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I am very excited to Spotlight an article from a new contributing author, Brittany K. L. Mabry, recapping the extremely successful ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Reno, Nevada Oct 21-22. I am sorry that I missed it, but Brittany has provided all of the details for what will become an annual event. This is exactly the kind of forward looking opportunity that I think will help to rejuvenate ASPRS. Kudos to all involved.
The LiDAR News hosted webinar "Close Enough - Providing Clients with What They Want," sponsored by FARO, was well attended. The recording is here.
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Change is in the Air: Unmanned Aerial Systems
The ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Reno (Oct 21-22), organized by the Northern California Region of ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), was a success surpassing expectations. Boasting a slate of presenters and exhibitors including many of the most distinguished brands in the market of UASs, imagery, lidar, and CAD, (Google, Esri, Autodesk, BAE Systems, Pix4D, 3D Robotics, senseFly, Airware ...

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