3DR: Premier Drone Software Solution “Site Scan”

Sony, it goes without saying, is a globally dominant camera company, and we’ve worked with them to integrate their UMC-R10C camera with the open Solo gimbal bay, for shooting stills at an incredible 20MP, and even zooming.

Site Scan automatically processes and populates images into the most powerful data processing and manipulation systems. We’re launching with Autodesk, which makes some of the world’s most popular and powerful design and engineering analytics systems; the Site Scan pipeline integrates its captured and processed data seamlessly with those systems.

Site Scan is a complete camera-to app-to cloud system that makes it safer and easier than ever for people in construction, telecom, GIS, energy, infrastructure and related fields to collect and process aerial data and perform inspections. Site Scan automatically plans and executes both flight and high-resolution reality capture for conducting site surveys and scans. Securely upload that geotagged data to the 3DR cloud and Autodesk ReCap for processing into orthorectified 2D maps, DEMs, 3D point clouds and 3D mesh. Once processed, seamlessly port this data to other cloud systems for analysis, temporal comparison and manipulation. Inspect, examine and photograph towers and other structures with everyday swiping and pinching on the tablet screen, leveraging the Sony camera’s zoom lens where precise imagery is required to capture asset identification information.


With Site Scan, even users new to drone technology will fly with confidence from day one. Users can define geofences, including obstacle fencing, simply by drawing on the screen with their fingertip; Solo won’t cross these geofences, and even plans its own flights around them so every flight is safe. The Site Scan app includes 3DR’s airspace safety information software, which alerts users if they’re about to fly in restricted airspace; they can then pull up a map of the area with all restrictions around them clearly marked. To support enterprise customers further, 3DR is going to be launching a new industry-leading customer success service, Premier Enterprise Support. Included with their purchase of Premier Support all future Site Scan users will have access to experts on Solo and aerial data acquisition; they will also have a Solo overnight replacement guarantee should anything go wrong with one of their drones.