OSA Brown Bag: Drone Technology in Archaeology


Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Drone technology is fast becoming a staple commodity - but what does it offer archaeologists and what are the hurdles regarding drone use? Find out at our next Brown Bag!

As the Director of Research Technology at the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), Mary De La Garza leads a team of GIS experts and programmers. Her experience of over 19 years as a systems administrator, webmaster, and application developer is diverse.  De La Garza's career has focused on security in technology with an emphasis on web systems and website applications. De La Garza serves as technological lead on numerous research, historic preservation, and compliance projects collaborating with federal, state and local level agencies throughout Iowa.  De La Garza's experience includes developing I-SitesGov, a secure archaeological portal developed with a grant from FEMA and used to aid FEMA and Iowa Home Land Security and Emergency Management Division in their compliance activity. She has participated in or managed numerous technical projects in Iowa and Colorado. Her interests and expertise are in secure web portal development, mobile application development and drone technology.

Brown Bags at the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is a semi-regular  series where OSA staff and guests share their research over the noon hour. Topics include individuals’ areas of interest, work in the field, developments in archaeology and architectural history throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Guest speakers whose expertise is in other areas pertaining to archaeology or ethnohistory may be invited throughout the year as well. For more information please go to http://archaeology.uiowa.edu/

These presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to  engage in discussion and exchange following the presentation. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of the State Archaeologist in advance at (319) 384-0732.



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