Second Annual Field Technology Conference (FTC 2012)

August 30, 2012  - By

September 26, 2012 – September 27, 2012

Portland | Oregon | United States (USA)

Eric Gakstatter, GPS World’s editor for survey and Geospatial Solutions Weekly, will be a keynote speaker at the Second Annual Field Technology Conference (FTC 2012). FTC 2012 is hosted by the Western Forestry and Conservation Association (WFCA), GPS World magazine, and Geospatial Solutions Weekly.

The conference will be held September 26-27 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This unique conference, centered around geospatial technology, features tracks on field devices (handhelds/tablets, GPS, lasers, 3D scanning), remote sensing (aerial photography, satellite imagery, airborne lidar), and mapping software (mobile GIS, open source GIS, datum conversions).

The opening general plenary session will feature world-class experts in emerging geospatial technologies of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAV/UAS), Mobile GIS, Open Source GIS, and GPS/GNSS. The keynote speakers will discuss how these emerging technologies are changing the way geospatial data is collected and managed. Besides Gakstatter, featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Joe Paiva – Paiva Consulting
  • Jeff Shaner – Esri Mobile Technology Program Manager
  • David Percy – Portland State University GIS Research Faculty

“Audience feedback from last year’s conference was very good,” said keynote/moderator Eric Gakstatter. “Attendees said they appreciated our intimate and focused content as well as expert analysis of technology trends. Listening to feedback from last year’s attendees, we’ve expanded a bit this year to include outdoor demonstration sessions with UAVs, handhelds/tablets, laser rangefinders, mobile phones, and GPS units. We’ve also attracted more experts from around the country to present their work and thought leadership.”

Registration for the Second Annual Field Technology Conference (FTC) is now open. 2011 attendees included representatives from federal, state, and local government, Fortune 1000 companies, Native American tribes, higher education, and natural resource consultancies.

The registration fee is $245 if registered by September 21, and $295 if registered after September 21, 2012. The registration fee includes lunch on both days as well as refreshments during breaks. The conference room rate is $99/night plus tax. After September 5, the reduced rate will be subject to availability.

For more information as well as a draft of the conference agenda, visit the website.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Richard Zabel.

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