As Drone Technology Takes Flight, Data Storage Becomes Key
McHugh Construction’s Technology
Constructor Magazine – “We prefer to do it ourselves,” says Dan Jordan with James McHugh Construction Co. in Chicago, a member of Chicagoland AGC, which maintains control of its images and data used for marketing, generating 3D models, quality control and inspection, and monitoring construction activity. “I can process photos for a model in draft form in the field in about 30 minutes and can quickly assess if what I created presents useful data.”
McHugh uses Pix4D software. A recent 20-minute marketing flight by Jordan resulted in 32 gigabytes of data. When the drone lands, he backs up the file in a separate memory device. Back in the office, he places it on a server, using a traditional file system, building in some redundancy.
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