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April 9th, 2014
Relief Organisation Uses Drones to Map Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Efforts

Medair, an international relief agency, together with Drone Adventures, a non-profit organisation that promotes the humanitarian use of drones, used the devices to take hundreds of high-resolution aerial images of Tacloban, Dulag and Julita – towns which have been severely affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The team then merged the images to create detailed 2D maps and 3D terrain models before distributing them for free to community leaders. Read More