Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Paid Research Opportunity in Math, Biology, & Engineering


Please find information about the upcoming Multidisciplinary Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program on "Research, Education and Training in Computational Mathematics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Biological, Bio-inspired and Engineering Systems" (June 3 - Aug 2, 2013). More details about the program can be found below. 

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University will host a two-year multidisciplinary REU program in computational mathematics and nonlinear dynamics of biological, bio-inspired and engineering systems from June 3 - Aug 2, 2013 . This nine-week summer program will expose thirteen highly qualified undergraduate students and two K-12 teachers to advanced topics in mathematics, problem-solving, visualization techniques and applications to bio-inspired and engineering systems. Selected problems range from Aneurysm mechanics and bioinformatics to Modeling of Micro Air Vehicles, Design of photovoltaic nanodevices, Porous substrates and Phase diagram calculation for materials engineering applications, as well as the design of efficient educational tools. Through these research problems, we hope to encourage students and teachers to learn by discovery and enhance their understanding of the multidisciplinary role of mathematics in engineering, science and medicine. The metro region of Washington, DC is a particularly fertile area for research and work opportunities, including consulting, teaching and government.

Applicants must be undergraduate students with a good academic record preferably completing their junior year by June 2013. Students intending to pursue careers in teaching and mathematics education are also encouraged to apply. Financial support for students include a stipend of $3,375, free on-campus housing and meals, and a travel allowance up to $550. Students with a strong background in advanced calculus, linear algebra and differential equations are eligible. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note that under NSF rules, only U.S. Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive stipends and support for housing and travel costs.

The deadline for receiving all the application material is "March 1, 2013" and accepted applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. For more details on the program and application details, go to the program website:

For additional information, please contact us via email at: reu (at) math (dot) gmu (dot) edu or via phone (703) 993-9787 or (703) 993-9688

Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer and Dr. Maria Emelianenko
REU Program Coordinators
George Mason University

ASPRS Preparation for Geospatial Intern Recognition Exam

The ASPRS Webinar Workshop Series


Preparation for ASPRS Geospatial Intern Recognition (formerly Provisional Certification) offered in two 2-hour segments on February 4 & 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern Time
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern Time


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

Price: ASPRS Student Members $30.00/Nonmember Students $55

ASPRS students have asked for a “Preparation for ASPRS Geospatial Intern Recognition” webinar designed to be a preparation course for those planning on taking any of the ASPRS Geospatial Intern 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 Geospatial Intern Recognition 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 ASPRS Geospatial Intern Recognition Exam Preparation Webinar Workshop, go to

The Registration Deadline is tomorrow, January 31, 2013.

Click here for the online registration form.

Don’t wait; sign up today.

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.

Help Geo-Reference the British Library's Map Collection

Here is an interesting project for students:

Further information
Queries should be directed to To connect with other users of this technology and participate in discussions, join the User Group of our technology supplier, Klokan Technologies. For more information on the initial implementation of the British Library Georeferencer, see Kimberly C. Kowal and Petr Pridal. "Online georeferencing for libraries: the British Library implementation of Georeferencer for spatial metadata enhancement and public engagement" Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections & Archives, 8:3, 276-289. To request access to this article online, contact

David Alvarez

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Festivities

Dear friends,

On Monday February 11th the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, which will be renamed Landsat 8 once it reaches orbit, will be launched from Vandenberg AFB in Califonia. The launching window is from 13:02 to 13:50 EST. In order to celebrate the launch and the 40+ years of the Landsat program, Southwest Virginia American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SoWeVA ASPRS) will host several events on campus.

Friday February 8th.
NASA will host a pre-launch press conference from 3 pm to 6 pm. We will have a viewing party at the Geography classroom (McBryde 136) with food and drinks, where we will watch the event live.

Monday February 11.
We will watch the actual launch at the Geography classroon from 12.10 until it happens. Food and (non-alcoholic) drinks will be available.

We hope to see you all there!

