ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium – September 29 – October 1 2015, Reno, Nevada

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PRE-REGISTER.  Call for Speakers and Call for Workshops has also been announced!

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Bethesda, MD – The second annual technical UAS symposium sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is scheduled for September 29-30, 2015 in Reno, Nevada. Expanding on the highly successful format and events of last year’s symposium this year’s event will include test flights, UAS data processing, and workshops.

The extended schedule is:

Sat – 9/26

  • UAS Test Flights

Sun – 9/27

  • UAS Test Flights

Mon – 9/28

  • UAS Test Flight Data Processing Workshop (hosted by ASPRS)
  • Exhibit Set-Up
  • Opening Reception

Tues – 9/29

  • Symposium and Technical Demonstration – Reno Ballroom
  • UAS Live Demonstration

Wed – 9/30

  • Symposium and Technical Demonstration – Reno Ballroom

Thursday – 10/1

  • UAS Meetings and Workshops (open for vendors and agencies to host)

Great speakers and industry-leading technical content is already lined up for 2015 and we anticipate the test flights, on-site data processing, and live demos will be even better than last year!

Purpose: To assemble UAS developers and researchers, along with geospatial service providers and users of geospatial map data, to share information, showcase new technologies and demonstrate UAS systems in action (in flight). 

Mission: To advance knowledge and improve the understanding of UAS technologies and their safe and efficient introduction into our national airspace, government programs and business.

Highlights of the symposium:

  • Demonstrations (in-flight) of UAS technologies
  • Test flights and on-site data processing
  • Data processing training workshops
  • Collaboration opportunities among users, mapping professionals, government, academia, developers, and UAS product and service providers
  • Exhibitor floor including attendee breaks and lunch
  • Speakers and presentations on relevant UAS topics

Suggested attendees:

  • Users and potential users of UAS products and services
  • UAS product and service providers
  • Aerial mapping, survey, and geospatial firms
  • Companies  with UAS interests and business plans
  • Government agencies interested and involved in UAS technologies
  • Government agencies driving the implementation of UAS policy
  • UAS companies- software, hardware, system developers and integrators
  • Academia, research institutions, UAS training institutions
  • Students in geospatial, survey, robotics, UAS
  • The geospatial community
  • Geospatial media

Call for participation and registration

We encourage your participation in this event, which will draw a national audience and demonstrate regional leadership and collaboration. Early Registration Discount Available. Go to the Participation page for more info.

Coming Soon!

Test flights starting September 26th, Exhibit set-up September 28th
Venue: Reno Ballroom, downtown Reno

Check back soon or follow UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO for the latest updates on the ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration & Symposium


Thank You For Making the 2014 ASPRS UAS Symposium a Huge Success!

UAS MAPPING 2014 RENOReno buzzed with excitement on October 21-22 during the ASPRS UAS Symposium. Over 500 attendees from the UAS, geospatial, government, academia, and media industries participated in the inaugural event, demonstrating the strong demand for UAS mapping applications. Sessions were filled to capacity due to the impressive lineup of speakers, and the over 70 companies who participated helped pack the exhibit hall with excitement.  The live demonstration showcased the wide-ranging diversity of UAS as attendees experienced the pleasure of watching flights in action at the ASPRS calibrated test course. An sUAS workshop, led by GeoCue Group, capped off the momentous event.

The Symposium Planning Committee and ASPRS thanks all of those who attended and contributed in making UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO an overwhelming success!

Questions & Answers and Presentations from Speakers now Available

A number of audience questions were submitted to the speakers following the symposium. View the questions and answer page here. Additionally, many of the speaker presentations are now available to view and download. The presentations can be found on the speakers and program pages.

Want to contact a symposium speaker? Download the email list here.

Photos from the Symposium

View the galleries from Reno below! If you have photos from the symposium, please share them to our Facebook page, or email them to the webmaster.





UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO in the Media

A number of media outlets have reported about there experience at the UAS symposium. Check out the links below to read their insights:

Brittany Mabry, ASPRS Heartland Region: ASPRS UAS Symposium and Technical Demonstration a Resounding Success 

Susan Smith, GIS Cafe: Special Coverage: UAS: Disruption in the Skies

Colin Snow, Drone Analyst: GIS: The Biggest Little Drone Market in the World

CEU Credits Available for Symposium Attendees!

Did you miss the CEU certificate request form while at the symposium? Attendees can receive 1 CEU credit for participating by filling out the request form and mailing it to George Mason University.


Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 5,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. Click the ASPRS link for information on the role of ASPRS in UAS technologies

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