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

27th International Cartographic Conference Pre-conference workshop on Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2015)

Thursday, 2015-08-20
Friday, 2015-08-21

This workshop aims to record examples of current SDI practice with an aim to identify benefits and challenges to implementing free and open source software for geospatial, geographic information standards and open (spatial) data in an SDI.

Submit your abstracts by March 2, 2015!


Sunday, 2014-08-17
Thursday, 2014-08-21


Hydroinformatics is a strongly inter-disciplinary field, which links water and environmental problems with various computational modelling methods and fast developing information and communication technologies. Especially the need to standardize and harmonize data protocols and descriptions has prompted many researchers to seek approaches and solutions to overcome data and communication heterogeneity aimed at increased levels of interoperability between different data systems. Hence, a special focus of this conference will be the assessment of the current state of the development of data management (in the broadest sense) approaches that address important aspects related to data storage, data curation, data interoperability, data registration, data provenance, data stewardship, and data annotations. 

 This event is the latest in a well-established series of bi-annual Hydroinformatics conferences started in the early nineties. Furthermore this conference is supported by three world-leading international organisations, IAHR (International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research), IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) and IWA (International Water Association). 

 OGC-related events at HIC2014:

  • Ulrich Looser will give a presentation titled, "International Standardisation of Water Information Exchange: Activities of the WMO/OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group".
  • Ilyz Zaslavski with lead a workshop on "Hydrology Domain Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the World Meteorological Organization." - Session: R02: Semantic Integration in Water Resources. Session date/time: 17/Aug/2014, 1:30pm - 3:15pm.