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Forestry students, instructors learn benefits of drone capabilities


October 24, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

TODD GIBBON, right, explains the controls of a drone to Gogebic Community College forestry student Savannah Westie and Bessemer Township resident and GCC adjunct instructor and forestry consultant Craig Johnson Tuesday morning. The drone was taking pictures to create an arial map of Johnson's property.


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BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - A half dozen Gogebic Community College forestry students and a few full and part time instructors gathered Tuesday morning to see what they could get out of one of the newest and hottest technology gizmos - a drone.

In an outdoor lab setting, the plan was to use the drone's photographic capabilities to create an arial map of some property in southern Bessemer Township.

Todd Gibbon, a civil engineer from Ashland, Wis., and a drone technology facilitator for the college, said they hoped to use the morning to show the students...

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