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

UAS Industry Leaders Participating in UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO

Reno, NV – The first 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 2014 RENO!

The technical program has been designed to provide practical information on sensor types 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. Technical presenters include David Ward of Silent Falcon, Dr. Bernd Lutz of Multirotor Service Drone, Baptiste Tripard of senseFly, Ruedi Wagner of Leica Geosystems, Wolfgang Juchmann of Velodyne, Antoine Martin of Pix4D, Heather James of Kitware, Dr. Hank Theiss of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, David Dvorak of Field of View, Vince Ambrosia of NASA, Nazlin Kanji of AeroVironment, to name a few. Visionaries such as Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics, Peter Birch of Google, Jonathan Evans of Skyward, Colin Snow of Drone Analysis, and Gerald Kinn of ESRI 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. The full list of speaker’s biographies and presentation abstracts are available on the symposium website at http://uasreno/speakers.

 

UAS developers, sensor manufacturers, software developers, government agencies, survey/mapping firms, agriculture firms, and companies from UAS-related industries are signing up for exhibit space and sponsorships. Exhibitors and sponsors include Velodyne, GeoCue, ESRI, Airware, Aeryon, DroneDeploy, Pix4D, Simactive, Topcon, and Trimble, to name a few. Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Attendees at the symposium will not be just sitting in their chairs. The program includes networking events, live demos and opportunities for hands-on experiences.

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.

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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.

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.

Preliminary Conference Program Now Available to View and Download

The ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium preliminary program can now be viewed or downloaded (Full and SHORT versions) on the Conference Program page. A full event agenda including speakers, sessions, and exhibitor information is available.

Conference Registration Now Available for Attendees and Exhibitors

Conference registration is now available for all attendees and exhibitors of the ASPRS UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium. Registration has been consolidated into one easy-to-use link for all registrants.

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Additionally, there is a new Exhibitor Registration page dedicated to providing exhibitors all of the necessary information about the conference.

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