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Komatsu, Orix to offer rent-a-drone service for Japan's surveyors

Package also includes image-processing software to help companies short on time, labor

Drones are likely to find greater use in Japan's construction industry as the country's labor shortage worsens.

TOKYO -- Construction machinery builder Komatsu and a unit of leasing group Orix have come together for a service to help smaller surveying companies start using drones to map terrain in three dimensions quickly and affordably.

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