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West Point map new drone course

13th January 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The US Military Academy at West Point has introduced a UAV geospatial mapping module into its cadet training, which it hopes will pave the way for operations of this type by active duty personnel. 

The New York-based academy purchased a Trimble UX5 UAV in 2015, after which cadets were offered the opportunity to use Esri’s Drone2Map software to incorporate UAV mapping into the geospatial intelligence module at the school.

This was beta tested in March 2016 but as of the beginning of 2017 cadets studying photogrammatry will be able to graduate in a module dedicated to UAV geospatial mapping.


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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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