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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Applied LiDAR Analysis for Forest Inventory and Assessment Workshop

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative at the University of Minnesota is hosting a two-day LIDAR workshop at the Cloquet Forestry Center on October 14-15, 2014.

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WGL golfers descend on River Falls

Thanks to everyone who attended the annual ASPRS Western Great Lakes golf outing at the Kilkarney Hills Golf Club in River Falls, WI!

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ASPRS Dakotas-Minnesota Interstate Technical Meeting

The ASPRS Western Great Lakes and Heartland Regions cordially invite you to “CornView 2014.” All are welcome at this gathering of geospatial professionals where we will hear presentations on the latest trends in remote sensing, camera systems, LiDAR, and more.

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White House Office of Science & Technology Policy releases a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

Today, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) released a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations that aims to maximize the value of observations collected by Federal agencies of the Earth’s land surfaces, oceans, and atmosphere. The Plan is a blueprint for future Federal investments in and strategic partnerships to advance Earth observing systems that help protect life and property, stimulate economic growth, maintain homeland security, and advance scientific research and public understanding. Read the full the National Plan here.

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