Monday, 2 December 2013

2014 International LiDAR Mapping Forum Conference

2014 International LiDAR Mapping Forum Conference Program Launched
The three-day technical conference and exhibition focused on airborne, terrestrial and bathymetric LiDAR, with a particular emphasis on mobile mapping systems, takes place February 17-19 2014 in Denver Colorado. ASPRS is a proud support of International LiDAR Mapping Forum.

Innovative Conference
The highly acclaimed international conference offers an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first hand from industry experts. Find out more about data capture systems, data fusion/classification and processing techniques and the increasing integration of key technologies. Listen to case studies highlighting actual experiences and lessons learned. See the full program with abstracts here.

International Exhibition
Running alongside the conference is the exhibition of 70 system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies who will be showcasing new LiDAR products and a wide range of new technologies and services. Exhibitors include airborne, terrestrial and bathymetric LiDAR, and complementary sensor manufacturers, survey service companies, data processing, GIS and management specialists and the latest mobile mapping vehicles.

Mobile Mapping Vehicles
Mobile mapping vehicles will be on hand for all visitors wishing to view and experience the latest technological developments in mobile mapping.

ASPRS Hot Topics
ASPRS will provide an update on activities of the society associated with LiDAR and point cloud processing. Among these activities are:
  • The new concept of LAS domain profiles
  • The newly created bathymetric profile for littoral mapping
  • Accuracy metrics being jointly developed by the ASPRS and the USGS for LiDAR calibration and project geometric correction
  • Best practices specifications for mobile laser scanning
See the full ASPRS Hot Topics schedule and speakers here.

Early Bird Booking Rate
Save up to $100 with Early Bird Booking Rate if you register by December 13, 2013. Click here to register.

We look forward to welcoming you to International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014.

Congratulations to our own Ryan Bowe!

Photo Science’s Bowe Named URISA Young Professional of the Year
November 25, 2013 :: News, Press

Lexington, KY, November 26, 2013 – Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science) staff member Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP has been named URISA's (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Young Professional of the Year.

This award is in recognition of Bowe’s outstanding efforts as part of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet is a URISA initiative which debuted in 2011 to engage young GIS practitioners (35 and under), increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The Cabinet’s mission is to collaborate with URISA’s Board of Directors and Committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals.

Bowe is a GIS Technician at Photo Science and has been a URISA member since 2011. Regarding being named the URISA Young Professional of the Year, Bowe said, “I want to thank Photo Science for giving me the opportunity to participate in URISA. This award is an incredible honor. Working with this organization has been unbelievably rewarding. I have not only grown professionally, but I have a fantastic network of people with whom I am as close as family. I hope to be able to inspire other young professionals to participate in URISA."

Bowe has 11 years of experience providing GIS support. She is especially experienced in metadata creation and is well regarded as Photo Science's premier metadata expert. She compiles and oversees the management of metadata creation for Photo Science. In addition to being an active member of URISA, she is working with the Young Professionals Council of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), she is a founding board member and secretary of Cumberland URISA (the local chapter of URISA in Kentucky and Tennessee), she reviews applications for Geographic Information Systems Professionals (GISP) Certification through the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), and she is a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP).

Check out the link here:

Monday, 18 November 2013

Graduate Research Assistantship at University of Southern Mississippi

Graduate Research Assistantship at University of Southern Mississippi in Spatial Analysis and Human Dimensions of Natural Hazards

We invite prospective M.S. and Ph.D. students to apply for a graduate research assistantship in spatial analysis and human dimensions of natural hazards in the Geography Program at the University of Southern Mississippi. The position is funded by aNSF grant to Drs. Bandana Kar and David Cochran to investigate (i) factors contributing to spatial and temporal variations in vulnerability and resilience, and (ii) errors associated with existing vulnerability/resilience assessments due to discrepancies in spatial and temporal scales of analysis.

We are seeking highly motivated students (at least two - three students) with a background and interest in Geographic Information Science (spatial analysis, modeling, geo-visualization and internet mapping) and human geography/social science (hazards) who wish to begin in January 2014. Funding on the NSF grant is available for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The position includes a salary of $18,000/year plus tuition and health benefits. The position will include work with spatial and non-spatial data, modeling, programming, and ethnographic fieldwork.

We are particularly interested in students interested in combining Geographic Information Science with human geography/social science. Preferences will be given to students who can work independently as well as in a team and who already have relevant field and/or laboratory experience.

