Pregame Picks: Learn All About UAS and Field Maps

Posted By: Carmen Novak Annual Conference,

We're highlighting Workshops and Tracks to get you excited for Game Day.  Which will you pick?  The full preliminary agenda is available here and Sched, our online scheduling system, will be up soon with the final agenda.

Kick off on Wednesday afternoon with a fascinating workshop on UAS - Unmanned Aerial Systems. Titled as "What you need to know about a UAS/UAV program," this three-hour workshop will cover the process of developing a UAS program from the ground up and reflect on lessons learned in the past six years while working with many different agencies.

This workshop will cover a wide range of UAS missions that support Land Records, Engineering, Highway, Sheriff’s Office, Conservation, Tourism, and Forestry/Parks departments. The workshop will dive into the data management side, managing large datasets, and how the drone program functions in a government organization. Each project is designed to fit unique requests; there will be a focus on the ongoing collaboration between the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office and Land Records. We will be looking at a typical UAS project and the setup. There will also be a live demo of the search and rescue software (Loc8). We will run through using Pix4D cloud examples. Bring your questions and be ready for helpful tips and tricks for getting any drone program off the ground. Join in on this interactive workshop and learn from an experienced UAS pilot! This workshop is touchdown quality!

Thursday will include a full day of amazing presentations, networking, exhibitors, keynotes, and everything in between. Moving into Friday morning, there are several great breakout educational sessions planned. A track titled, "Out Standing in Their Field! - Using Field Maps" will contain several in-depth sessions on these important topics. Make this track your number one draft pick!

  • Automating Reports with ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Notebooks, presented by Alexander Arendt with SCS Engineers, will show how to use ArcGIS Notebooks to automate reports using data and photos from Field Maps. Scripting knowledge not required to follow along.
  • Field Data Collection in DATCP’s Plant Industry Bureau, presented by Ian Gallo and Amanda Miller, both with Wisconsin DATCP, will explain how the agency uses Survey123, Field Maps, Workforce, and other ArcGIS Online applications to daily document field observations.
  • Streamlining and Enhancing Mobile Workflows with ArcGIS Field Maps, presented by Jared Fox with Esri. This session will configure ArcGIS Field Maps to support a variety of different mobile needs from viewing authoritative data to conducting data collection exercises.

Still haven't registered?  Check out the Event Page for everything you need to get started.  Don't forget the hotel room!