Monday, 29 October 2012

Reminder about tonight's student & employer "Meet and Greet" session

Student & Employer “Meet and Greet” Session at the 2012 ASPRS Fall Conference in Tampa, Florida
Monday, October 29th, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom Salon E, Second Floor

This event is designed to connect students looking to apply for jobs in the geo-spatial information industry with employers who may have positions available. Bring your resume, business card, or just a smile and a handshake, and expand your job network at the conference. It’s also an opportunity to meet other students and young professionals from all over the world who are attending the conference.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Elements of Orthophoto Production Webinar - November 15th

The deadline for Registration is November 7th, so please register now.

Elements of Orthophoto Production Workshop
Instructor: Dr. Frank Scarpace
Offered in two 2-hour segments on November 15th

(You must attend both segments to qualify for CEUs)

Thursday, November 15th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

Coming to a PC near you:
The ASPRS Webinar Workshop Series                                                                                                                         

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Monday, 22 October 2012

Remote Sensing Application Division - Climate Change Subcommittee Meeting - 28 October 2012 9:00-10:00 AM EDT

Remote Sensing Application Division
Climate Change Subcommittee Meeting
28 October 2012 9:00-10:00 AM EDT
Meeting Room 8, Third Floor
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel - Tampa, Florida

The ASPRS Remote Sensing Application Division Climate Change Subcommittee respectfully requests your participation during the MAPPS/ASPRS Fall Specialty Conference in Tampa, FL

Final Agenda:
1.      Call to order/introductions (9:00-9:10)
2.      Operating procedures (9:10-9:15)
3.      Activity updates (9:15-9:40)
a.      Conference plans (special sessions, hot topics, workshops)
b.      Guidelines/best practices
c.       Growing committee (linked in, other groups)
d.      Coordination with other Divisions/Committees
e.      Student involvement and Student Advisory Council liaison
f.        Topic for Graduate student credit
g.      Working groups
4.      Other Ongoing and Planned Activities (9:40-9:45)
a.      Updates to ASPRS/Committee web page (thoughts on content - links of resources, blogs, webinars, OneNOAA, etc.)
5.      Open discussion (9:45-10:00)

Mark your calendar and I look forward to hearing your input!


Contact information:

Mr. John W. McCombs, II
Chair, Remote Sensing Application Division Committee
Email: john.mccombs (at) noaa (gov) gov
NOAA Costal Services Center
2234 S. Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843)740-1164
Fax: (843)740-1289

Mr. Sergio Bernardes
Assistant Chair, Remote Sensing Application Division Committee
Email: sbernard (at) uga (dot) edu
Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science
The University of Georgia
210 Field Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706)542-2374

ASPRS - Remote Sensing Application Division Meeting & Monthly Teleconference

MAAPS/ASPRS Fall Specialty Conference Meeting
Remote Sensing Application Division

Two Meetings:
28 October 2012 from 4:00-5:00
Tampa Marriott Waterside Meeting Room 9
Monthly Teleconference
29 October 2012 from 5:15 - 6:15 pm EDT.

Phone bridge information:
USA Toll Free Number : 1-866-228-1482
Participant Passcode: 5265802

The ASPRS Remote Sensing Application Division respectfully requests your participation in two October meetings.  One at the MAAPS/ASPRS Fall Specialty Conference in Tampa, FL and the monthly teleconference.  Scheduled for the last Monday of the month.

Final Agenda:
1)    Call to order / Introductions  (5:15-5:25)
2)    RSAD operating procedures review (5:25 – 5:30)  See website for overview
3)    Boeing and Erdas Award review committee forming (5:30-5:35)
4)    RSAD Climate Change Subcomittee report (5:35-5:45)
5)    RSAD Academic Engagement Subcommittee (5:45-5:55) See website for mission/vision
6)    Open discussion (5:55-6:15)

NOTE:  Next RSAD Teleconference: 26 November, 2012


Final agenda is posted on the RSAD Web page
Mark your calendar and I look forward to hearing your input!


POC Dave Szymanski, Director RSAD
Szymanski_David (at) bah (dot) com

Student oriented sessions during the 2012 ASPRS fall conference in Tampa, Florida

The 2012 ASPRS fall conference is in less than a week! If you are a student, the following sessions might be of interest to you:

Student & Employer Meet and Greet
Monday, Oct 29, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, Grand Ballroom, Salon E, Second Floor
You are invited to attend this event designed to connect students and young professionals looking to apply for jobs with employers who may have positions available.

Student Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 31, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Florida Ballroom, Salon 2, Second Floor
All students are encouraged to come and learn what the ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC) has been working on and what is planned for the coming year; including the next GeoLeague Challenge.

Student Advisory Council (SAC) Special Session
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM, Grand Ballroom Salon C, Second Floor
From Application to Employment: Starting a Career in Geospatial Discipline.

Make sure you mark these events down on your calendar!

See you in Tampa,

ASPRS Student Advisory Council

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Webinar: Careers in Remote Sensing and GIS

Careers in Remote Sensing and GIS Webinar
November 8, 2012
12 (noon) SCT

Students and young professionals are invited to attend the first Careers in Remote Sensing and GIS Webinar, presented by the Geological Remote Sensing Group for North America.

