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Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Wednesday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Interest Group Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Jonathan Austin, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are shifting the data collection paradigm for mapping and surveying. These devices carry a wide variety of sensors that empower safer, less interruptive, faster, cheaper, and more effective ways to complete data collection. Whether you’re a Part 107 licensed pilot, or just starting to consider how to use drones in your mapping or survey workflows, please join the UAS special interest group to discuss these topics and network with like-minded professionals.

  • Introductions: Who are the folks in the room and why are they interested
  • Information regarding UAS activities in MD
  • Information regarding any legislation concerning UAS activities in MD Next steps: where do we go from here

Speakers
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Jonathan Austin

Mobile LiDAR Project Manager, GPI Geospatial, Inc.
Jonathan Austin works for GPI Geospatial, Inc. as a Mobile LiDAR Project Manager in their Columbia, Maryland office. He has 9 years of experience in remote sensing and GPS data collection. In 2010, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Virginia Tech. He currently lives... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LA 4110 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204