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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Ohio Draws Out Long-Term Plans for Springfield UAS Center

/ December 20, 2018

City Council Defers to Feds, Tabling Drone Ordinance

South Bend, Indiana / November 14, 2018

Hartford, Conn., Wants Oversight of Police Drones, Other Tech

Hartford, Connecticut / November 13, 2018

An Aquatic Drone Is New England’s First Line of Hurricane Defense

New Brunswick, NJ / October 29, 2018

In Chula Vista, Calif., Drones Now Respond to 911 Calls

Chula Vista, CA / October 29, 2018

As Oregon Public Safety Agencies Begin to Use Drones, Questions Arise

Eugene, Oregon / October 26, 2018

Drones to Become Part of Policing in St. Louis, Mo.

St. Louis, MO / October 26, 2018

To Avoid Scaring Public, Dallas Police Department Outlines Drone Restrictions

/ October 23, 2018

Westmoreland County, Pa., Emergency Command Center Comes with Six Drones

Westmoreland County, Pa. / October 17, 2018

Spokane, Wash., City Council Authorizes Police to Use Drones — With Restrictions

Spokane, Wash. / October 17, 2018

Orlando, Fla., Fire Department Shows Off New Tools, Including Bomb Robot and Drones

Orlando, FL / October 17, 2018

New York’s Drone Industry Will Get Boost from $5M State Grant

New York / October 12, 2018

New York Airport Gets Federal Drone Testing Extension

Rome, NY / October 8, 2018

Ohio Researchers Are Working to Make ‘Air Ubers’ a Reality

Dayton, OH / October 2, 2018

Working Drones Come with Inherent Potential, Concerns

St. Louis, MO / September 28, 2018

Portsmouth, N.H., Police Want to Use Federal Grant to Purchase Drone

Portsmouth, New Hampshire / September 25, 2018

Drones Continue to Find Work in Ohio

Ohio / September 17, 2018

Santa Clara, Calif., Takes State Drones Rule a Step Further

Santa Clara County, Calif. / September 14, 2018

Drone-Pilot Degree Program Takes Flight at Florida College

Spring Hill, FL / September 11, 2018

Police Drones Floated as Part of Riverhead, N.Y.’s Revitalization Plan

Riverhead, NY / September 10, 2018

A Washington Parks Department Proposes Banning Drones from Its Facilities

Spokane, WA / September 5, 2018

Wake County, N.C., First to See Meds-By-Drone Delivery in U.S.

Raleigh, N.C. / August 30, 2018

Drones Are Catching on in Public Safety Circles, But Denver PD Isn’t Totally Convinced

Denver, Colo. / August 29, 2018

Georgia Police Make Compelling Case for Department Drones

Savannah, GA / August 27, 2018

High-Speed Fiber and Drones Power Live-Streaming Accident App

Wilson, N.C. / August 21, 2018

Drone Program Will Train Students for Agricultural Uses

East Peoria, Ill. / August 21, 2018

Kansas Transportation and Higher Ed Kick Off Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot

Salina, KS / August 15, 2018

Drones Offer Texas Students New Vocational Opportunities

Mission, TX / August 14, 2018

Drones Find Place in Public Service in New York Towns

Long Island, New York / August 13, 2018

Drones Will Supplement Fire, Police Departments in National City, Calif.

National City, Calif. / July 17, 2018

Marin County, Calif., Explores Potential for Drone Program

Marin County, Calif. / July 16, 2018

Ohio Wants to Lead in Flying Taxi Research

Dayton, OH / July 9, 2018

Drones Could Mean Better, Safer Utility Infrastructure Inspections

Albuquerque, NM / July 2, 2018

New Mexico Feels the Loss of Facebook’s Shelved Drone Internet Project

Truth or Consequences, NM / June 28, 2018

Huntington Beach, Calif., Greenlights One-Year Pilot Project for Public Safety Drones

Huntington Beach, CA / June 20, 2018

San Diego Turns to Drones, Other Measures to Beef Up Event Security as Shootings and Terrorism Increase

San Diego, CA / June 6, 2018

After Rockslide Blocks Road, St. Paul, Minn., Uses Drones and Lasers to Survey Situation

St. Paul, MN / June 1, 2018

Illinois House Passes Bill Making it Easier for Police to Fly Drones Above Crowds

Springfield, IL / May 31, 2018

County in Montana Works Toward Mosquito-Fighting Drone Program

Flathead County, MT / May 31, 2018

Map: FAA Selects 10 Cities for Drone Innovation Projects

University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK; San Diego, CA; Reno, NV; Bismarck, ND; Topeka, KS; Durant, OK; Memphis-Shelby County Airport, TN; Lee County, FL; Raleigh, NC and Herndon, VA / May 14, 2018

San Diego, One of 10 Winners of a Federal Drone Program, to Test Delivery and Border Surveillance

San Diego, CA / May 10, 2018

In Colorado, Local Government Searches for the Right Balance on Regulating Drones

Greenwood Village, CO and Cherry Hills Village, CO / April 23, 2018

Louisville Plans to Become First U.S. City to Use Drones to Respond to Gunshots

Louisville, Ky. / February 16, 2018

Pennsylvania Researchers Unveil Self-Piloting Drones

Pennsylvania / February 13, 2018

Which state recently became the first to outlaw droning under the influence?

Trenton, NJ / January 18, 2018