The format will be short presentations and Q&A from Professionals at mid- and advanced-career stages on their experience, and also predictions as to the geospatial job market in the next five years.  If you are a student finishing studies in the near future and looking for advice on career options or a Young Professional looking for new directions, this may provide you with an insight on how to move up in the Remote Sensing and GIS world.

This webinar will provide information about careers in Remote Sensing, including:

  •     Key skill sets for a career in remote sensing
  •     Advantages and challenges of remote sensing jobs in Academia, Consulting and Industry
  •     Is getting a PhD necessary for a job in remote sensing
  •     How often do these jobs come up? How hard are they to find?

Speakers include:

  •     Conrad Wright, Chief Business Development Officer, SpecTIR
  •     Dr. Chuck Kluth, Distinguished Scientist, Petroleum Geology, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  •     Lori Wickert,Remote Sensing and Spectral Geologist and Principal Consultant – Remote Sensing to Newmont Mining’s Remote Sensing and Regolith Terrain Mapping, Global Exploration Solution’s Group.
  •     Ralph Baker, Senior Consulting Geologist

 Register here today.

GRSG North America
c/o Spatial Energy
1881 9th Street
Suite 303
Boulder, CO 80302

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Primary Data Acquisition Division (PDAD) Tampa Update Teleconference

Friday October 19, 2012 from 1:00 -2:30 pm Central (Primary)
Friday October 26, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 pm Central (Alternate)

Teleconference number: toll free #:  855-547-8255 - In-USGS call 703-648-4848.   Both need code 11292 #

Since many of you may not be able to attend the ASPRS Fall Meeting we decided to hold a teleconference to cover Division activities and start to develop the Division report for the Board Meeting. We will have an alternate teleconference on Friday October 26, 1:00-2:00 pm for those who cannot make the October 19th meeting.

·        Overview (Bob Ryan/Allen Cook)
·        Tampa PDAD Special Sessions
·       Baltimore PDAD Special Sessions Update

Committee Reports
·        Image Quality (Greg Stensaas/Bob Ryan)
·        In-situ Aerial Geometric Guideline (Dean Merchant)
·        Oblique Imaging Guideline (Charles Mondello Oct 26)
·        Unmanned Aerial Systems (Larry Handley)

Robert E. Ryan
rryan (at) i2rcorp (dot) com
Innovative Imaging & Research
 (228) 688-2276 (office);  (985) 502-9829 (cell)

Allen E. Cook
ideator (dot) cook (at) gmail (dot) com
(720) 272-5563 (cell)

ASPRS - Region Officers/Directors Committee Meeting


Region Officers/Directors Committee Meeting

Sunday, 28 October 2012
12 noon to 1 pm
Room:  Meeting Room 12, Third Floor, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel


The meeting will be chaired by ASPRS VP Stewart Walker.  Please send any agenda items to:
Stewart Walker at stewart (dot) walker2 (at) baesystems (dot) com prior to the meeting on 28 October.


Dear Region Officers,

There will be a committee meeting of Region Officers/Directors on Sunday, 28 October 2012, from 12 noon to 1 pm, Meeting Room 12, Third Floor, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, preceding the MAPPS/ASPRS Specialty Conference. The tentative agenda currently reads:

1.    Welcome and introductions (Stewart Walker, Chair)
2.    Scheduling of meetings
3.    Branding Task Force activities and progress
4.    Restructuring Task Force activities and progress (Steve DeGloria, President-Elect)
5.    What is working in the regions and what is not for membership recruiting and retention?
6.    Which events are successful in the regions and which are not?
7.    What can Headquarters do to help?
8.    Any other business
9.    Wrap-up and action items
10.  Date of next meeting

The Fall conferences tend to have lower attendances and fewer region officers present than the annual conferences. I have therefore taken the unusual step of scheduling the meeting over the lunch period in order to reduce clashes with other meetings. Please feel free to bring whatever sustenance you require and enjoy it during the meeting.

Thank you.



Dr. A. Stewart Walker

ASPRS Vice President 2012-13
stewart (dot) walker2 (at) baesystems (dot) com

BAE Systems
Mail Zone 62-TAL
10920 Technology Place
San Diego
CA 92127-1874
tel +1 858 592 1764
fax +1 858 592 5309

Monday, 15 October 2012

ASPRS Annual Fall Specialty Conference in Tampa, Florida

Digital Preservation and Archiving Committee (DPAC) Meeting

Date/Time/Place:  10/28/2012 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Meeting Room 8, Third Floor 
02:00 – 02:15 - Baltimore DPAC Special Session
02:15 – 02:20 - Offline Archive Media Trade Study
02:20 – 02:30 - Data Management Terms
02:30 – 02:35 - Data Management Statement
02:35 – 02:40 - ASPRS Purge Alert Proposal
02:40 – 02:45 - Temperature & Relative Humidity Recommendations
02:45 – 02:55 - Aerial Holdings Proposal
02:55 – 03:00 - AOB    

Hope to see you there!
Thank you
John Faundeen
Data Preservation & Archiving Committee Chair
faundeen (at) usgs (dot) gov