There are varied purposes for which drones can be used ranging from delivery to photography to agriculture. Drones, with their ability to be monitored and remotely controlled, turn out be extremely useful as we can see from the below listed commercial uses of various types of drones.
1.) Delivery – Drones can be used by companies, outlets, shops, and business to deliver products to their customers without the need of having to send delivery persons. Since drones can be remotely controlled and monitored, and using the GPS feature of the drone, it is possible to deliver several types of products to customers using the drone. This can help the companies save valuable resources and money. Depending on the type of product to be delivered as well as the location of the customers, different types of drones can be employed.
2.) Oil & gas and Mineral exploration – Oil companies as well as mines can employ drones for conducting geophysical surveys. Drones can be engaged to capture images of the underlying rock structures of earth. These images can be used to project the location of deposits of minerals. Oil and gas production can be surveyed using drones, while oil and gas carrying pipelines can also be monitored using drones. Drones prove to be a cheaper and reliable option for such manufacturing businesses which rely on constant survey and monitoring of their production and distribution facilities.
3.) Photography(DJI Phantom) – Professional photographers, wildlife photographers, geologists, archeologist, etc. draw potential benefits by engaging drones to capture images and videos of remote and inaccessible sites. It is needless to mention how beneficial such images and video feeds can be for their respective professions. Even real estate agents hire photographers to capture images and videos of their properties to attract potential buyers.
4.) Agriculture – Drones can be quite useful to farmers desirous of monitoring their crop growth and surveying their fields for any potential threats. An aerial view of the fields provides a great opportunity for farmers to keep a watch on their crops, and that to an economical cost.
5.) Power lines and Pipeline Inspection – Using organization hire trained personnel for inspecting power lines and pipelines inspection. This can be managed using drones wherein the live feed of the power lines and pipelines can be transmitted to the concerned personnel, who may remotely monitor them, and may take appropriate action if any inconsistency is noted. Since drones are unmanned and require lesser cost inputs, the surveys can be conducted frequently. Huge costs can be saved by employing drones instead of deputing regular manpower to inspect the power line and pipelines.