Monday, 23 April 2012

GEOINTeration Tuesdays

The next GEOINTeration Tuesday hosted by USGIF will be on May 8, 2012 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Maggiano's, McLean, VA. The guest speaker is Mr. Reese Madsen, and he will be discussing professional certification and accreditation programs. For more information check the following website: or see the image below.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Goetz Instrument Program

In recognition of the long-standing contribution of our co-founder to the field of remote sensing, and in honor of his 21 years with the University of Colorado, ASD has established this annual program designed to further encourage a creative research environment within the Remote Sensing and Field Spectroscopy world-wide community. The intent is to provide a simple mechanism for supporting small research efforts which can quickly establish concept viability, or rule out further consideration, by providing temporary use of a field spectroradiometer, which might otherwise be difficult to obtain.

Each recipient will also be eligible to receive up to a total of $500 to cover publication charges (if the resulting paper is published in an approved publication) and/or travel assistance for presentation of an accepted abstract at a relevant scientific conference. Proposal submissions for the seventh annual competition must be received by October 15, 2012. This deadline is firm so that the review committee can consider applications during the following month and select recipients. Winners will be announced in early December 2012.

The submissions to the programs opens on April 23, 2012. Make sure you check the eligibility and selection criteria on the ADS Inc. website:

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sacramento photos

Thanks to everyone who participated at the various student sessions during the Sacramento conference. Please take a look at some of the Facebook photos, and feel free to tag your friends:

If you have any good quality photos from the exhibit hall guided tour please contact Kim Tilley, kimt(at)asprs(dot)org, and she will give you instructions on how to have them uploaded.

Provisional certification webinars

The ASPRS Webinar Workshop Series


Preparation for ASPRS Provisional Certification

offered in two 2-hour segments on April 16th and 17 th, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern Time

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern Time

The webinar is being given in the evening over two successive days.

Price: $15.00

ASPRS students have asked for a “Preparation for ASPRS Provisional Certification” webinar designed to be a preparation course for those planning on taking any of the ASPRS Provisional Certification Exams. It will cover the purpose and form of the exams, identifies key topical areas, and lists resources individuals should review to prepare for both the Professional and Technologist Certification exams.

An applicant seeking Provisional Certification must be an active student preparing to graduate with educational training in the spatial sciences from an approved institution of higher education, and must follow the Basic Requirements as previously outlined for Certified Photogrammetrist, Mapping Scientist, or Technologist; the exception being the required on-job experience.

For complete information on the Preparation for ASPRS Provisional Certification Webinar Workshop, go to

The Registration Deadline is April 13, 2012.

Click here for the online registration form.

Don’t wait, sign up today.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Deadline Extended to Apply for the 1st Annual ASPRS SAC Summer Conference

Online Pre-Registration is OPEN!

1st Annual ASPRS SAC Summer Conference

“Multi-source Geospatial Data Fusion”

June 10-16, 2012, George Mason University Campus, Fairfax, Virginia

Join the ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC) at George Mason
University in northern Virginia for the 1st Annual ASPRS Student
Advisory Council Summer Conference, June 10th through June 16th, 2012!

This summer conference for students will consist of lectures by
professionals of industry and academia on geospatial theory, data
fusion, conflation, and integration, geospatial technology, and
geospatial analysis. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to meet
and network with other students in the field and professionals in the

The fields of remote sensing and geographic information systems are
very specialized in scope. Multi-source geospatial data fusion merges
the hard and soft sciences which are applied in remote sensing, GIS,
photogrammetry, and geospatial intelligence. Geospatial intelligence
includes specialties from atmospheric and physical sciences,
competitive business strategy, cartography, imagery analysis, and
geodetic sciences, to name a few. The fusion of geospatial
intelligence has become an integral piece to emergency management and
first response, as well as supporting United States policy-makers and
law enforcement.

Each prospective attendee must apply and be accepted in order to
attend this special conference. The deadline to apply is April 16,
2012. Please go to to
submit an application to attend this amazing Conference!

All Conference activities will be held at the George Mason University
Campus. The Conference Host Hotel will be the Comfort Inn University

The Call for Abstracts is now CLOSED

ASPRS has reserved special accommodation rates at the Comfort Inn

University Center. Reservations must be made by May 20th, 2012. Be
sure to identify yourself as attending the ASPRS SAC 1st Annual Summer
Conference. To reduce the cost of the room rate, consider sharing a
room. Notification of acceptance to the conference will be announced
by April 30th. Registration fees will be due by May 10th. Please make
your hotel reservation upon registration fee payment.

Please Note: If you have already pre-registered, please pass this
announcement along to a colleague.