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Shark spotting drones alert swimmers of nearby danger

Shark spotting drones alert swimmers of nearby danger | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
In Australia drones have been powered by artificial intelligence and embedded with loudspeakers to warn those at risk of shark attacks.
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I think this is a great idea if you are able to control a swarm of drones at the same time. Drone team might be a resource hog. 1-2 pilots, 1-2 retrievers to get spent drones and make them ready for the next sortie and some sort of system to warn swimmer to be cautious or to get out of the water
 
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Research shows drones could help crop management take off

Research shows drones could help crop management take off | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agricultur
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we need drones with more flight time capability. Although it seems helpful, I'd like to hear from Farmers who are using drones?

 
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June 2017 Top 20 Best Drones For Sale List | MyFirstDrone

June 2017 Top 20 Best Drones For Sale List | MyFirstDrone | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a camera drone, racing drone, or your first drone? Our June 2017 drones for sale guide has the answers.
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First look at some high end drones. Key things you need, (1) return home if signal lost (2) avoidance detectors (3) auto rotate down when power is lost (4) a small key-sized tracker to help find your unit if it fails (5) hover the drone 3 feet over the ground in one location unit battery is drained -compare with published battery use time (6) KNOW the difference between a survey grade drone like http://uas.trimble.com/ and racing drones.
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Trident submarines could be hacked to start nuclear war, report warns

Trident submarines could be hacked to start nuclear war, report warns | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
A report from the British American Security Information Council, based in Whitehall, has pointed out dangerous security flaws in the UK's nuclear weapons programme.
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The subs are not connected to the wide internet and are so very difficult to track down or hack. But this report warns that when the submarines are in port for routine maintenance and refurbishment, they could be 'injected' with malicious software. This malware may be able to lie dormant, waiting be activated remotely at critical moments. Implanting malware in this way could allow rival states to disable nuclear arms at times of war, the report warned. Scary...but could be a great movie plot
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Smart bats and drones deliver more data to cricket fans

Smart bats and drones deliver more data to cricket fans | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Smart technology has given amateur and professional sportspeople access to a huge array of data. The latest suite of smart gear from Intel is focused on delivering more info to cricket players and fans alike, with plans to bring drones, virtual reality and a bat sensor to life later this year.
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Hovering drones with high resolution sensors, smart sensors on cricket bats, and knowledge regarding the playing field are changing the game of Cricket.
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Stantec increases drone use for surveying

Stantec increases drone use for surveying | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Giant Canadian architecture firm Stantec is upping its use of drones for site surveys. It recently sent up a drone to measure coastal erosion on a stretch of Californian coastline north of Los Angeles as part of an increased effort to use drones where manual surveying is difficult/dangerous. Stantec surveyor Victor Rasgado says, “We’re still
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5 Industries Adopting Drone Technology - TechSling Weblog

5 Industries Adopting Drone Technology - TechSling Weblog | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Darren Sheffield from Cloud Vista Studio discusses 5 emerging uses of drones in the commercial world. Drone usage is on …
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Capturing Survey-Quality Data with UAVs | ArcNews

Capturing Survey-Quality Data with UAVs | ArcNews | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Geomatics and planning firm McKim & Creed, Inc., tested Drone2Map for ArcGIS when it surveyed a landfill—and it obtained exceptional results.
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Drone markets and key player - Drone Industry Insights

Drone markets and key player - Drone Industry Insights | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
This article is about the drone market environment. Goal is to shed some light onto the vast drone ecosystem and provide transparency over the key players.
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The question I have is how do I become a key player in the humanitarian mapping field??

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/15: Space-based Information for Post-2015 Sustainable Development | UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/15: Space-based Information for Post-2015 Sustainable Development | UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Download the Newsletter (2.17 MB)  
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▶ TU Delft - Ambulance Drone - YouTube

Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-...
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The Sphere Project | Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

The Sphere Project | Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
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Best Drones Under $50 of 2017 | Quadcopter Drone With Camera

Best Drones Under $50 of 2017 | Quadcopter Drone With Camera | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Find out the best drones under $50 Dollar and take your videos and photos to new heights with one of these cheapest camera drones.
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Here is a good way to learn how to fly drones. Buy cheap ones and if they crash - you have not lost a lot of money.
 
