Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Drone Technology Workshop

Flying M Cattle, Inc., Bishop, CA

395 South Round Valley Road, Bishop Ca. 93514 

Friday, October 7th, 2016, from 10:00am to 2:00pm

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To Register:
Please call Robert Pearce (NRCS), 760-872-6111,
or contact Dustin Blakey (UC ANR), 760-873-7854,

Goal:  To provide an overview of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology, regulations and best practices to ranchers as well as other UC Cooperative Extension and National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) affiliates.

Workshop ContentThis workshop is designed for participants with little to no experience in UAS technology, who are interested exploring practical applications of UAS for a variety of interests.  Following a brief lecture on drone technology, regulations, and considerations for flight planning, deploying your drone and processing imagery we will demo of two popular UAS platforms. To conclude the workshop, we will discuss a wide range of potential scientific and management oriented applications of UAS that may unfold in the near future.

This course content is the result of a collaborative effort between the UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program,, the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF),, and the UC Merced, Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) Lab,  

Additionally, we are pleased to be partnering with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to offer this workshop to the greater Inyo and Mono county region.


Audience: Land managers, agriculturalists, wildlife enthusiasts and other UC ANR associates who are interested in monitoring land holding and/or other regional features of interest.

When & Where: October 7th, 2016, from 10am to 2pm

395 South Round Valley Road, Bishop (Round Valley), CA. 93514

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Cost: This is a free workshop!  Snacks and drinks will be provided at the event.

The workshop expenses will be partially supported by the IGIS Statewide Program.

Register:  To register for the workshop, please call Robert Pearce at the Bishop NRCS Office, 760-872-6111, or contact Dustin Blakey at the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Cooperative Extension office, 760-873-7854, or by email at

Contact: For more information regarding the content of the workshop, contact Sean Hogan of the UC Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program, at 530-750-1322,



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