Drones making a difference in the Nepal earthquake relief effort

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Drones making a difference in the Nepal earthquake relief effort

With a death toll over 5,000, the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal left rescuers and relief workers scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit areas of the country. In this mission critical environment, GlobalMedic drones are proving themselves to be a crucial high-tech tool for aid workers in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.

“Our UAV team is tasked with aerially mapping crisis-affected areas, then compiling and cross-stitching the collected imagery into maps that provide a superior snapshot of needs on the ground,” wrote a GlobalMedic spokeswoman, in an email to FoxNews.com. “Identifying flooded areas, obstructed roads, population movements, and damaged infrastructure, the possibilities for UAV use in an emergency setting are extensive.”

GlobalMedic is the same organization that used its UAVs during the relief efforts after Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines last year.

How drones are helping the Nepal earthquake relief effort

By | 2017-08-31T15:25:10+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Drones|Comments Off on Drones making a difference in the Nepal earthquake relief effort

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