6th Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources Agenda



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2017 Field Technology Conference Agenda

Tuesday – Nov. 7, 2017
7:30 Check-in/Registration
8:30 General Session: Looking Down the Road
Eric Gackstatter, contributing Editor to GPS World and editor of Geospatial Solutions, will lead a discussion on technical trends for mapping/surveying hardware, GPS development, UAVs, and mobile applications.
10:00 Break
Concurrent Sessions
A B C Hands-on Demo 1
10:30 Measuring the Volume of Log Decks, Sawdust, Biomass and Rock Piles Using an Inexpensive Range Finder- Tyler Gakstatter Operational Dashboard: Communicating Data to Upper Management- Speaker TBA Speaker TBA (C session)
11:15 How to commercially and recreationally fly drones in compliance with FAA regulations- Craig Russillo, Schwabe Williamson & Syatt Sitka Technology Group TBA Speaker TBA (C4 session) 3-D Modeling with Mobile Device
12:00
D E F Hands-on Demo 3
1:00 Speaker TBA (D1 session) Speaker TBA (E1 session) Speaker TBA (F1 session) Small group demonstrations with time to try out the equipment and ask questions.
Sitka Field Trip?
1:45 UAV Sensors: What is Available, Capabilities and Output- Eric Gakstatter Speaker TBA (E2 session) Speaker TBA (F2 session)
2:30 Break
G H I
3:00 QGIS: Feature-Rich, Open-Source GIS Desktop Software- Tyler Gakstatter Speaker TBA (H1 session) Speaker TBA (I1 session)
3:45 IPads in the Field: 4 Years of Experience, What Works and What Doesn’t- Matt Alexander Speaker TBA (H2 session) Speaker TBA (I2 session)
4:30 Adjourn

Wednesday – Nov. 8, 2017
8:00 General Session
9:00 Break
Concurrent Sessions
J K L Hands-on Demo 4 Hands-on Demo 5
9:15 Speaker TBA (J session) Speaker TVA (K session) Speaker TBA (L session) QGIS- Tyler Gakstatter Laser rangefinders Demo- Richard Ash
10:00 Break
M N O
10:30 Changing GNSS Technology in 2017: Better signal in difficult spots, cheaper precision, and new stronger frequencies- Eric Gakstatter Speaker TBA (N1 session) Speaker TBA (O1 session)
11:15 Speaker TBA (M2 session) Speaker TBA (N2 session) Speaker TBA (O2 session)
12:00
1:00 General Session: Lightning talks and panel on funding
1:45 Conference wrap-up and door prizes
3:00 Adjourn