The rise of drones in both commercial and hobby use has increased exponentially over the last few years providing GI professionals and non-professionals with a bewildering range of solutions to choose from, both in terms of hardware and software and importantly, ethically and legally. The presentations at the event will showcase case studies of real world drone use in commercial and academic sectors highlighting the opportunities, issues and future directions that the use of drones in the GI sector may raise. The seminar will be followed by informal drinks ('geobeers') to encourage further networking and discussion.
This event is being hosted by AGI Scotland and supported by Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
1530: Registration & 'Meet the drones' – a chance to see a selection of UAVs up close and personal
1600: Clearing the Air - UAVS: a legal and compliance perspective - Craig Jump, Sky View Video
1620: The world ain't round, it's a 3D geoid: how drones are revolutionising earth observation - Paul Georgie, GeoGeo
1640: Near-ground Earth observations: new platforms and approaches for quantitative remote sensing - Alasdair Mac Arthur, University of Edinburgh, Geosciences
1700: Working with Drones - Experiences, Developments and Opportunities - Paddy Davies, Horizon AP
1720: Current and emerging trends in UAV platforms and sensors for Geomatics applications - Pauline Miller, James Hutton Institute
1740: Meet the drones and flyers, chance to look at 3D printers setup at ECA 'Maker Lab'
Edinburgh College of Art
78 West Port
Edinburgh, EH1 2LE