Archive for new zealand

Drones, Helicopters and Satellites Map out Earthquake-Stricken Areas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is using drones, satellites, helicopters and the human eye to map surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand. [Read More]

NZ Transport Agency Brings in Drone to Survey Degraded Gully Systems

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2016

As part of an environmental strategy to lay out how degraded gully systems can be restored, New Zealand’s transport agency is using a drone to collect information on the topography and type of vegetation in gullies. On the Hamilton section [Read More]