CASARA Volunteers Take Flight to Save Lives

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Imagery captured by aircraft and RPAS pilots using the ASIS is submitted for spectro-analysis using a newly acquired software called Loc8. “This software allows an operator to scan images collected post‑flight for specific colours,” remarks Gord Tessier, Director of Research and Development Communications at CASARA Ontario. “Once a potential search object is located, the geotag from the photo, along with terrain matching, allows search teams to find missing aircraft, watercraft, or persons more quickly.”

Buxton Mountain Rescue (UK) Adopts Loc8

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Back in May we updated you on Loc8, an exciting piece of software the team has started trialling as part of our drone search programme.
 
Well, after a number of rigorous tests in the field, we are very pleased to announce that we have taken the decision to obtain a number of licences for the software so we will now begin to use it operationally.
 
The software allows hundreds of images to be scanned rapidly at pixel level, while automatically searching for matches with a missing persons clothing or even skin colour. When the system finds a potential match it alerts the operator who can then conduct further investigation.
 
We would like to thank Unmanned Systems Research for developing such an ingenious system and for the excellent level of support they have provided us throughout the trial!

RDT Narrows the Search in Poland

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Congratulations to our good friends in Warsaw, Poland on another successful search for an elderly dementia patient. RDT was heavily utilized and narrowed down the search area for them on this moving subject. Keep up the great work Dębe Wielki Volunteer Fire Brigade !!

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