IN PICTURES: 15 current and future uses for drones

For a world already on edge about NSA spying, drone technology is just another reason to keep looking over our shoulders.

There's a map for that This image is of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater captured by a Falcon UAV drone. The Colorado firm DroneMapper transforms aerial images captured by its drones into maps that include elevation, digital surface modeling, and 3D images.

Engineers use drones to gain valuable perspectives on worksites and to capture geological topography.

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