The purpose of this course is to introduce GIS students to the emerging world of using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the GIS workplace for data collection, reconnaissance, and research. UASs are in the news every day, highlighting their use in a military context. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released new rules and regulations governing the use of UASs in the civilian sector. This course will prepare students to be conversant in the world of UASs basic aviation, safety, flying, mission planning, and general data gathering techniques for use in GIS. Prerequisite: GIS 4101 or similar GIS course and/or work experience.