Symposium Programme Released for UAS Mapping 2015 Reno - 08/07/2015

The second annual technical UAS Mapping 2015 Reno symposium, sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), has announced the symposium programmeme. The dates of the conference are29 and 30 September 2015 at the Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno, Nevada. In addition to the technical symposium, ASPRS is also sponsoring a workshop on UAS Data Processing on Monday 28 September.

The symposium is focused on UAS mapping and this year’s programmeme is organised to provide the latest information on UAS technology and software development as well as looking at ancillary issues that impact the UAS mapping industry. 

The programme includes keynote speakers Jonathan Evans of who is working toward the integration of aerial robotics into the worldwide airspace, and Keven Gambold, CEO of Unmanned Experts, a leading UAS consulting company and a combat pilot with more 3000 hours of manned and unmanned flight. Symposium attendees will be brought up-to-date on the state of the industry by UAS analysts Colin Snow of Drone Analyst and Mike Tully of Aerial Services. A special session is included to highlight education and training of UAS geospatial professionals. Speakers have been selected to provide the latest information on mapping tools and advances in computer vision, data processing, and software applications, as well as a look to the future in equipment and supporting technology. By popular demand, the programme is designed to bring presentations highlighting real-world UAS mapping applications – transportation, survey design-build, infrastructure assessment, natural resource monitoring, and agriculture. In addition, the programme will include live demonstration of UAS technology in flight at the ASPRS UAS Calibration Test Range.

The technical programme outline is available online; abstracts, bios and video introductions will be online soon. Exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are still available! Register now and enjoy early-bird registration rates through 15 August.

Event Schedule Overview

Saturday and Sunday – 26 & 27 September

  • UAS Test Flights
  • Civil Air Patrol Cadet Days

Monday – 28 September

  • ASPRS All-Day UAS Data Processing Workshop
  • Exhibitors Set-Up
  • Evening Networking Social

 Tuesday – 29 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 – 30 September 30

  • Day 2 of the Symposium and Technical Demonstration – Reno Ballroom, Downtown Reno
  • (Currently scheduled to end at 5:00 PM)

Thursday – 1 October

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

To find out more about the symposium, UAS Mapping 2015 Reno, visit

Last updated: 14/12/2019