UAS Image Footprints – Minnesota

  This illustration is showing the image footprints of a UAS project that was flown in Southern Minnesota quarry.

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Annual Meeting happening February 4th, registration now open

Mark your calendars, our annual dinner meeting is coming up quickly.  We will once again hold the event at the Machine Red in Lake Elmo, MN from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday February 4th.  Registration is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. Eric Taipale, CEO of Sentera Inc. will present “Remote Sensing: Then, Now, and the Next Generation.”  One additional speaker is TBD. For all the details including registration information, please visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page.  We hope to see you there!

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UAV Flight Operations Demo

You are invited to a showing of the  flight operations for the fixed-wing Trimble UX5 at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, in the Wisconsin State Park System.  This will be an FAA-sanctioned flight operation with a registered aircraft flown by a licensed pilot. See more details below…. Seiler Instrument will host this unique opportunity to see a FAA sanctioned flight & operation of the Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight System.  We will be demonstrating this flight at the Richard Bong State Park Recreation Area in Wisconsin. Where:  Richard Bong State Park, Kansasville, WI.  Model Flying Field at the […]

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Join us in Madison on September 22nd!

When:  Tuesday, September 22nd, 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (informal social event to follow at the Kollege Klub) Where:  The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison.  Park at the City of Madison State Street Garage. What:  See the agenda for presentation titles and abstracts.  Refreshments provided. Who: All are invited.  You do not need to be an ASPRS member to attend. Cost: Free! [registration for the event is now closed] The ASPRS Western Great Lakes Region is pleased to announce the date and location of our next “spotlight series” event!  Every year we hold events throughout the region to “spotlight” new and […]

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AUVSI Heartland Chapter Announces Unmanned Systems for Agriculture Conference

The Association of Unmanned Systems International (AUVSI) Heartland Chapter is pleased to announce a conference focusing on the application of unmanned systems within agriculture. The event is titled “Unmanned Systems & Agriculture: Realizing the Field of Dreams.” The event will be a 1 day conference emphasizing the regulatory and legal issues impacting the use of unmanned systems in agriculture as well as leading research and applications for the use of unmanned systems to improve agriculture. The Heartland Chapter is hosting this event to nurture and expand partnerships amongst members of the unmanned systems community, business, academia and government and to […]

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The January 8-9, 2015 frozen UAS tour blows into Grand Forks, North Dakota

ASPRS members from Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota drove through brisk winter weather (30-40 mph winds and temps below zero) to meet in Grand Forks, North Dakota which is now a center for high-end Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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WGL visit to Grand Forks – January 8-9, 2015

WGL Visit to Grand Forks, ND – January 9, 2014, submitted by Brian Huberty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of UAVs

On October 1st, several technology companies formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for  commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the United States and abroad. Chief among the organization’s goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely operation of small UAVs. Founding members of the Small UAV Coalition are (in alphabetical order): 3DR, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]’s Project Wing, GoPro, and Parrot. The Coalition is supported by a team of experienced attorneys at  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. […]

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