|8:15-8:30||Sign-in||Trojan Center Lounge 2nd Floor|
|8:30-8:50||Welcome Session||Trojan Center Theatre|
|9:00 - 9:40||Session 1||Patterson Hall 1st Floor|
|9:50 - 10:30||Session 2||Patterson Hall 1st Floor|
|10:40 - 11:20||Session 3||Patterson Hall 1st Floor|
|11:30 - 12:10||Session 4||Patterson Hall 1st Floor|
|12:15-1:00||Pick up Box Lunches to Go||Patterson Hall 2nd Floor|
|12:45||Campus Tour||Patterson Hall Entrance|
Presentations on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles -
by SAM Surveying and Mapping, LL
Drones, also called UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are becoming more common in geospatial data collection. They are complemented by equivalent small boats (Z-boats) for hydrographic surveying.
Drones can carry regular digital cameras, video cameras, multispectral cameras, laser scanners (LiDAR) and a range of other sensors. They allow data collection at low levels and higher resolutions, without the time and cost of hiring regular aircraft.
How can you make a career with drones, or just get involved with them? Come to this workshop and find out!
Presentation by Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ASPLS) on Modern Surveyor Technology
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are technology that allows spatial and non-spatial data to be integrated, analyzed and presented. It has been a huge growth area over the past 30 years. It is used for land and environmental management, social analysis, map making, navigation and visual analysis, together with inclusion of advanced techniques of web integration, massive data integration, and distributed computing.
How do careers in this area get started? What skills do you need to get involved? Can you get a graduate degree in this field? Come to this workshop and find out the answers to these and other questions!
Presentation by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) with Command Center Trailer and Mobile Mapping Truck
Laser scanners (terrestrial LiDAR) are instruments that collect thousands and millions of 3-D points per second, and allow the creation of point-clouds of huge numbers of these points. These are processed to allow detailed measurements and maps of a wide range of things in the real world.
Want to find out how these systems work, and how to get jobs in this in-demand career? Come to this workshop and find out!
Presentation by Troy University Faculty on Geospatial Informatics Programs
The Geospatial Informatics Department offers Surveying and Geomatics Sciences and Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) degrees with the choice of 4 minors in these areas . These programs offer a wide-ranging curriculum and the opportunities to add significant expertise to your major, with a carefully selected minor.
How can you take advantage of the expertise and skills that are available through these programs?
What are the job opportunities that are available?
Are there scholarships and employment opportunities to help pay for this?
How can you become a geospatial expert, and which discipline should you choose? Come to this workshop and find out!