UAS RENO – Symposium at a Glance

Symposium Glance

See you in Reno!

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.

ASPRS thanks the following sponsors! Please see the sponsorships page if interested in sponsoring.

Diamond

AirGon

Platinum

AeryonUnmanned Experts

Silver

DroneDeploy

Media

AUVSI

GeoConnexionGISCafe

GITALiDAR Magazine

sUAS News

US Forest Service

usgs

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2015 Participants

AboveNV
Aerial Services Inc.
Aerial technology International
Aerotestra
Aeryon
AirGon
Airware Inc.
Alluxa
Altus
American Aerospace
Applanix
ASPRS
AUVSI
BayesMap Solutions LLC
Big Idea Group Inc.
Brainlike Inc.
California State University Fresno
Cardinal Systems
Continental Mapping
DAT/EM Systems International
Drone Analyst
Drone Deploy
DRS Technologies
ESRI
Field of View LLC
GeoCue Corp.
George Erio and Andy Daniels
GeoWing Mapping Inc.
GISCafe
GITA
Headwall Photonics
Hexagon Geospatial
iPhone Drone Imagery
Kespry
Keystone Aerial Surveys
Kitware
LiDAR Magazine
Liteye Systems
LizardTech
Mapbox
Michigan Technological University
Micro Aerial Projects
Multirotor Service-Drone
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
NovAtel
PCI Geomatics
Penn State University
Pix4D
Pond Medics
Precision Hawk
PreNav
PTFS
Quest Innovations
Rupprecht Law
SmartPlanes
SBG Systems
SenseFly
Simactive
SkyIMD
Skyline
Skyward .io
sUAS News
Topcon
Trimble
UASUSA
University Alaska, Fairbanks
Unmanned Systems Canada
Unmanned Experts
U.S. Forest Service
USGS
Velodyne
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ASPRS Adds LiDAR Sidebar to Reno Program

Bethesda, MD – As a result of intense interest in the future of the LAS format, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has decided to add a LiDAR session to the program for its upcoming ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Reno, NV. 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.

The session will take place at 6 pm on Wednesday 30 September 2015, shortly after the main conference closes. The format being planned is a panel discussion, with each topic introduced briefly by an invited expert, followed by discussion, where users of the various formats are welcome to express their thoughts. Likely topics include: the future of LAS; the rise of compressed LiDAR formats (multiple topics); OGC Point Cloud Domain Working Group; user expectations of LiDAR deliverables; applicability of LAS to terrestrial LiDAR, mobile mapping systems and the relationship to ASTM E57.

Please be sure to check out the full program for the second annual ASPRS UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO. Even if you cannot attend the one-day UAS Data Processing Workshop on Monday Sept 28 will want to arrive by 6PM in order to attend the welcoming social, sponsored by DroneDeploy. Register now- https://uasreno.org/conference-registration/

See you in Reno!

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.

 

ASPRS thanks the following sponsors! Please see the sponsorships page if interested in sponsoring.

Diamond

AirGon

Platinum

AeryonUnmanned Experts

Silver

DroneDeploy

Media

AUVSI

GeoConnexionGISCafe

GITALiDAR Magazine

sUAS News

US Forest Service

usgs

xyHT

2015 Participants

AboveNV
Aerial Services Inc.
Aerial technology International
Aerotestra
Aeryon
AirGon
Airware Inc.
Alluxa
Altus
American Aerospace
Applanix
ASPRS
AUVSI
BayesMap Solutions LLC
Big Idea Group Inc.
Brainlike Inc.
California State University Fresno
Cardinal Systems
Continental Mapping
DAT/EM Systems International
Drone Analyst
Drone Deploy
DRS Technologies
ESRI
Field of View LLC
GeoCue Corp.
George Erio and Andy Daniels
GeoWing Mapping Inc.
GISCafe
GITA
Headwall Photonics
Hexagon Geospatial
iPhone Drone Imagery
Kespry
Keystone Aerial Surveys
Kitware
LiDAR Magazine
Liteye Systems
LizardTech
Mapbox
Michigan Technological University
Micro Aerial Projects
Multirotor Service-Drone
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
NovAtel
PCI Geomatics
Penn State University
Pix4D
Pond Medics
Precision Hawk
PreNav
Quest Innovations
Rupprecht Law
SmartPlanes
SBG Systems
SenseFly
Simactive
SkyIMD
Skyline
Skyward .io
sUAS News
Topcon
Trimble
UASUSA
University Alaska, Fairbanks
Unmanned Systems Canada
Unmanned Experts
U.S. Forest Service
USGS
Velodyne
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LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO! UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO

