Geographic Information System (GIS) & Survey's Drone Program

Importance of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to GIS

With the ability to autonomously collect a range of data, businesses of all types are racing to take advantage of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A GIS is only as good as the data submitted to it. UAVs can quickly and inexpensively feed the GIS a stunning array of data. However, utilizing UAVs for data collection is no small task.

Like GIS systems, UAVs are flexible tools able to satisfy a wide range of professional needs. The advent of light-weight, high-performance UAVs has disrupted many industries in the past decade, a trend that will not being slow down anytime soon. With the ability to independently collect a range of data, businesses of all types are racing to take advantage of drones. In fact, the FAA estimates that by 2022 there will be nearly half a million registered commercial-use UAVs in the United States (Source: FAA 2018 - 2038 Aerospace Forecast.)

Douglas County's Drone Program

In 2018, the Douglas County Commissioners authorized the creation of the County’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program through the adoption of the Drone Flight and Operation Resolution (PDF).

For more information on Douglas County’s UAs Program, contact Justin Roozen at (509) 884-7173.


Drone Flights in Douglas County

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