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Welcome to the technical sessions schedule for the 2015 Annual Fall NEARC Conference. 

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Wednesday, November 11 • 8:45am - 10:15am
Exploiting the incredible potential of unmanned aerial systems (drones) - an in-depth look at the technology and its many applications.

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Stephen Keen, geoResource Technologies Inc.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) - commonly called drones - are an emerging technology that has the potential to be integrated with many of the same fields that currently use Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. UAS provide the GIS community access to another method of data collection using a wide variety of sensors such as video, RGB, infrared, thermal and LiDAR. This workshop will investigate the current regulations, aerial platforms, sensors, flying techniques, data processing, mapping products and end-user applications for this exciting new technology. Attendees will be able to get a good look at a number of different platforms and there will be an open discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions and how they potentially fit into the workflow of number of industries, including engineering, agriculture, natural resources, forestry and disaster management. 

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Stephen Keen

President, geoResource Technologies, Inc.


Wednesday November 11, 2015 8:45am - 10:15am
VT Conference Room

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