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This 360 Drone Photography of Paradise Shows the Devastating Aftermath of the Camp Fire #drone #droneday

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In an attempt to document and study the devastation brought by Camp Fire, teams are using 360 drone photography. The images are hard to look at but hopefully they will lead to a better understanding of how these massive fires work.

Via Motherboard:

The Camp Fire ripped through 153,336 acres of Northern California over 17 days in November, demolishing more than 13,000 single-family homes and killing 88 people as of Monday. The figures alone are staggering, but newly-released photography and drone footage brings the devastation of what’s now known as the deadliest and most damaging wildfire in California’s history into sharp, visceral focus.

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The teams performed 518 drone flights in smoky conditions, capturing more than 70,000 images, including 160 panoramas. The data totaled around 477 gigabytes across two hard drives. Most of the town was mapped down to a one- or two-inch resolution. To get the information to fire control authorities as quickly as possible, runners brought the hard drives from agency to agency to help with recovery efforts, and were able to process the images within 24 hours of capturing.

You can view the footage on the Butte County website as an interactive map, or in Mapbox

Read more.

Head to the Butte County Website for full map details.


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