‘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

EXPANSION OF LIVE DEMO OPPORTUNITES AT UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO

Reno, NV The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has added an indoor rotary-wing UAV live demonstration to the UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium being held in Reno Nevada on October 21 and 22. This indoor demonstration will be held in the evening of the first day of the symposium (Tuesday 10/21) following a fixed-wing live demonstration at the Nevada Test Site Stead Airport and following a networking social on the exhibition floor at the Reno Ballroom. It will be a jam-packed day of sessions and demonstrations culminating in an opportunity for hands-on and up-close flying of rotary-wing or copter unmanned vehicles.

The indoor UAV demonstration will be held at the spacious Reno Event Center located across the street from the symposium venue (Reno Ballroom) and the symposium hotel (The Eldorado). The arena floor at the Event Center is 256’ x 212’ with a 43’-high ceiling, easily accommodating the needs of the flight of small rotary-wing unmanned aircraft.

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

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.

ASPRS

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 generous sponsors for their contributions and support. Visit the links for more information about each of these companies:

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

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

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