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Drone to fly over Boaz on mapping mission

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A drone similar to the one pictured will be used as part of the city's GIS system. (Source: MGN) A drone similar to the one pictured will be used as part of the city's GIS system. (Source: MGN)
BOAZ, AL (WAFF) -

Boaz city officials want residents to remain calm if they happen to see a small, unmanned aircraft take flight over their community.

The seemingly unidentified flying object is, in reality, a drone.

According to city officials, the drone will fly above the city over the next few weeks as part of the city's Geographic Information System, or GIS.

The GIS system maps utilities and city services for the benefit of city and county planners and officials. It is used for things such as zoning inquiries, property searches and measurements.

The Boaz City GIS is publicly accessible online.

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