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Thursday, February 26 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: What the GIS Community Needs to Know (AICP)

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There’s a new technology we have to race to catch up with – what are the policy decisions we need to be thinking of?

Local government and commercial interests see opportunity for using UAS to assist with all sorts of activities - emergency management, damage assessment, economic development, land use planning, property tax assessment, etc. When does this become an invasion of privacy and how can we balance the competing interests? As with mineral rights, who "owns" the airspace above my home? Add the public awareness - what you can't see from the ground, what's your neighbor doing? Why are you looking over my fence?

         Kyle Snyder
         Krissy Culler
         Gary Thompson
         Bobby Walston
         Craig Mix

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Tim Johnson

Director, NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Tim is the Director of the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NC CGIA). NC CGIA is the lead state agency for GIS under the NC Department of Information Technology. He manages agency operations and provides staff support to the NC Geographic Information... Read More →

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Krissy Culler

Deputy State CIO for Administration and Finance, State of NC
Krissy oversees the Administration & Finance Division (AFD), which focuses on the day-to-day business of running OITS, including Finance, core IT functions, and administrative activities. She was most recently a division director for Navy Cyber Forces, where she led cross-functional... Read More →
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Col. Craig Mix

Director, Homeland Security, Trimble Navigation
Craig Mix is the Dir. of Homeland Security for Trimble Navigation.  Trimble was one of the first companies to attain its 333 Exemption from the FAA and is a leader in the UAS field.  COL Mix is currently a US Army Reservist, a former Blackhawk pilot and a Desert Shield/Storm Ve... Read More →
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Kyle Snyder

Director, NCSU NextGen Air Transportation
In 2012 Kyle returned home to North Carolina to lead the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ecosystem as part of an effort to transition the state to a modern air transportation system.  Through his experiences in industry, academia, government, and the non-profit... Read More →
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Gary Thompson

Chief, North Carolina Geodetic Survey
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Bobby Walston

Director of Aviation, NC Dept. of Transportation
Mr. Walston is responsible for all aviation functions regarding state system planning, airport and aviation system development, and programs that provide funding and resources to communities for constructing and improving airports throughout North Carolina.  He also oversees the... Read More →

Thursday February 26, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 305 A/B

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