Tag: technology

Social Media Action Plan for SAR

Presenting the Social Media Action Plan for Search and Rescue with guidance on how to use SM to assist SAR to locate missing persons.

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Locating lost people using Social Media

Assisting SAR teams to locate missing people using Social Media

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How far did I go?

How far did I go? How GPS measurement distorts perception of distance in the backcountry

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Uses for UAVs in SAR

Some proposed uses for UAVs in SAR based on a year of consulting experts, feel free to contribute to this conversation.

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TrueNorth public beta

TrueNorth is in public beta – using a GIS is like writing a resume with Photoshop, come get your mapping word processor.

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Measuring GPS Precision

Following up on a series of posts on how to measure the error in a GPS, I’ve written a simple too that will let you calculate the precision of any GPS unit.

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SAR in BC for UAV operators

Some resources on how Search and Rescue works in British Columbia for UAV operators.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: the basics

Some basic facts about the operational use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Search and Rescue in Canada, and in BC

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Current Crowdsourced SAR effort on the North Shore

SAR teams on the North Shore are attempting to reproduce a crowdsourced SAR effort pioneered in 2010 on a massive 16 day long search.

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Silver Alert

The silver alert is an example of an alert for a vulnerable missing person in an urban setting that can help find people with dementia who wander.

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