DJI has unveiled a new online map service that allows users to track incidents that have seen a drone assist in the rescue of a person in danger.
The Drone Rescue Map can be accessed on DJI’s website and shows that currently over 400 people have been aided by drones in more than 200 separate emergencies.
The map will be updated as incidents continue to occur.
News stories, as well as social media posts from sources like police departments, fire departments and volunteer rescue squads, have been used to collate the information.
A link to the original story, along with the event’s location and date, is included in a brief description.
Rescues have included things like hikers lost in remote locations, struggling swimmers, lost boaters and more.
The map does not include every rescue operation that has attempted to make use of a drone, but rather every rescue that has been successful as the direct result of a drone.
Romeo Durscher, DJI senior director of public safety integration, said: “The DJI Drone Rescue Map is now the best global reference for how effective drones are in emergencies, and allows the world to see the tremendous impact drones have had in finding lost people, shortening searches, reducing risks to rescuers and saving lives.
“Public safety workers already know how drones are revolutionising their work, and now the rest of the world can see their amazing stories in one place.
“The DJI Drone Rescue Map honors the incredible rescues they’ve made, and will allow everyone to see how drones help save people in the future.”