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What is Crowddroning by GLOBHE?

Pilot FAQ

How do you sign up as a drone pilot to Crowddroning by GLOBHE?
What's it like to be a Crowddroning pilot for GLOBHE?
Do you have to have a registered company to sign up as a GLOBHE Drone Pilot? 

To be able to take on paid gigs the short answer is yes. However, if you don’t have your own company you can register to companies like Cool Company so that you can invoice GLOBHE without having your own company. To fly unpaid volunteer missions no registered company is needed as long as you still have valid insurance and all legal permissions to fly required by law in the country of operation.

Is there a fixed sum that GLOBHE Drone Pilots get paid? 

There is no fixed sum, each pilot decide his/her own cost per mission and it is up to GLOBHE to grant it or not. When GLOBHE receives a drone data request from a client – drone pilots close to the request will be contacted to submit their availability and price quote. The price per mission usually varies depending on size, complexity, travel distance etc and is therefore set on a case by case basis depending on the details given in the drone data request. Pilots invoice GLOBHE post flying mission giving at least 14 days payment terms. GLOBHE pays our pilots via PayPal.

What if my country does not have regulations for drone flying? 

If your country does not have an official regulatory framework for drone flying you should still get in touch with local authorities to gain permission to fly and follow the Humanitarian UAV Code of Conduct

Where can I find out information about Terms and Conditions? 

See Terms & Conditions here and make sure you read them carefully and approve before taking off on a flight mission. 

How many flights will I take on? 

Number of flights will vary depending on when and where we get requests from our clients. We are working on getting global requests but some areas are more frequent than others.

Do I have to take on a flight? What if I’m not available? 

You decide if you are able to take on a flight by replying to the email alerts we will send out when a request has been made from your location. If you are not able to  take on the mission, simply do not respond to the request. Hopefully you are able to take on the next one, or the next.

What are the data output formats required by drone pilots to upload to the Crowddroning by GLOBHE platform post a flying mission?

We require the following data output formats from our drone pilots jpg/tif/zip depending on the drone data request received from our clients. The data is to be uploaded by our drone pilots to the GLOBHE Crowddroning platform post flight as jpg, tif and/or zip folder depending on the data request made by the client in the drone data request assigned to the drone pilot. More information is to be found here.

What about data security, storage and access?

GLOBHE maintains commercially reasonable technical and organisational measures designed to secure its systems from unauthorised disclosure and modification. GLOBHE security measures include using firewalls, access controls, and similar security technology designed to protect Customer Data from unauthorised disclosure and modification. GLOBHE does not provide an archiving service. As per the Terms and Conditions, partners acknowledge that GLOBHE may delete content no longer in active use. GLOBHE expressly disclaims all obligations with respect to storage. Users of the platform understand that technical maintenance of the platform is needed at times which might affect their access and use of the platform. GLOBHE always strive to deliver high quality but are not responsible for unforeseen errors nor if results are not being displayed accurately on third party platforms.

For all other questions email globhe@globhe.com

Client FAQ

How do I request drone data from Crowddroning by GLOBHE?
Why do I need drone data from Crowddroning by GLOBHE?

Crowddroning by GLOBHE is connected to thousands of drone pilots in 70+ countries who collect image data on demand when you place a data request. Once the image data is collected it is stitched together into digital maps (if the map option is selected by the client, raw data is also available) based on drone images instead of satellite images. This provides our end users with more updated information since most satellite images lag in time between 16 days and 2 years depending on where in the world you are, making sudden onset changes such as natural disasters, hard to detect in a timely manner through satellites. Each drone photo is geotagged which makes overlay on satellite maps possible to visualize location and changes over time. Drone photos are also of much higher image resolution (down to 1 cm compared to 100 cm for most satellite images) which makes detailed analysis possible such as identifying infrastructural failures, crop damage or potential malaria mosquito breeding sites. Last but not least we export our drone maps/the finished product in different formats such as 2D maps/orthomosaics, 3D maps, Elevation maps etc depending on the insights the clients are looking for before we send a download link to the client. What was previously a lengthy and complex process, involving multiple suppliers, is now reduced to the simplicity of ordering an Uber!

How much does drone data cost?

The price starts from USD 1/mb, depending on size of area, what kind of drone data is requested, and how much our local drone pilots charge for the mission. When you request drone data we will get back to you with a price quote for you to approve before sending out a drone pilot to capture your data.

How long does it take to receive my drone data?

It depends on a few different factors such as pilot availability, size of the area requested, kind of drone data requested and varying data uploading times depending on where in the world the data is being uploaded from. When you request drone data we will get back to you with a time estimation as part of your quote. 

What is the finished product/the data output formats available for clients to download?  

Clients will receive a download link where they can download the data requested as jpg, tif and/or zip folder as per their drone data request eg. Raw data/photos = jpg, 2D Map = tif. More information is to be found here

What about data security, storage and access?

GLOBHE maintains commercially reasonable technical and organisational measures designed to secure its systems from unauthorised disclosure and modification. GLOBHE security measures include using firewalls, access controls, and similar security technology designed to protect Customer Data from unauthorised disclosure and modification. GLOBHE does not provide an archiving service. As per the Terms and Conditions, partners acknowledge that GLOBHE may delete content no longer in active use. GLOBHE expressly disclaims all obligations with respect to storage. Users of the platform understand that technical maintenance of the platform is needed at times which might affect their access and use of the platform. GLOBHE always strive to deliver high quality results to our clients but are not responsible for unforeseen errors nor if results are not being displayed accurately on third party platforms.

For all other questions email globhe@globhe.com