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Quick Facts about GEOG 897G
- Instructor - Jay Parrish, Professor of Practice, John A Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University.
- Author - Jay Parrish, Professor of Practice, John A Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University.
- Overview - GEOG 897G is an elective course for the MGIS and GEOINT online degree programs, geared towards students who are able to study only part time and at a distance. This General Education course will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how Unmanned Aerial Systems are used in geomatics.
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- Topics of Study - The content of this course is divided into 9 lessons. Each lesson will be completed in approximately 1 week.
- Lesson 1: What is a UAS?
- Lesson 2, Types of UAS
- Lesson 3: UAS Applications
- Lesson 4: Technical Challenges
- Lesson 5: Legal Issues Surrounding UAS
- Lesson 6: Safety Issues
- Lesson 7: Ethics
- Lesson 8: What Does the Future Hold?
- Lesson 9: NASA Data Simulation
Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at 814-863-1807 (V/TTY). For further information regarding ODS, please visit the Office for Disability Services Web site at http://equity.psu.edu/ods/.
In order to receive consideration for course accommodations, you must contact ODS and provide documentation (see the documentation guidelines at http://equity.psu.edu/ods/guidelines/documentation-guidelines). If the documentation supports the need for academic adjustments, ODS will provide a letter identifying appropriate academic adjustments. Please share this letter and discuss the adjustments with your instructor as early in the course as possible. You must contact ODS and request academic adjustment letters at the beginning of each semester.