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MNLA E-Training, Project Plant

Getting Started Using Drones

Event Type: 
MNLA Events

This workshop is focused on learning to fly drones legally and safely.  In addition to a discussion focused on drones, equipment costs and drone regulations, participants will participate in a field activity where they will fly drones both manually and autonomously.  An image processing demonstration will follow and the workshop will wrap up with a drone applications discussion.  RS&GIS and MNLA will provide all necessary computer and drone equipment.
This workshop will be offered three times during the first week of April 2019.  Workshop locations are Michigan State University in East Lansing, the Southwest Michigan Research and Education Center near Benton Harbor, Michigan and the Tollgate Farm and Education Center in Novi, Michigan.  Enrollment is limited to 10 people.  Participants should arrive no later than 8:15 am.  

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (1-hour lunch)
Pricing: MNLA Member: $300     Non-Member: $400

Workshop 1: April 1, 2019 at Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Michigan State University
Room 325 Nisbet Building
Workshop 2: April 3, 2019 at Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center
1791 Hillandale Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Workshop 3: April 5, 2019 at the Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road
Novi, MI 48377

About the Speaker: Robert Goodwin is the Senior Geospatial Analyst at RS&GIS, Michigan State University.  Robert attended Michigan State University where he obtained degrees in Wildlife Management and Spatial Information Processing.  He has worked as a geospatial analyst for over 19 years and specializes in GIS analysis, image processing, image interpretation, geospatial modeling, unmanned aerial systems, GNSS data collection and project management.  Robert serves as the project manager on most RS&GIS geospatial data projects and is the lead trainer at RS&GIS where he teaches applied geospatial courses to professionals in government and private industry.