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UAV Symposium 2016

Wyoming UAV Symposium

May 17-18, 2016
UW Convention Center
Laramie, Wyoming

The WY UAV Symposium served as a place where experts discussed recent developments, along with future potential and challenges in drone technology, data acquisition, and applications.


Keynote and invited speakers included:

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

Jim Cambell, Virginia Tech - The Journey to UAS: UAS in the Context of Remote Sensing
"Current and future challenges of vegetation mapping using drones"

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

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at the University of Wyoming will host a two-day symposium to address 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 will present UAV geospatial data collection capabilities and current technology developments. The symposium will discuss opportunities and challenges of UAVs and the policies being developed to properly regulate these systems.

Specific topics will include: 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 sivan@uwyo.edu 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.