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Insitu demos UAV/GIS system for fighting wildfires

October 9, 2017By
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Following successful test flights, Insitu’s ScanEagle helps combat Oregon wildfire. UAV company Insitu and Esri have successfully completed test flights on a new way to support firefighting efforts using software for firefighters and first responders. The flights were held at the Warm Springs Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Test Range in Oregon. The test site is a Pan Pacific FAA UAS... read more

U.S. Forest Service deploys Avenza PDF Maps app for firefighting

October 30, 2015By
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Every year thousands of acres of forests are engulfed in fires. Recognizing the benefits of geospatial technology, the United States Forest Service (USFS) Geospatial Management Office (GMO) is using Avenza System Inc.’s award-winning PDF Maps mobile app to deliver interactive digital maps to firefighters and emergency response teams situated in forests across the United States and its territories. The USFS fights wildfires and... read more

Track Wildfires Across Western U.S. with Interactive Maps

August 5, 2015By
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Esri has published an interactive Wildfire Public Information Map and a 2015 California Wildfire Activity Map. Wildfire Public Information Map The Wildfire Public Information Map provides continuously updated information about wildfires and their perimeters from the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies. It provides live weather warnings and wind information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as live weather radar... read more

Double-Edged Sword: Drone Delivery Helps Clinic, but Drones Prevent Firefighting

July 21, 2015By
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In a striking contrast, the positive and negative sides of unmanned aerial vehicles were highlighted in a single day, July 17. First, in a government-approved demonstration, drones were used to deliver prescription medicine to patients at a temporary health clinic in rural Virginia, reports the Wall Street Journal. The event, reported previously by GPS World, aimed to show how UAVs can alleviate the problem... read more

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