Interested candidates should contact Bandana Kar ( and David Cochran ( to discuss the position.

Follow this link to apply for admission to the graduate program in Geography:

Additional information on the Geography Program at the University of Southern Mississippi is available at:

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

ISPRS Student Consortium - Women in science and engineering


Women in science and engineering
Call for contributions to the special issue of the ISPRS Student Consortium newsletterThe ISPRS Student Consortium is pleased to announce that the next edition of our newsletter will be dedicated to women in the geosciences and the geo-related engineering disciplines. This would include articles written _about_ and/or written _by_ women. If you have an idea about an article that could be included in the newsletter please consider submitting a draft by Dec 13, 2013. The draft should include 1-2 pages of text and 1-2 photos/graphics in high resolution. Topics could include experiences and exchanges of female students, tributes to female educators or researchers, or any other advantage/disadvantage or struggle/triumph of being a female in your chosen field of occupation. All submissions should be sent to

Thank you for helping us diversify our newsletter!

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ISPRS SC Newsletter

Dear Member,

It's pleasure to announce the new issue of ISPRS SC Newsletter. Here are highlights;

Interview with Dr. Dewayany Sutrisno
Interview with Dr. Hussein Farah
Zamani Project - Africa
Filed experiments at Qinghai Lake China
Aerospace Futures 2013
Geospatial Datamining
Satellite Imagery Contest Winners
The Indirect Path
Exchange Story from Turkey to Florida
You can read and download it on the following page;

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GeoTech 2013 Annual Conference


GeoTech 2013 Annual Conference
Keck Center, National Academies, Washington, DC
December 9 – 10, 2013

ASPRS Potomac Region
Open Source Methods, Open Standards and Geospatial Data Quality
Registration now open at:

Overview: In an era of rapidly growing open source (OS) data and software, the opportunity for its integration with traditional business practices is considerable. However, a fundamental issue that must be considered is quality. For example, data quality must be accurately quantified in order to propagate its effects in various geoprocesses, which ultimately impacts decision making. Addressing the quality issue can be greatly facilitated with development and adoption of community standards, particularly for metadata. Accordingly, the goals of this conference are to focus upon: 1) Assessing and demonstrating the value and impact of OS to the geospatial community, 2) Forecasting OS evolution in terms of impact to business practices, and 3) Proposing new methods to assess OS quality to facilitate standardization and exploitation.

GEOTECH2013 Keynote Speakers:

Mr. Paul Ramsey, Boundless: Open Source Software, Present and Future

Mr. Ted Cope, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency: Open Source, Open Innovation, and the Future of GEOINT Research

GEOTECH2013 Workshops
• Applied Spatial Statistics and Programming with“R”
• Introduction to OpenStreetMap
• Fundamentals of Hyperspectral Analysis
• Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite and GeoServer

Questions, Contact:
Dr. Ashley Holt
ASPRS Potomac Region, GeoTech2013 Chair

For more information visit the web site:

EGLR SAC (Student Advisory Council) Chairperson

Call for nominations for
EGLR SAC (Student Advisory Council) Chairperson

The ASPRS SAC (Student Advisory Council) serves all ASPRS Student members at the national level. Based on this national council, the Eastern Great Lakes Region (EGLR) has decided to form a Region version of the SAC. From here forward the Regional SAC will be referred to as the EGLR SAC. The EGLR SAC will be an outreach to ALL Students not represented by Region Chapters at colleges and universities and also to assist Students that represent the EGLR’s two current Student Chapters (California University of Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University).

The person elected to this position as Chair will serve as a voting member on the EGLR SAC and a non-voting member to the EGLR Board of Directors from January 2014 to January 2015. The elected Chair must be an ASPRS Student Member. Students who would like to be nominated and are not current ASPRS Student members can find information and forms about becoming a Student member of ASPRS by visiting this location (

Nominations are open from now till November 30, 2013. Voting will take place betweenDecember 2 and December 23, 2013. The person elected will be introduced at the EGLR 3-City Winter Dinner Meeting in early February 2014.

