Roundtable #6 – Debate on the new aerial image technologies
Tuesday, November 6th, 11:45AM-1PM, Room A
Innovation is not limited to softwares or data collection tools: important progresses have been made lately for aerial images acquisition technologies. This evolution is particularly connected with the development of balloons and UAVs, which price becomes increasingly affordable for international organizations but also for NGOs. Satellite images are also much easier to access for humanitarian actors on the field. However, these new technologies, literally “from the cloud”, spark off many questions that must be discussed in order to fully appreciate the live demonstration of the afternoon:
What use for these tools in relief and development? Which applications for which technical fields?
Are they really affordable for NGOs and international organizations? How to use them (purchase, rental, service)?
How to stock and share these images, technically (cloud) and legally (copyright)?
Which are the respective advantages of the various types of balloons and UAVs and of the satellite pictures? Which device is the best for which situation, and which kind of organization?
Olivier Senegas (UNOSAT) – Introduction - Chairperson
Chris Hepp (APDER)
Guillaume Jacquet (SenseFly): SenseFly's autonomous flying sensors presentation
Frédéric Moine (IOM)
Jim Kain (GeoVantage)