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GIS-Pro 2017: THE Conference for GIS Professionals
October 23-26,  2017
Jacksonville, Florida
URISA and its local chapters are pleased to present GIS-Pro 2017 in JAX!  Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. 

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Monday, October 23 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
UAS Operational Requirements for GIS Professionals (Full Day)

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UAS Operational Requirements for GIS Professionals 
This full-day workshop will begin with a morning session that focuses on an introduction to GIS applications in UAS/UAV. What does it take to implement a successful project? What are the restrictions? Is the technology ready for you and are you ready for the technology? Examples of UAS systems will be introduced to the attendees for an up close look at the platforms being deployed.

The afternoon session will focus on how UAS can perform tasks relevant to targeting assessment. Can these capabilities support capture requirements while maintaining privacy? What legal and legislative information do you need to be aware of when planning a project? The session will also focus on successful Private and Public partnerships. Join all the instructors for an interactive Q&A session to conclude the workshop.

Morning Focus: Introduction to GIS Applications for UAS Technologies
Instructors: John M. Robbins, Ph.D., Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Steven Lehr, Adjunct Faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Rapid expansion of technology has led to significant growth in the capabilities Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may offer. Miniaturization of remote-sensing technologies, balanced systems integration, enhanced image processing capabilities, and reasonable acquisition costs have allowed the UAS market to expand exponentially. This workshop will explore fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and hybrid applications of UAS technologies to include remote sensing capabilities and GIS applications.

This workshop will explore the following content areas through the use of lecture and collaborative classroom discussion:

  • IntroductionHistory of UAS Technologies
  • UAS Regulation Overview
  • UAS Platform Considerations
  • UAS Remote Sensing Applications, Hardware, and Software
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Data Processing and Interpretation
  • Future Applications of UAS Technologies 

Afternoon Focus: Drones: Imaging Technology and Privacy Concerns
Instructors: Charles Mondello, GISP, President, Property Drone Consortium
Kevin Pomfret, Executive Director, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy

The session will begin with a  discussion on technologies in place for sUAS image sensing. It will address how sUAS can perform tasks relevant to target assessment. These capabilities can support capture requirements while maintaining privacy. The presentation will further highlight capability in data extraction relevant to the sector. 

The instructors will discuss privacy and related concerns associated with sUAS. Historically the Federal Aviation Administration has had the exclusive authority to regulate the national airspace from the ground up. However, the rapid growth in small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones,  for commercial and recreational purposes has challenged the status quo. The FAA does not have the resources to monitor drone use across the nation, but is concerned about ceding too much authority to local authorities as it might result in unintended consequences for the broader aviation community. At the same time, state and local authorities are getting tremendous pressure from their citizens to restrict the use of drones due to concerns over privacy, trespass and nuisance. This presentation will describe some of the ways in which states and localities are trying to address their citizens’ concerns and the potential federal preemption issues. 

Intended Audience: GIS professionals interested in learning about drones from A to Z.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop 

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Steven Lehr

Software Entrepreneur, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Steven Lehr, Software Entrepreneur, was a Co-founder and lead software/GIS developer for qPublic, LLC, and a former Associate Professor of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Currently Steven is pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering focussing on GIS, machine learning... Read More →
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Charles Mondello

President, Property Drone Consortium
As the President of the Property Drone Consortium, Charles Mondello provides direction for the overall management, development and growth of the company. He is actively involved in all elements of the organization and focuses on shaping client requirements into viable corporate initiatives... Read More →
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John M. Robbins, Ph.D

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Coordinator/Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
John Robbins is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. His research interests include engineering and safety issues currently affecting the aviation community, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) applications, and extension/outreach curriculum... Read More →
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Kevin Pomfret

Partner, Williams Mullen Law Firm
Kevin Pomfret is a corporate partner at the Williams Mullen law firm and co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned Systems practice group and the Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice group. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy. He counsels... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
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