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USGS TAKES TO THE SKY

October 12, 2011

USGS Takes To the Sky

The U.S. Geological Survey’s recent success using drones to observe sandhill cranes in southern Colorado foreshadows the future of using unmanned aircraft for scientific research. By Mike Hutt, U.S. Geological Survey, Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center (http://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov), Denver. he Department of the Interior (DOI) recently conducted the first small unmanned aerial system (UAS) mission using