Hands-On Surveying with UAS (Drones)

Updated: July 12, 2016

Oregon GNSS Users Group

Once again, the Oregon GNSS Users Group shines with their latest educational opportunity in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The workshop, Hands-On Surveying With USA (Drones), is an all-day workshop, described by OGUG as follows:

The development of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) along with lightweight sensors and software have revolutionized aerial mapping. OGUG is pleased to provide Geospatial Professionals in Oregon a chance to witness these technologies in action.

The workshop is located at the NW Eola Viticulture Center of the Chemeketa Community College,215 Doaks Ferry Rd., Salem, OR 97304.It is an excellent venue for the event, with incredible views and awesome classroom facilities.

Registration is a bargain at $25 for OGUG members, while non-members will pay $75. However, since an OGUG membership is only $12 per year, I would recommend you sign-up for membership. OGUG is a great organization and an even greater collection of surveyors, so you’ll be in good company.

Coffee and pastries are provided in the morning, plus a catered lunch at noon. Note: the official agenda indicates that lunch will be “tasty”.

The agenda for the workshop is listed as follows:

7:30 ?8:30 Check-in (Pre-registration only?o registration at the door)
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and pastries, networking
9:00 – 9:45 Regulatory discussion. Discussion about the current FAA rules for operating a UAV in the United States as well as the proposed rules that are under discussion.
9:45 – 10:30 General UAV technology discussion. Airframes, sensors, guidance
10:30 – 11:15 Examples of sites flown with a UAV and the deliverables (orthophoto mosaics, DEMs, elevation contours, videos) created.
11:15 – 12:00 Fixed wing UAS demo ?watch the preparation, launch and mapping of the Eola area.
12:00 – 1:00 Tasty Catered Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Fixed wing mapping results ?review the map and data from an identical mission flown previously.
1:45 – 2:30 Quad copter UAS demo – watch the preparation, launch and mapping of the Eola area.
2:30 – 3:15 Quad copter mapping results ?review the map and data from an identical mission flown previously.
3:15 ?4:00 Group discussion


RSVP by sending an email to Chris Munson, Secretary of OGUG, to:[email protected].

Questions? Write to the Chair of OGUG, David Hills, at[email protected] or call 503-679-3865.

You can also download the official flyer and registration form in Adobe PDF format, then mail a check for payment (see flyer below for details).

Download: OGUG UAS Workshop Announcement & Registration Form

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Originally published on July 12, 2016

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