Got UAS (Drone) Data? New article.

01-04-2021 10:33 AM
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A new article from our colleague Dr Wing Cheung from Palomar College in the Spatial Reserves data blog describes how to find and obtain imagery taken from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, or Drone) platforms.  It is my hope that the strategies and resources that Dr Cheung describes and my addendum will be of assistance to the community in this rapidly expanding field.  

uas_data_illinois.JPGSample UAS imagery, over Illinois, USA. 

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I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.