GIS in the Rockies Pre-Conference Workshop:
UAS and GIS Ground School plus Hands-On UAV Flying and Data Collection
Date: September 21-22, 2015
Time: September 21: 10:00AM-1:00PM,
September 22: 9:00AM-2:00PM
11001 West 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO, 80021
Primary Instructor: Joe Falconer, CEO, Aerial Data Systems
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Co-Instructor: Steve Hick, GIS Director, University of Denver
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Ground school and hands-on UAV flying and data collection. UAS has been prolific in the news and is extremely relevant to the GIS professional. Big industry is lining up to do business in this market space, to name a few: Esri, Leica, Trimble, USGS, USDA, BLM, CU, DU more. To be ready for the future and to take advantage of these technological breakthroughs, it is paramount that we all operate legally, safely and respect the national airspace system (NAS).
Some of the Topics Covered:
- Regulations applicable to small UAS operations
- Airspace and Flight restrictions
- Camera settings
- Planning a mission
Primary Instructor Biography: Joe Falconer is the CEO of Aerial Data Systems and a FAA certified commercial flight instructor with over 20 years’ experience flying and training pilots, and now brings his expertise to the UAS industry. He has over 20 years’ experience building, designing and flying UAVs. He is a subject matter expert in this market as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, teaching the first UAVs and GIS course in the country, and as a free-lance writer, for industry magazines such as Robot and MultiRotor magazines. Along with being a pilot and having a love for all things that fly, Joe started his career as a computer programmer and established himself in the IT Industry working for Fortune 500 companies. He received his BS degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Format: Lecture, Hands-On
This workshop accommodates 6-25 attendees.
Lunch is not included with this workshop.