What Will Drones Do?

Drones Agriculture

Use of domestic drones is expected to increase greatly in the near future. Many of the applications are more mundane than you’d expect:

[T]he vast majority of drones in the United States will probably be used for agriculture. According to a recent report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (A.U.V.S.I.), a trade group, over ninety per cent of the U.A.V. industry’s possible economic impact in 2015 (or about two billion dollars) will be agricultural. Drones can be used to more precisely spray crops, keep track of growth rates and hydration, and identify possible outbreaks of disease before they spoil a harvest.

Interactive version of the above map here.