UAV Mapping Pioneer Launches SkyPoint Drone Consulting Group

Vancouver, BC, September 15, 2015 – Former UAV/Drone mapping pioneer and founder of one of the world’s first UAV surveying firms launches SkyPoint (, a group of UAV, Image Processing, Mining and Geomatics experts focused on drone + geospatial solutions. Their goal is simple – to assist businesses successfully implement drone technologies for geospatial applications

SkyPoint tailors drone mapping solutions to each customer’s unique needs, and helps establish their own in-house capabilities. Drone implementations can be complicated, expensive and risky. Having an experienced team to guide you during these early stages can greatly increase the success rate and lower the inherent risks of operating drones. SkyPoint personnel have been involved in all aspects of the UAV surveying industry – regulatory compliance, flight planning and ground survey, uav flight, data processing, marketing and branding, and R&D.

“A significant amount of time and money can be spent on drone technologies and mapping software/services which over promise and under deliver”, says Scott McTavish of SkyPoint. “We take an unbiased approach regarding platforms, sensors and software, and align the best solutions for the intended applications, budget and timeframe. Having over 7 years experience and 2000+ commercial flights gives one an unique perspective and understanding of UAVs and mapping solutions.” Although SkyPoint is relatively new, McTavish has added experts from various industries to the team. “We view drones and their related technology as a tool to safely and proficiently collect, assemble and deliver geospatial data…DATA being the keyword. Our team consists of industry experts in Mining, Aggregates, Surveying, Remote Sensing, Electrical Transmission and Oil/Gas. We understand how to solve industry specific challenges using this technology, and we’ve been doing it successfully for a long time.”

SkyPoint’s experts are able to assist organizations both experienced and new to drone mapping technologies, such as surveying and engineering firms who desire to run this as a service, or for businesses such as aggregates, mining or oil/gas firms who are seeking to add UAV solutions within the company. “We can also help out through any of the steps of the process,” says McTavish. “We offer a ‘menu’ of services all designed to fit the goal, budget and timeline. We believe in providing the best solution for long term success and profitability.” SkyPoint’s consulting services can range from short term assistance to longer term implementations and ongoing support.

About SkyPoint Drone Consulting
SkyPoint Drone Consulting offers drone consulting services remotely and onsite through a distributed team in Canada, USA, Mexico and South America. They are a group of highly experienced and skilled drone, regulatory, geomatics, mining, photogrammetry and business consultants whose mission is to help drone based mapping, surveying and remote sensing organizations reach their full potential, in a timely manner and on budget. For more information, contact SkyPoint at , web at and twitter @SkyPoint_Drones.