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2018 Drone Market Sector Report - This September 2018 research contains the results of our third annual benchmark survey of the drone industry. The 107-page report includes the results of our survey of over 2,500 drone buyers, service providers, business and public agency users, and software service users, plus insights into the verticals that use drone data.

This report was updated on January 14, 2019, to include the latest FAA and worldwide aviation authority data.

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2017 Drone Market Sector Report - This September 2017 research is our second annual benchmark report on both the consumer and commercial markets to offer insight into the drone industry’s overall direction. The 88-page report includes the results of our survey of over 2,600 drone buyers, service providers, business users, and software service users, plus insights into the verticals that use drone data.

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Drones in the Channel: 2016 Market Report - This April 2016 report is our first annual drone industry benchmark report examining worldwide drone sales. It offers salient insights on the major brands and the growing role that distribution and reseller businesses play in the sale of consumer and commercial drones. Incorporating qualitative and quantitative research and including interviews with major drone manufacturers and drone distributors, the study also contains results from a precision survey on buyers' purchases.  

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Commercial Drones: Current State of the U.S. Industry - This September 2016 report analyzes the business impact and market opportunities that Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules have on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and investors.  It provides a primer on unmanned systems and their many commercial applications. It details recent innovations, business applications, key ecosystem companies, and market forecasts.  

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ADS-B and Its Use for Small Drone Traffic Management - This November 2015 report details the existing state of UAS traffic management; identifies issues, problems, and misconceptions about ADS-B; and includes six key insights from an online survey and vendor research. The study determines the practicability of using ADS-B for use in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and analyzes if ADS-B is the right solution for small drones operating in low-altitude airspace.  

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Impact of FAA Rules on Small UAS Business - This May 2014 study looks at those businesses that sell or operate and intend to sell or operate, their sUAS in the U.S. for commercial purposes and reports on the economic impact of FAA regulations on small drones commercial markets. It shows to what extent there are already commercial small UAS in operation in Class G airspace. It gives voice how small UAS commercial service providers perceive current and proposed FAA rules.

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Industry Reports from 2019 - Free

Enterprises - Five Facts About Drone Data Every Enterprise Needs to Know - If you’re thinking of integrating drone into your enterprise you need to solve the IT equation first.  In this report, we lay out the most important facts you need to know before choosing drones for your operations.

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Engineering and Civil Infrastructure - Three Essentials for Building Your Civil Infrastructure Drone Program - Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—otherwise known as drones—are now one of several technologies that are transforming all stages of the process for documenting, mapping, and inspecting infrastructure components like bridges and railroads and public works projects. Join the hundreds of successful firms that have integrated drones by downloading this guide today.

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Law Enforcement - Three Essentials for Building Your Law Enforcement Drone Program - Law enforcement agencies across the country have begun utilizing drones to increase the efficiency and safety of their operations. In this guide, you’ll find how to take advantage of the latest technology, stay up to date on drone regulation, and keep your training, records, and stakeholders current

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Fire and Rescue - Three Essentials for Building Your Fire and Rescue Drone Program - Fire and emergency services are increasingly utilizing drones to save time for critical operations and provide increased situational awareness. In this guide, you’ll find how to take advantage of the latest technology, stay up to date on drone regulation, and keep your training, records, and stakeholders current.

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Industry Reports from 2018 - Free

Top 40 Drone Data Services - In this August 2018 report we list the top software applications and data services for processing drone images.

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Construction - Quick-Start Guide to Drones In Construction - In this April 2018 industry report, we provide guidance and industry-specific resources that will help you kick-start your practice. Our goal is to help drone-based service providers and business users maximize the value that drones can bring to operational groups.

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Energy - Quick-Start Guide to Drones In Energy Inspection - In this June 2018 industry report, we provide guidance and industry-specific resources that will help you kick-start your practice. Our goal is to help drone-based service providers and business users maximize the value that drones can bring to operational groups.

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Infrastructure - Quick-Start Guide to Drones In Public Infrastructure - In this July 2018 industry report, we provide guidance and industry-specific resources that will help you kick-start your practice. Our goal is to help drone-based service providers and business users maximize the value that drones can bring to operational groups.

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Industry Reports from 2017 - Free

Public Safety and First Responders - Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations - In this June 2017 industry-specific report, we examine the most important trends and strategies in this commercial drone market sector.

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Asset and Infrastructure Inspection - Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Asset and Infrastructure Inspection - In this June 2017 industry report, we examine the most important trends and strategies in this commercial drone market sector.

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Mining and Aggregates - Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Mining and Aggregates - In this May 2017 industry report, we examine the most important trends and strategies in this commercial drone market sector.

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Agriculture - Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Agriculture - In this April 2017 industry-specific report we look at recent datapoints that show what works and what doesn’t for growers, agronomists, and precision agriculture service providers.

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Construction - Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction - In this March 2017 industry-specific report, we look at how drones and drone technology are being used by the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. In the report, we demonstrate what drone operators have learned about what works and what doesn’t.

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Industry Reports from 2016 and earlier - Free

Agriculture - Truth about Drones in Precision Agriculture - In this June 2016 report we look at how drones have been used as remote sensing devices in agriculture thus far, review competitive and traditional approaches using incumbent technology, discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by the technology itself, outline the lessons learned, and discuss what’s next for drones in agriculture.

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Construction and Inspection - The Truth about Drones in Construction and Inspection - In this July 2016 report we show how drones have been used successfully in construction and infrastructure asset management as aerial image and data capture devices thus far, review competitive and traditional approaches using incumbent technology, discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by the technology itself, outline the lessons learned, and discuss what’s next for drones in this industry.

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Public Safety and First Responders - The Truth about Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations - in this July 2016 report we detail the major use cases and discusses the challenges and lessons learned by police and search & rescue teams including the lessons offered by Gene Robinson, head of Unmanned Aircraft Operations for the Wimberley Fire Department, from his work in the aftermath of the 2015 Texas Memorial Day floods.

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Mapping and Surveying - The Truth about Drones in Mapping and Surveying - In this July 2016 report we show how small drones have been used successfully in surveying and mapping thus far and outline the lessons learned. The report discusses the opportunities and challenges for GIS professionals, reviews competitive and traditional approaches offered by incumbent technology, and discusses what’s next for drones in this sector.

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Drone Delivery - Drone Delivery: By The Numbers - This October 2014 study polled consumers on package delivery by drones.  It probes the maximum amount they would be willing to pay and determines under what circumstance would they need something so quickly that they'd pay top dollar for it.

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