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Procore customers can safely fly drones at worksites

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Botlink has announced that Procure customers can now incorporate drone workflows directly into Procore’s construction management software, enabling them to easily and safely fly drones at worksites and automatically upload processed imagery directly into Procore.

Construction managers can remotely oversee the progress of projects, document the evolution of job sites, ensure OSHA compliance, monitor equipment and anything else that can be viewed from the air. Since a typical flight takes under ten minutes and data begins transmitting to Procore before the aircraft has landed, all project stakeholders with Procore access will be able to access the same aerial imagery instantly, no matter where they are located.

Procore users simply connect a small Botlink cellular device to their compatible drone and then use the Botlink app for mission planning, automated flight control, safety advisories and real-time data delivery.

“At Procore, we’ve built the best in-class construction project management platform. Many of our customers have applications that are ‘must haves’ for their business to run efficiently,” said Steve Zahm, President of Procore Technologies. “Through Procore Connect and our partnership with Botlink, we are able to provide our customers with access to drone technology that offers real time aerial imagery. Procore Connect makes it easy to integrate with the apps, solutions and processes that our clients want to use.”

While in flight, Botlink triggers the drone’s camera and captures hundreds of high resolution images that are stitched together using geo-referenced position data and discrete features within each image. The result is a single, high resolution orthomosaic image that can be manipulated and analysed as needed. This process was previously only available through expensive airplane and helicopter flights or by using low resolution satellite images that can be more than a week old, due to weather and other limiting factors.

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