Tag: Drones for Good

Pix4D speaks at UN Panel on Food Security

Today the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will hold an expert panel meeting on the role of science, technology,...

US Forest Service Tests UAS Technology

This past September, the Alpine Ranger District of the US Forest Service hosted the first Agency contracted Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flight to evaluate forest...

How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

Few technologies have undergone as radical a change as drones. Where five years ago, drones were mainly seen as an instrument of war, today...

How firefighters in the UK are pioneering the use of drones

The English Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is constantly working to improve how they respond to incidents and how to make sure...

How Drones Can Help Improve Refugee Camps

Most of the time, when you have to build a refugee camp, you have to do so in a hurry. In a typical scenario...

Amazing uses of drones

Drones are becoming one of the most sought after flying machines after jets and UFOs (!), loved by humans due to fact they are very...

How Drones are Helping in Haiti

Haiti is both one of the poorest and one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. In addition to the devastating 2010...

How Drones Helped with Early Recovery in the Philippines

In November 2013, the Philippines experienced one of the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclones ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan resulted in well over 6,000 deaths...

Tracking Landmines with Drones in Bosnia Herzegovina

In May 2014, the worst flooding in the Balkans in 120 years caused massive damage and triggered landslides. In Bosnia Herzegovina these landslides and...

How Cheap Drones Helped Create Maps After the Nepal Quake

Following a series of severe earthquakes in 2015, many communities in Nepal struggled to rebuild their homes and  lives. Aerial imagery can be helpful...

How Drones Helped Fight Tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea

Few areas in the world as hard to penetrate as the dense jungles of Papua New Guinea. Roads are difficult to navigate under the...

Using Drones to Fight Flood Risks in Tanzania

With an estimated population of about 5 million and an annual growth of 8 per cent, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, is Africa’s fastest...

The Democratization of Airspace

It's a vision for reducing the carbon footprint of modern transport, from consumer goods to emergency medicine. Project Wing is building the next generation of...

Drones Are Revolutionizing Healthcare In Madagascar

Due to the continued use of drone strikes by the military, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are often associated more with ending lives than saving...

Mine-hunting drone could make the world a safer place

Designer and entrepreneur Massoud Hassani hopes to rid the planet of its estimated 100 million buried land mines within 10 years. That's why several...

How Drones are Feeding the World — and Disrupting Agriculture

DJI’s drone technology is expected to provide more sustainable farming practices while increasing yields through projects including crop-stress monitoring, aerial imaging and precision spraying. “Our partnership...

This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using...

Deforestation downs 10 billion trees around the globe annually. Replanting trees by hand is slow, expensive, and barely puts a dent in reversing the...

International Drone Day

This weekend marks celebration of the second International Drone Day!  Public perceptions of drones have greatly shifted since last year.  A year ago many people...

Scientists Use Drones to Monitor Nesting Cinereous Vultures

Keeping tabs on the world’s largest vulture can be quite a challenge. The Cinereous Vulture populations inhabit Mongolia’s remote and mountainous Kherlen Toono Uul Nature...