UAS Symposium III: Land Cover Dynamics

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (MDT)
Room: Harding, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Adam Mathews, Anthony Cummings
Chairs: Narcisa Pricope

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 land cover dynamics (e.g., land cover change, three-dimensional modeling, etc.).


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jaclyn Guz*, Clark University, Marc Healy, Clark University, Lyndon Estes, Clark University , Michael Cecil, Clark University, Recent Innovations and Expanding Limits of Earth Observations 20 9:55 AM
Presenter David Kramar*, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Valquiria Ferraz Quirino, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Asami Minei, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Application of Object-Oriented Classification and Non-NIR Vegetation Indices to Quantify Prairie Restoration Efforts at Two Sites in Western MN. 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Bo Yang*, University of Central Florida, Timothy Hawthorne, University of Central Florida, A spatio-temporal geostatistical approach for sharpening multi-spectral satellite imagery using high-resolution UAV data 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Stephanie Rogers*, Auburn University, Department of Geosciences, William Livingstone, Nova Scotia Community College Applied Research, Ian Manning, Nova Scotia Community College Applied Research, Comparing Digital Surface Models (DSMs) collected from four UAV platforms to mobile UAV-based Lidar 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Narcisa Pricope*, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Kerry Lynn Mapes, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Britton Baxley, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Kyle Woodward, University of North Carolina Wilmington, A quantitative multi-sensor assessment of the effects of varying processing parameters on UAS product accuracy and quality 20 11:15 AM

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