After taking office in January 2014, the new Chair will begin to work with several members of the EGLR Board of Directors and contacts with the ASPRS SAC to develop the new Council. This will be a great opportunity to form decision making and networking opportunities within ASPRS. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

1. A representative of all the Students within the EGLR
2. A liaison between the EGLR Board and the EGLR Student Chapters
3. Develop contacts with the ASPRS Student Advisory Council and the ASPRS Young Professionals Council
4. Attend the monthly EGLR Conference Call Board Meetings
5. Develop Student run meeting activities throughout the year within the EGLR

Please email the names and contact information of nominees willing to run for election and serve to:

George Leshkevich
EGLR, Secretary/Treasurer

Thank you
Jim Peters

President of EGLR ASPRS

Standby Task Force - Typhoon Yolanda

Dear SBTF Volunteers,

As you all know in response to Typhoon Yolanda, the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) has mobilized to support Palau and the Philippines. DHN have been contacted by United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs, the Philippines Red Cross to assist in providing information management support.

Super Typhoon Yolanda made landfall early on Nov 8 in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar province, Eastern Visayas region. The storm hit with 150mph winds and gusts up to 170mph. Roads have been impacted in Region V and Region VIII. There is no cell phone signal in Regions VII and VIII as well as 4 municipalities in Northern Cebu. Storm surges and flash floods have been reported in Eastern Samar and Leyte, causing significant damage to buildings and houses, according to UN OCHA, and killing over 10,000, people according to early estimates. Strong winds and heavy rainfall have disrupted telecommunications, limiting information coming out of affected areas.

UN OCHA requested information on population displacement , affected community needs and International and National humanitarian support. The SBTF is currently filtering Yolanda tweets and images by relevance to disaster responders, using the Micromappers’ Clickers software, then geolocating and categorizing those tweets and images for use in the ESRI and GIScorps maps, and as raw data for the Statistics Without Borders analyses.

We are writing to you again to let you all know that the deployment will last until Sunday and that you are all invited to participate in this inspiring project!

Volunteers interested in working with the SBTF can find more information at

The deployment page is here:

Here the Google Site with instructions on how to participate:

The deployment leads are:
· Justine Mackinnon -, Skype: fidget01
· Melissa Elliot -, Skype: mellomely
· Anahi Ayala Iacucci -, Skype: anahiii

We really hope you will join us, in the same time, see some of the fantastic news coverage this deployment got in the media:
· [IRINnews] Micro-mapping Philippine’s typhoon disaster
· [Time] Struggling to Cope — Haiyan’s Aftermath: Live Blog
· [National Geographic] Scanning Social Media to Improve Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
· [Examiner] Social Media is needed in Typhoon Haiyan recovery
· [UN OCHA] Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall, UN and humanitarian community on high-alert

Onwards, one map at the time!

The SBTF Yolanda Activation Leads

Visit Standby Task Force at:

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

ASPRS Potomac Region

ASPRS Potomac Region

ASPRS Technical Tour: November 7th 2013

ASPRS - Potomac Region and MDA Information Systems LLC are pleased to announce the following Technical Tour.

The Tech Tour will be hosted by MDA at

MDA Information Systems LLC

820 West Diamond Ave., Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1419

Please use Google Maps for personalized directions.
Report to the lobby for an escort to the meeting.
Please note that this tour is for US citizens only

(I.D. required for admission)
Please pre-register at Regonline

Program: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. 
· Welcome and Introduction to MDA – Dr. Greg Koeln
· Persistent Change Monitoring– Dr. Jon Dykstra
(PCM – Landsat, RapidEye, RADAR and TFM)
· RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) – Dr. John Hornsby
· Terrain Network Tools (TNT) – Dr. Doug Way
· MDA Weather Services – Jeannine Melican
· ISRS Remote Ground Terminal – Dawn Sienicki
· Additional Questions

Reception: 4:00 – 5:00
(Cheese, Fruit, Wine, Soft drinks)
5:00 p.m.
Adjourn to Dogfish Head – no host gathering within walking distance of MDA

Questions, Contact:

Robert C. Black
Principal Ground Segment Engineer, GS Engineering
+1.703.480.4642 office 
+1.703.839.5571 mobile 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Elements of Orthophoto Production

Upcoming Workshops in the ASPRS Webinar Series:
Check out the list of webinars we have lined up for you this year.
Sign up NOW

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2013
Webinar date: November 14

Instructor: Frank Scarpace, Image Processing Software, Inc.

Price: ASPRS members = $200, Nonmembers = $350, ASPRS Student Members = $100

The webinar is 4 hours total, offered in 2-hour segments.

