The second annual UAS technical symposium, sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), has announced the industry leaders in the UAS commercial industry who are confirmed for UAS Mapping 2015 Reno.

The program for this September's event uniquely includes test course flights, data processing workshops, live demonstrations, and a strong technical program focused on best practices 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., 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 and Jeremy Eastwood of Drone Deploy.

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 the UAS future in keeping with the symposium’s 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 is currently incomplete but will be available soon on the symposium website.