Tuesday, 27 October 2009

ASPRS SAC sponsored DEM webinar - Thurs., Nov.12, 1:00 p.m. EST

A free webinar will be jointly presented by Intermap Technologies & ASPRS Student Advisory Council: Introduction to Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

What can you learn ?
As the fields of digital mapping and geospatial analysis continue togrow, the use of 3D data is becoming more widespread. One of the mostcommon types of 3D data is a digital elevation model, or DEM. In thisWebinar, we'll talk about what DEMs are and how they differ from othertypes of spatial data. This topical 45-minute interactive eventfeature will also look at some of the sources of DEM data, theirquality, and how they are generated. Lastly, we'll look at examples ofhow you can use DEMs in sophisticated geospatial analysis to solvereal-world problems.

Thursday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. PST; 11:00 a.m. MST; 12:00p.m. CST; 1:00 p.m. EST

*You will receive a confirmation email message after registering thatcontains detailed information about joining the event. The event willstart at 11:00 am Denver Time on November 12, 2009.

Monica Moore, Intermap Technologies,mmoore@intermap.com
Lisa Wedding, ASPRS Student Advisory Council,wedding@hawaii.edu

Monday, 12 October 2009

Geography Awareness Week/GIS Day 2009 Poster Competition

Department of Geology/Geography
Northwest Missouri State University

Sponsored by St. Louis Region
ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)

To promote the awareness of geography to the public during the nation-wide Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 15 – 21, 2009) and GIS Day (Nov. 18, 2009), a poster competition has been organized by the Department of Geology/Geography at Northwest Missouri State University. Anyone interested in sharing their geography experiences and knowledge is encouraged to participate and submit a poster. The subject of your poster should be geography related, such as Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, Global Positioning System, cartography, physical geography, human geography, or regional geography.

Electronic submissions should be sent to Dr. Eva Wu through e-mail or postal service to the address listed below. Submissions must be received by Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 in order to be considered. Your poster should be a maximum 34” X 45” in size, preferably in Microsoft PowerPoint format, and must include your name and contact information. You should also indicate which group you are eligible for: Student Group (for individuals who are undergraduate students) or Professional Group (for individuals who are graduate students or working professionals). Visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/geo/gaw.htm for winners from previous years.

Winning posters will be awarded as follows:
Cash prize:

  • 1st place with $100.
  • 2nd place with $75.
  • 3rd place with $50.

All winners:

  • One year complimentary ASPRS student membership *.

  • Posters on display in the Garrett Strong Science Building on the Northwest Missouri State University campus during Geography Awareness Week.

  • Posters on display in the ASPRS St. Louis Region Annual Meeting in June 2010.

First place winners **:

  • A complimentary student registration to the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, CA, April 26-30, 2010.

  • Posters may be on display in the Poster Section during the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference.

*: if qualified as full time student
**: pending on judges’ decision.

Address any questions to:
Dr. Yi-Hwa (Eva) Wu
Department of Geology/Geography
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468

(660) 562-1869

Friday, 2 October 2009

Land Cover Classification (Free ERDAS Webinar)

ERDAS Inc. will be offering two free workshops on Thursday, October 15th. The first will take place at 11AM EDT and the second will take place at 1PM EDT. To register for one of these events, please click here. Following is an excerpt from their advertisement:

Do you need to extract certain types of information from your imagery? Like many organizations, you probably have massive amounts of geospatial data that you collect regularly, with the intention of analyzing and classifying into categories such as bare earth, vegetation, pasture land, urban areas, etc.
Please join us for an upcoming workshop on Land Cover Classification, featuring a workflow that you can use to classify the Earth.
During this workshop, we will discuss unsupervised classification and how to get the most out of your automated land cover classification. You will also learn how to make small edits to improve results and how to create a signature file that can be used to run your supervised classification.