faced by each....

Finding the Money for Service Providers

How much can commercial drone pilots make? What industries pay the most? And more. Improvements in drone products and regulatory changes have caused a wave of photographers and other professionals to become commercial drone pilots. This may mean joining a services firm or going at it alone as a “droneprenuer”. The rise of drone service....

How Large is the Drone Market?

New DroneAnalyst Research Dives into Market Size in Initial Hardware Sector Report The history of the drone industry is also the history of hype and oversized forecasts. Whether that be the tale of Lily Robotics or Goldman’s $100 Billion market estimate by 2020, we’ve seen it all. And it’s understandable, drones are a new, unique piece of technology....

Hobbyist Interest Has Unlocked Commercial Drone Adoption

New DroneAnalyst Research Reveals Commercial Drone Adoption Has Been Spurred by Hobbyists and “Bottom-Up” Growth Many drone industry veterans have stories of a drone program starting from an employee bringing their personal drone to work. Or a utility company where budget for a small drone fleet is kept just below limits that require management approval.....

The Rise of Open-Source Drones

Amidst Global Tensions and A Surge of New Manufacturers, Open-Source Has Risen as a Key Winner With much of the industry discussing the pressures on DJI, rise of Blue sUAS offerings such as the Skydio X2 and the promise of autonomous drones, there has been one consistent force driving many of these larger trends. That....

The Best Drone For Land Surveying

THE BEST DRONE FOR LAND SURVEYING Q4 2020 Update At Aerotas, our primary focus is processing the drone data that surveyors collect in the field. Aerotas does not make any drone hardware, nor do we have an exclusive relationship with any drone manufacturer. Aerotas has formed opinions about the best drones for land surveying due....

How Germany And Switzerland Became Hot Hubs For The DRONE INDUSTRY

Germany and Switzerland are certainly known for their fancy cars, chocolate and watches, but the two neighboring countries deserve to be recognized for their finely-engineered drones, too. Expect “Made in Germany” or “Made in Switzerland” to grace more drones in the future as both countries lead the pack when it comes to receiving some of....