The Sky’s the Limit: Big Data, Drones, and the Internet of Things

APA Michigan Chapter


Friday, September 21, 2018
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

CM | 1.25

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New technology makes the collection and analysis of large

amounts of data easier than ever, and this data can be a

compelling resource for decision-makers and elected officials.

This session explores how off-the-shelf Unmanned Aerial

Vehicles (UAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to

collect and analyze urban big data on everything from parking

to water contamination. In addition, we’ll discuss how to

integrate photogrammetry software such as Pix4D with UAVs

to produce orthomosaic and 3D models of the environment.

Case studies will include a parking census pilot project

conducted with the city of Syracuse, NY, and a UAV-based

solution to Lake Erie’s algae bloom problems. The session will

also include a discussion on the preservation of privacy rights

and the ethics of big data and UAV technology.


Adrianna Jordan, AICP


Zachary Halberd

Co-Founder, Quantifly

Daniel Brooks

Co-Founder, Quantifly

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Amy Jordan,