Shuart presents at 2018 ESRI Federal GIS Conference
March 28, 2018
VCU Life Sciences faculty Will Shuart spoke at three separate sessions at the 2018 ESRI Federal GIS Conference that took place in Washington D.C. March 20 – 21. Roughly 300 people attended his sessions. In two sessions, Shuart teamed up with ESRI to provide guidance on the collection of drone data to produce mapping products and highlighted several projects at VCU. In a third presentation, Shuart teamed up with co-presenter John Nelson, an Esri cartographer on a technical session titled, “Selecting the perfect Basemap.” Shuart showed attendees how to incorporate ad-hoc drone imagery into basemaps.
Drones have quickly become mainstream as a source for detailed mapping in smaller geographic areas. The imagery and contents gathered by drones translates into 3D data that can assist in solving real-world problems. Shuart’s expertise as a drone operator and geospatial analyst and developer allowed participants to learn how to best achieve high quality and accurate results.