Use of Drones in Planning – a Tour of Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Facility

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, October 20, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. CDT

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also known as “drones”) are an innovative technology currently being introduced in a wide variety of industries. UAS platforms offer several key advantages over “manned” aircraft, allowing users to collect high-resolution aerial imagery or videos in a safe and timely fashion in situations that are considered too “dull, dirty, or dangerous” for piloted aircraft. Applications of UAS technology are far-reaching in federal, state, and local government, and are currently being used to provide critical intelligence for decision-making in many areas, ranging from agricultural monitoring to emergency management. UAS mapping technology can also be used to supplement and improve upon other data sources for many applications, including community planning and tax assessment.



David Burchfield

Invited Speaker

David Burchfield is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina, Kansas. His current teaching and research interests involve low-altitude aerial image acquisition and processing, and applications of UAS remote sensing technologies in the natural resources. Prior to arriving ... Read More

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