Quantum Spatial to Host Summit Exploring Geospatial Remote Sensing Advancements

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Geospatial Remote Sensing Event to Showcase Acquisition Case Studies, New Sensor Technologies and Platforms

“The industry is quickly advancing with new platforms, such as drones and robots, and advanced sensors for gaining insights into a variety of terrain never before possible,” said Mark Meade, senior VP at QSI. “Here, leaders convene for discussions and education to propel our practices forward.”

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced today that it will host Summit III: Advancement in Acquisition, October 9-11, 2018, in Lexington, Ky. The event marks the third year that QSI has convened leaders in remote sensing and the geospatial industry to share innovations and insights into emerging technologies, and discuss market challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of remote sensing.

“The geospatial industry is quickly advancing with the use of new platforms, such as drones and robots, and the advanced sensors they carry for gaining insights into a variety of terrain never before possible,” said Mark Meade, senior vice president for Shared Services at QSI. “Our annual acquisition summit offers a unique environment, where leaders in our sector can convene for interactive discussions and education that will continue to propel our practices forward.”

Mike Aslaksen, chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey’s Remote Sensing Division, will deliver the keynote address on “Changing Times and Applications in the Geospatial Profession: A Coastal Mapping Perspective.” With NOAA for more than 25 years, Aslaksen has served in a variety of operation, technical and policy positions ranging from field surveys supporting nautical and aeronautical charting to serving as the chief of staff for NOAA’s Ocean Service.

Technical program sessions and presenters include:

  • 40,000 Linear Miles in 15 Weeks: Who Says it Can't be Done? – David Lowe,

general manager of Sales for AAM, which is the largest geospatial pure play in Australia. Lowe will share considerable domain knowledge in sales and marketing strategies, identifying growth and new market opportunities, and driving solutions and product development on the back of market intelligence.

  • UAS and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for the Wildland Fire – Peter Menet, president and CEO of Menet Aero, in Milwaukee, Wisc. He has recent experience with BVLOS applications using unmanned aircraft, and will share his experiences and challenges from this acquisition.
  • Rotary Acquisition over an Active Volcano – Ron Chapple, CEO and founder of Aerial Filmworks, will discuss his recently completed rotary wing acquisition of data over Kilauea in Hawaii for QSI.
  • Navigating Surveying Licensure for Geospatial Professions – A panel discussion featuring QSI Senior Vice President Mark Meade, QSI Geodetic Survey Manager Steve Hyde and SurvTech CEO David O’Brien will explore the challenges of performing geospatial projects in multiple states and how requirements for professional land surveying licensure can impact these projects.

For more information about QSI’s Advancement in Acquisition Summit, contact QSI Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing Anand Iyer at aiyer (at) quantumspatial (dot) com.

About Quantum Spatial, Inc.
Quantum Spatial, Inc., (QSI) the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, provides geographic insights to the largest government and corporate organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding. A pioneer in advanced mapping technology, QSI’s end-to-end solutions and services deliver the industry’s highest data quality and accuracy, while leveraging the widest array of technologies for analyzing all types of terrains. Customers use the company’s acquisition, processing, analytics and visualization solutions in a range of technical and scientific disciplines – from geology and biology, to hydrology, forestry and civil engineering. Utilities, oil and gas producers, engineering and construction firms, as well as the military and major government agencies, are QSI customers. QSI has multiple offices around the country. For more information visit quantumspatial.com, join us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @QuantumSpatial.

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