The subdepartment of Surveying and Geodesy at ISTU intends to collaborate with universities in the United States in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles application for the needs of geodesy. The draft agreement was discussed by the leadership of the subdepartment at an international conference HxGN LIVE 2013 (Hexagon Conference), held in early June in Las Vegas.
According to the head of the subdepartment of Surveying and Geodesy at Irkutsk Technical University, Anatoliy Okhotin, it is planned that the exchange of ideas and knowledge will be in the format of mutual scientific training on the subject of exploration of the land using unmanned aerial vehicles.
"Within the framework of an international conference in Las Vegas, we were able not only to communicate with the leading scientists in the field of geodesy, but also achieve very important agreements that will support and enhance the level of education in ISTU on the global level.
During the visit of two universities in the states of New Mexico and Texas, we met with the training programm for surveyors in the United States and drafted a cooperation agreement, which we plan to sign in autumn of 2013.