Monday, February 20, 2012

What’s next for the virtual tour?

        How about the virtual flyover, via a drone? 
In Saturday’s New York Times the paper of record reported on a new federal law, signed by signed President Obama last week, which will allow use of camera-equipped personal drones for all sorts of commercial endeavors 
       One practical example how the technology could be used: real estate tours. Among those interviewed was Daniel Garate, a pioneer in dispatching camera-equipped drones to capture aerial tours of pricey homes in the LA market. A remote controlled drone gives a unique perspective. You can see the visual appeal some of what he’s done on his website. 
        For those who want that next marketing edge for the right property, they could offer a less expensive alternative to hiring a plane and pilot for that aerial view; a new service opportunity for the entrepreneurial minded
And whether or not you consider these eyes in the sky the next assault on privacy, they’re coming, guaranteeing early adopters something else to show off before the virtual flyover becomes routine

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