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Manhunt for armed 'dangerous' prisoner, 30, who escaped from hospital

Manhunt for armed 'dangerous' prisoner, 30, who escaped from hospital | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Michal Kisier, 30, was at Salisbury District Hospital receiving treatment for a head wound when he gave his guards the slip at 7pm. He is considered dangerous and is armed with a razor blade.
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Extensive searches are being carried out with officers using drones, police dogs, and the force helicopter to try and locate him.
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Drones take to the skies to supply DOUGHNUTS in Denver

Drones take to the skies to supply DOUGHNUTS in Denver | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
A team of drones flew through parking lots to deliver doughnuts to Denver's mayor and the city's police and fire department. Texas-based company Drone Dispatch provided the UAVs.
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Amazon got British approval for three new types of tests, including flying drones that are no longer within sight of their operators in rural and suburban areas. The other two are having one person operate several highly automated drones and testing devices to make the drones able to identify and avoid obstacles. During the test the drones will be only allowed to fly an altitude of 400ft (122m) and kept away from operating near airport flight paths.
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7 Creative Ways To Use Drones For Kids' Learning

7 Creative Ways To Use Drones For Kids' Learning | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Drones can make learning so much more interesting. Find out why you should get your littles ones the best drones for kids.
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great article exposing grade school students to the use of drones in several domains. Kids are so curious, after seeing this technology the hope is that they will use it in other applications
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Kespry Announces Drone 2 with Increased Performance for Construction

Kespry Announces Drone 2 with Increased Performance for Construction | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
MENLO PARK, Calif. – Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider, today announced that it has enhanced the Kespry Drone 2 with higher performance features that deliver significa…
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“Customers are looking for a complete drone solution that provides survey grade accuracy, without sacrificing speed and convenience,” said George Mathew, CEO and chairman of Kespry. “ The enhancements to the Kespry Drone 2 – bringing centimeter-level accuracy – exemplify how Kespry is innovating the industrial drone space through its Aerial Intelligence Platform.”
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The Drone Journalism Lab Releases Operations Manual For Free – Editor & Publisher

The Drone Journalism Lab Releases Operations Manual For Free – Editor & Publisher | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
In response to the Federal Aviation Administration drone guidelines formally taking effect this past August, the Drone Journalism Lab decided
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MJX X929H Review: Tiny, Cute Altitude Hold Mode Drone For Beginners

MJX X929H Review: Tiny, Cute Altitude Hold Mode Drone For Beginners | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Read on as we discuss whether the $23 MJX X929H altitude hold quadcopter is really worth the money in this review of the MJX X929H!
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TU Delft - Ambulance Drone

Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-...
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An older scenario regarding how drones can be used. However, I see a huge market in humanitarian service delivery where essential supplies, (even something simple as a ground fault circuit breaker to  delivery of insulin or anti-virus injections)

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Only 24 hours to Save the Link!

Only 24 hours to Save the Link! | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Some of your favourite online services could be forced to pay a fee just for linking. Say NO to this outrageous scheme while there’s still time.
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5 Ways Big Geospatial Data Is Driving Analytics In the Real World - Datanami

5 Ways Big Geospatial Data Is Driving Analytics In the Real World - Datanami | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
Amid the flood of data we collect and contend with on a daily basis, geospatial data occupies a unique place. Thanks to the networks of GPS satellites and
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PrecisionHawk Launches Data Analysis App Store for Unmanned Vehicle Industry | Unmanned Systems Technology

PrecisionHawk Launches Data Analysis App Store for Unmanned Vehicle Industry | Unmanned Systems Technology | humanitarian mapping | Scoop.it
PrecisionHawk, an unmanned aerial systems and remote sensing company, has announced the beta launch of The Algorithm Marketplace, an online repository for
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