We’ve been using DroneDeploy for around 5 years now for mapping, producing reports, and conducting SWPPP inspections of large-scale solar plants (100 - 1000 acres). I liked the direction that DD was going in but the most recent overhaul seems to make it more focused on building and interior construction and made things more convoluted for these big open projects.
Being able to quickly move through flights chronologically with the dates on the bar at the top of the map, moving through photos of a photo group in the full-screen photo window by clicking on the arrows on either side, and keeping annotations, photos, etc. to the dates they were created on with the option to copy them to another map was a lot more efficient for us.
I see the advantages of what they’ve done for interior construction, but maybe there should be more separation or customization for the needs of the different industries. It’s not a deal breaker at this point, but starting to make me wonder if we should start looking elsewhere.
DD does seem to be making updates more often these days so hoping this can be worked out in the near future.