The banquet room at the Sheraton Madison Hotel was packed, with 125 people listening with rapt attention Tuesday as a panel of speakers agreed that drones are multiplying like flies, around the U.S. and here in the Madison area.

Drones can be used for so many purposes, from mapping natural disasters to monitoring construction sites, the speakers said.

“It’s phenomenal the business uses that are coming to fruition,” said Chris Johnson, CEO of Pilot Training System, Madison. “The floodgates are about to open.”

Read the full Wisconsin State Journal article here.