WWCC Computer Science (CS) department hosted a "Do You Want To Think Like A Computer Scientist" on September 23rd. As part of this event, teachers and students were introduced to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using drones.
The GIS software used is designed to capture, manage, analyze, and display all forms of geographically information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. In addition, GIS software helps answer questions and solve problems by looking at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared—on a map!
Computer Scientists and Geoscientists can analyze the data, as well as, program data into the GIS software to interpret data that is collected.
The technology used in drones allows GIS professionals to work more efficiently. Drones can capture accurate aerial imagery to be used in 2D maps and 3D models of areas. With some time and practice individuals can fly drones to deliver small items, survey dangerous areas, capture live events, observe wildlife, and for law enforcement to name a few.
Look to the future and you'll see that drones will become part of our everyday lives.