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Friday, October 12 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Doing Stuff with Drones - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is becoming an important tool for many GIS organizations.  Learn how UAVs are being used for assessment of complex properties, drainage channels, solar arrays, and general asset management.

  • UAV Condition Rating System and Assessment of Open Drainage Infrastructure
    Martin Alcala, Ph.D., GISP, CFM, EIT, Senior Staff Analyst, City of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Data Processing From UAS Flights Over Solar Arrays
    Andrew Haney, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, San Diego, CA
  • Role of Drone Technology/Property Appraisal in the Franklin County Auditor’s Office
    Kevin J. Schultz , GIS Manager, Franklin County/GIS/IT Department, Columbus, OH

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Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
I am the current URISA Professional Education Committee Chair as well as Chair of the Community Resilience Task Force. At the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019 I will assume the role of URISA President-Elect.I have nearly three decades of experience supporting GIS-related projects for federal... Read More →


Martin Alcala, Ph.D., GISP, CFM, EIT

Senior Staff Analyst, City of Houston
Dr. Martin Alcala, Jr. received his Doctoral Degree in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University - Kingsville (TAMUK). Dr. Alcala, Jr. is currently a Senior Staff Analyst with Transportation & Drainage Operation (TDO) Storm Water Maintenance Branch (SWMB). Dr. Alcala, Jr... Read More →

Kevin Schultz

GIS Manager, Franklin County, Auditor
Kevin has served as the GIS Manager for the Auditor since moving to Columbus in 2012. Kevin holds a Master Degree in Urban Planning with specializations in Geographic Information Systems & Environmental Planning from the University at Buffalo. Kevin spent the first 13 years of his... Read More →
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Drew Haney, GISP, sUAS

Senior GIS Analyst, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Inc.
Andrew Haney is a Senior Geographic Information Systems specialist with 19 years' experience in geographic information systems and data analysis. Andrew has served in many capacities, from his involvement in the geographic programs of Census 2000, to his consultation of Fortune 500... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
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