MFA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Services on Display at Two Conferences Sept. 20

Author: Grant Herbert, GISP Published: September 17, 2018

Join Grant Herbert, Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst/Developer, and Erik Strandhagen, Senior GIS Analyst and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Remote Pilot, for presentations on the benefits, challenges, and costs of deploying unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at two conferences this week. If you can’t attend, learn more about how UAS can assist with your project on our UAS services page or get in touch.


Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Conference

Technology Trends in Commercial Real Estate, Erik Strandhagen, GISP

Erik Strandhagen has over 15 years of professional experience with GIS, remote sensing, and environmental data management. He is an FAA certified remote pilot, a certified GIS Professional, and an American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Certified Map Scientist. His presentation will focus on project examples for the commercial real estate industry using UAS. There will also be a discussion on use of data analytics for commercial site selection and brownfield inventory. Learn more about the conference here.


Northwest Remediation Conference

Toolbox Expansion Pack Panel Presentation, Grant Herbert, GISP

Grant has 14 years of experience in the geospatial field, with expertise in data management, spatial database and server technologies, creating automated GIS tools, and developing Web-based data visualizations. His presentation will discuss how UAS are useful for remediation projects and discuss the benefits, challenges, and costs of using the technology. MFA will provide project UAS examples from upland and in-water remediation conducted at the former Pacific Wood Treating site located in Ridgefield, Washington. UAS remediation examples he will highlight include applications of construction oversight, water quality monitoring, post-remediation monitoring, and the documentation of progress and critical milestones. Learn more about the conference here.

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