Dr. Greg Crutsinger is the Winner of the 2019 sUAS News Industry Leader Award

Dr. Greg Crutsinger of Scholar Farms is recognized for his groundbreaking process development work. Data is the commodity, and how it is collected, processed, and disseminated is what really matters moving forward. We understand well that regulatory grade data is where the real value is, and that data should be collected employing a repeatable process.

Some examples of his cutting edge work on the Tubbs, Carr, and Camp Fires:

Santa Rosa Coffey Park (Tubbs fire)

Before/after 2D swipe map (ESRI)

Redding and Shasta County (Carr Fire)

2D Before and After Swipe map Carr Fire (ESRI)

Paradise and Butte County (Camp Fire)

2D Drone Deploy Map 

360 Panoramas via Mapbox

Georeferenced video of all major streets

It’s not all post-disaster; he also uses scientific methods to help farmers conjure up useable data sets to help make dollars and sense of what is going on down at the farm. Congratulations for raising the bar!

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Patrick Egan
Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).