ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium – September 29 – September 30 2015, Reno, Nevada


Visit the conference program here to check out PDF slideshows of many of the presentations given at UAS Reno 2015!

Videos of presentations are available to view on the ASPRS YouTube page here.


UAS RENOSymposium at a Glance

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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.

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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

Speakers, Conference Program, and Conference Participants

Leaders from UAS, geospatial, government, academia, and the media are presenting, exhibiting, and generously sponsoring at the ASPRS UAS Symposium in Reno. View the companies who are participating at UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO! View the Speakers and Conference Program Here.

Reserve your Exhibitor Booth and Sponsor Today

The technical demonstration and symposium for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) presents a unique opportunity for showcasing your latest products and services in this exciting and evolving field. Learn about the benefits of sponsor by visiting the sponsorships page.

Exhibitor information and booth reservations can now be made by visiting the exhibitor registration page. See the exhibit hall layout and reserve your space today.

UAS Workshop

Following on the huge popularity of last year’s workshop, the second annual UAS Mapping Reno uas workshop for small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) will be held on Monday, September 28th at the Eldorado hotel. The workshop begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM. The registration fee is $95and includes lunch. Learn more and register for the workshop. 

Poster Session

ASPRS has released a call for posters for the fast-approaching UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO symposium. The poster session is currently being organized which will provide another means of information exchange in addition to the general sessions, exhibitions, networking sessions and live demonstrations already organized. Learn more and submit your poster application here.

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.

ASPRS Thanks the UAS RENO Organizing Committee for All of Their Hard Work in 2015

Co-Chair: Becky Morton, GeoWing Mapping, Inc.
Co-Chair and Technical Program Chair: Alan Mikuni, GeoWing Mapping, Inc.
Exhibits and Sponsor Coordinator: John Erickson, ASPRS Pacific Southwest Region Board
UAS Flight Coordinator: Pierre Le Roux, ASPRS UAS Division
Processing Workshop Coordinator: Lewis Graham, AirGon
Promotion and Program Coordinator: Lorraine Amenda, Towill, Inc.
Social Media and Website Coordinator: Jeffrey Miller, GeoWing Mapping, Inc.
Student Coordinator: Brittany Mabry, University of Arkansas
Field Survey Coordinator: JR Gregory, Towill, Inc.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coordinator: Sheldon Piepenburg, ASPRS
CAP Coordination: John Desmarais, CAP
CAP Coordination: Tim Hahn,CAP
CAP Coordination: Paul Thorne,CAP
Production Management: Dean Whitlow, Big Ideas Group
Program and Video Coordinator: Lorri Peltz-Lewis, US Forest Service
FAA Coordinator: Dave Morton, Unmanned Experts
Special Event Coordinator: Gabe Ladd, Advanced Concepts Consulting
Participant Coordinator/Wrangler: Bill Zeman, GeoSpatial Consulting Services
Planning: Jeff Young, LizardTech
Planning: Brian Murphy, Altavian
Planning: Mike Renslow, Renslow Mapping Services
Planning: Matt Coleman, TetraTech
Planning: Ed Freeborn, Unmanned Experts
Planning: Dr. Stewart Walker, BAE Systems
Planning: David Ruiz, Quantum Spatial
Local Coordination: Dan Cassidy
Local Coordination: Jay Johnson
Local Coordination: John Hammond
ASPRS Staff: Heather Staverman, Meeting Manager
ASPRS Staff: Priscilla Weeks, Membership Manager/Conference Registrar
ASPRS Staff: Dr. Michael Hauck, Executive Director
Survey Equipment Provider: Monsen Engineering


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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