What Are Hangar Communities?
We view groups of people with a similar interest or passion that are actively engaged in making the world a better place together, a Community.
We asked ourselves…
Today, there are over 1,000,000 drone pilots (contributors), ranging from hobbyists to certified commercial operators. Most of the time these drones sit idle, collecting dust. This isn’t out of selfishness or lethargy — in fact, our data shows just the opposite. Drones aren’t being used as regularly as because there isn’t an end-to-end solution that makes volunteering organized and simple. It’s this reason you don’t see nonprofits asking for aerial data, or contributors volunteering their time and collecting aerial data.
We asked ourselves, what if we could enable these idle drones to be used for good? What if we enabled Organizations to create other organizations and invite community volunteers who own drones to capture visual imagery data that would autonomously capture, ingest, process, and deliver frictionlessly to a web embeddable map to share with the member of that organizations communities. A world easy for organizations to request executable preplanned mission and where contributors could claim and fly missions requested by causes they support? And what if nonprofits had a simple way to request and view data? What would this look like?
It looks like Hangar Communities.
Hangar enables aerobotics, or drones, to be used in millions of creative ways. The key enabler Hangar offers is an end-to-end software platform that lets organizations request and receive precision captured aerial imagery from anywhere, anytime with no hassles. Autonomously.
No need to worry about certifications, waivers, mission planning, data conveyance, data transformation, hosting, high-speed data streaming delivery in a single embeddable world map and viewers. Hangar OnDemand takes care of all those things.
It’s that simple. You request locations you want data to be captured, our Hangar iOS for DJI Drones and our Robotics-as-a-System Platform does the rest.
1. Create Account
During the Communities beta phase, creating your account today is simply fulfilled by navigating to this Community page and give us four bits of information. Your Organization will be created and you, as the administrator, will receive the first email invitation.
Keep in touch for soon you’ll be able to create your own organizations to create and showcase your own humanitarian and drones for good stories and applications.
2. Request Data
After accepting your invitation, requesting data is similarly easy with just a few steps. Navigate to the area of interest on your home map using search or by navigating the map. Define the Area of Interest, select Request, define the Request and you’re done. There are videos and tool on the site to assist.
3. View Amazing Data
Your request is fulfilled and your Community contributors will populate your world with imagery that is captured autonomously, transformed autonomously and to be consumed by your Organization’s stakeholders and anyone else you choose to share with via our embeddable widgets.
Check Back Often
For drone contributors, we’ve created the world’s foremost mobile application for autonomous drone flights and data capture. From liftoff, we’ve automated the entire process of flight logistics and aerial capture. The user simply has to select “go,” and then monitor the drone as it autonomously collects the data requested by an organization. The app provides an in-flight dashboard, as well as the ability to upload data directly to an organization.
This section of our web site will be featuring Communities and Causes we are excited to be supporting. We invite you to visit often to see how Hangar OnDemand is helping Organizations accomplish their missions.
Featured Community – University of California Nature Reserve System
Let Hangar introduce you Dr. Gregory Crutsinger and Dr. Todd Dawson by way of the following video use case study. Drs. Crutsinger and Dawson share with you their efforts at the University of California – Berkley Natural Reserve System (UCNRS). This is a national treasure consisting of 40 reserves scattered throughout the many habitat types in California. These lands encompass over 750,00 acres and there is nothing comparable with respect to scale and diversity in the world.
For more information visit UCNRS.org.
Please read about the different user roles. Organization Administrators and Contributors.
See our Philosophy section to understand more about our commitment to Communities.
Case studies coming soon.