Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser tests out drones to evaluate land

CLOSE Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown explains how an unmanned aerial vehicle – commonly known as a drone – produces its images. Anne Delaney Buy Photo Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown, right, and Karl Sandell, general counsel and director of programming,…

Lost in Skagit County? These are the drones you’re looking for

A new Skagit County Sheriff’s Office unit took to the skies this month with three unmanned aerial drones. “Rather than send the climbers down in harm’s way, that machine can fly from the safety of the parking lot,” Sheriff Will Reichardt said. “I think that…

York County drone facility funding grounded, for now

A proposed facility for testing unmanned vehicles in York County was not included in the first round of projects approved for Go Virginia funding, but the regional head of Go Virginia thinks the project can get funding with some additions to the proposal. The unmanned…

Group gifts search drone to Montgomery County Sheriff

The Montgomery County Sheriff has a new eye in the sky thanks to a holiday gift from the Alzheimer’s and Autism Outreach Group. AOG donated a search and rescue drone, a standard kit modified with specialized thermal imaging technology, to the sheriff’s office. Though the…

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