Drone permitted fly zones


#1

I know the request for The Ohio Department of Transportation is for their GIS mapping. They got special permission to fly it over an old gypsum mine rehab area that threatens to collapse under a fairly major road. There were some pretty cool pic’s of the underground structure.

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                 February 7, 2013 | By [Jennifer Lynch](https://www.eff.org/about/staff/jennifer-lynch) 

   
                  FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map?

View EFF’s updated Map of Domestic Drone Authorizations in a larger window. (Clicking this link will serve content from Google.)
The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a new drone authorization list. This list, released in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, includes law enforcement agencies and universities across the country, and—for the first time—an Indian tribal agency. In all, the list includes more than 20 new entities over the FAA’s original list, bringing to 81 the total number of public entities that have applied for FAA drone authorizations through October 2012.
Some of these new drone license applicants include:

[LIST]
[]The State Department
[
]National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
[]Barona Band of Mission Indians Risk Management Office (near San Diego, California)
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]Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (Idaho)
[]Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (Northwest Oregon)
[
]Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department (North Dakota)
[*]King County Sheriff’s Office (covering Seattle, Washington)
[/LIST]
And several new entities in Ohio, including:

[LIST]
[]Medina County Sheriff’s Office
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]Ohio Department of Transportation
[]Sinclair Community College
[
]Lorain County Community College
[/LIST]
The list comes amid extensive controversy over a newly-released memo documenting the CIA’s policy on the targeted killing of American citizens and on the heels of news that Charlottesville, Virginia has just become one of the first cities in the country to ban drones. This new list should contribute to the debate over whether using domestic drones for surveillance is consistent with the Constitution and with American values.


#2

Consistent w/the Constitution and American values? For the most part, no.

I can see where they’d be valuable tools as was demonstrated in the OP. They’d also be valuable to Border Patrol.
As general surveilance on unsuspecting U.S. citizens w/o a warrant? Fuggetaboutit.

Interesting how many colleges desire drones. For what purpose? To study the technology? Cool, I guess.
To surveil the campus at whoever’s will on the premise of keeping them ‘safe’? Not a good plan.

Aside from the obvoius potential abuse, how long before they’re asking, "Who needs a firearm when there’s all this superior technology to keep you safe?

But I’ll answer, if just for the fun of it:
“I need one for TARGET PRACTICE!”

(Good find, Perkins. Thanks for the info, links, etc. Kudos.)


#3

You have no more expectation from privacy from the air than you do from a traffic cam/security camera on the streets


#4

Hmm. Seems I failed to mention that I’ve no interest in going 'round and 'round in that old argument for the umpteenth time.

So, fair enough; I’ll say it now.
Save yourself the time and keystrokes; and save this board the bandwidth if it is with me you wish to argue. There’s no point in it.