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Steel City Drones, SmartDrone Partner for Southeastern U.S. Surveying, Mapping


 December 13, 2021

Steel City Drones, a reseller based in Birmingham, Ala., has announced a partnership with SmartDrone to provide quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and mapping services in the southeastern U.S. The partnership will offer land surveyors and mapping professionals with the latest technologies, with drones available in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee for missions using lidar scanning for surveying and mapping.

The company will use SmartDrone’s Discovery package, which integrates hardware, software and services that surveyors and GIS professionals need for collecting topographic data.

“We’re excited to partner with SmartDrone and bring this phenomenal product to the Southeast,” said Tim Hogan, co-owner of Steel City Drones. “We’ve spent the last four years flying drones with lidar. SmartDrone’s on-site processing capabilities are an incredible game-changer for anyone who needs survey-grade topography. Having spent time in Tyler, Texas with the SmartDrone team, we are highly impressed with their professionalism. We’re looking forward to working with the SmartDrone team and this outstanding product.”

The Discovery drone is a fully automated aerial collection platform that uses high-resolution lidar and automated self-service lidar processing that augments traditional earth measuring. SmartDrone said the system offers customers fast payback, and increases productivity in the field by as much as 10 times. Customers can view results before leaving the job site in real time with the company’s one-click processing suite.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Steel City Drones to offer the Discovery Drone to a whole new market, which represents a major change from traditional mapping to digital, lower-cost and more efficient surveying,” said Rob Cammac, CEO of SmartDrone. “I have spoken with hundreds of land surveyors, and all agree that drones and accessible aerial lidar are the next big evolution in earth measuring. Our partnership with Steel City Drones allows us to offer uncompromised service to a new region and high-quality data to our customers for fast one-foot contours.”

SmartDrone said it will provide training at their headquarters in Tyler, Texas, to onboard Steel City Drones and prepare them to support and serve customers in the Southeastern U.S. For more details on the technology, visit the SmartDrone website here.

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