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UAS Mapping Certification Program at Commercial UAV Expo 2017

By [email protected] - 28th July 2017 - 19:35

ASPRS Launches First and Only UAS Mapping Certification Program at Commercial UAV Expo 2017

July 27, 2017 (Portland, Maine, USA) – The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced today they will host the launch of the first and only UAS Mapping Certification in the industry presented by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). ASPRS will be hosting a pre-conference UAS Technical Symposium at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas on Tuesday October 24th. Participants in the UAS Technical Symposium will have the opportunity to sit for the UAS Mapping Certification exam on Wednesday October 25th; however, a full application with references must be submitted to ASPRS by August 31, 2017. Those who are deemed eligible to take the exam will be notified by September 30, 2017. Those who then pass the exam on October 24 will receive their certificates on-site. Commercial UAV Expo, the definitive conference and trade show for integration and operation of UAS for large enterprise industrial assets, will take place October 24-26, 2017 at the Westgate in Las Vegas.

“ASPRS is widely known as the society that develops and disseminates mapping standards for photogrammetry and LiDAR and provides nationally accredited certifications for those in the mapping profession. We are honored they chose Commercial UAV Expo as the exclusive event to launch their new certification program which is an important distinguishing credential for surveying and mapping professionals using UAS” said Lisa Murray, Commercial UAV Expo Event Director.

What can you expect from the ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium and UAS Mapping Certification?

In a nutshell:

A technical symposium for UAS operators interested in producing geospatial deliverables, presented by ASPRS. Our technical symposium on October 24th will cover 8 topics to be presented by ASPRS members and practicing service providers. Each topic will build on the previous giving the attendee a comprehensive understanding of UAS mapping in accordance with geospatial accuracy standards. The symposium will end with a presentation on the new ASPRS UAS Mapping Certification.

Who attends: Individuals considering using UAS for geospatial related services, Individuals who consume UAS data to support downstream services such as: Land Development, Transportation, Utilities, Mining, City and County GIS services and more. UAS operators interested in the ASPRS UAS mapping certification program.

Symposium: 8 sessions covering the entire mapping process culminating with a presentation on how to become certified by the ASPRS in UAS mapping.

Exam: ASPRS will be proctoring the first exam for UAS Mapping Certification at the conference. In order to take the exam at the Commercial UAV Expo, candidates must submit their application to ASPRS by August 31, and will be notified of their eligibility to take the exam by September 30.

Our symposium will offer the attendee insight into the UAS mapping process by practicing mapping professionals. In addition attendees can find out about the ASPRS mission and our new UAS mapping certification. – Eric Andelin, Conference Co-Chair

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