Oregon’s Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) has established a “Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Task Force” (PRSTF) as part of an effort to promote awareness in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community.
According to a recent announcement from the board, many individuals could be unintentionally engaging in unlicensed photogrammetric mapping and land surveying. The task force held initial meetings last fall and identified the need to develop outreach materials to educate UAS owners about state regulations, professional licensure requirements, and what constitutes professional photo and mapping services as it relates to OSBEELS.
The board says PRSTF is excited about the opportunity to promote awareness in the UAS community and help ensure the public receives safe and authorized services from appropriately licensed professionals. The PRSTF also encourages all surveyors and photogrammetrists to become educated about current regulations if they are deploying drones.