Our sUAS Principle:
Fly Safely --> Fly Respectfully --> Fly per Regulations
The MVC utilizes a small Unmanned Aerail System (sUAS), aka drone, to acquire video and photographs to assist any of Dukes County's town departments, boards, and committees with their planning efforts. The aerial flights are also conducted to assist MVC's regulatory review of DRIs (Development of Regional Impact). For more details, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Requesting MVC's sUAS Flight Service
Simply contact Chris Seidel at the MVC to discuss your aerial imagery project. Upon request, the MVC will provide this service to town departments, boards, and committees within Dukes County MA. The MVC may use this service as part of the DRI review process. Also, environmental non-profit conservation groups as well as regional citizen environmental protection groups in Dukes County (i.e. Friends of Sengekontacket Pond, Tisbury Great Pond Foundation, etc) may request this service. The MVC will not fly for legal firms, real estate agencies, other commercial entities, or for private individuals.
GIS Coordinator, Cartographer, & Certified sUAS Remote Pilot
508-693-3453 extension 120
View some excerpts of MVC sUAS Flights Please visit the MVC's YouTube Channel to view the videos.
Posted November 22, 2019 - Greenwood Ave, Tisbury MA. Island Housing Trust Construction Site (per developer's request)
Posted May 4, 2019 - 1059 State Road, West Tisbury MA. West Tisbury Town Hall (per Town's request)
Posted April 30, 2019 - 208 State Road, West Tisbury MA. Polly Hill Arboretum (per Arboretum's request)
Posted April 4, 2019 - 1059 State Road, West Tisbury MA. West Tisbury Town Hall (per Town's request) (flight never occurred)
Posted April 3, 2019 - 208 State Road, West Tisbury MA. Polly Hill Arboretum (per Arboretum's request) (flight never occurred)
Posted February 27, 2019 - 187 Lagoon Pond Road, Tisbury MA. PRB Study
Posted February 4, 2019 - 187 Lagoon Pond Road, Tisbury MA. PRB Study (flight never occurred)
Posted October 4, 2018 - 228 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Tisbury MA. Verizon Tower DRI.