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Welcome to the 22nd Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2016 will take place May 10-12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

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Thursday, May 12 • 10:55am - 11:15am
Importance of an Education in Geography for the Emerging Drone Industry

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The drone industry is booming, with future projects in the multi-billion dollar range. The wealth and investments have not been limited to manufacturing as applications and the ability to provide services with drones continues to take off. Consequently, remote sensing has become natural fit for service providers. Lacking, in many cases however, is a proper education in geography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, or other geomatics discipline. This presentation will explore the "uneducated-drone remote-sensing-phenomena" but also provide examples of how powerful this technology can be when in the hands of the experienced and educated geographic professional.

Moderator: Sophia Garcia

Presenter: Jeffrey Miller, MA, Geography, Vice President, GeoWing Mapping, Oakland, CA

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Jeffrey Miller, MA

Vice President, GeoWing Mapping
Jeff is a geomatics professional who has been working in the consulting industry since 2008. Jeff’s interest in UAS began in 2013 when he started doing research for his master’s thesis. His blog, iphonedroneimagery.com chronicles that research, and his experience has carried over... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:55am - 11:15am PDT
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