2015 Conference Program

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Monday September 28
UAS WORKSHOP 8:30 AM 5:00 PM See UAS Workshop Page 
 WELCOME RECEPTION 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Held at NoVi Lounge in the El Dorado
Tuesday September 29 
OPENING SESSION 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Lewis Graham, AirGon Master of Ceremonies
Pierre le Roux, ASPRS ASPRS UAS Division Director
Lynn Usery, ASPRS/USGS ASPRS President
Becky Morton, ASPRS/GeoWing Symposium Co-Chair
Alan Mikuni, ASPRS/GeoWing Symposium Co-Chair
Michael Hauck, ASPRS ASPRS Executive Director
Colin Snow, Drone Analyst Current State of the U. S. Commercial Drone Industry
Stewart Baillie, Unmanned Systems Canada Commercial Operations of UAS in Canada – 2015
Brian Murphy, Altavian The Battle Between Manned vs. Unmanned Aerial
KEYNOTE ADDRESS I 9:00 AM 9:45 AM Moderator: Becky Morton, GeoWing Mapping Inc.
Jonathan Evans, SkyWard.io Drones and the Next Era of Aviation
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL 9:45 AM 10:15 AM
SESSION I – WE ARE STILL ABOUT MAPPING 10:15 AM 11:15 AM Moderator: Matt Coleman, Tetra Tech
Mike Tully, Aerial Services Inc.

Mapping Fundamentals and Their Application to UAS

Paul Goodman, Mapbox UAV Imagery Workflow
Paul Braun, Continental Mapping Lidar, Imagery & Mapping By-Products: Manned vs. Unmanned
SESSION II – EDUCATING PRACTITIONERS 11:15 AM 12:15 PM Moderator: Alan Mikuni, GeoWing Mapping Inc.
 Max Baber, US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation  Preparing Geospatial Analysts for UAS and SmallSats Data Boom
Riadh Munjy, California State University Fresno Geomatics Engineering Program at California State University, Fresno and UAV Mapping
 Qassim Abdullah/Karen Schuckman, Penn State University The Role of Academia in the Unmanned Aerial System Education and Certification: The Penn State Perspective
 LUNCH in EXHIBIT HALL 12:15 PM 1:30 PM
 BOARD BUSES FOR UAS FLIGHT DEMOS 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
FLIGHT DEMOS – WESTERN TURF AND HARDSCAPES  2:30 PM 5:00 PM
BUSES BOARD FOR RENO  5:00 PM 5:30 PM
NETWORKING SOCIAL IN EXHIBIT HALL  6:00 PM 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS II 8:00 AM 8:45 AM Moderator: Alan Mikuni, GeoWing Mapping Inc.
Keven Gambold, Unmanned Experts JETPACKS AND AUTO-MAPS – A Week in the Life of a Surveyor in 2030
SESSION III – MAPPING APPLICATIONS PART 1 8:45 AM 9:45 AM Moderator: Jeff Young, LizardTech
Michael Hauck, ASPRS Holistic Vision for Earth Observation (and the future of ASPRS)
Colin Brooks, Michigan Technological University Example Applications for Transportation Infrastructure Assessment with UAVs from USDOT and Michigan DOT Research.
Keith Cunningham, University of Alaska, Fairbanks UAS Research at the University of Alaska
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL 9:45 AM 10:15 AM
SESSION IV – MAPPING APPLICATIONS PART 2 10:15 AM 11:15 AM Moderator: Gabe Ladd, Advanced Concepts Consulting
Jeremy Eastwood, DroneDeploy UAS Mobilization and Applications
Fabien Blanc-Paques, Airware Scaling for the Enterprise
Julie Foguenne, SenseFly (eBee) Mapping Applications
SESSION V – UPDATE ON UAS TECHNOLOGY I 11:15 AM 12:15 PM Moderator: Mike Renslow, Renslow Mapping Services
Keith Fieldhouse, Kitware Inc. Open Source UAS Software Toolkits
Antoine Martin, Pix4D Vertical Structure Modeling & Inspection with UAS Cameras
Walter Volkmann, Micro Aerial Projects sUAS, GNSS, SfM and Virtual Surveying – the New A to Z Personal Mapping Operation
LUNCH 12:15 PM 1:45 PM
SESSION VI – UPDATE ON UAS TECHNOLOGY II 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Dr. Stewart Walker, BAE Systems
Tom Breen, Headwall-Photonics Leveraging UAS and Hyperspectral Technology for Advanced Remote Sensing
Wolfgang Juchmann, Velodyne Applications of UAV-based Quantitative LiDAR Using Velodyne’s Multi-Channel 3D Sensors
Bob Jannarone, Brainlike Inc. Image Processing from UAS Data: Prospects and Challenges
SESSION VII – UPDATE ON UAS TECHNOLOGY III 2:45 PM 3:45 PM Moderator: Becky Morton, GeoWing Mapping Inc.
Bernd Lutz, Multi-Rotor Service Drone Look, Ma’ – no GCPs!
Whitney Smelser Integration of sUAV data with Terrestrial Mobile Mapping Projects
Mark Contarino, Enterprise Engineering Services, LLC Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BLVOS) Operations for Civil UAS
BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL 3:45 PM 4:15 PM
SESSION VIII – PANEL: LOOKING AHEAD AT FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INDUSTRY 4:15 PM 5:15 PM Moderator: Brittany Mabry, University of Arkansas
Jonathan Rupprecht, Rupprecht Law Legal Landscape

Asa Hammond, PreNav

Autonomous Flight
David Yoel, American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. Beyond Visible Line of Sight
Omer Mian, Applanix INS-GPS
Skip Miller, UASUSA UAS Manufacturer
CLOSING SESSION 5:15 PM 5:30 PM
Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert, Inc. ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards
Lewis Graham, GeoCue Closing Remarks
 LiDAR Sidebar 6:00 PM The LiDAR Sidebar will take advantage of the many experts that will be attending the conference to discuss the new compressed data formats that are attracting attention.

Contact us with questions about the conference program – asprs.norcal@gmail.com