UAS Symposium I: SfM for Forestry and Natural Resources

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Harding, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Adam Mathews, Anthony Cummings
Chairs: John Nowlin

Call for Submissions

Unmanned aerial/aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), or drones are quickly forging a path as important tools in geographical inquiry. Scholars are now using UAS to address theoretical and empirical questions in natural resource management, ecology, environmental management, meteorological observation, terrain modeling, and archaeological research, among a host of topics. Similarly, universities and colleges around the globe are developing curricula in a variety of formats (e.g., undergraduate and graduate level, hybrid courses, massive open online courses, among others) to allow for the UAS and its unfolding development to be introduced to the next generation of geography scholars. In this series of sessions, discussions, and a keynote address, scholars from across the discipline will examine the position of UAS in geography and GIScience as well as offer insights into its future role in shaping these disciplines. Scholars who are actively using UAS in their research or who have developed positions on their involvement in geography are invited to participate in these sessions.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Mapping landscape and forest cover change
• Prehistoric archaeology and cultural resource management
• UAS in swidden landscapes and applications in land rights related inquiry
• Resource extraction and sustainable harvesting
• Natural resource monitoring and management, including biodiversity inventoring
• Natural hazard assessment
• Securing traditional livelihoods
• Geomorphological and fluvial process modeling
• Climate change and sustainability
• Computational advances in computer vision and structure from motion
• UAS in university curriculum
• Critique of UAS applications and ethical concerns


Description

Unmanned aerial/aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), or drones are quickly forging a path as important tools in geographical inquiry. Scholars are now using UAS to address theoretical and empirical questions in natural resource management, ecology, environmental management, meteorological observation, terrain modeling, and archaeological research, among a host of topics. Similarly, universities and colleges around the globe are developing curricula in a variety of formats (e.g., undergraduate and graduate level, hybrid courses, massive open online courses, among others) to allow for the UAS and its unfolding development to be introduced to the next generation of geography scholars. This session focuses on a variety of natural resource applications (e.g., agriculture, forestry, land management, etc.).


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Veronika Jorz*, University of Waterloo, The Implications of Contributing Open Aerial Data Through the Use of Drones 20 1:10 PM
Presenter L. Monika Moskal*, University of Washington, Travis Axe, University of Washington, Estimating Effective Leaf Area Index (eLAI) in Heterogeneous Riparian Forest-Buffers: ALS vs. SfM 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Colton Miller*, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Meghan Halabisky, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Monika Moskal, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Local topographic controls on UAV-derived tree structure change in a forested wetland 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Grayson R Morgan*, University of South Carolina, Michael E Hodgson, University of South Carolina, Repeat sUAS Imagery for Multispectral-based Monitoring of Coastal Marsh Vegetation 20 2:10 PM
Presenter John Nowlin*, Arkansas State University, Ahmed Hashem, Arkansas State University, Steve Green, Arkansas State University, Joe Massey, USDA - ARS - Delta Water Management Research Unit, Integrating multi-sensor UAS into irrigation research in Eastern Arkansas 20 2:30 PM

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