How drone cameras are used
People are using drone cameras in many ways these days. Rescue missions, fire fighting observation and agricultural surveys are just a few of the ways drone cameras are being used. Many are using them to make money. The article below is an unusual way in which this technology is being used to document blight situations in American cities.
Drone camera documents blight in intown Atlanta neighborhood | The Watchdog blog
“A group of Atlanta residents are so angry over the city’s blighted buildings they flew a drone to film them. What they found is ugly.
These aerial shots from the Ashview Heights and English Avenue neighborhoods show the skeletal remains of long-abandoned properties. The crumbling roofs would look at home in a war zone.
The video is the work of Blyght, a group of young, tech-savvy residents who are calling attention to deadbeat owners and hazardous properties using technology. Charlie Agrinsoni filmed the homes. West side residents David Cater, Kahlil English Alan Holmes are coordinating the effort. Holmes
has served on the city’s code enforcement committee, which studied ways to overhaul its system.
A budget proposal by neighborhood groups that’s being presented to City Hall today asks for millions of dollars in additional funding and resources, including 20 more code enforcement researchers to hunt down owners and 15 more public works officers.
Eleven associations have signed on to the budget request. A Change.org petition is also in progress.
Watch their full video here:
Note: Edited at 1:38 p.m. to update links and add a new video.
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