View 70+ Companies that are Participating at UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO!

ASPRSLeaders from UAS, geospatial, government, academia, and the media are presenting, exhibiting, and generously sponsoring at the ASPRS UAS Symposium in Reno. View the over 70 companies who are participating at UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO!

Sponsors

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GeoCue: Sensor Workflow Solutions, Small UAS Mapping, Point Cloud Information Extraction
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Altavian: Precisely Different
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Riegl USA: Building Systems, Delivering Performance
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Airware: Hardware, Software, and Cloud Services for Drones
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ESRI: A Comprehensive Platform for All Your Imagery Needs
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Velodyne: High Definition LiDAR
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Aeryon Labs: Defining the Standards of sUAS Flight Performance, Reliability and Ease-of-Use
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Woolpert: Providing Client-Focused Solutions for Matters Including Engineering, Architecture, and Design
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MEDIA
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Apogeo Spatial: Elevating Global Awareness
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AUVSI: Up-to-Date on the Latest Trends in the Unmanned Systems and Robotics World
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Directions Magazine: All Things Location
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GISCafe: The Leading GIS Portal
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GITA: Facilitate the Delivery of High Quality and Ongoing Education and Engagement Opportunities for Professionals in the Geospatial Industry
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Sensors and Systems: Making Sense of Global Change
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Society of American Foresters: Growing Better All the Time
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Exhibitors and Speakers

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3D Robotics
Aerial Services Inc.
Aerial Technology International
Aerovironment
Aerospace Corp.
Aeryon Labs Inc.
Airware Inc.
American Aerospace Advisors Inc.
Applanix
ASPRS
BAE Systems
Big Idea Group Inc.
Cardiofx
DATEM Systems International
Digital Results Group
Drone Analyst
Drone Deploy
ESRI
Field Of View
GeoCue Corp.
George Erio/Andy Daniels
GIS Cafe
Google
iPhone Drone Imagery
Keystone Aerial Surveys
Kitware
KRTKL
Leica
Lizardtech
Mapbox
Micro Aerial Projects
McKim & Creed
Multirotor Service-Drone
NASA
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems
Nixon Peabody LLP
Northern Nevada Development Authority
NovAtel
Optech
Orbit Logic
Phase One Industrial
Penn State University
Pix4D
Phoenix Aerial Systems
POMS & Associates
Public Science League
PrecisionHawk
Prenav
Quantum Spatial
Reno-Stead Airport
SBG Systems
Silent Falcon
SenseFly
Simactive
SkyCatch
SkyIMD
Skyward .io
Surefire LLC
sUAS News
TeraLogics
Terrapan Labs
T-Motor
Topcon
Towill Inc.
Trimble
University of Georgia
Unmanned Systems Canada
USGS
URS
U.S. Forest Service
Velodyne
Woolpert
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‘Change is in the Air’ – The First of its kind UAS Symposium

”Change is in the Air.” This is the tagline of our fall symposium, which denotes the excitement and also the angst that goes along with change.

“What interests me most about the conference is the different types of people that will be there. It’s not just photogrammetrists, it’s not just law enforcement, it’s not just firefighters. It’s different types of people from the data collection side and the data consumption side, and it’s only really when you get those people together that you really start to talk about how do we create systems that are going to work well for all of these interests.” – Brandon Basso, PH.D., Senior R&D Research Engineer at 3D Robotics

Dr. Basso will be co-presenting the opening keynote, and also contributing as a panelist. Watch the full clip of his thoughts on why he’s excited to be a part of the ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium.

A full line-up of events is provided on the symposium website at http://uasreno.org.

See you in Reno!


The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is “The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society”, a scientific non-profit association with a mission 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.


