About Us

Call us: (775) 525-1570

Email us: info@abovegeo.com

All landowners and managers need to know what exists, and what’s happening, on their land – now (asset management, productivity, operations, security, etc.), and for future needs (planning, development, etc.).  We provide the tools to do that – from the air – turning that information into information-rich 2D and 3D maps.

AboveGeo collects, analyzes and displays, aerial acquired, geospatial data using Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs).  AboveGeo provides services, equipment, and consulting to public and private sector customers – faster and for a fraction of the cost than can be done by existing means.  We provide you with actionable information that can greatly benefit your businesses.

Current geospatial data collection methods use ground crews, manned aircraft, and satellites – which are inaccurate, expensive & inefficient. With the ever expanding desire to improve productivity, efficiency, and profitability, the expertise to acquire and analyze this data is rare – and is what AboveGeo excels at.

Industries Served3619.drones-and-aerial-observation.64757c81756e46b4855eab07a9704c08

  • Survey & Construction
  • Resource Management
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Geology & Mining




  • High-Resolution Aerial Photography
  • 2D and 3D Mapping
  • Volumetric Computations
  • Digital Terrain Models
  • Infrared/Thermography
  • Normalized Differential Vegetative Indexing (NDVI)
  • Multispectral/Hyperspectral Analysis
  • Lidar Surveying


The AboveGeo Management Team

34dbf7fEric Severance (CEO) is a senior level executive who is successful in establishing new records in revenue and profitability, customer satisfaction and repeat business. This success has been achieved through strong leadership and vision combined with bold and innovative approaches to business. His business history is rich in business management, operations, technology, and finance. He has broad experience in corporate environments, investments, start-ups, turnarounds, and resort management.


IMG_0259-smallKirk Ellern (CMO/Co-Founder) has a Bachelor of Science degree in Range, Wildlife, and Forestry from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Agriculture College.   His professional experience includes 15 years in developing new technologies in the consumer and OEM electronics industry such as early GPS receivers, portable audio players, and handheld satellite radios.  Kirk’s background is in developing customer focused product solutions using new technologies and drives AboveGeo’s strategic focus.


349a66eNorm Smith (Advisor) has founded nine successful startups in the past thirty years, raising their annual revenue to over $100 million each. He has raised over $250 million in startup funding to get the ball rolling and has executive management experience in several fields, including cutting edge innovations in retail, technology, manufacturing, and international business development. Norman has also started many successful joint ventures in Hong Kong, Thailand, and China.