Alumnus of Oz’s SheMaps uses drone to preserve Aboriginal traditions
Score another drones-for-good point for Australia’s UAV and geospatial education provider SheMaps, whose aerial tech introduction and training have led a young Queensland woman to take to the skies in an effort to safeguard the history of the Aboriginal Koko-Muluridji people’s Wallara clan.
The deployment of drones at the service of Wallara clan traditions is the direct upshot of 19-year-old Aboriginal student Gullara McInnes discovering the tech during a 2017 event organized by SheMaps, which offers a variety of UAV, mapping, geospatial, and other STEM courses to Australia’s young people. The goal of SheMaps is as simple as it is inspiring: introducing and teaching students about change-driving technologies that can lead to productive, well-paying jobs that companies and public services often can’t fill fast enough.
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McInnes, now a Bachelor of Science…