Drones & Geospatial Technology Workshop
Workshop Goal: Provide overview of drone applications and geospatial technology to natural resource practitioners and Cooperative Extension educators with hands on experience focused on practical examples.
Workshop Content: This educational event combines 2 workshops and a presentation (on the first evening) on new developments in GIS and remote sensing technology by the UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Informatics and GIS statewide program.
The first day of the workshop will introduce you to new and exciting geospatial technologies for environmental data collection, including mobile data collection apps and unmanned aerial systems (UAS – drone technology). After a brief presentation on contemporary drone technology and regulations, you will go outside for a UAS demonstration, and hands on experience with a common quad-copter platform and collect GPS records with your smartphone. You will then return to the classroom for a brief introduction to a Pix4D data processing exercise.
Using data from the first day, the second day will include an introduction to the types of analyses and visualization GIS may be used. You will then follow an interactive exercise that will introduce you to ArcGIS Desktop software while mapping environmental features in the Northern Sierra Nevada area. Both of these workshop segments have been designed for participants with little to no experience with GIS or UAS, and will serve as an introduction to some of the most cutting edge of today’s geospatial technologies.
Audience: Public and private resource professionals as well as UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists.
When & Where: June 7-8, 2017, (1 pm to 5 pm on June 7 with evening presentation, 8 am to 12 pm on June 8). Meals and overnight lodging are available at very reasonable cost. UC Forestry Camp, Meadow Valley, CA (Google map link)
Cost: $60 course cost. Course cost does not include meals and lodging. See registration website for meals and lodging costs.
Register: To register click here.
Registration is limited to 24 participants, so register early.
Contact: 530-283-6270, firstname.lastname@example.org
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