Ioannis Kokkinidis
Geospatial and Environmental Analysis Program
PhD Candidate
President of SoWeVA ASPRS

"Earth from Space" on PBS

"Earth from Space" is scheduled to air nationwide at 9 p.m. EST Feb. 13 on Public Broadcasting Service television stations. The two-hour special explores how satellites are transforming our view of Earth and features interviews with scientists and new visualizations of our complex planet. The centerpiece of the program is an animation of the globe composed of 23 layers of satellite-based data and more than 125,000 images from space.

Sent by David Alvarez

Thursday, 24 January 2013

OpenStreetMap - MapaThon 1/26/13

Check the following two links for more information:


Join the ASPRS Student Advisory Council Open Meeting

The ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC) invites you to an open meeting by webinar on Tuesday evening, January 29th at 8:00 PM Eastern Time to discuss ASPRS student activities.

SAC councilors are your representation within ASPRS. They plan educational sessions and networking events at conferences, organize the annual GeoLeague Challenge, maintain the online Virtual Career Expo, and more. The Council holds an informational meeting at both ASPRS Annual and fall conferences to discuss their activities and get Student Member feedback. These meetings are helpful, but the Council would like to hear from more Student Members.

ASPRS Student Chapter members especially are encouraged to participate. The Council would like to hear about your activities and how the Council can facilitate Student Chapter involvement on the national level.

So please join the Council for an hour on January 29th. If you have a topic that you would like to have discussed during the meeting, please send it to Kim Tilley by Monday, January 28th.

To sign up for the webinar follow the instructions below.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email from James Plasker containing information about joining the Webinar. Make sure to note the Access Code and Audio PIN if you are joining by phone.

System Requirements: To view the system requirements, click here View System Requirements

We look forward to talking with you. The ASPRS Student Advisory Council

The ASPRS Student Advisory Council Welcomes You and Your Participation

Happy New Year, ASPRS Student Members!

On behalf of the ASPRS Student Advisory Council (SAC), welcome back to a new semester!  We would like to re-introduce you to the SAC. The SAC was created in 2006 to give ASPRS Student Members an opportunity to voice their opinions and discuss ways ASPRS as a Society can serve them best.

To ensure that the relationship between SAC and student members is as productive as possible, we encourage all of you to get involved. Student involvement can range from being a student volunteer at one of the semi-annual conferences to writing an email to a Student Advisory Councilor on a webinar topic that would be pertinent to student needs. Faculty involvement is also necessary for the formation of strong student chapters and the grooming of future ASPRS leaders. Professional involvement is welcomed as there is a consistent need for student mentors, volunteers, and participants in student-run conference activities such as the Student Employer Meet & Greet sessions and geospatial workforce panels at ASPRS conferences.

The goal for the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council is to reinforce our commitment to ASPRS Student Chapters. Student Chapters are necessary for the formation of local geospatial communities where students can collaborate on projects and receive collective guidance on future steps in academia and the workforce. The SAC is interested in sharing what you do at your university with other student members through our social media outlets. This sharing promotes learning from each other’s experiences. Thus, if there are local geospatial events at your school or in your area, I encourage you to contact us so that we can help promote these events.

If your college or university does not have an ASPRS Student Chapter, I encourage you to talk to your colleagues about forming one. The instructions can be found here. Should any questions or concerns arise, ASPRS staff would be glad to assist you with this process.

The SAC needs ideas from the student body concerning what benefits they desire from a professional society both in the short term and the long term. The SAC serves as national representatives for student members to make sure your experience within ASPRS is the most beneficial.  Current SAC initiatives cover a broad range of areas including:

  •   Developing technical sessions for ASPRS annual and specialty conferences;
  •   Organizing student networking receptions at conferences;
  •   Reviewing geospatial books and software;
  •   Creating and maintaining a student blog on the ASPRS website;
  •   Stimulating information exchange among members of student chapters nationwide;
  •   Organizing a Summer Student Education Assembly;
  •   Creating and participating in GeoLeague Challenge competitions; and
  •   Providing career information for graduating students. 

