Posts Tagged unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Drones for Good: 4 Lessons from SXSW Interactive

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The view of small unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones,” has evolved quickly in the past two years from objects of fear or hobbyist fascination to the forefront of global discussions of how to improve humanitarian operations. Emerging applications range from high-resolution digital mapping to rapid situational awareness to potentially enormous changes in how we distribute essential relief goods to remote […]

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An Open Letter to the Humanitarian UAV Community

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NetHope – a consortium of non-governmental organizations that specialize in improving information technology collaboration – has been hosting an ongoing webinar series on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in development and relief. It’s been a fascinating educational series so far – beginning last July with Dan Gilman from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs […]

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Beyond Drones: UAV Networks and The Future of Transportation

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The field of humanitarian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has moved forward at a tremendous pace since Direct Relief and DanOffice first experimented with the technology during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 14 months ago. New applications have emerged, from mapping to multi-spectral sensing to goods transport. Software innovations have improved coordination, data sharing, and analysis. Significant improvements in hardware, from vehicles to batteries to […]

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Next Up: Humanitarian UAVs (Drones) with Singularity University and Nethope

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In case you missed the most recent of the Nethope webinar series on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), in which Direct Relief’s Director of Research and Analysis Andrew Schroeder facilitated a discussion with Esri on use of the ArcGIS platform for managing, processing, and sharing UAV data, a recording of the webinar is now line at the Nethope Solutions Center. In the webinar, Esri Technical Product Manager Cody Benkelman highlights […]

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Reflections on the First UN Expert Meeting on Humanitarian UAVs

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The first-ever meeting of the United Nations (UN) expert advisory group on humanitarian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) met Thursday at the UN headquarters in New York City.  I was joined with colleagues from UN-OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, American Red Cross, the UAViators network, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, DanOfficeIT, Google Project Wing and others. Using UAVs to Inform Relief & Development International […]

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NetHope Summit 2014: Using Technology to Address Global Challenges

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At this year’s NetHope Member Global Summit, held Nov. 3-5 at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, Calif., Direct Relief had the opportunity to learn from the frontlines of technological change and to present on some of the key areas where we have been playing a leadership role on issues of technology and humanitarianism amongst our colleague non-governmental organizations. Combining the […]

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