The Dos and Don’ts of Mapping: Time and Life Saving Tips

by TNyland 19. April 2019 06:57

Investigating a fatal accident means there is little to no room for mistakes. Even the most experienced investigator can make a novice move, and it comes down to always being equipped for the worst. Arriving on scene only to discover your equipment is outdated, has low battery life, or has been left behind, requires the roadway to be shut down even longer for scene preservation.

Investigators are already under enough pressure to collect and document evidence as quickly as possible, having to stay on scene even longer due to lack of preparation not only increases the chance of secondary crashes, but can also wound your reputation on scene. More...

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Drone Mapping: Aerial and Ground Measurements

by TNyland 14. February 2019 11:26

The rapid advancement and multiplying options have drastically reduced the cost of drones, shifting business models for a variety of industries. The number of public safety agencies acquiring drones has risen by 82% in the last year alone. Drones and lasers are transforming the way investigators collect their data on scene and are rapidly becoming one of the most invaluable tools for investigators who are tasked with accurate crash, crime, and fire analysis.

Drones provide many benefits to crash, crime, and fire investigators, and while there is a cool and fun element to flying a drone there are extensive rules, regulations, and certifications that need to be completed before one is able to fly their drone high in the sky and take their investigative skills to the next level. More...

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