The Student Advisory Council has evolved and improved over the last 6 years to include the initiatives listed above. However, there are many more areas that we would love to get involved with. Please let us know where else the SAC could improve your student experience. As you become more involved in our ASPRS student efforts, we look forward to continuing this forward progress with you.

On Tuesday, January 29th, the Student Advisory Council will be hosting an open webinar to exchange ideas on current initiatives and to directly hear from you. An email invitation will be forthcoming with more details.

Lastly, if you are able to attend the upcoming conferences in Baltimore and/or San Antonio, please stop and say hello. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas.  You can find the list of SAC Councilors online.


Adam Benjamin
Chair, ASPRS Student Advisory Council (2012-2013)
abenjamin1 (at) ufl (dot) edu

White House Office of Science & Technology - Summer 2013 Internship

OSTP Student Volunteer Program—Summer 2013

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2013 Student Volunteer Program.  The application deadline is 11:59pm Friday, February 22nd.  Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the Fall 2013 semester are welcome to apply.

More information and application instructions are available at

About OSTP.  The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the Federal Government.

About the Student Volunteer Program.  Student Volunteers are accepted for one of three annual terms (Spring, Summer, or Fall), which each last no more than 90 days. While these positions are without compensation, the assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience, and network opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena.

For questions, please contact Lauren Andersen, landersen (at) ostp (dot) eop (dot) gov.

Lauren Andersen
Policy Advisor
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President

Landsat Launch Party Kit

Landsat Launch Party Kit Announcement

Did you know that the longest continuous view of Earth from space comes from the Landsat satellite program? Its 40-year archive offers a priceless record of our changing communities and landscapes. The record continues on February 11, 2013, when NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey are scheduled to launch the eighth Landsat satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission.

We invite you to participate in this exciting and historic milestone in humanity's work in space. You can join others across the planet in celebration of this much-anticipated event by hosting a launch party! Planning and hosting your own launch party with NASA resources is fun and easy, and it's a wonderful way to engage your community in your interests and the work you do.

Everything you need to host a great party and join in the launch fun is at your fingertips, at this URL:
You will find activities and decorations to make your party fun for all ages. You'll be able to watch the launch and associated events live, including talks from NASA and USGS scientists and engineers.

We hope you'll join us and people around the world to celebrate! Contact us with any questions by using the "Contact Us" link on the launch party website (lower right).

The Landsat Education Public Outreach Team
Tassia Owen, Sigma Space
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Landsat and Terra Education & Public Outreach
tassia (dot) owen (at) nasa (dot) gov

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

ASPRS NorCal Technical Session at Fresno State University

ASPRS Northern California Region and ASPRS Southwest US Region Joint Technical Session

January 24, 2013, 6 p.m.
California State University, Fresno
Engineering East, Room 101 (EE-101)
3D Geomatics Technologies and Applications

Speaker:   Riadh Munjy, PhD, CSU Fresno
Topic:       ”An Introduction to the Fresno State Geomatics Engineering (GME) Program’s 3D Photogrammetry Laboratory”

Speaker:   Anne Lilje, PhD, Esri
Topic:       ”Extracting Geometries from 3D Probabilistic Point Cloud Derived From Imagery

Speaker:   Bob Vasquez, PLS, David Evans and Associates, Inc.
Topic:       “GeoAutomation®:  Bringing Imagery of the Physical World to Your Desktop”

See Speaker biographical sketches and abstracts at the bottom of this email.
Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m.
Meeting open for both ASPRS members and non-members.

Please RSVP to using the Northern California Region Website ( if you are planning to attend to assist with an anticipated attendance count.  However, an RSVP is not required to attend.

The California State University Fresno campus is northeast of the intersection of Shaw and Cedar Avenues in Fresno. A campus map can be found at use the “Select A Building:” feature and select Engineering East (EE). For you GPS enthusiasts, EE is located at approximately 36o48’52” 119o44’54”.

