Firefighting Drones?! Edgybees Fights Fires in Australia

February 23, 2020

On November 12, 2019, the Greater Sydney region in Australia declared a state of catastrophic fire danger as flames engulfed massive stretches of land. As of mid-January 2020, 46 million acres were burned down, including over 2000 homes, 48 facilities and another 2000 outbuildings. Over 30 people have been confirmed dead thus far and the University of Sydney has estimated that approximately 480 million animals have been killed, with perhaps even entire species being wiped out. 


The NSW fire service has been on the case for months now, fighting the fires and risking their lives for the safety of others.


Edgybees has been cooperating with NSW, providing the team with a cutting edge augmented reality solution.The Edgybees solution is an Augmented Reality platform that creates a computer generated overlay on top of video in real time. NSW utilized the technology to great effect in their firefighting operations, viewing the scene below from the perspective of a drone.



NSW was able to use the Edgybees platform pinpoint the location of the fires, burnt structures, roads, teams on the ground, or even civilians and marks their location on a virtual map. The team was able to get a good bearing on their surroundings, and focus their efforts on the job at hand. 




We would like to thank NSW for their brave work fighting the fires in Australia, and we wish them the best of luck. We have your support! 


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