Thursday, November 14 – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time
(You must attend BOTH segments to qualify for CEUs)

For complete information on this Webinar Workshop, go to

The online Registration form for these workshop is available immediately.
Don’t wait; sign up today.
If you have any problems with the registration, please contact the Meeting Registrar at

NOTE: ASPRS Webinars are intended for the sole use and benefit of those registered to take the Workshop. That means that Each Person who attends a Webinar is required to register. Attending a webinar without registering is an ethical violation.

ASPRS Sustaining Member companies who have multiple employees who want to take the webinar at the same time should contact Kim Tilley at kimt (at) asprs (dot) org for information on quantity discounts.


San Antonio, Texas * October 27 - 30, 2013

Meeting Agenda

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
and Simultaneous Teleconference
(877) 885-1087 ID: 4711626812  **

Remote Sensing Applications Division (RSAD)
27 October - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CT - Location: Texas Ballroom, Salon A
1) Call to order / Introductions
2) RSAD operating procedures
3) RSAD committee and working group introduction
4) 2013 Awards committee
5) RSAD Climate Change Sub-committee report
6) RSAD Marine Working Group report
7) RSAD Academic Engagement Sub-committee report
8) Open discussion

Remote Sensing Applications Division (RSAD)
Climate Change Subcommittee
27 October - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM CT - Location: Texas Ballroom, Salon A
1. Geospatial Climate Awareness Day discussions
2. Standards/Best practices discussion
3. Coastal Inundation Workshop
4. Special sessions, hot topics, etc. for spring?
5. Study topics and school credit
6. Increasing the committee's web presence
7. Increasing interactions with regions
8. CCC webinar

Remote Sensing Applications Division (RSAD)
Marine Applications Working Group
29 October - 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM CT - Location: Executive Salon 5
1. Announcement of MAWG officially established
2. Presentation of Charter (attached file as proposed handout)
3. Vision
4. Mission
5. Strategic Objectives
6. Discuss concept of operations
7. Administration
8. Topics of Focus
9. Volunteers
10. Communications
11. Website

** If no teleconference participants join within 5 minutes of meeting start, the phone connection will be ended.

POC is Dave Szymanski, RSAD Director
Szymanski_David (at) bah (dot) com
703 (dash) 472 (dash) 4216

ISPRS SC - Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists

Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists
2013/11/27 - 2013/12/05
ISPRS WG VI/5 is pleased to announce the 2013 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists to be held in the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR), National Central University (NCU), Taiwan, fromNov. 27 to Dec. 05, 2013. This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan and CSRSR/NCU. It provides a platform for graduate students and young scientists in Southeast Asia to learn knowledge and hand-on experiences on satellite remote sensing and applications. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking and to meet internationally well-recognized scholars in remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Expenses (including round-trip airfares, accommodation, and meals) for accepted participants will be covered by the workshop. For more information and online application, please visit:<>.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

ASPRS Professional Practice Division Meeting


ASPRS Professional Practice Division Meeting
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Room: Executive Salon 3
(San Antonio Fall ASPRS Conference)

Open Meeting - Becky Morton, Director, and Mike Zoltek, Asst. Director)

Status of change of PPD Director(s) – Becky moves to Past-Director, Mike moves up to Director.  Two candidates for Asst Director:

· Frank Taylor, CP, Continental Mapping Consultants, Indianapolis, IN –            franktaylor29 (at) comcast (dot) net, #888-815-3327
· Patrick McGarrity, RLS, CP, Psomas, Tucson, AZ - pmcgarrity (at) psomas (dot) com, #520-292-2300

Division Activities/Committees
· Procurement Guidelines (Becky Morton)
· State Licensing Legislation (Doug Fuller / Mike Zoltek)
· Maintenance of the Photogrammetry & Lidar Licensure Map (Mike Zoltek)
· License Exams / Certifications (Mike Renslow)
· ASPRS Wikipedia Development (Brian Murphy) – waiting for Glossary completion.
· Development of special session(s) for the spring ASPRS conference

New Business (Open Discussion)
Set Next Meeting Date/Adjourn
PPD Website:

Director: Becky Morton, CP, CMS
Email: becky (dot) morton (at)

Asst Director: Michael Zoltek, CP, LS, CFedS, GISP
Email: Michael (dot) zoltek (at)
585 (dash) 487 (dash) 1532

PPD Webmaster: Nathan Kempf
Email: Nathan (dot) Kempf (at)
505 (dash) 348 (dash) 4043

ASPRS Photogrammetric Applications Division Conference Call Meeting

ASPRS Photogrammetric Applications Division Conference Call Meeting
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1620
Access Code: 526443

Meeting Topic: Discussion of the proposed Draft ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data followed by a brief general business meeting.

