The Global Medic UAV team, in partnership with Aeryon Labs, performed damage assessments and compiled mapping data of the most heavily affected areas after the earthquake in Ecuador. Mapping of the hardest hit regions and damage assessments are being recorded to determine where help is needed most.
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“Aeryon Labs used a drone to map the areas in Portoviejo, and conducted damage assessments, taking aerial images of damaged buildings. That information was used by local responders to identify areas that needed aid, said Global Medic, a disaster response organization, on its website. The unmanned aerial vehicle’s pilot was trained by Kitchener-based Clarion Drone Academy.”
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