Global Drone Virtual Discussions 2020 

Drone to GIS Explained

17 Nov 2020 (Tuesday) | 2.45pm – 3.30pm (GMT+8)

Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) are an indispensable tool for many modern industries. With applications in construction, real estate, agriculture, city planning, public health and safety, and more, the diverse capabilities of GIS systems enable them to meet a wide range of business needs. However, GIS relies heavily on the underlying data that supports it, and gathering that data can be burdensome.

Like GIS systems, drones–or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS)–are flexible tools able to satisfy a wide range of professional needs. The advent of light-weight, high-performance drones has disrupted many industries in the past decade, a trend that won’t slow down anytime soon. With the ability to autonomously collect a range of data, businesses of all types are racing to take advantage of drones. In fact, the FAA estimates that by 2022 there will be nearly half a million registered commercial-use drones in the United States (Source: FAA 2018 – 2038 Aerospace Forecast.)

With such new and uniquely augmentative capabilities, it was inevitable that GIS and drone technology would collide–no pun intended. These two game-changers were truly made for each other.


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Global Drone Virtual Discussions 2020

Enabling Autonomous LiDAR Mapping in Challenging, Inaccessible Areas

18 Nov 2020 (Wednesday) | 2.45pm – 3.30pm (GMT+8)

Accurate subsidence inventory data, based on an understanding of local topography, are a crucial first step toward reliable subsidence prediction and mapping future subsidence hazards. However, conventional, human-based methods of surveying and mapping subsidence suffer from data omissions and errors due to problems regarding accessibility, safety, and manual digitization.


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Global Drone Virtual Discussions On Demand

Emergency, Disaster and Humanitarian Response

19 May 2020 (Tuesday) | 2.00-2.45pm (GMT+8)

1. The innovative use of drones to maximise benefits for the public, eliminate risks to rescue teams and economise on valuable resources has the potential to restore their negative reputation.

2. The establishment of a common international legal framework, providing a common “language”and the perception of a common “ethical code”, is necessary for the development of safe and beneficial humanitarian drone use in disaster-affected areas and at-risk populations.


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Drones in Infrastructure and Transportation

19 May 2020 (Tuesday) | 2.45pm-3.30pm (GMT+8)

1. Drones are increasingly used in the transport sector to improve operational efficiency, save money and time and increase safety. The technology has been used to inspect bridges and tunnels, as well as monitoring traffic and in logistics delivery.

2. Infrastructure can be inspected and made more resilient through remote inspections and multi-spectral imagery, with drones providing an interoperable platform capable of more frequent and precise measurements.

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