The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will be hosting their annual UAS Technical Symposium as a two-part, full-day program at Commercial UAV Expo. Attendees can register for Part 1 only (4-hours) encompassing concepts of precise geospatial positioning, accuracy assessment, image and lidar data processing that are the foundation for high-precision mapping with drones. Full-day registrants will return for Part 2 (4 hours) to cover sensor and system design, integration, calibration, and best practices for project design including start-to-finish workflow and product quality control.
*Register for the workshop when you register for the expo. The ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium is offered as an add-on to either Full Conference or Exhibits-Only registration for Commercial UAV Expo Americas.
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Dr. Mostafa is the chief technology officer at Navmatica Corporation. He has 18 years of Industry Experience in the field of Geomatics Engineering. He participated as a technical specialist and/or technical lead in a number of projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Further, he co-authored over 160 technical publications including 2 reference textbooks. He serves as a referee for a number of Technical journals. Read more here.
Ms. Karen Schuckman is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University, teaching remote sensing and geospatial technology in the online GIS programs offered by the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. Prior to her move to Penn State, as the Geospatial Technology Leader at URS from 2005-2006, Ms. Schuckman supported response, recovery and mitigation projects with FEMA following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Read more here.
As the research and development manager for McKim & Creed, Inc., Christian Stallings oversees the company’s unmanned aerial system and aerial LiDAR services. Under his leadership, McKim & Creed has grown its UAS services to include 13 remote pilots and more than 1,000 flights throughout the southern and eastern U.S. Christian has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, ComputerWorld, Engineer Inc., POB and Commercial AV News, and was a featured guest on the NSPS Radio Hour. Read more here.
Dr. Qassim Abdullah is an accomplished scientist with more than 40 years of combined industrial, research and development, and academic experience in analytical photogrammetry, digital remote sensing, and civil and surveying engineering. His current responsibilities include designing and managing strategic programs to develop and implement new remote sensing technologies focused on meeting the evolving needs of geospatial users. Read more here.
Part 1: High Precision Mapping by Drones – An Introduction (8:00 AM – 12:15 PM)
Mapping Frames of Reference (Datums) – M.Mostafa
Errors and Statistical Measures in the Mapping Profession – Q.Abdullah
Photogrammetry Concepts – K.Schuckman
Lidar Concepts – K.Schuckman
Real World Examples – M.Mostafa
Part 2: High Precision Mapping by Drones – Operations and Best Practices (1:15 PM – 5:30 PM)
GNSS Introduction – Mostafa
Inertial Navigation – Mostafa
System Integration – Mostafa
Best Practices – Mostafa/Stallings
Part I & II
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