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Past Workshops

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Workshop:
Precision Products
Louisville, KY
Thursday, January 28, 2016
8am-12pm EST

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) are becoming a new, fast growing yet disruptive technology to professions such as GIS and Surveying. The applications of these platforms and sensors are limitless and posing a challenge from the technical, commercial and legal perspectives. This session aims to provide a knowledge base regarding this topic, answering questions such as:
  • What are "drones" or more correctly, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs)?
  • How are UAVs/UASs revolutionizing the geospatial professions and GIS in particular?
  • What are the regulations related to owning and flying a UAV?
  • What types of UAVs/UASs exist and what sensor payloads are the most popular for specific fields?
  • What are examples of emerging and established applications?
  • How are the resulting sensed data processed and used in a GIS?
  • What are the resources available to further one's knowledge regarding this technology?
Eric Muncy, Mapping-GIS Sales Consultant Manager, Precision Products
Jeff Clark, Survey Segment Manager for KY & TN, Precision Products

Community TIGER Workshop:
United States Census Bureau
Louisville, KY
Thursday, January 28, 2016
1pm-5pm EST

Community TIGER was developed to support tribal, state, and local governments in creating, maintaining, and managing address and geospatial data. Community TIGER streamlines the file acquisition process for data exchanged between the Census Bureau and its partners in preparation for the 2020 Census. This tool has enabled agency collaboration and data integration of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) sources for roads. The Community TIGER system uses cloud technology to provide Census Bureau partners with free access to Esri ArcGIS, which includes the Community TIGER partner toolbox and the contribution management system.

Dan Donello, Geographer, United States Census Bureau
Anne Jeffers, Geographer, United States Census Bureau

LiDAR Uses Workshop:
Nashville, TN
Thursday, January 22, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm CST

A full-day, hands-on workshop that is designed to familiarize users with the benefits and uses of the LIDAR point cloud. Topics of discussion to include common LIDAR uses, visualization of the LIDAR point cloud in 2D and 3D environment, the importance of Quality Control, classification of the point cloud and feature extraction. Throughout the workshop there will be hands-on exercises using LP360 for ArcGIS software (provided by QCoherent) to highlight the topics of discussions.

Lunch on your own during mid-day workshop break. Certificate of completion will be distributed at the end of the workshop (which will show the completion of 8 student activity hours). Attendees will need to bring a laptop with ArcGIS for Desktop (9.3 or greater) installed.

Kayla Barnowsky, GeoCue Group - QCoherent Software