June 23, 2016


Join the geospatial experts in Palm Springs for our 3rd UAS Symposium for

  1. Three days of interactive discussions
  2. Hand’s-on workshops on emerging UAS capabilities
  3. Workflows to enhance your integration of UAS technologies.
  4. Networking opportunities with key agencies and peers
Our 2016 symposium theme ‘Learning by Doing’ will provide participants with opportunities to get up close and in person with the latest in UAS technology for professional mapping applications.

2016 Theme: Learning by Doing in UAS Mapping – Interactive, informative, techniques and technology for improving products and services – Excellence in emerging UAS software, tools, applications, and sensors – Tech behind precision maps, cartograms, and imagery to facilitate faster decision making – Learn from the best: global experts and association members with 50+ years of professional distinction in mapping and visuals beyond line-of-sight – Learn detailed information on marketplace growth and demands – Free Exhibit Hall mini-demos from UAS Mapping Exhibitors and Sponsors – Aerial Imaging Market to reach $2.65B by 2022, Global Market Insights (March 2016)


UAS Mapping 2016 Program

Monday, September 12, 2016






7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:15 am to 10:00 am

Workshop Session I

  • UAS mapping under the hood (BAE Systems)
  • DataMapper/Algorithm Marketplace (PrecisionHawk) [1st offering]

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Morning Break

10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop Session II

  • Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (ASPRS & USGIF)
  • DataMapper/Algorithm Marketplace (PrecisionHawk) [2nd offering]

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Workshop Session III

  • Four Phased Approach: Establishing Drone Program (Lori Brown, Unmanned Aerial Solutions, LLC) [1st offering – ends at 2:45]
  • Drone2Map for ArcGIS Hands on Workshop(Esri)

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Workshop Session IV

  • Introduction To ArcGIS Full Motion Video for UAS (Esri)
  • Four Phased Approach: Establishing Drone Program (Lori Brown, Unmanned Aerial Solutions, LLC) [2nd offering – ends at 4:45]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016






7:00 am to 4:00 pm


 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Registration Desk Open

Coffee, etc. in Exhibit Hall

 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Opening Plenary

  1. Welcome and Opening Comments, Introductions/Comments from other VIPs, etc.  (Matt & Steve) [8:30 am to 8:45 am]
  2. Keynote Speaker: Lawrie Jordan (Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing: Esri) “The Illusion of Simplicity”:  The Case for Making Drones Easy to Use [8:45 am to 9:45 am]
  3. Becky Morton (ASPRS, President-Elect): Precision Mapping by UAS an ASPRS Interdivisional Committee [9:45 to 10:15]

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Overview of Exhibit Hall and Exhibitor Presentation area (Steve and/or Matt)

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break and Exhibitor Sessions I – IV (Planning & Platforms)

  • Logan Campbell (Aerotas): How to start mapping with drones (10:40 am to 11:00 am)
  • Simon Morris and Shaun Mitchell (Altus UAS): Full stack solutions for the enterprise.  Tasking, Planning, Hardware, Cloud and more (11:00 am to 11:20 am)
  • Benkelman, Cody (Esri): Drones & imagery in the ArcGIS Platform (11:20 am to 11:40 am)

11:40 to 12:00 pm

Barbara G. Grant (Lines and Lights Technology): Getting Started with UAV Imaging Systems: A Radiometric Guide (11:40 am to 12:00 pm)

 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Plenary (Mission Planning & Platforms)

  1. Intro to session (Steve or Matt) [1:30 pm to 1:40 pm]
  2. Patrick Teagarden (Alaska Aviation Proving Ground, Inc.): The journey of developing a UAS for mapping from scratch to market [1:40 pm to 2:10 pm]
  3. David Day (Keystone Aerial Surveys): Five Sensors, One Day: Unmanned vs. Manned Logistics and Accuracy [2:15 pm to 2:45 pm]
  4. Robert Dahlgren (CSUMB/NASA Ames Research Center); Juan Alonso (Stanford University) & Matthew Fladeland (NASA Ames Research Center): Progress on Modular Unmanned Aircraft Technology [2:50 pm to 3:20 pm]
  5. Session wrap-up/closing (Steve or Matt) [3:20 pm to 3:30 pm]

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break and Exhibitor Sessions V – VIII (Sensors & Processing)

  • Thomas Tadrowski (DroneMetrex/Scientific Aerospace): Innovative approach to UAV mapping – Easy, Versatile, Accurate (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
  • Abdaal Mazhar Shafi (SimActive): Correlator3D Software Demo (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)
  • Joe Mostowy (Hexagon Geospatial): UAV Solutions Using Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Applications (4:20 pm to 4:40 pm)
  • Sean Morrish (Esri): Realizing the Value of 3D Drone Imagery with ArcGIS (4:40 pm to 5:00 pm)

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Evening Reception

Wednesday, September 14, 2016






 7:00 am to 1:00 pm


8:00 am to 8:30 am

Registration Desk Open

Coffee, etc. in Exhibit Hall

 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Plenary (Sensors & Processing)

