Conference Program

UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO – PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

DATE EVENT START END COMMENT
Monday-10/20/14
Exhibition Setup Noon 5:00 PM Reno Ballroom
Registration Noon 5:00 PM Reno Ballroom
Workshops El Dorado Hotel. Multi-vendor user groups and workshops (unlimited space)
Welcoming Reception BuBinga Lounge (El Dorado hotel)
Tuesday-10/21/14
Registration 7:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Lewis Graham of GeoCue – Master of Ceremonies
Welcoming remarks from State/Reno Officials
Mike Hauck, ASPRS Executive Director Keynote introduction to ASPRS – “Whats at Stake?”
Stewart Walker, ASPRS President Words from the ASPRS President – Role of ASPRS in UAV
Pierrele Roux, ASPRS Division Director ASPRS Division Activities and Call for participation
KEYNOTE 9:00 AM 9:45 AM
Keynote Speaker – To be Announced Talk focused on “why now?” Why are drones suddenly so popular when flying model aircraft have been around for 75 years? Is it the advent of micro-INS that allows an autopilot on a multi-copter? Is it miniaturized cameras? Certainly for our field of geometrically accurate mapping, the development of Structure from Motion (SfM) algorithms has totally changed the market….
Break & Exhit Time 9:45 AM 10:30 AM Break/Exhibits
OVERVIEW 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Invited speaker from the Nevada Test Site – to be announced UAS testing at the NV Test Site/FAA Regulations/What’s coming up at the test site?
Introductory talk – speaker to be announced Introductory talk on the complete workflow from mission planning
to creating products.
Invited speaker – to be announced Overview of the economics. What does flying a stockpile with a sUAS do to
the price point for this work? Is this really an economic game changer? What are the practical limits of a sUAS project – when is a project just too big?
LUNCH & Exhibits 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
PANEL 1 – Vehicles 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Various panelists – to be announced Panel discussion on the pros and cons of various vehicle types from the
perspective of mapping missions – Fixed wing gliders, flying wings and multirotors.
Buses to Stead Airport 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Live Demonstrations of UAS in flight at the Stead Airport, north of Reno
Buses from Stead to Hotel 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Networking Social 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Exhibit Hall
Wednesday-10/22/14
Registration 7:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 7:00 AM 8:30 AM Exhibit Hall
PANEL 2 – Sensors 8:30 AM 9:15 AM
Various panelist – to be announced Panel discussing the merits/tradeoffs of cameras and sensors for sUAS. Is a NEX better than a Canon S100? Is there any true advantage of using a metric camera? Some realities of processing when one might subsample
images to have point matching run in a reasonable time and does this affect camera choice? Building an NIR camera from a consumer Canon for less than $1,000 and so forth.
SESSION: DATA COLLECTION (MISSION PLANNING, GROUND CONTROL, FLYING THE MISSION) Speakers to be announced 9:15 AM 10:00 AM Series of three papers – mission planning, flying the mission, field checking
Break 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
SESSION: DATA PROCESSING AND ACCURACY ASSESSMENT Speakers to be announced 10:30 AM 11:15 AM Series of three papers – Processing workflow/Sfm/QC and Accuracy Assessment
PANEL 3: EMERGING TRENDS-UNIVERSITIES University participants to be announced 11:15 AM 12:00 PM Emerging research in UAS
Lunch (on own) 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
SESSION: EMERGING APPLICATIONS & OPPORTUNITIES FOR UAS 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Precision Agriculture New and Emerging Development in Precision Ag
Mining New and Emerging Development in Mining
Fire Fighting NASA Ames, USFS
Overseas Opportunities Invited Speakers – to be announced
CLOSING KEYNOTE
Invited High Tech Co. Speaker – to be announced 2:30 PM 3:15 PM What can we expect from the use of drones from the Hi-Tech industry?
Break 3:15 PM 3:45 PM
SESSION: LIVE DEMO RESULTS Results from the Live Demo flights
CLOSING REMARKS 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
Exhibit Tear-down 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (Extended to next day – Tear down Wednesday 8:00 AM – Noon)
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