Performing inspections is one of the most practical use cases we see at DroneDeploy. In the wake of a natural disaster, emergency response professionals can use drones to assess the structural integrity of buildings to formulate the best and most well-informed evacuation plan. This also dramatically reduces their exposure to unnecessary danger. After Hurricane Irma in 2017, researchers and local governments in Florida used drones to survey over 300 square miles to assess neighborhood damage unsafe for teams on the ground to reach. Through the creation of 3D models, these teams were able to provide this data to FEMA for accurate disaster relief funds and survivor assistance volunteers.