TAG: wildfire

Double-Edged Sword: Drone Delivery Helps Clinic, but Drones Prevent Firefighting

July 21, 2015By

In a striking contrast, the positive and negative sides of unmanned aerial vehicles were highlighted in a single day, July 17. First, in a government-approved demonstration, drones were used to deliver prescription medicine to patients at a temporary health clinic in rural Virginia, reports the Wall Street Journal. The event, reported previously by GPS World, aimed to show how UAVs can alleviate the problem... read more

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FireWhat Inc. Offers Real-Time Wildfire Management

February 10, 2015By

A FireWhat Inc. representative talks about its wildfire management techniques at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington D.C. FireWhat is a GIS and Technology company that provides custom tools to map and track assets in and out of the field. read more

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My First-Hand Experience with the Waldo Canyon Wildfire and GPS

July 10, 2012By

Tuesday, the 26th of June, started off as a beautiful day in Colorado Springs, if you ignored the towering plume of smoke to the west from the Waldo Canyon Wildfire. The wildfire started three days before in the popular Waldo Canyon hiking area in the Rocky Mountains just off Highway 24. While people in the Colorado Springs area were concerned, there were currently eight other wildfires raging in the state of Colorado and over the past month arsonist(s) were suspected of starting up to 20+ wildfires. So many had become inured to the sight and smell of smoke. Only one serious wildfire was known to be currently out of control in Colorado at the time, so concerns in the Colorado Springs community could be described as moderate. Then at 1630, that’s 4:30 P.M. for my non-military readers, the wildfire displayed its true personality. read more

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