Upcoming Workshops

Use your Smartphone or Tablet for High-Precision GPS Data Collection

Date: December 11, 2017
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The workshop will explore the growing trend of using smartphones and tablets in the field as GPS/GIS data collection devices (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device). Carrying a specialized “GPS handheld” is no longer necessary to collect high-accuracy, feature-rich data.

How accurate is the GPS chip inside your iPad? How can you get sub-meter or centimeter accuracy using your iPad, iPhone or Android device? Which software should you use on your smartphone/tablet to collect GPS/GIS data?

The workshop will also discuss the basic concepts of how GPS works and how GPS and GNSS will change significantly over the next few years. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices, including legacy GPS handhelds, for an interactive workshop.

More Information:
Workshop Brochure & Agenda (PDF)

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Learn to Do-it-Yourself - Accurate Drone Mapping Made Easy

Date: December 12, 2017
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

You no longer need a traditional FAA Pilot license or a $50,000 drone to start using UAVs for mapping and inspection. The FAA rules changed last summer so it’s much easier to start flying now. Consumer drones are getting better, faster, less expensive and easier to fly.

The workshop will explore:

  • The current FAA rules for flying drones and what it takes to obtain a drone pilot certificate.
  • Discussion about different types of drones, costs, and capabilities.
  • Examples of products and data you can produce with an inexpensive drone.

The workshop will discuss the basic concept of how UAVs work and how they will change over the next few years. Join a lively discussion on collecting data with drones. You can now put a drone in your pickup along with the rain gear.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own drones for an interactive discussion.

Static display of drones will be available at the workshop.

More Information:
Workshop Brochure & Agenda (PDF)

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Past Workshops

Using Your Mobile Device for High-Precision GPS Data Collection

Date: May 15, 2017
Location: Olympia, WA

Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping

Date: May 16, 2017
Location: Olympia, WA

Using Your Mobile Device for High-Precision GPS Data Collection

Date: May 18, 2017
Location: Springfield, OR

Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping

Date: May 19, 2017
Location: Springfield, OR