Wednesday, January 25, 2017
|DJI Phantom 4 drone with camera|
weighs 3 pounds and fits in a small suitcase
No. The police are not spying on you. Neither is the City of Shoreline.
But there will be drones flying overhead throughout the year, taking photographs.
Shoreline has contracted with Jacobsen Photography to provide drone photography of city parks, facilities, and notable areas.
Jacobsen Photography will be shooting both still photos and videos throughout 2017. The object is to provide visuals for Shoreline's publicity campaign website surprisedbyshoreline.com, for marketing material for economic development, and for city publications such as Currents.
Jacobsen Photography will shoot many of the images using a quad-copter sUAS (small unmanned aerial system or drone), which is contracted to operate in Shoreline and its parks.
The operator will carry an FAA license and follow all applicable regulations and best practices including:
- that the drone be well-maintained,
- must operate at times with low foot traffic,
- must not fly directly over people,
- will avoid gathering personal data,
- will not be equipped to record audio,
- will not fly at night.
And s/he doesn't care what you are doing in your kitchen.
Contact Economic Development Manager Dan Eernissee or 206-801-2218 if the operation of the sUAS presents any specific concerns.