Measure, a leading aerial intelligence company, has enabled CoStar Group, the number one provider of information, analytics, and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate industry in the United States and the United Kingdom, to effectively manage and ensure Federal Aviation Administration compliance for thousands of drone flights.
Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating a large volume of data that can change from one minute to the next, CoStar has made it top of mind to streamline inventory and processes for securing and uploading data across multiple systems.
Measure has helped not only with efficiency but also with the needs of CoStar’s large scale research group, enabling CoStar to regularly track its drones and drone pilots.
“We need to have a sense of where our drones are — and who is flying them — at all times,” said Fletcher Caldwell, Senior Manager of Field Research at CoStar. “We’re frequently contacted by the public and the FAA about matters related to drone traffic, and Measure’s software provides us with instant feedback, which helps all parties involved…we can literally playback the time, the unit, and what was happening and say, ‘here’s what went on in X location at X time.'”
“Since signing on with Measure, we’ve been able to manage our drones and drone operators in a way that’s been more efficient, accurate, and helpful,” said Mark Anderson, Field Research Manager at CoStar.
Compelled by COVID-19 to adapt business practices, companies across numerous industries have increasingly been using drones to facilitate remote work, enabling them to benefit from the creation of a ‘virtual canvas’ upon which to collaborate. The real estate and construction industries have been no exception, with more companies tapping into the benefits of data from drones. These applications are as diverse as site planning, progress documentation, marketing, safety, and project management.
Measure is an aerial intelligence company that builds a complete software operating system for automating drone data capture. With end-to-end program management user-friendly flight control, and in-platform data analysis, our comprehensive software solution, Ground Control, helps businesses save thousands of hazardous man-hours and create millions of dollars in operational benefits.
About CoStar Group, Inc.
CoStar Group, Inc. is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities.
STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the global hospitality sector. Ten-X provides a leading platform for conducting commercial real estate online auctions and negotiated bids. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with over 7 million monthly unique visitors. Realla is the UK’s most comprehensive commercial property digital marketplace. Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Westside Rentals, AFTER55.com, CorporateHousing.com, ForRentUniversity.com and Apartamentos.com form the premier online apartment resource for renters seeking great apartment homes and provide property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties.
CoStar Group’s websites attracted an average of approximately 69 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate in the third quarter of 2020. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit www.costargroup.com