Instead of Purchasing Drones, El Paso County, Colo., Looks to Private Sector to Implement UAVs

With drones, government officials can zoom through rugged canyons in search of missing hikers, hover over charred landscapes to assess wildfire damage and float above roads and bridges for inspection.

Like many other public agencies across the country, El Paso County is moving forward with plans to use drones to save time and money on government work. County officials aren’t sure exactly what roles the devices will play, although they have a myriad options. Local governments in Colorado are using drones for an array of purposes, from making sure stormwater drainage systems are properly functioning to digitally preserving crime scenes …

Government Technology | April 24, 2017

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