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 May 17-18, 2016

UW Convention Center | Laramie, Wyoming


Wyoming UAV Symposium

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Keynote and invited speakers included:

  • Bruce Quirk, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA - Natural Resources Applications of UAS Technology

  • Jim Campbell, Virginia Tech The Journey to UAS: UAS in the Context of Remote Sensing

Drone specialists from agencies (USGS, BLM, USDA), private companies, and academia in Wyoming, Colorado and beyond provided their insights about drone data acquisition and processing.




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The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at the University of Wyoming hosted a two-day symposium addressing topics associated with acquiring and deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), associated software and equipment, and technology and policy developments.  Experts from government, academia, and industry presented UAV geospatial data collection capabilities and current technology developments. The symposium discussed opportunities and challenges of UAVs and the policies being developed to properly regulate these systems.

Specific topics included: Sensors (panchromatic to multi-spectral), platforms (rotary powered, fixed wing), pertinent legal and policy constraints (FAA regulations, privacy, and use on public lands) including policy overviews.

Format: Oral and poster presentations, panel discussions, vendor demonstrations, and keynote talks.



For questions regarding this conference please contact Ramesh Sivanpillai at or (307)-766-2721.



UW Convention Center (Hilton Garden Inn)

2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070

Convention Center (GPS) Coordinates: 41.310145, -105.564298

Driving Directions & Parking

Interstate 80
Arriving east or west on Interstate 80, take exit 316 and head west on Grand Avenue. Turn right on 22nd street and you will see the Convention center and parking lots immediately on your right. 

Highway 287
Arriving north or south on Highway 287, continue into the city limits and 287 will become 3rd street. Turn east on Grand Avenue. Turn left on 22nd street and you will see the Convention Center and parking lots immediately on your right.

There is a free parking area right in front of the Convention Center, as well as large free overflow parking area just to the north of the Convention Center. Continue on 22nd Avenue and the additional parking area will be on your right.


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