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New Drone Workshops!

New Workshops for 2024! We are offering a couple of new workshop options for 2024!  Come learn about the workflows associated with generating maps from drones at the 3-day, face-to-face Mapping with Drones: Drone Discovery Workshop at Virginia Tech!  And for those of you who need to take the FAA's remote pilot test (required

By |2024-02-12T16:48:59-04:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|

New Remote Sensing Tutorial Book! Remote Sensing with ArcGIS Pro (2nd Edition)

Remotely sensed images are widely available and have countless potential applications. In the past, analyzing these images required specialized software. Esri’s ArcGIS® Pro software provides image analysis tools that both novice and experienced analysts can use. This manual provides a series of easy-to-understand, step-by-step tutorials to guide you through Landsat image acquisition and data

By |2023-11-30T14:13:07-04:00November 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Virginia Tech GIS & RS Research Symposium

Join us as we celebrate Earth Observation Day on April 5, 2024 at the VT GIS and Remote Sensing Research Symposium!  Researchers from Virginia Tech and beyond will present their cutting-edge research experiences. Another highlight of the symposium is the Student Poster and Web Map App Showcase with both undergraduate and graduate work on

By |2023-11-30T13:47:20-04:00November 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

New Tutorial: Observing Our Natural World with Drones

This document provides a compendium of learning lessons in natural resources that are geared toward middle and high school educators. The curriculum resources included in this manual are intended to be provided ‘cafeteria style’ whereby educators can select the modules and exercises that best target their needs.   92 pages  |   5 MB Access the

By |2023-08-21T11:50:24-04:00August 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

New Publications for Educators!

Are you looking to extend your educational programming and include more STEM?  Look no further.  The Virginia Geospatial Extension Program, in partnership with GeoTEd-UAS, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and VirginiaView have developed several new publications to support pre-college and 2-year college educators. These, and other tutorials are available in the <Education> menu under the <Tutorials>

By |2022-12-13T17:57:34-04:00December 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

High School CTE Teacher UAS Training Workshop

The High School CTE UAS Training Workshop through the Virginia Pilot Pathway UAS Training Program will increase and diversify the UAS pilot workforce through high school CTE teacher professional development.  This will result in the recruitment of more students into the pipeline and by building high school teacher capacity to prepare the workforce. The project

By |2022-02-01T17:03:29-04:00February 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Mapping with Drones Workshop 2022

Mapping with Drones is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) are permeating many sectors of industry, and are increasingly being employed as data collection platforms to support of an array

By |2022-02-01T17:04:18-04:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

2020 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Workforce Survey Report

With funding support from GO Virginia and in partnership with the Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC), the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), the Geospatial Extension Program at Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) recently conducted an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Workforce Survey to inform future workforce development

By |2020-09-03T08:07:43-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Jim Campbell Receives AmericaView’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Campbell is the recipient of the 2020 AmericaView Lifetime Achievement award. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Jim’s decades of national engagement with AmericaView, his leadership of the VirginiaView program that is a vital component of Virginia Tech’s land grant mission, and his overall contributions to remote sensing outreach.  Jim is a founding PI of

By |2020-08-19T21:39:06-04:00August 19th, 2020|News|
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