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Published on February 8th, 2018 | by Guest

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Drones with a Camera

Drones have increasingly become popular over the past few years. Drones with a camera are undoubtedly the most popular ones in the market. In fact, they are the ones that made drones popular. Drones with a camera have the ability to take photos and videos from a perfect bird’s eye view perspective which is a completely new and breathtaking perspective.

There are various types of drones and also a wide spectrum of drone technology. Drone types and technology vary according to their purpose. Drones are considered to be one of the multipurpose and most resourceful innovations of the century as they have managed to drive various segments of the global economic sphere.

How Drones Change the World

Military

The very first drone was used for military purposes. It was used to track feared terrorists. It was built during the First World War. Drones were used by the military for training and target practice. They were also used for launching missiles against fixed targets, dropping leaflets for psychological operations, and for decoys in combat.

Nowadays, the military uses drones for surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeted attacks. They are often used as surveillance especially in areas and terrains that are deemed unsafe for troops to go to. They are also used as weapons.

Government

Nowadays, drones with a camera are used by the government for nonmilitary purposes such as to carry out search and rescue operations especially after the occurrence of natural calamities and disasters and also for delivering goods for disaster relief. Drones are also used by the government for the purpose of border patrol, firefighting, and law enforcement. There have been successful drone missions that spotted incidents of the movement of illegal drugs across the border by sea or by land and also illegal immigration. Drones have also been successfully used to conduct raids on drug production dens especially in those areas that are difficult to patrol like the mountains, large orchards, and forests.

Drones are used by the government in cooperation with scientists in monitoring the weather and atmospheric conditions and also for environmental-monitoring. They are used in marine operations to detect harmful chemical and oil spills. Drones are able to quickly assess areas and are able to send back information to the operators in real-time.

They are also used for medical aid. They are used to deliver blood to patients in remote areas in Africa where there are poor infrastructures and roads making it difficult for blood to reach those areas. They are also used to deliver medical aid to rural areas. With the help of drones, blood and stool samples are being flown to research centers for testing.

Science and Research

Scientists have used drones to conduct research. Scientists use drones in tracking the melting of ice in the ocean, measuring the levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean, and count the population of fishes, whales, and seals in the ocean. The research data helps scientists in better understanding how the changes in the ocean affect the climate, the weather, the fisheries, and also the marine mammals.

Drones are also used to keep tabs on ecological environments. Drones can monitor animal populations, track migrations of animals, assess flood, manage habitat, detect the health of animal and vegetative populations, and also identify species.

Agriculture and Farming

Drones are used in agriculture to measure, observe, and respond to variability that is found in crops. They are used to track crop yield, spray fertilizers and pesticides on large farmlands, monitor crops from planting to harvest, water the fields, monitor crop health, track weather and temperatures, estimate yields, scan soil conditions, map topography, estimate drainages, etc.

Agriculture and farming drones are high-tech systems that are able to perform the things that a farmer cannot do.

Media

Drones are widely used for media coverage. Gone are the days when big news companies would use a helicopter to capture aerial footage for news coverage. Some news companies still do that but now small companies who cannot afford to buy a helicopter can now use drones for aerial footage.

Architecture and Engineering

Drones help construction contractors and architectural firms in conceptualizing their projects by creating aerial shots of the construction site so that they create accurate designs and make sure that their concepts will fit within the properties.

Drones expedite and make the work of the engineers more efficient when they are used for checking oil pipelines, maintenance inspections, and transmission cables.

Business

Drones are used by businesses for different purposes:

  • Quick deliveries of products
  • Geographic mapping
  • Filmmaking from heights – photography/videography
  • Inspection of sites
  • Storm tracking and safety reporting
  • Risk monitoring for insurance companies
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Internet service

Personal

Drones with camera produce amazing photos and videos and they are great for capturing adventures and memories. Before drones became popular for personal use, people used GoPros and other action cameras to capture breathtaking and adrenaline rush moments that they experienced. Nowadays, people use drones to capture those moments.

You can use a drone while you are enjoying a nice time in a beatiful island with white sand and turquoise colored waters. Using a drone allows you to capture an aerial view of the entire island which you cannot normally capture with your phone or a simple camera. The views are breathtaking and you don’t have to risk your life and look for mountain tops where you can take photos of breathtaking views.

You can also use a drone to follow you around while you bike around the neighborhood, ski down a slope, ride waves on a surfboard, cycle down a hill, dive from a cliff, and do whatever extreme sports or adventures that you feel like doing.

Drones have definitely reshaped the world of photography, videography, and filmmaking in so many ways. The rapid advancement in technology has equipped drones with the latest in robotics, electronics, and aeronautics.


 

Article credits: This article has been contributed by Omer Tal from DronesInsite.

About DronesInsite: DronesInsite was created for you, the drone expert, the drone beginner, the professional photographer, the amateur videographer, the hobbyist. This site is for all different drone flyers, catering to any and all information you need regarding drones. We want you to have every arsenal of drone information at your fingertips. Whether you are looking for your first drone, wanting to upgrade to a more advanced drone, for business use or pleasure. We review the best drones on the market, so you don’t have to.

As drone enthusiasts, we put this site up to offer unbiased, updated information on drones from personal experience, and experience from other 1st-hand users. Our site features in-depth research and personal research to give you the best information. We want drone flyers to fly safely, and most importantly, get everything they want out of their flight experience. We are always updating our site and existing articles. Feel free to explore our guides to cheap but great drones, our flying guides, and reviews on popular drones.

About Omer Tal: Since i was young I have been fascinated with flying. As a teenager I flew remote control planes, helicopters and gliders for many years. In my 20’s I went to flight school and earned my private pilot license. My passion of flying has pushed me to create this website. I think it is amazing that people are able to experience the amazing view from the air while standing on the ground.

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