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New Features
How To Use The Volume Measurement Tool

The Volume Measurement Tool is a great way to figure out the total size of a pile at your work site. Instead of bringing in heavy machinery and belt scales to weigh materials, a few clicks on the Botlink Capture App will do the same job more accurately and at a fraction of the cost. If you'd like an in-depth rundown on how to use the Volume Measurement Tool, check out the video above. Or read on for a quick start guide: 1. Start by clicking the center on my location button in the upper left corner of the screen. It's right above the "+" and "-" symbols. 2. To start the upload, click the upload button on the left side of the screen. It's right beneath the magnifying glass icon.

New Features
How To Create An Orbit Survey With Your Drone

At Botlink, we absolutely love our latest feature and are excited to let everyone know all about it! Orbit Surveys are an incredibly cool way to create stunning 3D models filled with rich data to analyze and share with clients and customers. If you have a Botlink subscription, using the Orbit Survey tool is a simple process. For an in-depth rundown, check out the video above. Otherwise follow these step-by-step instructions and you'll be up and running in no time: 1. Start by clicking the center on my location button (white and blue icon in the upper right), this centers your map on your current location. 2. Tap the blue add button in the bottom right to add a new flight. 3. A pop-up menu with an Orbit Survey option will pop up at the bottom of the screen. Click on that.

Construction
6 Reasons Why Your Work Site Needs A Drone

The construction industry is one where the smallest of mistakes can end up as costly errors and stop multi-million dollar projects right in their tracks. To put things in perspective, The Construction Intelligence Center Global 50 has predicted construction will become a $10 trillion industry in 2020. Currently, millions of people work in the field and there are over 650,000 employers. With business booming across the globe, these numbers are sure to grow in the years to come and the financial risks will only continue to get bigger. With so much intense competition at hand—and so much risk involved—how can a business hope to stand out from the crowd and streamline their workflow, while also keeping new financial investments in technology at a minimal? Over the past few years, site managers have looked to drones to help speed up projects, improve efficiency and help their projects stay on track and under budget. In their brief history in the workforce they’ve proven to be cost-effective and highly adaptable, which is vital, as changes in workload and deadlines can happen on a whim.

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10 Amazing Drone Photos You Need To See

Take a look at some of the most amazing photos captured from above.

Construction
How to Save Time and Improve Safety with Drones

These days, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or more commonly, drones, are not just for photographers and hobbyists. Today, they are quickly becoming a part of the commercial world. They are a prominent tool for many in several different industries, ranging from agriculture and law enforcement to construction—including general contractors and specialty subcontractors, like roofers. Drones are here, helping businesses save time and money, keeping their employees safe, and providing them with accurate information to better their business. Sound enticing? We think so too. However, before you think of adding a drone into your business plan, there are a few things you need to know.

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9 Tips to Improve Drone Flight Time

Drones are the talk of the town these days. Everywhere you go people are buzzing about them. They’re cool. They’re fun. They let you see the world from a spectacular bird’s-eye view. As great and revolutionary as these machines are (we may be just a touch biased), we’re going to go ahead, lay it all out on the table, and address one of their few shortcomings: flight times. As far as drones have evolved over the years, many consumer models still feature a max flight time of around 20 minutes. Some offer as little as five minutes. This fallback can be annoying to those wanting to fly longer than a third of an hour (which is probably the vast majority of pilots) so we wanted to give you some helpful tips (nine of them to be exact!) on how you can keep your drone in the air longer:

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