Sensor Design Considerations for UAS Platforms: A User's Perspective - GeoTech 2015

Wednesday, 2015-09-23
Thursday, 2015-09-24

Interest in UAS has exploded over the past three years. With the assimilation of UAS into the commercial sector, platform and payload manufacturers are hastily scoping out the current and future requirements for sensors suitable for remote sensing and geospatial data creation. To facilitate these developments, the Potomac Region is bringing together the UAS platform and payload community with consumers of data generated using UAS systems for remote sensing at its annual GeoTech 2015 event.

ASPRS is uniquely positioned to help generate requirements from an application point of view, which will then support and assist the technical design direction for UAS-hosted sensors. ASPRS is a credible partner in this endeavor since its mission is to promote the ethical application of active and passive sensors in the disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Additionally, ASPRS has developed standards used in the production of digital geospatial data. These include the Accuracy Standards for Aerial Triangulation and Ground Control Points, Vertical Accuracy Standards for Elevation Data, and Horizontal Accuracy Requirements for Elevation Data, among others.

Other important UAS standards include the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement standards. Dr. Scott Serich, Director, Interoperality Programs at OGC and Sam Bacharach, Consultant at WiSC Enterprises, LLC, will lead a technical session at GeoTech, "Data Standards for UAS Sensor Data".

GeoTech 2015 will take place at George Mason University on September 23-24, 2015See Preliminary Schedule.

GeoTech 2015 is bringing together the platform and payload community with consumers of data generated using UAS systems.

UAS Remote Sensing

Planned Topics

  • Platforms
  • Sensors
  • Infrastructure Applications
  • Energy/Resource Applications
  • Environmental Applications
  • Agriculture Applications


  • Technical Breakout Sessions
  • Round Tables
  • Workshops
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Posters
  • Exhibits
  • Networking

Secure online registration for Geotech 2015 is now open. Go here to register