Patrick Meier's Blog – August 2015 Archive (2)

The First Ever 3D Model of a Refugee Camp Made with Drone Imagery

 

A colleague of mine just returned from overseas where he flew a UAV as part of an independent exploratory project. He did so with permission and also engaged directly with local communities in the process—as per the guidelines listed in…

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Added by Patrick Meier on August 17, 2015 at 8:00am — 18 Comments

Using Drones to Map Diamond Mines and Reduce Conflict in Africa

In June 2014, a joint USAID and USGS team used a small UAV to map artisanal diamond mining sites in Western Guinea. The purpose of this UAV mission was to support the “Kimberley Process (KP), an international initiative aimed at preventing the flow of conflict diamonds.” Adhering to the…

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Added by Patrick Meier on August 11, 2015 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
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