DroneDeploy Exec to Deliver Keynote at International LiDAR Mapping Forum


The 15th annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Feb. 23-25 in Denver, will feature keynote addresses from former astronaut Dr. Ronald M. Sega from Colorado State University and Gretchen West of DroneDeploy.

West’s keynote, ‘UAS and the Internet of Things’ will examine the future of the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market in terms of technology advances, growth potential and regulatory affairs.

West, vice president of business development and regulatory affairs at DroneDeploy, was formerly executive vice president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), where she oversaw AUVSI's government relations and advocacy efforts for the unmanned systems industry.

“Her expertise and insights will help get ILMF attendees up to speed about the latest UAS information in terms of technology, opportunity and regulatory affairs,” says Lisa Murray, director of ILMF.

Sega, a professor of systems engineering and director of graduate studies in systems engineering at Colorado State, will deliver a keynote entitled “A Systems Approach to Remote Sensing and Gaining Understanding in Various Applications.”

In it, he will explore the evolution of individual systems and the increasing opportunities to gain insight and value when viewed from an integrated systems approach, which Murray says “is a critical topic for remote sensing professionals.”

The event will feature a workshop dedicated entirely to UAS on Feb. 23 from 9:30-12:15. Panelists include UAS experts from Aerial Data Systems, Airware, Altavian, Drone Analyst, DroneDeploy, Leica/Aibotix Phoenix Aerial, Solutions, RIEGL, senseFly, Topcon, Trimble/Gatewing, Velodyne and University of Colorado, Denver.

More information can be found here.

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