OSU graduate student and FAA Part 107 certified remote pilot, Chase Simpson, collects UAS lidar with a Velodyne Puck, xNAV direct georeferencing system, and S1000 airframe at an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) construction site.
Oregon State University is hosting the UAS in Transportation Expo in Corvallis, Oregon on July 30 and 31, 2018.
Overview: Many transportation agencies around the country are currently considering implementing a UAS program, while others are already using UAS for applications ranging from bridge inspection to highway construction site monitoring and rockfall site monitoring.
However, in beginning to use drones operationally, agencies are grappling with issues related to maintenance and reporting, personnel training (e.g., FAA Part 107 and internal training requirements), regulations (federal, state and local), data storage, data collection and analysis, as well as overall management of a UAS program.
This workshop will explore these topics, providing guidance and best practices, as well as hands-on training and opportunities for open discussion.
Here’s the registration link. Sounds like an excellent event.