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December 2017

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Page 42 of 75 | December 2017 43 I n the commercial paving space, drones are taking off. And not just for marketing, says Ryan Anderson, owner of Premier Sealcoating and Line Striping in Oxford, Massachusetts. His com- pany uses three drones for mea- suring, mapping and calculating layouts, as well as paving commer- cial parking lots and roads. Drones have boosted his compa- ny's productivity in the two years since he began using them, with faster measurements and projects completed sooner. "It's a great technology," says Ryan. "We bought it to help us with marketing and realized, 'Wow, there's so much more we can use this for.'" Anderson uses mapping apps in his tablet that work on the same platform as the drones. Rather than walking around to measure an area, he sends the drone up. On his tablet screen, he sees the image obtained by the drone. He pushes points to put pins around the area to be measured and then gets a calculation of the square footage. road technology | by Joy Powell | Three paving contractor experiences DRONES: A Kespry Drone 2S captures data for a construction engineering company.

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