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 technological trends for mapping/surveying hardware, GPS development, UAVs, and mobile applications.
10:00 Break
Concurrent Sessions
A B C Hands-on Demo 1 Hands-on Demo 2
10:30 Measuring the Volume of Log Decks, Sawdust, Biomass and Rock Piles Using an Inexpensive Range Finder
Tyler Gakstatter, RS GeoSpatial
Building Quality Control and Quality Assurance into Your Excel Databases
Mark Kimsey, Univ. of Idaho
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Understand Plant Population Ecology and Dispersal Processes
Pam Thompson and Mitch Cruzan, Portland State University
11:15 How to Commercially and
Recreationally Fly Drones in
Compliance with FAA

Craig Russillo, Schwabe Williamson & Syatt
Using Slicers and Pivot Tables for Great Presentations of Excel Spreadsheets
Mark Kimsey, Univ of Idaho
Applying Imaging Sonar in Fisheries Research
Peter Johnson, Johnson Fisheries Science
Using UAVs to Census
Marine Mammals

Katie Sweeney, NOAA Fisheries
3-D Modeling with Mobile Device High-precision GNSS on smartphones and tablets
Tyler Gakstatter
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Using Unmanned Aircraft for Forestry Decision Making Within the DNR: Benefits, Costs, Workflow and Products
Miles Micheletti, WA DNR
Using Umanned Aerial Sysytems (UAS) for Monitoring Habitat Restoration Implementation
Erik Suring, ODFW
Speaker TBA (F1 session)
1:45 UAV Sensors: What is Available, Capabilities and Output
Chris Kahn, New Jersey American Water
ESRI MobileGIS Workflow: Collector and Survey 123
Richard Ash, GeoMobile Innovations
Using the Cloud to Gain Deeper Insights and Make Better Decisions from Your Field-collected Data:  Intro to GeoOptix®
Keith Steele, Sitka Technology Group
2:30 Break
3:00 Intro to QGIS: A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System
Eric Roberts, Portland State University
Return on Investment Casehistory: High-precision GNSS BYOD
Chris Kahn, New Jersey American Water
Using Voice Recognition Software to Capture Fisheries Data
Shawn Sitar, DNR Michigan
Build it: Leveraging the Ubiquity of 3D Printing, Bluetooth Technology and IDEs to Develop a Custom PIT Tag Sampling Tool –
Ben Warren, WDFW
3:45 IPads in the Field: 4 Years of Experience, What Works and What Doesn’t
Matt Alexander, RS Geospatial
Counting Trees on Mars – a Mobile Solution for Offline GIS and Data Collection
Doug Browning
Data Management Practices: The Do’s and Don’ts for Program Success
Brian Knowles, Sitka Technology Group
4:30 Adjourn

Wednesday – Nov. 8, 2017
8:00 Hands-on demos:
1. Laser Rangefinders – Richard Ash
9:00 Break
Concurrent Sessions
9:15 Operational Dashboard: Communicating Data to Upper Management
Tyler Gakstatter, RSG GeoSpatial
DSCUnity: The Web Application That Works With DCLinkStream
Chris Carroll, Big Fin Scientific
Using Android Tablets and MS Excel for Multi-Component Surveys of Remote Stream Sites
Mark Raggon, US Forest Service, Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program
10:00 Break
10:30 Changing GNSS Technology: Better Signals in Difficult Spots with Cheaper Precision and New Stronger Frequencies
Eric Gakstatter, GNSS/UAV Consultant
FEED: Versatile MS Windows Software for Data Acquisition and Management
Chris Bonzek, VA Institute of Marine Sciences
Data Collection for a Multi-Component Stream Survey in MS Excel: Form Data Validation and Python Based Data Extraction
Ronald Beloin, US Forest Service, Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program
11:15 Integrating Imagery into Your Cruising: Pros, Cons, Capabilities, and When is Imagery Worth the Cost?
Max Nova, SilvaTerra
Using FDI-Anto Forms Software and Digital Pens for Data Capture Analysis and Reporting
Sean Johnson, Field Data integrators
Survey123 and Collector for ArcGIS
Justin Welty, USGS
12:00 Lunch
1:00 User Perspective Panel:
A Practical Perspective on UAVs, GNSS and Mobile Devices in the Workplace
2:30 Conference wrap-up and door prizes
3:00 Adjourn