drones Stories Mapped by City and State

Discover what state and local governments are utilizing drones.

See the big picture of how government agencies are utilizing drones by exploring our Government Technology editorial database geographically visualized by location and date.

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Seeing Government Uses, Pennsylvania County Vies for Federal Drone Project

Berks County, PA / December 28, 2017

Local Maine Authorities Turn to Drones for Rail Line Safety

Brunswick, Me. / December 5, 2017

Drones Play Critical Role in Ohio Agricultural Research

Springfield, OH / November 15, 2017

California City Proposes Drone Rules After Rash of Incidents

Oceanside, CA / November 3, 2017

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Expands Drone Program

San Diego County, CA / October 30, 2017

Delivery Drones Get Test Run in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV / October 23, 2017

Madison County, Ind., Embraces Drones as Emergency Response Tools

Madison County, Ind. / October 23, 2017

New York Agency Touts Progress Using Drones For Conservation, Emergency Response Work

New York / October 2, 2017

Boston Police Department Buys Drones, but Wants Community OK Before Use

Boston, MA / September 26, 2017

Maryland's Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Will Use Drones to Assess Traffic Patterns and Accidents

Anne Arundel County, MD / September 22, 2017

Using Commercial Drones in Las Vegas to Aid Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue

Las Vegas, NV / August 29, 2017

Public Cites Lack of Trust as Prime Concern with LAPD's Use of Drones

Los Angeles, Calif. / August 24, 2017

Glynn County, Ga., Police Deploy Drones In Search for Suspect

Glynn County, Ga. / August 18, 2017

Regulations Evolve in St. Louis, Mo.-Area Municipalities as Drone Interest Grows

St. Loius, MO / July 12, 2017

Pending Policy in San Francisco Could Launch Drone Programs

San Francisco, CA / May 5, 2017

Instead of Purchasing Drones, El Paso County, Colo., Looks to Private Sector to Implement UAVs

El Paso County, CO / April 24, 2017

Georgia Drone Legislation Expected to Pass Senate Maintains State Control Over UAV Laws

Atlanta, GA / March 23, 2017

Vague Drone Regulations Have Left Residents of Aiken, S.C., Nervous

Aiken, SC / March 21, 2017

Iowa Lawmakers to Further Regulate Drone Use

Des Moines, IA / February 13, 2017

After a Drone Crashed into Seattle's Space Needle, State Lawmakers Discuss New Regulations

Olympia, WA / January 17, 2017

Los Angeles Police Use Drones to Respond to Bomb Threats, Hostage Situations

Los Angeles, CA / January 13, 2017

Henderson, Nev., Drone-Testing Range Breaks Ground

Henderson, NV / January 4, 2017

New Regulations Open Up Opportunities for the Drone Industry in South Carolina

Columbia, SC / January 3, 2017