The meeting is open to any ASPRS members interested in providing input on the new Map Accuracy Standard or in participating in other PAD activities.

1) New Map Accuracy Standards.
Comments to date
Open discussion
(For background information and a copy of the new standard, please refer to:

2) General Business Meeting
Spring conference special sessions
Introduction to candidates for Assistant Director
Discussion / feedback on activities members would like to see PAD pursue

If you plan to attend and would like to receive any updates on the agenda or other background material, please respond by e-mail to: doug (at) davidsmithmapping (dot) com

We look forward to your participation.


Doug Smith
Photogrammetric Applications Division Director

Robert Thomas
Photogrammetric Applications Division Assistant Director

Friday, 4 October 2013

MAPPS Geospatial & Engineering International Conference - Registration Deadline October 22


Hear from the leading U.S. Federal agencies providing assistance and contracting for services in the global market, opportunities to partner with private sector firms and hear experiences from geospatial and engineering professionals already in exporting. Small and large businesses that are new to exporting or seasoned veterans will gain valuable information from this conference. >> Learn More.

Don't miss your opportunity to learn how to expand your markets! Early registration ends and the hotel reservation deadline is October 22.

ASPRS members qualify for a special registration discount!

Do YOU have an idea for a presentation?

Call for Presentations
Redesigned for YOU!

March 23 - 27, 2014
Galt House Hotel * Louisville, Kentucky USA
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 11th - EXTENDED

Submit a Presentation for the ALL NEW

Submission Deadline:– Friday, October 11th

Do YOU have an idea for a presentation?

ASPRS is changing how things are done. New. Fresh. Exciting. Have you always wanted to see a specific topic presented at an ASPRS conference? Well, this is YOUR chance.

The 2014 conference invites presentations on all types of topics impacting the Geospatial Industry. The Conference has been redesigned, reimagined and revised to fit YOUR real-life business needs.

But, we need YOU to participate.

Call for Presentations:

For a list of all the new and exciting tracks, presentation topic ideas and more, please click here to view the Call for Presentations.

And Don’t Forget……
Workshop Presentations

Workshop Presentations:
Anyone interested in proposing a workshop presentation for consideration should contact Bob Burtch, ASPRS Workshop Coordinator, directly at rburtch (at) charter (dot) net by October 4, 2013 for instructions.

Click HERE to submit your presentation online today!

GeoLeague Challenge 2014

The 4th Annual ASPRS SAC GeoLeague Challenge
To be held at the 2014 Annual Conference in Louisville, KY, USA, March 23-27, 2014

GeoLeague Challenge
This will mark the fourth year of the GeoLeague Challenge to be held at the ASPRS Annual Conference in March 2014. Teams from across the country compete to solve the challenge put forth by the ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC). Please review the challenge and the rules for 2014. The topic for 2014 is Mapping Ecosystem Services Change in Coastal Belize Based on Landsat Data. This year we are working in cooperation with the Natural Capital Project in an effort to assist them with a study for ecosystem services mapping in the coastal zone of Belize.

Mapping Ecosystem Services Change in Coastal Belize Based on Landsat Data

Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at the University of Lethbridge

Postdoctoral fellow opportunity
At the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

The Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre and the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow in lidar remote sensing and geosciences application development.

An exceptional Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly qualified individual that will join and help build a lidar research lab at the University of Lethbridge with Dr. Chris Hopkinson, our newly appointed Campus Alberta Innovates Program Research Chair in Terrestrial Ecosystems Remote Sensing.

This competitive position is funded through the newly established and prestigious Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (AI-TF) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and aligns with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research theme.

Specific duties and research objectives will depend upon external funding opportunities and the research strengths of the candidate. However, four core research themes are being developed for which the candidate`s support in one or more areas will be critical:
       1. Efficient and operational lidar workflows to support applied geoscience research; primarily in the field of flood risk mapping, forest resource assessment, and landscape classification.
      2. Effective online or in-house server-based lidar data management (storage, access, processing, analysis) over large areas and in multiple locations.

      3. Lidar data and sensor fusion for environmental monitoring
      4. Lidar-based geoscience product uncertainty assessment

Theme: Geosciences / lidar remote sensing / natural resources
Duration: Up to two years
Start date: January 1st, 2014 or when the ideal candidate is found
Annual Salary: $70,000

Learn more about the position »

About the University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s most influential research universities.

