UAS Symposium II: Operations and Curriculum

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Harding, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Adam Mathews, Anthony Cummings
Chairs: Matthew Ramspott

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 ofgeography 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 operational aspects of UAS as well as use of UAS to optimize applications work and improve decision-making.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Thomas Morelli*, Thomas D. Morelli LLC, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Applications for Governance of the National Maritime Jurisdiction in Developing Coastal Countries 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Matthew E. Ramspott*, Department of Geography, Frostburg State University, Phillip P. Allen, Department of Geography, Frostburg State University, Ready for Takeoff: Lessons Learned in the Development of a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Remote Sensing Lab at Frostburg State University 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Brent Dell*, University of Texas At Dallas, May Yuan, University of Texas at Dallas, Archaeological Feature Detection Using Multi-Spectral UAV Remotely Sensed Imagery: A Case Study of Southeastern Texas Sugar Plantations 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Anthony Cummings*, University of Texas at Dallas, UAS and Zip Codes: Do Wealthier Areas Have More Commercial Permits? 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Nicholas Kolarik*, , Narcisa Pricope, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Kyle Woodward, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Andrea Gaughan, University of Louisville, Forrest Stevens, University of Louisville, A multi-plot assessment of vegetation structure using a micro unmanned aerial system (UAS) in a semi-arid savanna environment 20 4:25 PM

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