The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and Reno-Tahoe International Airport are pleased to present the 20th Annual AAAE Airport Geospatial Technologies Conference and Exhibition. This newly reimagined and one-of-a-kind conference will be held March 12-15, 2017, in Reno, Nevada.
Formerly known as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference, this will be the second year of an expanded and refocused program which will address Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), aerial imagery, and other geospatial technologies for planning, operations, maintenance, asset management, and issues and technology. Top industry experts will be gathered to discuss ways in which airports have applied these technologies, successes they have achieved, and challenges they have overcome in order to fully utilize these transformational capabilities. Technical presentations will identify new technologies and trends that are deeply relevant to airports and the aviation industry as a whole.
Organizational factors such as cost/benefit analyses, staffing requirements, obtaining funding and management support, and risk mitigation also will be key topics addressed at the conference, including the impact on and the benefits airports receive from FAA’s Airports GIS program.
All sessions will be held at the Silver Legacy Resort in downtown Reno, NV, and just a short drive from beautiful Lake Tahoe. The conference begins with an evening reception on Sunday, March 12, and ends on Wednesday, March 15. Registration fees include a welcome reception, three continental breakfasts, three lunches, refreshment breaks and all handout materials. Dress is business casual.
Don't Miss the Preceding Workshop!
Introduction to Airport Geospatial Technologies
This introductory session will cover the basics of how and why airports implement geospatial technologies. The session will provide background on topics such as needs assessments, implementation planning, cost/benefit of geospatial, organizational factors, data collection methods, standards, technical deployment options, new technologies to consider, training, data maintenance and support. Examples will be provided from a number of airport projects. This introductory course is ideal for those new to geospatial technology, but those interested in brushing up on some key topics before the conference begins are also welcome.
*This session is not included in the conference registration fee. If you wish to attend, please select this session on the registration form.