The U of L was recognized as Canada’s 2012 Research University of the Year (Undergraduate category) by RESEARCH Infosource and was ranked as one of Canada's top-three undergraduate institutions in Maclean's 2013 University Rankings.

The U of L is home to approximately 8,300 students from across Canada and around the world.

Alberta’s Destination University, the U of L is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with an unparalleled university experience and training the next generation of researchers and innovators.

About Lethbridge

Located in Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge is a place where ideas and people grow. Home to 90,000 residents, Lethbridge is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, and is a short drive to the U.S., Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.

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GIS-T Student Paper Contest in Burlington Vermont

GIS-T Student Paper Contest

The contest is designed to encourage university students to develop solutions to current GIS-T issues. Students will be judged on their ability to develop and document useful, original research based on GIS-T issues and to relay their research results in a complete, clear, and well-referenced paper. The winner will present their paper at the 2014 AASHTO GIS-T Symposium in Burlington Vermont.  For more information about GIS-T please visit our website

Eligibility Requirements:
  • The applicant must be a currently enrolled student.
  • Only one paper contest entry per student is acceptable.
  • Willingness to attend and present at the GIS-T Conference in Burlington, VT on May 6 -8, 2014.
  • The final paper or poster must be available electronically to be posted on the GIS-T website and published in the GIS-T Final Report.
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014
We will be giving an award of $100 plus a round trip ticket (US Continental) to Burlington, VT with three nights stay and registration to AASHTO GIS-T. The winner will present their paper at the AASHTO GIS-T and their presentations posted to the GIS-T website.
Submission Guidelines:
Found here:
Email Submissions or Questions to: Email: Raqeul.Hunt (at) dot (dot) gov
Email: Eunsu.Lee (at) my (dot) ndsu (dot)edu
Papers will be judged by members of the GIS-T Planning Committee and will be rated in the following categories:
•        Significance of topic
•        Literature review
•        Data analyses (if applicable)
•        Interpretation
•        Clarity of presentation
•        Validity of conclusions
•        Reader interest
Students will be notified of the contest results via email no later than February 28, 2014.

Upcoming Workshops: Preparing for ASPRS Certification & Elements of Orthophoto Production

Upcoming Workshops in the ASPRS Webinar Series:
Check out the list of webinars we have lined up for you this year.


Registration Deadline: October 10, 2013
Webinar date: October 14 & 15

Instructor: Bob Burtch, Ferris State University

Price: ASPRS members = $300, Nonmembers = $450, ASPRS Student Members = $150
The webinar is 8 hours total, offered in 2-hour segments.

Monday, October 14 – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time
Tuesday, October 15 – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

(You must attend ALL segments to qualify for CEUs)

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2013
Webinar date: November 14

Instructor: Frank Scarpace, Image Processing Software, Inc.

Price: ASPRS members = $200, Nonmembers = $350, ASPRS Student Members = $100
The webinar is 4 hours total, offered in 2-hour segments.

Thursday, November 14 – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

(You must attend BOTH segments to qualify for CEUs)
For complete information on these Webinar Workshops, go to

The online Registration forms for these workshops are available immediately.
Don’t wait; sign up today.

If you have any problems with the registration, please contact the Meeting Registrar at

NOTE: ASPRS Webinars are intended for the sole use and benefit of those registered to take the Workshop. That means that Each Person who attends a Webinar is required to register. Attending a webinar without registering is an ethical violation.

ASPRS Sustaining Member companies who have multiple employees who want to take the webinar at the same time should contact Kim Tilley at for information on quantity discounts.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

STANDBY TASK FORCE needs your help

Dear Mapsters,

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has just activated the Standby Task Force to help them respond to the devastating 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Pakistan yesterday. This activation is only for 48 hours and simply requires the tagging of tweets and images--simple point and click of the mouse--so super easy to volunteer your time, even for just a few minutes.

There are two ways for you to volunteer (you can do both!), the first is by tagging tweets here (should be self-explanatory):

The other is by tagging images (based on level of damage you see in each image). You’ll see that this is also self-explanatory. The link for this will go live shortly but in the meantime, here’s a quick introduction to how the image tagging works:

Once we have tagged enough images, we plan to geo-tag them as well using MicroMappers. Stay tuned for that link.

Here’s the link to our Ning-page for this activation where you will also find who you should contact for joining the Skype-chat (Optional):

Here is the sign-up form:

Thank you!