APSRS thanks the following sponsors for their generous contributions and support. Visit the company links for more information:

DIAMOND LEVEL
Towill Inc: Surveying, Mapping and GIS Needs
GeoCue: Sensor Workflow Solutions, Small UAS Mapping, Point Cloud Information Extraction
xyHt: Positioning and Measurement, Elevated

PLATINUM LEVEL
Altavian: Precisely Different
Riegl USA: Building Systems, Delivering Performance

GOLD LEVEL
Velodyne: High Definition LiDAR
Airware: Hardware, Software, and Cloud Services for Drones
ESRI: A Comprehensive Platform for all Your Imagery Needs

SILVER LEVEL
Aeryon Labs: Defining the Standards of sUAS Flight Performance, Reliability and Ease-of-Use
Woolpert: Providing Client-Focused Solutions for Matters Including Engineering, Architecture, and Design

MEDIA
GISCafe: The Leading GIS Portal
sUAS News: The Voice of the Unmanned Systems Community
Directions Magazine: All Things Location
Sensors and Systems: Making Sense of Global Change
Apogeo Spatial: Elevating Global Awareness
AUVSI: Up-to-Date on the Latest Trends in the Unmanned Systems and Robotics World
GITA: Facilitate the Delivery of High Quality and Ongoing Education and Engagement Opportunities for Professionals in the Geospatial Industry

ATTENTION STUDENTS – Call for Posters

ASPRS has released a call for posters for the fast-approaching UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO symposium which will be held at the Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno on October 21 and 22. The symposium is focused on education and collaboration on UAS technology and its application to the survey, mapping and remote sensing field. Industry experts from the private sector, academia and the government will present practical information on flight planning, mission control, acquisition and data processing for data analysis and production of mapping products.

A 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. Poster sessions will be held concurrently with blocks of time allocated for networking and exhibition. A committee will review the applications and select poster session presenters from the pool of applicants. (Only symposium registrants will be considered!)

Click here for POSTER SESSION APPLICATION FORM

Please email poster applications to asprs.norcal@gmail.comThis is an excellent opportunity to highlight your UAS technologies, applications, research and development, and real-life project experiences! See you in Reno!

Early Registration Deadline Extended for UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno, NV – The first technical UAS symposium sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is approaching (October 21-22)! The deadline for early registration has been extended to allow attendees just learning about this exciting event to take advantage of low registration and exhibition fees. The current fee for ASPRS members to attend the event is only $250. The current fee for non-ASPRS members to attend the event is only $300. Exhibitors are provided an exhibit booth and benefits which include two complimentary registrations for only $600. All rates will go up in price on September 12, 2014, so register now!

This unique event will showcase UAS in operation including flights of the first UAS Mapping Calibration Test Course designed to be a permanent facility for the validation and accuracy assessment of UAS sensor payloads. General sessions will focus on the mapping and remote sensing aspects of unmanned acquisitions with the goal to provide practical information on UAS flight planning, acquisition, data processing and map production. National and international speakers will address current-day and developing UAS applications. Academia and research institutions will inform on existing educational and training opportunities. Survey, mapping, and engineering firms will be on-hand to share their experience and further their UAS implementation strategies. Government agencies will share information on the development of national and international mapping programs. UAS firms will benefit from meeting the managers of the Nevada UAS program and obtaining first-hand information on utilization of the Nevada UAS Test Site.

To find out more about the symposium, UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO, visit http://uasreno.org. To learn more about ASPRS, visit http://www.asprs.org.


ASPRSThe American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is “The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society”, a scientific non-profit association with a mission 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.

Interested in Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information?

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Do you have a product or service you’d like to showcase at the UAS Symposium? Purchase an exhibitor booth and you’ll have a place to discuss your firm with symposium attendees. Also, become a Sponsor of the Symposium and provide your firm an even greater level of visibility. Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor NOW.

