Drones are creating value for operators and organizations across the world but how are stakeholders able to get the technology off the ground while also defining the value of the effort? Can developments and innovation in one region define action items and takeaways for stakeholders in another?
Listen in as a series of presenters answer these questions and more to outline the many different ways drones are making a difference from Alberta to Zimbabwe.
Session moderated by Juan Plaza, Juan B Plaza Consulting Corp
Large Scale Drone Mapping – Solving Survey Challenges on a Country-Wide Scale
As part of the Government of India's Digital India campaign, the government has launched an ambitious scheme to map 660,000 villages in India using drones under the SVAMITVA scheme and to digitize all land records in India. The goal of this scheme is to create accurate land records for rural planning, reduce property-related disputes, bring financial stability to citizens, and so on. This presentation aims to go over the learnings of this large scale drone based survey, and how such learnings can be adopted globally.
Raghav Mallick, ideaForge Technology
From Anti-Piracy Operations to Inspection, Mapping and Marketing: Building West Africa's First Comprehensive UAV System
ATC has designed and deployed a comprehensive UAV system and fleet for the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GHPA) at the ports of Tema, Takoradi and the naval base at Sekondi. The GPHA had no prior experience with drones, so the project involved training 27 of their personnel to be certified drone pilots under Part 28 of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. In addition, we built from scratch the data flow and exploitation workflows for multiple disciplines of users, including Engineering and Surveying, Security, and Communications and Marketing. The presentation is in a case study format that presents all of these issues from the perspective of having to create a UAS space where none existed before.
John Jackley, Advanced Technology Communications
Drone Delivery is a Reality Today in Latin America. A View to the First Urban Drone Delivery Network.
Today in Quito Ecuador we see the world's first integral aerial delivery network in a 3M population city. Connecting anywhere to anywhere in under 20 min. Applying core technologies in such a unique manner and at such a scale that can be replicated in thousands of cities around the world.
Santiago Barrera, Aerialoop
Uncrewed Aviation: Regulation, Integration and Opportunity
Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become a new player in the airspace, conducting various and radically different missions. Some operate in segregated airspace, while others require occupying airspace that was previously reserved for crewed aviation.
Thus, every civil aviation authority (CAA) today face challenges and risks understanding and managing how to regulate the operations of uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) and as a consequence, how to integrate them into the airspace. As a result of this process, conventional and disruptive opportunities alike emerge for all stakeholders in the aviation industry.
Robert Quiroga, Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia