Monday, November 25, 2013

Presenting TATTS and UAS

I had the honor of keynoting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's GIS Day on November 20th, 2013.  GIS Day is an annual event held throughout the world to promote Geographic Information Systems and geographic awareness.  This year's event was sponsored by the UW-Madison GeoSpatial Alliance, held at the UW's Institute for Science and Discovery, and attended by approximately 100-150 people from both the local area and other universities such as UW-Eau Claire.

My talk focused on the emerging marketing of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) of which the hexarotor we built is one type of UAS.  The presentation was oriented toward professionals and collect students who utilize GIS technology for mapping and analysis.  Many of them were students in environmental sciences, geography or related disciplines. 

One primary aspect I focused on was what amazing things the TATTS team did throughout the summer of 2013.  I used a handful of our videos and photomosaics to show what is possible.  I was so pleased to see how engaged the audience was and impressed by what great things are possible by our kids!