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New Geospatial Informatics Department offers path to high-tech, in-demand jobs

The department combines combines geography, surveying and drone technology.

The department combines combines geography, surveying and drone technology.

A new academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences will give TROY students a path to high-tech, in-demand jobs.

The Department of Geospatial Informatics began in May as the new home of the geomatics program, the geographic information systems (GIS) minor and the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) minor.

The new department includes geomatics…

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TROY’s UAS courses prepare students to manage drone operations

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

With the implementation this week of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 rules governing drone usage in the country, many commercial operators now have a clear path forward in the use of unmanned aerial systems.

“These vehicles are in use everywhere,” said Troy University adjunct professor Al Allenback, a retired Air Force colonel and fighter…

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