Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Drone Data

I found this interesting from the article Counting on a Rush to the Cloud from Bits.

(One interesting side note: The cameras on drone aircraft in Afghanistan take such precise pictures that not all the data can quickly travel over the local Internet connections to analysts in the United States. The usual method is to store everything in a local cargo container full of receiving gear, computers and storage, then airlift it home when it’s full, swapping out another container to absorb more info from the drones.)

It reminds me of astronomers returning from a run at an observatory.