Drones to photograph Shoreline parks and facilities

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DJI Phantom 4 drone with camera
weighs 3 pounds and fits in a small suitcase
By Diane Hettrick

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.

updated 1-26-17


Anonymous,  January 25, 2017 at 10:48 PM  

Define "notable areas". I assume this doesn't include private, residential property/neighborhoods?

How much is this costing in addition to the 200K that's already been spent?

Anonymous,  January 26, 2017 at 12:22 AM  

Dan Eernnissee and his pie in the sky ideas. I guess he has moved on from taking WSDOT property in Aurora Square for a $30 million sound stage to coveting different State real estate at Fircrest.

Anonymous,  January 26, 2017 at 11:50 AM  

Sheesh - how do we pull the plug on this "Surprised by Shoreline" campaign? If you haven't noticed, there's a new multi-level apartment going in on NE 185th - I seriously doubt the developer decided to build there because of your "sqwatch" thing. People already know where Shoreline is, and if they have a poor perception, this campaign isn't going to change their mind. It's kind of like calling Hhy 99 - "International Boulevard". The ho's don't care what you name the street.

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