FAA to Answer UAS Questions at MAPPS’ Upcoming Geospatial Conference

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2016 No Comments

MAPPS, an association of private-sector surveying mapping and geospatial firms, has confirmed that Randy Willis, manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) emerging technologies team with oversight of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), will be a speaker at the MAPPS Summer Conference held later this month in Michigan.

According to MAPPS, the conference, held July 16-20 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, will be an opportunity for the surveying and mapping community to learn more about the FAA’s recent rulemaking on commercial drones, as well as have questions answered specific to geospatial drone operations.

“MAPPS has been fully engaged with the FAA on issues related to the use of UAS in geospatial since 2008,” explains John Palatiello, executive director of MAPPS. “This rule is a major step forward, and we are delighted FAA is once again attending a MAPPS conference to engage with a dialogue on this important rule.”

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