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Planners Experiment with Unmanned Aerial Systems to Improve Maine Towns

Maine planners are finding new ways to use aerial photos and drone technology to improve transportation and environmental planning.
December 3, 2016, 5am PST | CHorose
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Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) is experimenting with drones to create videos and images that offer new perspectives on local assets. 

Drones—also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)—have been used for the following and more:

  • Road corridor fly-overs
  • Traffic flow and behavior analysis
  • Creating aerial basemaps (orthoimages)
  • Generating 3D visualizations
  • Promotional videos for communities

The Maine Association of Planners highlights projects for each of these uses, offering illustrative videos and images.

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Published on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Maine Association of Planners
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