UAVs for non-military applications can be sophisticated and complex platforms upon which pieces of technology (image capturing devices and sensors) can be used for a variety and vast array of missions, in safe and organized methodologies to capture meaningful data. Of course, one needs to be aware of current and local laws/ordinances when piloting a UAV. To see some of the US and FL laws, see Existing US and FL laws for UAVs
“Uses not impinging upon 4th Amendment or one’s privacy….”
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