First Pitch: Aerospace + Drones convened June 24th, 2015 at the Citrix Startup Accelerator. Startups ranging from agtech to wildfire monitoring to air freight to air traffic control presented, alongside investors and accelerators.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or "drones" for some), are quickly finding applications in fields as diverse as entertainment, infrastructure and agriculture. Longitudinal data collection makes that image capture more valuable to agriculture and utilities over time. For agtech applications, the mashup of mapping to image collection holds tremendous promise.