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Drones provide unique view of Jekyll

Special to SEGAZINE

By SARAH LUNDGREN
The Brunswick News

While big-name businesses are bringing the discussion on drones to the forefront, Jekyll Island already has them beat.

No, the state-owned island doesnt have unmanned drones making door to door deliveries, but its certainly capitalized on the technology to capture a whole new world and a different view of the island.

What began as a simple project involving a Segway outfitted with a high-definition camera has now taken to the skies, says Kevin Udell, Jekyll Island Authority director of sales.

“This all started out when Eric Garvey, JIA chief information officer began a Segway HD camera tour. We got incredible shots and then he said, By the way, I have this glider we could use for shots up in the air,” Udell said. “Its morphed into the latest technology – drones.

via The Brunswick News

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