Paul Spaur - CEO and Mapping / Drone Consultant

Paul Spaur is the Founder of the Spaur Group, a drone and geospatial data consulting company. He has a broad background including 10 years of working in Public Safety as a Paramedic, 18+ years of experience with unmanned aircraft, and 7+ years of photogrammetry, mapping operations and training with Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies. His educational background is in Environmental Science / Biology, and he ran an environmental mapping research lab at California State University Channel islands, where he traveled around the world using robotics to research environmental issues. His professional experience includes running the US office of Pix4D, and managing sales engineering for mapping at the Intel Corporation.



  • California State University Channel Islands: Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (Honors)
    • Training on survey equipment, 3D scanning, environmental biology sensors, and robotics.
    • Performed biological and ecological research on islands and coastal zones using drone aircraft and submarines.
  • UAV Coach: Part 107 Remote Aircraft Pilot Training
  • Pix4D Mapping Training: Train the Trainer
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI): Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • Microsoft AI School: AI for Business Certification
  • LinkedIn Learning: Assorted course work in Entrepreneurship, Sales Training, Project, and Product Management.
  • Mapping Operations & Data for Unmanned Solutions (MODUS): LiDAR University
  • National College of Technical Instruction: Technical Diploma in Paramedicine
    • American Heart Association Instructor Training
  • FEMA Incident Command Education: Certification Courses

Achievements, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • American Safe Boating and Waterways Certification
  • California State Licensed Paramedic
  • ESRI: Introduction to GIS
  • FAA Part 107 Licensed Remote Pilot
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System: 100, 200, 700
  • Pix4D Trainer
  • Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) Trainer
  • Drone Platform Trainer:
    • DJI: All platforms
    • Quantum Systems: Trinity and Tron
    • Parrot: All platforms
    • senseFly: eBee, and eBee X

Teaching Experience:

  • American Heart Association
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • California State University Channel Islands:
    • Lecturer for ESRM 370 – Fundamentals Of Remotely Piloted Systems
    • Research in GIS Mapping, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing using Aerial and Submarine Drones
  • Pix4D Mapper – User Training Courses:
    • Introduction
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Public Safety – Accident Scene Reconstruction
  •  Intel Corporation
    • Introduction to Drone Mapping
    • Sales Training on Drone and 3D Geospatial Products
  • Spaur Group
    • Introduction to Drone Mapping
    •  Thermal and Multispectral Mapping
  •  MODUS AI – LiDAR University
    • Introduction to Drone Mapping
  • Flyytec
    • Bahamas Drone Camp
    • Introduction to Drone Mapping
    •  Thermal and Multispectral Mapping

Speaking Engagements:

  • AUVSI Channel Islands Chapter – Featured Talk – Low Cost Drones in Education and Research
  • National Geographic Open Explorer – Featured Talk – Using Open Source Drone Submarines in Research
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – Environmental Robotics Research at CSU Channel Islands
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Unmanned Systems Symposium – Robotics in the Channel Islands
  • AUVSI Channel Islands Chapter – Featured Talk – Drone Mapping and Research at CSU Channel Islands
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – Using Photogrammetry in Construction and Engineering.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Poster Session Presentation.
  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) – Drone Based Multi-ray Photogrammetry Training.
  • Commercial UAV Expo – Making Sense of Your Drone Data Using Pix4D.
  • ESRI UC – Using Pix4D in Education.
  • Info Ag – Featured Talk – Real Data Real Results: Using Photogrammetry in Agriculture.
  • InterDrone – Featured Talk – Drone Mapping Workshop using Pix4D.
  • Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition – Drone Mapping Workshop.


  • AUVSI – Using Pix4D with Large Format Cameras.
  • ASPRS – Drone Mapping Workshops.
  • ASPRS – 3D Multispectral Mapping Experiments
  • Commercial UAV Expo – Using Mapping Construction Sites using Crane Mounted Cameras.
  • DJI Airworks – Featured Talk – Using Thermal (FLIR) Sensors for Temperature Mapping.
  • Drone World Expo – Drones in Public Safety Panel.
  • Duke University Marine Laboratory – The Future of Remote Sensing, and Thought Leadership.
  • InfoAg – Agriculture Mapping Workshop: Satellites, Airplanes and Drones.
  • IPTM – Using Photogrammetry in Accident Scene Reconstruction.
  • InterDrone – Featured Talk – Drone Mapping Workshop using Pix4D.
  • Railway Infrastructure and Vehicle Inspection Technology (RIVIT) – Using Drones to Map and Inspect Railways.


  • International LiDAR Mapping Forum – Drone Photogrammetry and LiDAR Workshop.
  • Commercial UAV Expo – Introduction to Intel Insight Platform (demos).
  • Energy Drone Coalition – Introduction to Intel Insight Platform (demos).
  • Bahamas Youth Drone Camp – Using Drones for Business.