Per, Brendan, Anahi and Patrick

Visit Standby Task Force at:

Monday, 23 September 2013

ASPRS Northern California Region Technical Session

ASPRS Northern California Region

Meeting Announcement: Northern California Chapter
Sacramento Technical Meeting
September 26, 2013 - Thursday Evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Back to Our Roots: Aerial Photography
Bill Calmes - Cartwright Aerial Surveys
Curtis Holmes - American Aerial Surveys, Inc.
Lorraine Amenda, PLS, CP - Towill, Inc.

Would you like to learn about planning an aerial photography mission? What are the logistics involved with putting an aircraft, a camera and the crew up into the air? How do they stay on line and get moving objects on the ground, centered in the camera lens? What's involved with processing film and making prints? Do you know the pros and cons of film versus digital imagery?
Even with today's high-tech world of satellites and digital imagery, mapping professionals still need to know how to go about planning for and acquiring airborne aerial photography. Knowledge of aerial photographic equipment and operations is a skill set that is not really covered in college, but which is needed once young mapping professionals get out into the working world.

Arrive early at 5:30 pm if you'd like to munch or network. This is a chance to get out of the office and mingle with colleagues you've been working with over the Internet and via email. Meet your new officers and other members of our Northern California and Nevada region. If you are not a member of ASPRS and are interested in aerial photography, you are welcome to attend.

Thanks to Caltrans GeoMetronics, Office of Photogrammetry, for hosting the meeting.
An RSVP is required to attend the meeting due to Caltrans building access requirements after hours
(you need to be on “the list” to attend).

RSVP link : events page

Meeting Agenda
5:30 - Networking and Refreshments (coffee and sandwiches)
6:00 - Welcome and Update on Regional Activities
6:15 - Installation of New Officers
  Immediate Past President – Devin Kelley
  President – Bill Zeman
  President Elect – Catherine Burton
  Vice President – Stephan Barton
  Secretary/Treasurer – Matt Coleman
  Regional Directors (2 positions) – Robert Yoha and Melissa Christie
6:30 - Bill Calmes - Cartwright Aerial Surveys, Sacramento, California
  Cartwright Aerial Surveys, Inc. has been providing the highest quality photogrammetric services since the company’s inception in 1946. Their services include: topographic and planimetric mapping; volume calculations; orthorectification; aero triangulation; aerial photography; and, aerial photo reproduction. A photo library is maintained in their Sacramento office, the collection consists of vertical black & white imagery dating from the late 1950's covering thirty counties and numerous cities throughout California. Cartwright's historical aerial photography is also held by the Map and Imagery Library at UC Santa Barbara and the San Diego Historical Center.
7:15 - Break
7:25 - Curtis Holmes - American Arial Surveys, Inc., Ione, California
  American Aerial Surveys, Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1968, providing large format aerial photography to both the public and private sector. American Aerial owns and operates three twin engine aircraft: two are RAM converted Cessna 310s; and, one is a Merlyn converted Aero-Commander 500S. Aerial mapping cameras are Zeiss Top 15 with forward motion compensation in gyro stabilized mounts. At low altitude, objects smaller than one inch are visible when there is a contrasting background. The majority of their aerial photography is used for engineering grade topographic/planimetric mapping but have many purposes.
8:10 - Break
8:20 – Lorraine Amenda, PLS, CP – Towill, Inc.
  Towill, Inc. is a geomatics firm operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Ms. Amenda has been with Towill’s photogrammetry department since receiving her B.S. in Surveying Engineering from California State University, Fresno, in 1990.  She has been a photogrammetric project manager for over 15 years, responsible for all aspects of project design on both large-scale and small-scale mapping projects, utilizing both film-based and digital photography.  Lorraine will discuss the similarities and differences in flight and project planning when utilizing digital imagery for photogrammetric mapping.
8:50 - Wrap Up

RSVP by September 24
If you plan to (or think you may) attend -- please log into the Northern California Region's web site and register for the workshop. Your name must be on the workshop attendance list in order to be admitted into the building. CalTrans requires outside meeting attendees to register in advance for security purposes. This link events page will connect you to our website.