Campus parking regulations will be enforced. The daily parking permit fee is $3.00.  Select “Daily Permit Dispensers” on the Campus map link,, for locations of parking pay-stations.


Following this technical session, don’t forget the 52nd California State University Fresno Geomatics
Engineering Conference, January 25-26, 2013, at the Clovis Veterans District. See for details.


Dr. Riadh Munjy
Dr. Riadh Munjy got his MSCE in civil Engineering in 1978, MS in Applied Mathematics in 1981, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1982 from the University of Washington. He has been a faculty member and an active researcher at California State University, Fresno since 1982 and has been a Professor of Civil and Geomatics Engineering since 1988. He has over thirty years of experience in teaching courses in photogrammetry, digital mapping, GIS and least squares adjustment.  From 1992 till 2003, he participated with JPL to develop an Interferometric Dual Band Radar Mapping System (GeoSAR). He has been a consultant in digital mapping for many agencies and firms around the world and worked as an expert witness in a number of cases.
A member of ASPRS since 1978, Munjy has been a regular participant in ASPRS annual and fall conventions. He served as the Chairman of the Close Range Photogrammetry from 1986 through 1988 and was associate editor for theoretical and applied photogrammetry for Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing journal from 1991 till 1996. In 1997 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by ASPRS. 
He is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist.

Abstract: The goal of instructing Geomatics Engineering students in the rapidly evolving 3D imagery field was the driving force in transforming the traditional photogrammetric stereoplotter room into a new state-of-the-art facility and capability.  The development and implementation of Fresno State’s new 3D Photogrammetry Lab will be discussed.

Dr. Anne Lilje
Dr. Anne Lilje joined Esri in 2009 and holds the title of Product Engineer. She is currently the Lead of Esri’s Professional Services 3D and Imagery Team. One of this team’s main goals is to push the boundaries of 3D and Imagery GIS technologies with a focus on the importance of imagery in the creation of 3D content. 
Prior to coming to Esri, Dr. Lilje worked at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California where her focus involved the development of geospatially enabled multi-sensor systems for the Intelligence and Defense Communities. She was also part of an Aerospace/JPL team that created a new high-resolution SAR capability for the Goldstone Solar System Radar Array. This array was used to create the first high resolution maps of the lunar South Pole. Prior to Aerospace she worked at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California building and managing their first GIS Laboratory.
Dr. Lilje received her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at the University of California Riverside, where she studied a wide array of topics including the physics and chemistry of deep sea sediment compaction, the probabilistic and statistical analysis of taxon range zones and the sedimentology of the Salton Sea Geothermal Area.

Abstract: Current and historic methods used to create 3D Point clouds from imagery and extract geometries from these point clouds typically involve recreating scene geometries using the spatial and/or spectral characteristics associated with each point. The concept of scene ambiguity that is inherent in scene reconstruction, however, is not well addressed. By applying a probabilistic point cloud model developed at Brown University in conjunction with a novel segmentation technique that is spatially, spectrally and scale sensitive the ambiguity factor can be quantified and minimized. In this discussion we will explore the use of these techniques and how they can further the science and art of extracting geometries from image derived point clouds.

Bob Vasquez, PLS
Mr. Vasquez is an associate and the California Survey Manager for David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) with over 25 years of experience in surveying and mapping. He started his career at the Orange County Surveyors office and then moved to a much bigger county working for the San Bernardino County Surveyors office. After 20 years of public service, Mr. Vasquez joined DEA as a survey project manager for various projects including boundary surveys, design and construction surveys, land development surveys, airport surveys, heavy and transit rail surveys, 3D laser scanning, right of way engineering and mapping to name a few.  He is currently the California Survey Manager.

