Here are the key highlights from Day 1 at ILMF 2015:
- The ASPRS Hot Topics session and the UAV/UAS workshop were very well attended.
- Two out of three keynotes focused on UAVs with Dr. Sega stressing a systems approach to the technology and Gretchen West providing a lot of detail on the FAA approval process. It is looking like 2017 before the rules will take affect.
- The exhibit hall was very busy throughout the afternoon. There did not seem to be a real standout product announcement with the exception of the Geiger mode system being stood up by Harris.
- And on that topic the breakout session on photo counting which included four papers was standing room only.
Looks like a very successful start to this event. I am off to San Francisco this afternoon for REAL 2015. It was great to see Don Weigel, VP of Product for Airware, a start-up that is looking to become the standard software platform for UAVs,