Caltrans GeoMetronics
Office of Photogrammetry
1st floor conference room
1727 30th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Transportation and Parking
Light Rail station stop is 29th and R Streets
Public parking is available in the parking structure underneath the
elevated freeway between S and T streets and 29th and 30th streets.
On Street Parking meters are free after 6 pm



Lorraine B. Amenda, PLS, CP
ASPRS, National Director
Lorraine (period) Amenda (at) towill (dot) com

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

PhD grant in Italy, Europe

PhD grant in Italy, Europe

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PhD Grant: Standards for the Validation of Geophysical Remote Sensing Products

The deadline for this call is: 20th September 2013
The identifier of the call is: 2013-IPR-H-20-000-2173

There is a vacancy for a 36 month doctoral research grant made available by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. The PhD work will focus on model-based verifications of the quality of field measurement protocols typically used in the estimation of biophysical land ECVs (e.g., LAI, FAPAR and surface albedo).

Applications can be launched (by clicking on the green 'APPLY' link for the grant-holder position 2013-IPR-H-20-000-2173 - CAT 20 - ISPRA) from the JRC's vacancy webpage:

Potential candidates should be aware that they will have to register with a university but that their PhD work is carried out on the premises of the JRC located at the shores of lake Maggiore in the foothills of the Italian Alps. A host of general information on the grantholders scheme can be found here:

Copyright © 2013 ISPRS Student Consortium, All rights reserved.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Cornell University Satellite to launch Sept. 14, designed and built by engineering students

Check out the Cornell Chronicle article by Blaine Friedlander, a nanosatellite designed and built by engineering students!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Appalachian State University, Potomac Region

Come one come all to the Appalachian State University, Potomac Region and ASPRS Speaker event on Sept 12 Appalachian State University in Boone, NC Please view the flyer for more information or contact Jennifer Lattea SAC-Networking Councilor

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Interested in the Young Professionals Mentor Program?

Professional, Educator, and Students this is a reminder about the ASPRS Young Professionals Initiative for creating a Mentor and Mentee program to maintain strong ties with ASPRS throughout your journey. Please go to the YPC webpage for more information under initiatives or you can contact the Mentor Program Coordinator Ms. Ryan Bowe -- geospatialmetadata (at) gmail (dot) com

Friday, 23 August 2013

Looking for a scholarship?

Scholarships are great because they
  • show off how smart you are!
  • help motivate you to work on projects that you were already interested in!
  • help pay for your academic program!

What’s not to like? Apply for a scholarship!

ASPRS Scholarship Application deadline 
for the 2014 Academic Year is 
Friday, October 18th, 2013. 

ASPRS connects students with over 15 different award opportunities through ASPRS and affiliated organizations.
Below is a clip of the Awards Section of the ASPRS Scholarship page, for the listing of available scholarships. 

"ASPRS is pleased to offer thirteen awards totaling more than $50,000 in value. Available to both undergraduate and graduate student-members of ASPRS and others, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals within the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and related disciplines. ASPRS recognizes that students are the future of these rapidly evolving fields and encourages all who are qualified to take advantage of these unique opportunities.
Awards are available in the form of cash, travel grants, and data. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, and you must be a member of ASPRS for many, but not all, awards. All awards ask that you submit samples of your work and research goals as part of your application, and that you submit a report to ASPRS outlining your research accomplishments upon completion of your grant period."

Awards & Scholarships - Overview
Summary of Awards & Scholarships
General Application Instructions
Scholarship Application Form
Robert E. Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship
Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship
BAE Systems Award
John O. Behrens Institute for Land Information (ILI) Memorial Scholarship
Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship
ERDAS Internship
William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship
The DigitalGlobe Foundation Award for the Application of High-Resolution Digital Satellite Imagery
International Educational Literature Award (IELA)
Ta Liang Memorial Award
Francis H. Moffitt Memorial Scholarship
The Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship
Student Assistantships
Paul R. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Z/I Imaging Scholarship
Professional Achievement Awards Summary
Honorary Member Award
Fellow Member Award
SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award
Photogrammetric Award (Fairchild)
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
Outstanding Workshop Instructor Award
Boeing Award for Best Paper in Image Analysis and Interpretation
John I. Davidson President’s Award for Practical Papers
Erdas Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing
Esri Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems
Talbert Abrams Award
Presidential Citation
Outstanding Service Award
Colonel Claude H. Birdseye President’s Citation
Ford Bartlett Membership Award
Conference Management Award
George E. Brown, Jr. Congressional Honor Award
Region of the Year Award
Region Newsletter of the Year Award
Region Website of the Year Award

What are you waiting for? Contact a co-worker, a professor (or two) and a current or former employer!  Start your application today! 

Remember, the application deadline is on October 18th, that's less than two months away!