BETHESDA, Md., August 18, 2014 – The first mapping calibration test course for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) will be established by ASPRS at the Reno Stead airport, an FAA-designated UAS test site. The course will include ground surveyed targets of varying height, radiometric targets, undulating surfaces, “surprise” targets, and simulated flight restricted areas. The first UAS flights of the test course will be conducted in conjunction with the UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO symposium on October 21-22, 2014 in Reno, Nevada.
BETHESDA, Md., September 24, 2014 – The first UAS technical symposium sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) announces that industry leaders in the UAS commercial industry are onboard for UAS MAPPING 2014 RENO!
The technical program has been designed to provide practical information on sensor types 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.
Technical presenters during the symposium include David Ward of Silent Falcon, Dr. Bernd Lutz of Multirotor Service Drone, Baptiste Tripard of senseFly, Ruedi Wagner of Leica Geosystems, Wolfgang Juchmann of Velodyne, Antoine Martin of Pix4D, Heather James of Kitware, Dr. Hank Theiss of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, David Dvorak of Field of View, Vince Ambrosia of NASA, Nazlin Kanji of AeroVironment, to name a few.
BETHESDA, Md., July 22, 2014 – ASPRS Membership Manager, Sokhan Hing has announced her retirement from ASPRS and plans to step down from her position, effective July 25th, 2014.
Hing has given ASPRS 34 years of outstanding service and dedication. She began her career at the American Society of Photogrammetry (ASP) as an Administrative Assistant in 1980. Hing worked her way through the hierarchy of ASP to the position of Membership Manager and has enjoyed the position since 1986. Prior to Hing’s work with ASP and ASPRS, she was employed at the American Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and spent some time working for Proctor & Gamble in Cambodia.
Upon announcing her retirement, Hing said, “I have very much enjoyed working for the Society. I always felt like ASPRS was my second home.”