This has been a busy year for Chile Flying Labs. Here are a few highlights from the team:
- Chile Flying Labs Welcomes a New Partner
At the Chile Flying Labs headquarters, located at Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins, the first working meeting with our new strategic partner, Space Affairs and Photogrammetric Services department of the Chilean Air Force. The Space Affairs and Photogrammetric Services department will give Chile Flying Labs access to all the imagery and data that they obtain through the use of drones and satellites. In return, Chile Flying Labs will process their data and make it available for decision making. We are very grateful for the trust given by the Chilean Air Force to our work. Together building a more resilient country!
- Chile Flying Labs and Drone Sar Volunteer Teams Start Flying Together
After a call and exhaustive selection to incorporate new volunteers into the Chile Flying Labs network, the welcome meeting was held in the premises of the Bernardo O’Higgins University. This meeting was held in conjunction with our Drone Sar Chile partners. In this meeting the structure and way of working for the year 2019 was explained.
- Chile Flying Labs Launched a Project with a Fishing Community in Cartagena
Volunteers from Chile Flying Labs paid a visit to the fishing community of Cartagena. As the main outcome of this visit, a work agreement was signed between the local fishing community and Chile Flying Labs for a photogrammetric survey, planimetry and risk study in San Pedro Caleta, located in the district of Cartagena in Valparaíso Region of Chile. The project seeks to map the risks present in the cove, in support of a tourism project that is being developed by the Fishermen’s Union. In the first stage, we are planning the flights and the lifting of images with drones. As for the second stage we are working on photogrammetry in order to carry out the cartography and risk analysis.
- Chile Flying Labs and Imagine-iT Embark on a Journey Together
Chile Flying Labs and Imagine-iT begin working together to analyze information for disaster prevention and response. Imagine-iT (Hexagon) made a donation of licenses valued at USD$650,000 to support the work of our organization. With this donation, our volunteers will have better tools to analyze drone data and, together with ImagineIT, we will be working for a country better prepared to respond to emergencies!