  • Intro to session (Steve or Matt) [8:30 am to 8:40 am]
  • Jeff Young (LizardTech): UAS: Confluence of Things Spatial [8:40 am to 9:10 am]
  • Becky Morton (GeoWing) Tracking Marsh Vegetation Communities Using UAV Derived NIR Imagery [9:15 am to 9:45 am]
  • Antoine Martin (Pix4D): Rolling Shutter Effect in UAS, and Impact on Accuracy [9:50 am to 10:20 am]
  • Session wrap-up/closing (Steve or Matt) [10:20 am to 10:30 am]

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break and Student Sessions I –IV

  • Matthew Gillins (OSU): Bridge and Communication Tower Inspections with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
  • Charles Jackson (NMSU): Unmanned Ontology: UAS Mapping and the End of the Landsat Era of Remote Sensing (10:40 am to 11:00 am)
  • Farid Javadnejad (OSU): Pipeline Monitoring and Mapping using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (11:05 am to 11:25 am)
  • Matt O’Banion (OSU): Comparison of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Structure from Motion Techniques for Assessment of Unstable Rock Slopes in Alaska (11:30 am to 11:50 pm)

11:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Closing Plenary: Future Vision (Keynote, UAS Certification, Accuracy Standards Panel)

  1. Intro to session (Steve or Matt) [1:00 pm to 1:10 pm]
  2. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrew Shepherd, UAS Program Director (National UAS Training and Certification Center in Dayton, OH) [1:10 pm – 2:00 pm]

 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Afternoon Coffee Break

2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

  1. Logan Campbell (Aerotas): How to decide whether your survey/mapping business should start using UAVs [2:15 pm to 2:45 pm]
  2. Gabe Ladd (Advanced Concepts Consulting): UAS operating Beyond Line of Sight [2:45 pm to 3:15 pm]
  3. Alan Mikuni (GeoWing): ASPRS Certification Process Review [3:15 pm to 3:30 pm]
  4. Michael Hauck (ASPRS) ASPRS Certification for UAS Mapping Professionals [3:30 pm to 4:00 pm]
  5. UAS Accuracy Standards Panel [4:00 pm to 4:45 pm]
  6. Session wrap-up/closing (Steve or Matt) [4:45 pm to 5:00 pm]



The ASPRS 2016 UAS Mapping Symposium will build on the best of the past two years while offering a number of new and exciting features.

The committee is working hard to bring you the next great installment in UAS Mapping!

If you have questions or would like to learn more about getting involved, please contact the committee.We look forward to you joining us in Palm Springs!


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Co-chair’s for the UAS Mapping Technical Demonstration and Symposium


mjc_headshotMatthew Coleman:
Mr. Coleman is the Vice President of Business Development at PrecisionHawk and an expert on the latest Photogrammetric and LiDAR technologies and procedures. His career started as an Aerial System Operator/Field Project Manager, where he logged over 2,500 flight hours operating aerial sensors, and has held positions in the geospatial industry ranging from aerial operations, data processing, department management, project management, and business development. Matt received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Geography, with an emphasis on Mapping Technology, from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He is an ASPRS (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) Certified Photogrammetrist and Certified Remote Sensing Technologist. He is the President of the Pacific Southwest Region of ASPRS and serves on multiple industry boards.  Matt has also been a Conference Committee member the past two years for the ASPRS UAS Mapping Symposium, and will be Co-Chairing the Symposium in 2016. 



Steve Steinberg, GIS in ENRS and Sheila Steinberg, Sociology and CCRP Research, CCRP researched  pesticides in the Tulare County and Monterey Country, Fall 2009 Magazine.Dr. Steven J. Steinberg
Dr. Steven J. Steinberg has been a member of ASPRS for over 20 years and participated in many roles as both a student and professional member throughout that period. He is currently a Principal Scientist and Head of the Information Management and Analysis Department at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) in Costa Mesa, California. At SCCWRP, he oversees development of data management and analysis tools and methods including the design of geospatial and remote sensing information management, analysis, and visualization systems. Dr. Steinberg received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota followed by a productive academic career at Humboldt State University from 1998 – 2011 where he led Geospatial Science Program teaching and overseeing graduate students in the Natural Resource Remote Sensing and GIS curriculum. While at Humboldt he established the ASPRS Student Chapter and served in a variety of positions on the NorCal Board, including President in 2010-11. At Humboldt State he established the University’s Institute for Spatial Analysis and was honored with a Fulbright “Distinguished Chair in Airborne Remote Sensing” at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada and a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has been a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) since 2008. In 2011 he moved relocated to Southern California where he also served on the ASPRS Board for the Southwest US Region, as Vice President, President and Past President assisting in the merger process to establish the new Pacific Southwest Region.




Session I
8:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Title:    DataMapper/Algorithm Marketplace Workshop (1st offering)  

397fc9bInstructor:    Andrew Slater,  Vice President, Software, PrecisionHawk : Andrew is the Vice President, Software for PrecisionHawk where he leads the development of all desktop, mobile, and server-side software. He has a passion for developing software systems which are both powerful and intuitive to end users.





