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UAV-g 2015 Conference: sUAS for Geomatics

The third international conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics (UAV-g 2015) is coming to Canada later this summer for the first time ever, this time in Toronto, Ontario.

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Increasingly, UAVs are being used in a variety of industries to capture and measure data. That variety will be represented at UAV-g, which welcomes experts in photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, robotic mapping, computer vision, artificial intelligence, aerospace engineering, and other related geosciences. The conference will feature the latest developments in UAVs through presentations, exhibitions, live demonstrations, and discussions across disciplines. The theme of this year’s conference is “sUAS: A Disruptive Technology for Geomatics.”

At this four-day conference, attendees will also enjoy talks from the following keynote speakers:

  1. Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver – “Challenges in Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Autonomy, Sense-Detect-and-Avoid, and Formation Control”
  2. Michael Jenkin, York University – “Flying underwater: some results with an amphibious robot”
  3. David Bird, McGill University – “Applications of Unmanned Vehicle Systems to Wildlife Research and Management in the 21st Century”

There are also two pre-conference workshops scheduled to give participants a chance to get hands-on with the following topics:

  • Inertial Navigation – The Core of Direct Geo-referencing and Navigation Applications
  • Pix4D User Workshop

On September 1, participants are invited to head over to the Markham Airport for a live flight demonstration and technical exhibition of small UAV systems. Later that evening, participants can discuss the excitement of the day at a dinner cruise on the beautiful Toronto harbour.

UAV-g 2015 is taking place in the Life Sciences Building at York University Keele Campus in Toronto. The conference is organized by the ISPRS ICWG I/Vb on Unmanned Vehicle Systems: Sensors and Applications. It is being hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.

The conference takes place from August 30 to September 2. To register, or for more information, visit their website.

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