Abstract: Imagine a surveying vehicle equipped to capture 3D measurements and data in a single crossing of your project site. Through GeoAutomation® technology, mobile mapping solutions are cost effective, schedule-friendly, and more accurate than ever before. GeoAutomation® is an advanced photographic imaging and data reduction system that can be used for asset management, GIS data collection, pavement assessment, virtual facility management, inventory, engineering surveys, risk management, 3D modeling, and conventional surveying and mapping.  Cities, counties, state agencies, DOTs, utility districts and emergency services can all benefit from a data set that provides attribute information as well as multiple color views of a feature in its surroundings.

Monday, 21 January 2013

ASPRS Lidar Fundamentals Webinar

Upcoming Workshop in the ASPRS Webinar Series:
The deadline to register for this workshop is by 5:00 pm EST
Friday, January 18th, so please register now.

LIDAR Fundamentals and Applications Workshop
Instructor:  Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert
offered in two 2-hour segments on Wednesday, January 23rd
(You must attend both segments to qualify for CEUs)

Wednesday, January 23rd – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

For complete information on this Webinar Workshop, go to

The online registration for this workshop is available immediately.

Don’t wait; sign up today.

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.

If you have any problems with the online registration, please contact the Meeting Registrar at registrar (at) asprs (dot) org

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.

Kenya Election Monitoring Activation

The Standby Task Force is officially deploying in response to a request from Ushahidi to assist with monitoring the Kenyan General Election from March 1st to March 5th 2013 (the election itself is on March 4th, and the key dates for monitoring are March 3rd-5th).

The deployment will use the Uchaguzi platform that the SBTF trialled during the Kenyan by-elections in September 2012.  All SBTF teams (except the Data, Task and Satellite Teams) will be involved in this deployment, and we are expecting a large volume of information, so we are also using this as an opportunity to include new technologies to make team tasks easier (e.g. microtasking), train each team on these technologies before the deployment, and train new team and deployment leads.

For the moment, we need people to sign up for the deployment so we can start organising teams and training, and start finding and organising data (e.g. SBTF already has some GIS data available on Kenyan polling stations from the September 2012 deployment, but this needs updating). The deployment leads are Justine Mackinnon (justine (at) standbytaskforce (dot) com, Skype: fidget01) and Keera Pullman (keera (at) standbytaskforce (dot) com; Skype: blueiz): if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact them.

The sign up sheet for the deployment is located HERE.

The information that we have, so far, from Ushahidi on the upcoming elections is:

On March 4th 2013, Kenya will hold its first general election since its new constitution. Trouble is expected. Ushahidi, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and started with the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, has requested that the SBTF build on its 2012 work with Ushahidi and the Uchaguzi platform, and activate a full SBTF deployment (Media Monitoring, SMS, Reports, Verification, Geolocation and Analysis teams), working on one public and one private map (as per the Libya 2011 deployment).

There will also be people in Kenya working on the platform, who will be part of the deployment and following SBTF practices.  These are Ushahidi and iHub staff based in Nairobi who participated in a September 2012 SBTF training session and simulation, who form a core group of people on "the ground" who understand both the technology and the SBTF methodology. In addition, Ushahidi is also running an extensive campaign in the run up to the election to recruit Kenyan-based volunteers for the deployment, and will also train these volunteers in SBTF methodologies.

The Uchaguzi project ( aims to contribute to stability in Kenya, by increasing transparency and accountability through active citizen participation in the electoral cycles. Rather than introducing a new concept or organisation, the project seeks to leverage on existing (traditional) activities around electoral observation, such as those carried out by the Elections Observer Group (ELOG) in Kenya. Uchaguzi will assist in the creation of a more rapid reporting and alert system in traditional electoral monitoring, as well as bring in the voice of citizens as a new dimension in electoral monitoring through crowdsourcing of data.  Ushahidi has already deployed for the Kenyan post-election violence in 2008 and the 2010 Kenya Constitution, and has built partnerships with local civil society organizations, official NGOs, governments and PACT (local election monitoring groups.).