Bethesda, MD – Only one month to go until the second annual American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO! There are several UAS conferences this fall, so why should you attend the Technical Symposium and Demonstration organized by ASPRS? Here’s why:

  1. ASPRS is a professional organization uniquely qualified in aerial imaging and mapping. Our experts will be on-hand to explore with you the latest in UAS technology and applications.
  2. This program includes flights of an ASPRS test site which incorporates geodetic control and radiometric targets for analysis of UAS data.
  3. ASPRS is sponsoring a UAS Data Processing Workshop.
  4. The technical symposium and demonstration is providing public outreach to young people through inclusion of Nevada-area Civil Air Patrol cadets in the test site flights.
  5. In addition to a program focused on “best practice” for collection and processing of data, attendees will be treated to networking, social activities and live demonstrations.

If you haven’t registered – don’t wait, now is the time! https://uasreno.org/conference-registration/

See you in Reno!

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.

ASPRS thanks the following sponsors! Please see the sponsorships page if interested in sponsoring.

Diamond

AirGon

Platinum

AeryonDRS TechnologiesUnmanned Experts

Silver

DroneDeploy

Media

AUVSI

GeoConnexionGISCafe

GITALiDAR Magazine

sUAS News

US Forest Service

usgs

xyHT

2015 Participants

AboveNV
Aerial Services Inc.
Aerotestra
Aeryon
AirGon
Airware Inc.
Alluxa
Altus
American Aerospace
Applanix
ASPRS
AUVSI
BayesMap Solutions LLC
Big Idea Group Inc.
Brainlike Inc.
California State University Fresno
Cardinal Systems
Continental Mapping
DAT/EM Systems International
Drone Analyst
Drone Deploy
DRS Technologies
ESRI
Field of View LLC
GeoCue Corp.
GeoWing Mapping Inc.
GISCafe
GITA
Headwall Photonics
Hexagon Geospatial
iPhone Drone Imagery
Kespry
Keystone Aerial Surveys
Kitware
LiDAR Magazine
Liteye Systems
LizardTech
Mapbox
Michigan Technological University
Micro Aerial Projects
Multirotor Service-Drone
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
NovAtel
PCI Geomatics
Penn State University
Pix4D
Pond Medics
PreNav
Rupprecht Law
SmartPlanes
SBG Systems
SenseFly
Simactive
SkyIMD
Skyline
Skyward .io
sUAS News
Topcon
Trimble
UASUSA
University Alaska, Fairbanks
Unmanned Systems Canada
Unmanned Experts
U.S. Forest Service
USGS
Velodyne
xyHt

UAS INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING IN UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO

Bethesda, MD – the second annual UAS technical symposium sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) announces that industry leaders in the UAS commercial industry are onboard for UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO! The program uniquely includes test course flights, data processing workshops, live demonstration, and a strong technical program focused on “best practice” for collection and processing of data from UAS. 

Industry leaders are on the program to provide practical information on advances on sensors and platforms as well as soup-to-nuts details on planning a mission, controlling the mission, flying the mission, and processing the data. ASPRS is “The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society” and its members will be evaluating issues such as accuracy and data quality. By popular demand, the program will bring presentations highlighting real-world UAS mapping applications – transportation, survey design-build, infrastructure assessment, natural resource monitoring, and agriculture. Toward the end of the second day, a special panel of experts will provide “A Look Ahead” into technologies and developments that will impact UAS Mapping. Technical presenters include Mike Tully of Aerial Services, Inc., Dr. Bernd Lutz of Multirotor Service Drone, Baptiste Tripard of SenseFly, Wolfgang Juchmann of Velodyne, Antoine Martin of Pix4D, Keith Fieldhouse of Kitware, Tom Breen of Headwall-Photonics, Jeremy Eastwood of Drone Deploy, to name a few. Visionaries such as Jonathan Evans of Skyward, Keven Gambold of Unmanned Experts, Colin Snow of Drone Analyst, Stewart Baillie of Unmanned Systems Canada, and Don Weigel of Airware round out the technical program providing a vision of our UAS future in keeping with the symposium theme of “Change is in the Air”. The speakers listed are a subset of the full list of UAS industry leaders that are part of the technical program.

See you in Reno!

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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.

