Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Business of Drones: Minnesota

As most readers are aware, commercial use of drones in the United States will begin late next year. Many are seeing this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to get in on what will be the equivalent of a California Gold Rush in the geospatial industry. More than a few in Minnesota want a piece of the action:

(Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 14, 2014)

Comment: Education will be key to understanding this transition and what it means for all parts of society, to include the Emergency Services Sector. To that end, a good place to start would be at an upcoming forum hosted by the University of Minnesota. Details below:

  • What: Preparing for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Minnesota
  • When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • WhereContinuing Education and Conference Center, Room 135A/C, University of Minnesota, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
  • Cost: $75
  • Registration Deadline: April 24, 2014
  • More: Event Link

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