July 14th, 2021


Wednesday 14th July, 2021

Cedar Falls Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center

(Formerly the Clarion Inn)

Aerial Services


Aerial Services provides remote sensing with a focus on aviation, unmanned aircraft, surveying, GNSS/inertial positioning, photogrammetry, LiDAR, and 3D modeling. GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) were developed in the 20th century, mainly to help military personnel find their way, but location awareness soon found many civilian applications such as our Global Positioning System, GPS, we use instead of maps to navigate to unfamiliar destinations. LiDAR is a method for determining ranges (variable distance) by targeting an object with a laser and measuring the time for the reflected light to return to the receiver. LiDAR can also be used to make digital 3-D representations of areas on the earth's surface and ocean bottom, due to differences in laser return times, and by varying laser wavelengths. It has terrestrial, airborne, and mobile applications.

Program Chair: TBD

Speaker: Nathan Eick

Nathan Eick, Geospatial Products Manager and former Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Pilot at Aerial Services Inc. He has flown aircraft throughout the nation for LiDAR and photogrammetric surveys, and today he focuses on analyzing LiDAR data and making maps from photos and lasers

Meal: Dinner includes rolls, butter, coffee, tea and milk.

  • Dinner Items are currently TBD

Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions so that we can provide an alternative for you.

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Lifestyles Inn has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Dinner Meeting Location: Cedar Falls Lifestyles Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Presentation: ~7:30-8:30 PM

Dinner Reservations can be made by emailing:

: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org ( Copy/paste the link into your email client )

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 12 July 2021. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Dues are used almost entirely for donations to local groups engaging in some technical field for which the money will make a real difference. Please join us in their support by becoming a member for $20 a year. Our Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.