In Episode 15 of the RCN Podcast, Jocelyn Correa of QK shares her perspective on disrupting the land surveying industry by implementing UAV and drones.
(0:37) Jocelyn's background
(2:51) Geographic reach and services offered at QK
(4:37) Introducing new technology to your team
(7:18) How the decline of new surveyors and the slow adoption of technology is impacting surveying
(12:50) The dangers of jumping too quickly into a new piece of technology
(19:26) How QK is using drones
(25:14) Challenges that arise with UAV usage
(42:44) What futuristic piece of technology or fix would you bring backward to the present?
(46:00) Jocelyn encourages current surveyors to share their work in order to encourage new surveyors to the field
"It's definitely a disruptive technology. Disruptive in a good way. This is another tool for our surveyors and it's best in their hands. It's not ever going to come close to replacing our surveyors."
- Jocelyn Correa
Jocelyn has 15 years of surveying-related experience providing technical support for a variety of projects. Her professional background includes drafting and design of residential and commercial and land development projects, survey calculations and drafting, with a heavy emphasis on title research, legal descriptions, boundary determinations, and compliance with both State and local ordinances. In the last three years, Jocelyn has led the research and development effort to establish appropriate methodologies for UAS mission planning, control and processing to establish repeatable accuracy for aerial topographic surveys using low-altitude, high-resolution photogrammetry. Jocelyn also holds a FAA Remote Pilot certificate.