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Coming of the age technology: The Drone Photography

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Skye De Moya and Ross Shafer are two professional drone photography experts who opened their business in drone photography and videography back in 2013.

The company is named as SkyCam Productions and is based in Baltimore.

Shafer and De Moya will perform their daily task of assembling up the drone, mounting the camera and then calibrating the device so that its internal compass can determine the direction while the GPS can detect its location. Yes, something that the general mass cannot relate to easily.

Though, it is to be noted that unlike amateur drone photographers, Skye and Ross work together as a team. De Moya is of the opinion that it allows them for better joint maneuvers and more creativity.

Thus one can see their passion and to start with Shafer, who says that the remote control toys caught his interest years ago as a kid and he even goes on to compare and confesses that the new drones are much easier to control than the older ones. He tells about how they used to get swept off as the winds came in and went to a distance much further away from him. With hours and hours of practice, is the only way that he got on the control of the drone models and its sophisticated technology.

While De Moya tells about how she started at first as an assistant camographer, someone who will fly the drones professionally and then she slowly upgraded towards a tiny model with manual controls and which needed heavy practice before she finally mastered the craft.

On the other, it is true that drone photography has taken the nuances of the photography and videography to a new heights, one has to be concerned about the safety issues as well.

There are rules and regulations against flying of a drone over big crowds or in highly populated areas like in a city where the surrounding has too much concrete which can ultimately interfere with the GPS. Then there are the laws in the USA, which cites that it is not permissible to fly within a 8 km radius of an airport or else more than 122 meters above the ground to protect the air traffic for that matter. (This news is brought to you by NewsGram in association with VOA)

 

 

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Amazing technology! This can help us tackle problems like traffic, or any such transport issues.

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Google Expands Its Advanced Location Tracking System to the US

The location is computed on the device and delivered directly to emergency providers only when you explicitly call an emergency number.

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Google is expanding its advanced location tracking feature for Android called “Emergency Location Service (ELS)” to the US.

Launched in 2016 and is currently available in 14 countries (excluding India), ELS provides accurate locations both indoors and outdoors by using a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks and sensors.

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The location tracking service is compatible with Android version 4.0 and above.

“Google is deploying ELS in the US, including the Virgin Islands, in partnership with emergency technology company RapidSOS and wireless service providers T-Mobile and West,” Jen Chai, Product Manager, Android, Google wrote in a blog-post late on Wednesday.

“Wireless providers like T-Mobile have existing ways to share emergency locations with emergency centers, but this integration with ELS will help deliver higher accuracy locations faster than before,” Chai wrote.

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Launched in 2016 and is currently available in 14 countries (excluding India) Wikimedia Coomons

Since the launch of ELS around the world, the most observed impact of the feature has been in critical, emergency situations by shortening emergency response times.

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“You don’t need to install a separate app, update your OS, or have special hardware to benefit from more accurate location. The location is computed on the device and delivered directly to emergency providers only when you explicitly call an emergency number,” Chai added.

The location tracking service is compatible with Android version 4.0 and above. (IANS)

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