Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

April 13, Drone Technology and Data Collection

Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

9240 South Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648 

Thursday, April 13th, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Goal:  To provide an overview of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology and best practices for data collection to affiliates of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR).

Workshop ContentThis workshop is designed for participants with little to no experience with drone technology, who are interested exploring practical applications of drones for a variety of data collection interests. The workshop will begin with a lecture on drone technology, and considerations for flight planning and deploying your drone.  We will then go outside for a drone demo, where we will be joined by Green Valley International who specializes in LIDAR drone applications, for some hands-on experience with flying a variety of common quad-copter platforms. To conclude the workshop, we will discuss a wide variety of potential scientific and management oriented applications for drones, and associated mission specific considerations.


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


Audience:  Affiliates of the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)  including UC academics, staff, students, and public and private resource professionals.

When & Where: April 13th, 2017, from 11am to 4:00pm.

Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA 93648
Map link: Click Here

Register: Click Here to register. Registration is limited to 25 participants, so please register early.

Cost:  $30 (account # and contact information required for members of UC ANR)

It is possible that this event may reach capacity, therefore please register as early as possible.

Contact:  Sean Hogan, 530-750-1322,



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