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AIRT Puts Newly Released Pix4DReact to the Test After Hurric…

DRONELIFE got a first look at Pix4DReact at their user conference last month.  The software is designed to provide 2D mapping intelligence in the field – processing immediately, so that law enforcement, fire officials, or disaster recovery personnel can use the data to inform real-time critical decisions. The Airborne International …

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DJI’s Agras Drones are Being Deployed in the Fight Against M…

DJI’s Agras drones are being used by scientists in Tanzania to combat mosquito populations. The Agras MG-1S, typically adopted by farmers to spray pesticides over crops, is one element of a revolutionary attempt to fight Malaria. The equipment is being customized and used by entomologists in Zanzibar in a pilot …

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Here are the 5 Winners of the 2019 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitar…

The five winners of the second annual XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award have been announced at AUVSI XPONENTIAL.  The award was once again sponsored by DJI.  Image courtesy of Zipline More of our AUVSI Coverage: Drones for Good: The Winners The 2019 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award was dedicated to celebrating drone operations …

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DroneSeed Launches UAV Mission to Fight Invasive Species

Seattle-based DroneSeed and the Nature Conservancy Oregon are gearing up to save the ecosystem across the Pacific Northwest from invasive species. Drone swarms of up to five aircraft will be deployed to restore rangelands by re-seeding threatened areas – especially in sagebrush steppe habitats. Invasive weed species harm the sagebrush steppe, resulting in …

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Drones for Good: An Insider Look at North Carolina’s Intense…

image courtesy NCDOT Hurricane Florence was the brutal and long-lived Cape Verde storm that hit the shores of the Carolinas this September.  The storm claimed 53 lives and caused more than estimated $17.9 billion in damage to homes, roads and infrastructure. With highways flooded and almost every element of community …

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Drones for Good: The Organization Donating Drones to Public …

When I had the opportunity to meet Marc Langley at this year’s InterDrone conference, it was clear that he’s a man with a passion.  Not just for his own company – he is CEO of national drone services provider Airborne Works – but for the non-profit he founded this year – the …

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Is the Public Really Ready for Drones in Public Safety? Here…

A new study reveals what the public really thinks about using drone technology to increase public safety.  Published by commercial drone platform provider Cape, the study was the result of a survey of over 684 U.S. consumers.  The study offered several interesting insights, but one theme is clear – communities …

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