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A new report examining the UK’s drone technology market has revealed that the surveying sector is to be transformed by the use of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).

The report ‘Eyes on the Sky’ by drone specialists COPTRZ’s surveyed over 45,000 commercial drone users and enthusiasts, the majority of whom are expecting significant business growth, thanks to the adoption of the technology.

The results showed that photographers are the earliest adopters of drone technology but 38% of people believed that the surveying sector stands to gain the most from using UAVs in a commercial capacity. The report comes at a time when the UK Government is compiling the results of its own consultation of individuals and businesses to ensure that drone technology can be safely leveraged for the benefit of public and commercial activities, which support UK innovation targets.

Steve Coulson, Managing Director of COPTRZ said: “Many people consider drone technology to be in its infancy here in the UK and as much as consumer sales are potentially falling, sales of drones for commercial uses are actually increasing week by week. This report is being released at a time where the adoption of UAV technology is seeing great momentum in industries such as civil engineering and construction, emergency services and video production. With the number of companies now operating fleets of drones increasing by over 1500% in three years, we decided that it was a good time to find out where people prioritise on their technology requirements and where people saw the greatest opportunities for business expansion here in the UK. This report allows any business who has been toying with the idea of using drone technology to proceed with the confidence that this is a growing sector and demand for UAV services are increasing dramatically.”

Source – UK Construction Online

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