The geospatial profession is finding unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology has the potential to revolutionize data collection and lower operating costs.
The geospatial profession is finding unmanned aerial
vehicle (UAV) or unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology has the potential to
revolutionize data collection and lower operating costs. In an effort to
continue to educate members and to fully embrace the conference theme
"Ground to Cloud (R)Evolution - Emerging Technologies Supporting
Geospatial Applications”, MAPPS and
ASPRS announced a UAV showcase will be added to its joint conference, Oct. 29
through Nov. 1 in Tampa, Fla. to highlight and explore the emerging technology.
Manufacturers of UAV/UAS platforms, sensors and packages
are encouraged to participate in the showcase to display the technology. The
showcase will allow geospatial practitioners and data collectors to have an
opportunity to engage with the developers. UAV/UAS manufactures can sign-up for
the showcase by contacting Kelley Kennedy-Lapping firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the showcase, on Nov. 1, a special session
will focus on UAV/UAS's and the geospatial market. Mike Tully, Aerial Services
(Cedar Falls, Iowa), will review the
results of an extensive market survey of commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S.,
focusing on systems in the "under 55
lbs." class. In addition, George Southard, Trimble Navigation
Limited (Westminster, Colo.) will discuss what Trimble's recent acquisition of
Gatewing NV and the introduction of UAV/UAS means to different markets.
The session will also review the legal and operational
hurdles that must be overcome for commercial unmanned systems to function in
Early registration for the conference ends Sep. 28. To
view the preliminary program and to register, visit theconference
This conference is the seventh in a series that
originated in 1994 as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
(ASPRS) and the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors
(MAPPS) began jointly hosting education conferences on emerging mapping and
geospatial technologies and applications that have now become an integral part
of our everyday lives.
MAPPS/ASPRS Conference Adds Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Showcase
September 24, 2012