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Drone Use Takes Off in Land Surveying

As more and more hobbyists use drones to capture memorable video and photos, commercial uses for unmanned aerial vehicles continues to expand at a rapid rate, from monitoring agricultural crops to crowd control by law enforcement. Among those emerging commercial uses for drones is land surveying. In its spring newsletter Bulletin, the state Board for…

Cal Fire Cracks Down on Drones

When working to stop a wildfire, time is of the essence. Firefighters have minutes to hold back a blaze, and any disruptions can cost property and lives. During the recent Trailhead Fire, firefighting operations were disrupted by a hobby drone flown above the fire to take personal videos and photos. The drone operator was arrested…

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