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 be able to do that – from the air – turning that information into information-rich 2D and 3D maps with great detail.

Technically speaking – AboveGeo collects, analyzes and displays, aerial acquired, geospatial data (2D and 3D imaging data that is location specific) using customized Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs). AboveGeo provides these 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 (manned aircraft, ground crews, etc.). The result is actionable information that can greatly benefit their businesses. This is a disruptive, technology based, offering being provided by AboveGeo to a large and rapidly growing market.

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 – big data is more and more in demand (think Precision Agriculture). The expertise to acquire and analyze this data is rare – and is what AboveGeo excels at and offers.

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

  • Survey & Construction
  • Wildlife Management
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Geology & Mining
  • Archaeology & Paleontology
  • Land Management


  • High-Resolution Aerial Photography
  • 2D and 3D Mapping
  • Image Processing & Volumetric Computations
  • Digital Terrain Models
  • Infrared/Thermography
  • Normalized Differential Vegetative Indexing (NDVI)
  • Multispectral/Hyperspectral Imaging (coming soon)
  • Lidar (coming soon)


The AboveGeo 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.


IMG_0258-smallRob Dunbar (CTO/Co-Founder) is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years of land development, mapping, and engineering experience. His past positions were senior management roles for well-respected homebuilders and civil engineering firms.  He has been building and flying remotely operated aerial vehicles ranging from fixed wing to helicopters and multirotor for almost 30 years.  Rob’s responsibilities focus on new technologies, system design, product testing and pilot training with AboveNV’s flight systems.


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.