"We can now bring the crime scene right into the jury box, and literally re-enact the crime for jurors," he said.
"Miller can program the department's GPS-enabled, 3.5-pound DraganflyerX6 quad copter to fly two concentric circles, at two elevations, capturing about 70 photos, for about $25 an hour. He then feeds those images into online digital mapping software, which creates a virtual crime scene that he uploads to his iPad."
"Holding the iPad with one hand, Miller recently demonstrated for Reuters how 3-D digital reconstruction can serve as a road map for investigators, and, soon, for juries."
"Miller said the same technique can often eliminate the need to shut down highways after accidents so investigators can take accurate measurements."