The landfill drone of Ada County is cheaper and gets better data than $20,000 manned flights

Drone data on tap higher quality than flyovers
Posted at 6:54 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 20:54:22-04

Ada county has its hands on a drone, and they've taken it straight to the landfill. Not to get rid of it, but to put it to good use. 

Their new drone takes more than great pictures of garbage from the air.  The system relies on a high-end image processor that gives better data than manned flyovers at $20,000 apiece.