Description: DataMapper is a software suite which enables the collection, storage, management, and analysis of data sourced by UAS.  Collection is achieved with DataMapper InFlight, a mobile and desktop GCS which makes collecting high quality data over your area of interest a simple process. PrecisionHawk Lancaster and DJI drones are supported natively but DataMapper is compatible with geotagged imagery collected by virtually any UAS. Basic In-Field analysis is supported (no internet connection required) and advanced data processing and analysis can take place once the data is uploaded to DataMapper.com. Store as much data as you like in the cloud and you can perform advanced analytics with our Algorithm Marketplace such as plant counting, volumetrics, and vegetation health. Support for new sensors and analytics are added on a regular basis.


Title:    UAS Mapping Under the Hood

Instructors:    BAE Systems

settergren_reubenDr. Reuben Settergren, Senior Scientific Software Engineer, Geospatial eXploitation Products, BAE Systems San Diego, CA

walkerDr. Stewart Walker, Director, Product Initiatives, Geospatial eXploitation Products, BAE Systems San Diego, CA


Description: UAS practitioners are familiar with the aircraft, cameras, mission planning, regulatory environment and execution of their projects, as well as the creation of deliverables for their clients. In between, however, considerable image processing, photogrammetry and computational efforts are required to enable end products to be created. The workshop will provide an insight into these parts of the workflow, emphasizing sensor modeling and calibration, triangulation, bundle adjustment and point cloud generation. The outcome will be a fuller understanding of the process, leading to an appreciation of the role of some of the software products currently used in the UAS mapping world.

Session II
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Title:    Commercialization and Entrepreneurship


Darryl Murdoch, Vice President of Professional Development. USGIFDarryl Murdoch, Vice President of Professional Development. USGIF

Dr. Michael Hauck, Executive Director, ASPRSDr. Michael Hauck, Executive Director, ASPRS


Description: Interested in starting a company?  Creating a new product or service within your current company?  Commercializing your research?  If so, there are some basic things you should know about market research, intellectual property, the technology transfer process, how to write a business plan, and how to fund the endeavor.  This will be an interactive workshop, so bring your questions, as well as your expertise.  After covering the basics, we will try to adapt the workshop to the specific interests of those in attendance, e.g. how to pitch a VC, intrepreneuring (being an entrepreneur in your own company), or working with lawyers.



Title:    Data Mapper/Algorithm Marketplace Workshop (2nd offering)  

Instructor:     PrecisionHawk
Description:    Repeat of Session I offering


Session III
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Title:    A Four Phased Approach: Establishing Drone Program (1st offering)

loribrownInstructor:    Lori Brown, Unmanned Aerial Solutions, LLC.
Bio: With an extensive business career in high technology, and currently as President, Brown Unmanned Aerial Solutions, LLC, Ms. Brown is a sUAS consultant expert at identifying customer needs and executing solutions by leading cross functional teams. She helps businesses navigate FAA regulations, evaluate the use case, the benefits and ROI of using a drone and help with the selection process and determining ownership vs the use of a service provider.

Ms. Brown’s most recent consulting project was  establishing a new drone program for a NASA prime contractor at their Goddard Space Flight Center, which included up to 3 operational centers to mitigate physical security deficiencies and to counter active threat scenarios.

Description:     Coming from the business perspective, this session will cover a framework you can use as you evaluate considering and implementing a drone program in your business. The four phases include: Assessment, Recommendations, Execution, Review & Adjust. The workshop will focus on developing your Project Plan which is a part of the Assessment phase.


1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Title:    Drone2Map for ArcGIS Hands on Workshop


G55621_CodyBenkelman_SmallCody Benkelman, Technical Product Manager-Imagery, ESRI

Steve Snow, Mapping Statistics Imagery Strategist, ESRI


Description:     This workshop will consist of hands exercises on and presentation on the of the use of Drone2Map for ArcGIS to generate Mosaic, Point Clouds and Oblique Imagery from Drones. USES of Drone2Map for ArcGIS outputs will be covered for further work with ArcGIS Earth, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.

Session IV
Time:    3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Title:    A Four Phased Approach: Establishing Drone Program (2nd Offering)  

Instructor:     Lori Brown
Description:     Repeat of Session III offering


Time:    3:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Title:    Introduction To ArcGIS Full Motion Video for UAS  


G55026_ClarkSwinehart_01Clark Swinehart ,Senior Product Manager, Esri Solutions, Esri Redlands, Ca

Jeff Liedtke ,Product Engineer, Raster Team, EsriJeff Liedtke, Product Engineer, Raster Team, Esri Redlands, Ca

Description:     Join the Esri Full Motion Video team for a hands-on workshop to explore how geospatially enabled video can enhance and expand your understanding of the motion imagery you are collecting. By adding the context from the map – not just the video – you bring a level of context and insight to your FMV projects.