Photo credit : FalconViz.
On the occasion of the start of VivaTech 2019 this Thursday, KAWA met with Anas Dahlawi general manager at FalconViz, a Saudi start-up specializing in 3D surveying and mapping using drones.
Created in 2015 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), FalconViz is an entrepreneurial success story like no other in the Middle East. The company, recently listed among the 100 Arab start-ups to be monitored by the World Economic Forum, claims to have created “the next generation of 3D mapping”. “We are a service company that uses drones. We use them to capture images, then we re-structure them to obtain very high resolution images,” explains Anas Dahlawi, General Manager at FalconViz.
FalconViz, an Arab start-up to follow
The company offers useful services in many fields such as construction, real estate, topographical surveys, corridor surveys and urban planning. But the start-up sees even further ahead. “We are developing our business in the region and internationally. There are now other areas to be exploited such as infrared thermography or thermal vision that can help different types of industries, particularly in the field of renewable energies,” says Anas.
Today, the Saudi company has major national clients such as the oil company Saudi Aramco and the municipality of Jeddah, and international clients such as the American engineering consultancy company AECOM.
According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the 3D mapping market will reach $4.4 billion by 2020 with a growth rate of 6.4%. In this market, where competition is stiff, FalconViz intends to make its mark, thanks in to “its know-how, its knowledge in the way of capturing images, its knowledge of data analysis in order to bring precise results to customers, based in the region and internationally”.