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July 2nd, 2015
Indonesia Deploys Drones to Catch Tax Cheats

For Indonesia’s cash-strapped government, policing revenue across a chain of 17,000 islands that would stretch from New York to Alaska is no easy task. Remote areas on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, where most of the palm oil trees are grown, are difficult to access and the government can’t afford a dedicated satellite or helicopters. By turning to drones, the tax office is using a technology that some planters already use to track their estates and identify trees that need water or nutrients. Read more via Bloomberg Business