GIS Day 2015 at Selkirk College Registration

Rise of the Drones: Emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications

Selkirk College GIS Day 2015, Castlegar Campus, Selkirk College

Thursday, Nov 19, Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this year's GIS Day event on Thursday, November 19th, 2015. Our theme this year is "Emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Applications” or “Rise of the Drones”. UAVs have rapidly gained popularity for collecting data in agricultural, entertainment, business, environmental, and other applications. These devices collect a wide variety of spatially referenced data that can be collected for smaller projects at fraction of the cost of traditional aerial surveys. Come learn about how different players are using these technologies in the Kootenay region and beyond.

Free event

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10:00 – 10:45 AM: Guest registration (front College entrance), booths and poster display
10:45 – 11:00 AM: Opening announcement (rm S113)
11:00 – 12:00 AM: Keynote speaker: Dr John Church, Cattle Research Chair, Thompson Rivers University (rm S113)
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch break (on your own in adjacent cafeteria) and poster session (Main Floor Centre Lounge: “The Pit”)
1:15 – 2:00 PM: Drone demo with Dr. John Church (College soccer field, behind Gymnasium)
2:15 – 400 PM: Presentation Session (more details TBA): (rm S113). Confirmed speakers include Harrier Aerial Surveys, X1 Aeronautics and SkyDrone UAV Services Inc. talking about various aspects of drone data collection. We will also have Ian Parfitt (Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre) talking about recent research projects.
4:15 – 500 PM: Refreshments, social, and Innovation Centre tour (Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Airport).
5:00 PM – onward: West Kootenay GIS Users Group Social at the Lions' Head Pub, Castlegar.

For more information and cancellations, contact GIS instructor, Rena Vandenbos at (250 365-1279) or Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre Coordinator, Ian Parfitt at (250-304-6524).


Platinum Sponsors:

Columbia Power Corporation

Gold Sponsors: