Global drone map provides directory of public safety and emergency services drone programs

The goal of the project is to build a network of public safety drone programs to share best practices, safety notices, lessons learned and regulatory updates


By Brandon Karr

DRONERESPONDERS has partnered with Esri and NASA Ames Research Institute to develop a geo-referenced directory of public safety and emergency services drone programs. 

The purpose of the Global Public Safety Drone Map is to coordinate program development, training and mutual assistance between jurisdictions, as well as share best practices, safety notices, lessons learned and regulatory updates. In addition, the map will help locate nearby teams to share resources and facilitate training opportunities.

To put your public safety agency UAS program on the Global Map, complete a 3-minute survey and your data will automatically populate the map. Over 350 agencies from around the world have joined the map to date. 

The directory data will not be shared with vendors or used for marketing purposes. Additionally, this tool will not be used to identify assets for deployment. 

A map dashboard will also be forthcoming to filter by public safety discipline, state and more. 

Complete the survey here: https://teams.DRONERESPONDERS.org.


About the author

Brandon Karr is a Pearland, Texas police officer, chair for the Gulf Coast Regional Public Safety Unmanned Systems Response Team and the Global Map Program Manager for DRONERESPONDERS. For additional information or questions, contact him at bkarr@droneresponders.org.

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