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July 3, 2018

Upcoming Fall 2018 GIS Classes at MSU Denver

Research talk – Adam Mathews on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By David Parr

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March 8, 2018 10:30 a.m. SI 2011

Adam Mathews

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Oklahoma State University 

Twitter: @geoprofmathews 

unmanned aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, are changing the way that geospatial professionals collect data. UAS provide an inexpensive and temporarily flexible remote sensing to capture (most commonly) aerial imagery and more (lidar, thermal and atmospheric data). UAS-collected imagery processed using Structure from Motion-Multiview Stereo (SfMMVS) algorithms can produce highly detailed three-dimensional point clouds, rasterized elevation models, and orthophotos. For analysis, these datasets provide impproved snapshots of areas of interest compared to more traditional datasets (e.g., Landsat imagery, NAIP, USGS lidar-derived DEMS). Unsurprisingly, many disciplines and application areas are now incorporating UAS into their workflows, i.e. HIS, planning, agriculture disaster assessment / management, forestry, resource management, etc. This presentation will cover the fundamentals of UAS technology, UAS data processing/ methods, UAS challenges / issues, and applications.

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