The government for the Indian state of Maharshtra has begun using UAVs to monitor crop loss caused by the drought stricken Osmanabad district. Information obtained by two drones will be used to determine how much reimbursement will be paid out to the area’s farmers. Up to 51 villages will be monitored by the two drones, which hover at a height of about 150 meters (around 492 feet). Each of the drones will capture around 1,000 photos for every five meters it covers.
In other drone news, Slate asks whether drones should be required to don license plates so that law enforcement officials can identify and police them like a car. Also, Idaho-based Snake River Shooting Products is marking ammunition to take down pesky drones.
Idaho ammo company is in the business of downing drones
Something new—and unexpected—is having a negative impact on wildlife: Drones. http://t.co/7eW9haKsFt
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