ASPRS thanks the following sponsors! Please see the sponsorships page if interested in sponsoring.

Platinum

Aeryon

Unmanned Experts

Silver

DroneDeploy

Media

AUVSI

GeoConnexionGITA

xyHT

ASPRS

ASPRS-SPONSORED UAS DATA PROCESSING WORKSHOP – REGISTRATION OPEN

Following on the huge popularity of last year’s workshop, the second annual UAS Mapping Reno 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 $95 and includes lunch.

The workshop is aimed at providing prospective sUAS mapping users a very practical overview of the hardware and software components that comprise a metric data collection and processing system. The workshop will address topics such as:

  • An overview of sUAS hardware
  • Camera technology
  • Safety
  • Project geometric control and accuracy
  • Mission Planning
  • Flying a mission
  • Post-flight QC
  • Data processing
  • Data exploitation 

Participants will be provided trial licenses of data processing and exploitation software as well as sample data sets. These licenses will be valid for several weeks following the event, allowing users to practice the techniques learned in the workshop.

Rather than a generalized approach to the topics, the workshop will use concrete examples of hardware and software. A realization of the PX4 autopilot and associated Mission Planner software will be presented as the control system. Discussions of GNSS hardware will cover current sUAS positioning products on the market. The software processing workflows will employ ubiquitous point cloud generation tools such as Pix4D and PhotoScan. At the conclusion of the day, participants will have the answers to questions such as:

  • Are my projects suitable for sUAS mapping?
  • Which is better – fixed wing or rotorcraft?
  • How do I safely operate an sUAS?
  • Does camera type matter?
  • Can I achieve my accuracy target with sUAS technology?
  • What are the options for geometrically controlling a project?
  • What software suite is required to obtain my desired products?

Please join us for this fast paced, informative session. Register Here.

UAS MAPPING 2015 – Call For Posters

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has released a call for posters for the fast-approaching UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO symposium which will be held at the Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno on September 29-30. 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. View Conference Program.

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. Poster presenters will receive a discounted registration!

Posters are to follow guidelines for standard technical/research format.  The poster space is 48” height x 96” width with a recommended poster size of 42”x90”.

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

See you in Reno!

###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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO

May 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT PERSON:

Becky Morton, UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO, Symposium Chair

becky@geowingmapping.com, 510-619-6262

Bethesda, MD – The second annual technical UAS symposium sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is approaching (September 29-30)!   The current fee for ASPRS members to attend the event is only $350. The current fee for non-ASPRS members to attend the event is only $400.  Student rates are available.  Exhibitors are provided an exhibit booth and benefits which include two complimentary registrations for only $650.  All rates will go up in price on August 15, 2015so register now!

This year’s program includes a pre-symposium, ASPRS-sponsored, one-day UAS Data Processing Workshop on Monday, September 28.   The fee for the workshop is only $95 for ASPRS members, $125 for non-members, and $45 for students.  The fee will include a complimentary lunch.  This workshop will be hands-on with participants bringing their laptops which will be loaded with processing software and UAS test data.  This is an opportunity to receive hands-on instruction from national leaders in photogrammetry.

The second annual UAS technical symposium will showcase UAS in operation including flights of UAS mapping calibration test courses for the validation and accuracy assessment of UAS sensor payloads.  General technical 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.  Last year’s event included over 560 participants and 60 exhibitors; this year our numbers are expected to grow.   A high-quality technical program is already lined-up with exciting and informative speakers.  The speaker list and preliminary program will be released soon – please stay tuned.

EVENT SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Saturday and Sunday – September 26 & 27:

UAS Test Flights

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Days

Monday – September 28:

ASPRS All-Day UAS Data Processing Workshop

Exhibitors Set-Up

Evening Networking Social

Tuesday – September 29:

Day 1 of the Symposium and Technical Demonstration – Reno Ballroom, Downtown Reno

Afternoon UAS Live Demonstration

Evening Networking Social in the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday – September 30:

Day 2 of the Symposium and Technical Demonstration – Reno Ballroom, Downtown Reno

(Currently scheduled to end at 5:00 PM)

Thursday – October 1:

The opportunity is available for agencies and companies to schedule workshops for constituents/clients/users with meeting space accommodated by the symposium hotel.

You won’t want to miss this year’s event.  See you in Reno!

To find out more about the symposium, UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO, visit http://uasreno.org.  To learn more about ASPRS, visit http://www.asprs.org.

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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.