News: Episcopal News Service July 7, 2016: Drone assesses Christchurch Cathedral earthquake damage


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July 7, 2016


A still image from a video producced by a drone camera inside New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral showing damaged caused by the February 2011 earthquake. Photo: Holmes Consulting Group

Drone assesses Christchurch Cathedral earthquake damage
A drone has been used got get up to date information about the damage to the interior of New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral. The cathedral suffered extensive damage in the February 2011 earthquake. On-going aftershocks are causing more masonry to fall down, some weighting up to half a tonne.

Drones map Welsh burial grounds with schoolchildren’s help
A diocese of the Church in Wales is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, in a pilot project to map centuries-old churchyards. For hundreds of years, burial records have been confined to written registers, books, and hand drawn maps and plans. But cutting-edge technology is helping to produce a more interactive – and accurate record.

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