Esri Rolls Out Drone Mapping Tool

Redlands-based geographical information systems (GIS) developer Esri has rolled out a new tool, to process and handle imagery from drones. According to Esri, its new Drone2Map software was released into beta, and allows its users to process images from drones for mapping, analysis, and sharing within the company's ArcGIS platform. Esri said the tool is aimed at use in land analysis and infrastructure inspection, plus monitoring events such as natural disasters or environmental changes.