Hivemapper, The Waze For Drones, Lands $3M Seed Led By Spark Capital
Flying a drone is type of like driving a automotive that solely has a windshield. You possibly can solely look in a single path at a time, and when the drone will get out of visible vary, the consumer is left with one a single view by means of the lens of a digital camera. HiveMapper, an organization that simply raised a $three million Collection A led by Spark Capital, is trying to make that a bit safer.
You’ll be able to consider Hivemapper as a Waze for drones.
Hivemapper has mapped over 20 million constructing boundaries, greater than 10 million constructing heights, and 15 million factors of curiosity all plotted on a 3D map. Plus, the app has mapped tens of hundreds of no-fly zones throughout the nation.
As Hivemapper continues aggregating its personal knowledge about buildings and obstructions, customers are additionally inspired to report points with areas as they’re occurring, in addition to fascinating routes and launch factors throughout their group.
The app is suitable with the DJI Phantom three, Phantom 2, and Encourage 1, and is at present operating on Android with the iOS model in beta.
Customers will be capable of fly by way of the app with these suitable drones and get alerts for close by buildings or obstructions in actual time.
When requested concerning the enterprise mannequin, Hivemapper founder Ariel Seidman stated they’re targeted absolutely on product that delivers a enjoyable, save and productive flight.
“As soon as we’re profitable in that realm we will think about different companies within the drone ecosystem will need to embed Hivemapper as an ingredient, as many do at this time with Google Maps, into their services,” he stated.
You possibly can take a look at how Hivemapper works within the video under.