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2024 Drone Summit

Summit Date:  Feb. 14 (Wednesday), 2024

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Muckleshoot Community Center

 17432  SE 392nd St.

   Auburn, WA 98092

Cost: FREE


Join us for an immersive in-person gathering of the WAGISA Drone Special Interest Group! This event promises an enriching experience packed with insightful presentations, engaging discussions, and ample networking opportunities. Connect with private, local, state, and tribe GIS drone enthusiasts to exchange ideas, share experiences, and forge meaningful collaborations. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field (including students), this gathering is your gateway to learning, networking, and advancing within the exciting realms of drones. 

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 AM : Door Opens

8:30 - 9:00 AM : Welcome with questions (Coffee/Tea)

9:00 - 9:20 AM:  (Optional presentation for Beginners, Separate Room)

9:20 - 10:20 AM: Part 1 Presentations

Presentation #1: Keisha Chinn & Jessie Alton (Washington State Dept of Transportation): 2D & 3D mapping, site monitoring, drone services, and data management. 30 min.

Presentation #2: Timothy Abbenhaus (ESRI): 2D & 3D mapping using drones with Esri ArcGIS platform. Showcasing various products and workflows.  30 min.

10:20 - 10:30 AM : Break 

10:30 - NOON : Group Discussion with moderator: Topic ideas including site monitoring, data managements, aerial mapping, drone services, asset inspection, media/video/photography

12:00 - 1:30 PM : Lunch on your own.

1:30 - 2:30 PM : Part 2 Presentations

Presentation #3: Tyler Cowdrey (Washington State Dept of Natural Resources): Monitoring Puget Sound Bull Kelp with multispectral UAS. 30 min.

Presentation #4: Kelsey Mach (Aspect Consulting): Multispectral and thermal drone data collection/processing/analysis.  30 min.

2:30 - 3:00 PM : - Continue group discussion - potential hardware demo

3:00 - 4:00 PM : - Continuation of group discussion. Tips & Tricks from participants. 

Registration is now open!


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