DroneDeploy Offers Free Software for Hurricane Relief

DroneDeploy offers free software for hurricane reliefDrone mapping platform DroneDeploy offers free software for hurricane relief.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby

DroneDeploy has announced that it will be providing free software access to any organization or government agency involved in conducting drone-powered response efforts in the areas impacted by the ongoing disaster caused by Hurricane Ida. With the stated mission of making drone data more accessible and available for everyone, the California based company is responsible for the leading cloud software program for commercial drones. Their software is used in more than 180 countries worldwide, and their customers have mapped 200 million acres.

DroneDeploy is no stranger to offering assistance to disaster response teams. The company has plenty of previous experience supporting disaster relief efforts with advanced mapping, post-disaster inspections, and incident reporting via drone, proving particularly helpful in dealing with difficult to reach and unsafe areas. In 2020, the company’s nonprofit branch partnered with Disaster Relief Australia, providing the organization with access to aerial imagery capture technology. In the year prior, their aerial mapping software was utilized in disaster response and damage assessment efforts following the deadly Camp Fire in California. The company’s nonprofit branch has partnered with more than 200 universities, as well as over 80 nonprofit organizations.

The organizations and agencies that are granted access for the ongoing disaster response effort will be able to make use of DroneDeploy’s enterprise cloud-processing platform. In addition, these users will receive priority support from the company’s crisis response and technical support teams.

More information as to how organizations looking to participate can gain access to the software program can be found here.

Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.