Monday, October 5, 2015

AmericaView UAS teams respond to train derailment

VermontView and MinnesotaView were conducting joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training in Vermont when they responded to an emergency request from the state to gather overhead imagery of a train that derailed in Northfield, VT.  Within 45 minutes of the request the joint UAS team was headed to the site.  The team immediately established a launch site, conducted flight operations, and then provided to the imagery to the incident commanders on the site.  The imagery is being further processed to assist in the longer term recovery and investigation efforts.
UAS imagery of the train derailment.
The greatest strength of AmericaView is the network of remote sensing professionals who share knowledge and expertise. It is this network that enabled the sharing of UAS best practices, which in turn resulted in application of remote sensing technology to aid decision makers.
The UAS team at the incident command post.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AmericaView Announces New Board of Directors

AmericaView wrapped up its winter business meeting with a new Board of Directors.

Russ Congalton - University of New Hampshire
Kevin Dobbs - University of Kansas
Rebecca Dodge - Midwestern State University
Rick Lawrence - Montana State University
Mary O'Neil - South Dakota State University
Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne - University of Vermont
J.B. Sharma - University of North Georgia
Pia van Bentham - University of California at Davis
Brent Yantis - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Monday, February 23, 2015

Frozen UAS tour

Several AmericaView members participated in the "Frozen UAS Tour" back in January.  Head on over to the Western Great Lakes Region ASPRS blog for more info.