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Mapping with Drones Workshop

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 of applications. Applications span disciplines and industries and can include: planning, natural resource management, marketing, inspection of structures, agricultural production, permitting, and public safety. Specific sensors can be used to tailor application needs. Flights can

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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 and education programs to train the UAS workforce. Faculty leaders from the NSF-funded GeoTEd-UAS project were also partners on the project. Here is a link to the final report for the survey that was completed by employers and organization

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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 VirginiaView, has served on the AmericaView board of directors, and continues to contribute to the AmericaView consortium through various projects and committees. AmericaView is a nationwide consortium of state partners. The consortium is lead by

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Lidar Textbook Available for ArcGIS Pro Users

Working with Lidar Using ArcGIS Pro is a new text book that was developed through VirginiaView, in partnership with GeoTEd-UAS, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and other partners. This textbook was developed for individuals who utilize lidar data and who have either migrated, or are in the process of migrating to ArcGIS Pro. While the text was initially developed to support course delivery for 2-year and 4-year college / univ. students, this resource is also being utilized by local and state government officials, the private sector, and non-profits.  Working with Lidar Using

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