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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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What Exactly Can Drone Geospatial Data Do? Disaster Response…

Disaster response efforts following Hurricane Michael have showcased high precision drone geospatial data. SimActive, a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, partnered with drone service provider Midwest Aerial to perform critical damage assessment of homes and infrastructure after Hurricane Michael struck the Gulf Coast last month.  Hurricane Michael destroyed billions of …

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Drones for Good: Lifesaving Vaccines Will Be Delivered by Dr…

Jospeh Hing and Rebecca Olul introiducing the chgildren of Epi to the magic of drones and how they will be part of a world first drone delivery of vaccines trial to be held in Vanuatu. Credit: UNICEFPacific/2018/Chute When Unicef Australia contacted us earlier this year to try and encourage applications …

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Miami-Based Airborne Response Gets Ready for Hurricane Micha…

The 2018 Hurricane season is already off to a deadly start, and disaster response teams are honing their preparations.  Drones have become a critical part of disaster preparation, response, and rebuild.  While many Floridians are getting ready to evacuate, Miami-based Airborne Response is getting ready to fly. The following is …

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