The deployment will target ordinary citizens, using whatever technology they have available to them (internet, sms or voice phone) to send real-time information on election-related issues from different parts of Kenya. The vast majority of this information is likely to be sent by SMS: Ushahidi has a dedicated shortcode for this deployment that will be publicized widely before the election. People will also be able to send in messages by web, email, social media and through Ushahidi’s smart phone applications.

The overall goal of the deployment is to have a free, fair, peaceful and credible general election in Kenya on 2013. Ushahidi’s plan is to inform and provide situational awareness to partners, community organizations, government organizations and citizens. Timely and verified information is key to this mission. Uchaguzi will be used as a source of information to assess the freeness and fairness of the election process as well as for picking out incidents requiring urgent action from electoral, humanitarian or law enforcement agencies. The incentive for citizens to send in messages is therefore not only the promise of adding a voice to the overall assessment of their own election, but also the promise that serious incidents will be relayed to those who can act upon and solve them.  This is exceedingly important especially on election day as the country goes to the polls. Information will be received in real time from citizens and partners. We anticipate several of these messages will be critical incidents that need immediate attention from law enforcement agencies, humanitarian agencies and the electoral commission.

It is very hard to estimate the number of messages we will received. The Communication Commission of Kenya’s latest figures show mobile telephony penetration at 75.4 per cent in an industry with a total of 29.7 million subscribers. What this means is that nearly everyone between 15 - 65 years old (the most likely to own a mobile phone) is connected. Ushahidi and its partners in Uchaguzi will be rolling out an extensive advertising campaign to let the public know about the deployment and how to send in information. As an estimate, on election day, we might process 50,000 different pieces of information, and in the days leading up to the general election perhaps 5,000 - 10,000 pieces of information.

We look forward to working with you.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Upcoming ASPRS webinars

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

Lidar Fundamentals and Applications
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2013
Webinar date: January 23

Preparation for Provisional Certification
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2013
Webinar date: February 4 & 5

Principles and Practice of Synthetic Aperture Radar
Registration Deadline: February 25, 2013
Webinar date: February 27

Preparing for ASPRS Certification
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2013
Webinar date: February 7-8

Looking Above the Terrain Model: Lidar for Vegetation Assessment
Registration Deadline: April 26, 2013
Webinar date: April 30

Assessing the Accuracy of GIS Information Created from Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices
Registration Deadline: May 14, 2013
Webinar date: May 16

Object-Based Image Analysis
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2013
Webinar date: June 4

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 registrar (at) asprs (dot) org.

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.  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.  Attending a webinar without registering is an ethical violation.

ASPRS/CaGIS/GLIS First Webinar

Date & Time: Feb 1, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) GIS Division in partnership with the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS) would like to invite our members to attend our first webinar in a series for 2013.

Title:  A Geospatial Integrated Approach for the Development of a Watershed Model. (Case study by the Southwest Florida Watershed Management District).

Abstract: This webinar will focus on the GIS and Remotely Sensed data that the SWFWMD uses when constructing a watershed model.  The District relies on aerial imagery, LiDAR topography, NexRAD RADAR rainfall, and a variety of GIS constructed and interpreted data.  GIS data includes: Land Use/ Land Cover as interpreted from aerial imagery; NRCS Soil types; the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI); and the USGS National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).  The District uses these and other data sources along with a highly customized Esri-ArcHydro Data Model and GIS tools to assess surface water flows.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Al Karlin received his Ph.D. from Miami University in 1978 and served as a Professor of Biology at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.  Upon leaving the university in 2000, Al worked with private consulting firms until 2007 when he joined the Southwest Florida Water Management District as a Senior GIS Scientist.  Currently, he works with the Watershed Management Program and oversees LiDAR and aerial imagery acquisition by the District.

Date & Time: Feb 1, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Online Registration:

Questions, Contact:

Al Karlin, Ph.D., GISP
Mapping and GIS
Al (dot) Karlin (at) SWFWMD (dot) State (dot) FL (dot) US


David Alvarez, PCM, GISP
GIS Division Director (ASPRS)
davidalvarez76 (at) gmail (dot) com