Viewpoint and DroneDeploy form partnership to use new APIs which integrate drone imagery with project management software
Integration helps construction companies collaborate easily on site progress maps, which integrate directly into Viewpoint’s Team Project Management application
PORTLAND, OREGON — October 17, 2017 — Viewpoint, the established leader in integrated software solutions for a contractor’s office, team, and field, today announced a partnership with drone mapping software platform DroneDeploy to help construction companies track job progress, save time and reduce risk with drone maps and 3D models. Drone technology is becoming increasingly prevalent on jobsites as an efficient means of collecting aerial data to aid in design, planning and construction management.
“By publishing drone imagery such as sitemaps directly into the Viewpoint Team™ project management platform, we’re ensuring that project information, of all types, is fully integrated and exposed to the entire project team. This exciting new capability gives project teams a single location to access critical project information, such as drone site maps, and track job progress in real-time,” said Viewpoint Senior Vice President of Products Matt Harris.
The DroneDeploy platform is compatible with data from any drone, and provides flight automation for DJI drone models. This allows novice users to trace boundaries of an area they want mapped, then the drone will take off, fly the route, capture an image payload, and land safely — all by itself.
Regardless of where drone technology is used across the project lifecycle, construction companies will benefit from cost reductions by automating human intensive processes such as site inspection, surveying, and progress tracking. And help to mitigate the risk inherent in jobsite based processes.
A Viewpoint app, coming in early November to DroneDeploy’s app market, will allow project teams to export sitemaps seamlessly into the Viewpoint Team platform. The Viewpoint app will enable DroneDeploy users to directly publish their images to Viewpoint Team’s Project Management application using a newly incorporated application programming interface, or API. A live demonstration of the drone technology was presented to attendees of Viewpoint’s Collaborate 2017 User Conference held October 10-12 in Portland, Oregon with rave reviews. The partnership with DroneDeploy is the latest in a series of innovations that Viewpoint is making to transform the business of construction through the integration of office, team and field technologies to boost productivity and profitability for contractors across the globe.
About Viewpoint Construction Software
Viewpoint provides innovative construction-specific software solutions to the global construction and capital project industries. Viewpoint provides the tools these industries need to improve project profitability through better visibility, risk management and real-time team collaboration. Viewpoint solutions address the full construction life-cycle, from planning/bidding to construction and facilities maintenance. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and with offices in the UK and Australia, Viewpoint has become the technology partner of choice, with customers located across the globe in more than 28 countries. These customers include more than 40 percent of the ENR 400, and more than 30 percent of the ENR 600. For more information, please visit www.viewpoint.com.
DroneDeploy is the leading cloud platform for commercial drones. Anyone can use DroneDeploy to collect, analyze, and share drone data. With automated flight, scalable data processing, and an intuitive interface, DroneDeploy delivers real-time maps and analytics on any device. Robust data storage and proprietary image processing form the platform’s backbone, enabling leaders in construction, agriculture, mining, and insurance to get more value from aerial imagery and drone data. The platform also features the industry's largest app market––inclusive of best-in-class applications and open APIs for custom integrations––that seamlessly integrate DroneDeploy into existing workflows. For more information, visit www.dronedeploy.com.