So, full disclosure: I didn’t look past the first page of topics in the forums to see if this has been discussed before, so if you’re one of THOSE people… Whoops.
So, my partner and I are in the latter planning, equippage, and training stages of standing up a new consumer drone services company here in Southern Maryland. We had the rare luxury of time for this business, and decided to really do our due diligence as the company stated to evolve.
About 3⅗ seconds after we decided to move ahead in this venture, we decided that our focus was not going to be in the creative collection, instead the technical collection side of this sector. Neither of us have an artistic bone in our bodies. By virtue of my buying and selling multiple rental properties over the last couple decades I come to trust exactly 1 real estate agent in the world, and the idea of spending weekends at weddings hoping I don’t miss whatever ‘special’ moment Betty Bride and Grover Groom never told me about, I’m pretty sure it’s the right move.
Plus, we both have a professional background which draws us towards GIS and mapping. Support to local municipalities is what we’re going to focus on, but we wouldn’t turn down a construction job or the like. Hell, just to prove how frustrating it would be, we actually accepted a couple real estate gigs earlier this month. Yup, we don’t need to do that again.
However, when it comes to the expected deliverables a real estate agent has, it’s pretty simple. From what I see, most don’t even want us to do any post-production retouch work, and ask just for the RAW files. That said, I’m having a tough time determining what will be expected as a deliverable by clients who ask for orthomosaic mapping of a defined site, a 3D model rendering of a school, an accident scene orthorectified 3D map we would like to offer some local LE departments, or cut and fill volumes of gravel for a construction company.
I suspect for every different job, there is a different take on that, and it all depends on the client’s requirements. That said, is anyone else running a company which is now mature than ours and had dealt with this already? I can email a TIFF, but should I be trademarking, formatting, and making sure whatever deliverable they recieve, it looks like a professional prepared it? Am I overthinking it because this conversation should be part of the larger coordination effort during the initial stages?
Any help would be appreciated. A link to a giant database of commercial drone service provider deliverables templates, well, that would be excited l extra special appreciated!