GeoCue to host sUAS Workshop following ASPRS UAS Conference

GeoCue_180x180From GeoCue Group News:

GeoCue Group will host a one day workshop on small Unmanned Aerial Systems production in conjunction with the ASPRS Reno UAS conference. The workshop will be on Thursday, October 23rd (the day following the conference) beginning at 9 AM and ending at 3:30 PM. A working lunch will be provided. Topics to be covered include:

  • Planning an sUAS mission
  • Ground control and check points
  • Uploading the mission plan to the autopilot
  • Flying the mission (simulation only)
  • Quick look analysis using PhotoScan Pro
  • Preprocessing to a point cloud and ortho mosaic using PhotoScan Pro and Pix4D Mapper
  • Quality assurance in LP360 for sUAS
  • Creating analysis and output products using LP360 for sUAS

The workshop will consist of both theoretical considerations as well as numerous workflow demonstrations. We will be showing an overview of how to construct your own sUAS system aimed at small area metric mapping, covering details from telemetry radio selection to vehicle launching and recovery. We will be using data from actual collected projects and will cover the wide range of conditions and errors that affect project outcomes. This workshop will provide attendees with a detailed overview, based on actual experience, of what is and is not possible with this new and exciting technology.

The price of the workshop is $75 and includes lunch. Space is limited and will fill up very quickly so please indicate your intention to attend by sending your contact information to alove@geocue.com.

Content for this post courtesy of GeoCue Corporation

Reno’s Economy Boosted by Drone Entrepreneurs

rowStartup Row, Reno’s newest strip of high-tech companies, fosters entrepreneurs whom develop software and manufacture drones. Tour one of the offices and you’ll think you’ve walked into somewhere in Cupertino rather than Northern Nevada. The FAA sanctioned UAS test site, along with location, low taxes, and sparse regulations, have transformed Reno into a hub for modern drone entrepreneurs.

Workers with a solid education background and talented skillset will be required to power Reno’s emerging drone industry. That’s why the University of Nevada, Reno partnered with an Australian drone company, and opened a research facility in downtown Reno. “The university is starting to work with Mr. Mike Kazmierski, president of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, to make sure students are trained in specific skills or even the languages needed by companies looking to settle in Reno.” – Dionne Searcey, NY Times

Eliminating the stigma of being the “second-tier Vegas” is something city officials are working on diligently. Drones are playing a major role in making that vision a reality.

Content from this post came courtesy of the NY Times article Reno Rolls the Dice on High-Tech.

A Brief Note from the Symposium Chair

logo_planeGood news – the Program Management Office in Nevada indicates strong optimism that the COAs for the live flight demos will be approved. The live flights will utilize the new test course to be established at the test site in conjunction with this symposium. The surveyed test course will remain to be utilized for ongoing UAS testing and quality control.

See you in Reno!

Becky Morton
Symposium Chair

SenseFly’s New eBee Mapping Drone has Built-in RTK

ebeeSensefly’s eBee RTK could be a game-changer. Jean-Christophe Zufferey, C.E.O. of senseFly claims “The eBee RTK offers surveying and engineering professionals the very highest positional accuracy, without the need for ground control points.” From flight planning to post processing (including GNSS corrections), the system is designed to be a complete out-of-the-box solution.

SenseFly’s 3 reasons to choose the eBee RTK:

  1. Survey-grade accuracy – Accuracy of 3 cm without the need for GCPs
  2. Fully integrated workflow – eBee’s flight planning and control software eliminate the need of third-party software
  3. Compatible with existing base stations – The eBee RTK is compatible with most leading brands of base station, working seamlessly alongside a surveyor’s existing portfolio of instruments.

Availability and pre-order information can be found at senseFLy’s website.

Story and Photo Courtesy of sUAS News 

First Civil Aviation Drone Test Flight this Summer in Nevada

nevadadronetestBeginning this summer, the skies in rural Nevada will be filled with identifiable flying objects. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles will take flight in Nevada as part of the FAA’s effort of testing the new technology.

“Nevada’s FAA test sites are officially open for business,” said Steve Hill, director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which has spearheaded the state’s efforts to become a test site, the first step in gradually opening U.S. airspace to unmanned aerial vehicles.

The ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium and Demonstration  is a UAS conference that will integrate an FAA designated test site into its program.

Story and Photo Courtesy of sUAS NEWS