ASPRS Launches Drone Mapping Certification
New credential being offered for surveyors and mappers using UAS
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) UAS Mapping Certification will be launched at Commercial UAV Expo 2017. ASPRS will be hosting a pre-conference UAS Technical Symposium at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas on Oct. 24.
“ASPRS is widely known as the society that develops and disseminates mapping standards for photogrammetry and LiDAR, and provides nationally accredited certifications for those in the mapping profession. We are honored they chose Commercial UAV Expo as the exclusive event to launch their new certification program, which is an important distinguishing credential for surveying and mapping professionals using UAS,” says Lisa Murray, Commercial UAV Expo event director.
Symposium participants will have the opportunity to sit for the UAS Mapping Certification exam on Oct. 25. A full application with references must be submitted to ASPRS by Aug. 31. Those who are deemed eligible to take the exam will be notified by Sept. 30. Those who pass the exam on Oct. 24 will receive their certificates on-site. Commercial UAV Expo a conference and trade show for integration and operation of UAS for large enterprise industrial assets, will take place Oct. 24-26 at the Westgate in Las Vegas.
The symposium will consist of eight sessions covering the entire mapping process culminating with a presentation on how to become certified by the ASPRS in UAS mapping. Registration for the ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium is available when registering for Commercial UAV Expo. Information on the UAS Technical Symposium and UAS Mapping Certification program is available here.
About American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving professional members around the world. Its mission is 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.
About Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America covering industries including surveying & mapping; civil engineering & infrastructure; mining; construction; process, power & utilities; precision agriculture; law enforcement, security, emergency response, and more. It is organized by SPAR Point Group, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including SPAR International and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.