Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Join the ISPRS Student Consortium: It's free!

Dear ASPRS student members,

Have you all joined the ISPRS Student Consortium? It's free! Once you join, you will have access to international summer schools, workshops, conferences, a newsletter (in which you can publish articles and news for your peers to review), and more.

You can join here: http://www.isprs-studentconsortium.org/. We are also on Facebook - join our Facebook group for lots of postings on scholarships, training and job opportunities.

As an inside note: we have an announcement for a contest to win free satellite imagery for academic purposes. So join and take advantage of this opportunity.


Elena Lobo

Free Satellite Imagery from DMCii

Announcement: Submit your proposal for free satellite imagery from DMCii before 31.3.2013 (for ISPRS Student Consortium members only).

Interested students and young professionals who are ISPRS SC members, should submit 1-2 page proposals by e-mail to the following e-mail address elenastudent (at) hotmail (dot) com Please read on for more information on how to prepare your proposal, the type of imagery and allowed use of this imagery: 
  1. The total number of satellite images for all winners will be 50 image tiles total (up to 10 image tiles per participant). 
  2. An 'image' means an image tile as it appears in DMCii catalogue (http://isprs-sc.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1d15152c7ac07acf40e1c5423&id=9ad0aeeffe&e=550a1158e9). Images vary in size according to how the satellite was configured on the day of acquisition, but the max size tiles are 330 km x 330 km. 
  3.  Proposals should include archive images only; no new acquisitions will be done as part of this announcement. 
  4. In the proposal, include the full name of the images that you would like to use after you identify them in the image catalogue. 
  5. Satellite images included must be from the UK-DMC2 satellite only. Select only images with ID numbers beginning U2 (UK-DMC2) or DU (UK-DMC1) from the catalogue. 
  6. By default, L1R products will be supplied. These are band registered and radiometrically corrected, not-orthorectified. If there is an L1T product available that appears in the catalogue it can be included in the proposal. 
  7. Data will be licensed for academic use only (no commercial use of the data can be done at any stage). 
  8. Offer open to members of ISPRS Student Consortium only. 
  9. All winners need to select their datasets by the end of 2013.
  10. Selection criteria. Studies that match the following criteria are encouraged: - Applications that really exploit the wide area/multitemporal aspect of DMC data or the use of DMC data to fill gaps in Landsat time-series; - Applications those are really suitable for 22 m resolution.
  11. Winners will supply ISPRS and DMCii with a copy of copy of relevant theses/papers that emerge from their use of the imagery, as well as some brief slides showing results; ISPRS and DMCii will have permission to present these at conferences with the due credit and reference to the authors.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

26th International Cartographic Exhibition Call for Participation

Call for Participation
26th International Cartographic Exhibition
Dresden, Germany
August 25-30, 2013

The U.S. National Committee (USNC) to the International Cartographic Association (ICA) is soliciting maps and other cartographic items for the United States entries in the 26th International Cartographic Exhibition to be held in Dresden, Germany, August 25-30, 2013. The USNC must select materials for display in Dresden in compliance with numerical and space limitations imposed by the ICA. Items that can be submitted are categorized as paper maps, atlases, digital products, educational cartographic products, and other cartographic products including globes and tactile maps. All entries will be evaluated by a cartography jury during the Dresden ICC and winning entries will be selected in each category. All submitted items must be edited or modified after August 2011, the date of the last International Cartographic Exhibition. To submit an item to be considered for entry into the United States exhibit the item and a complete description must be provided as detailed in the following guidelines.

All entries must be submitted to E. Lynn Usery no later than March 15, 2013. Digital entries may be submitted as email attachments to usery@usgs.gov. Hardcopy paper maps, atlases, books, globes and other physical materials must be submitted to the following address:

E. Lynn Usery
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401

Questions concerning submissions can be directed to E. Lynn Usery via email at usery@usgs.gov or by phone at 573-308-3837.

Each submission must include a detailed description as documented by the Dresden ICC Local Organizing Committee on the following pages. This description should be emailed to usery@usgs.gov no later than March 15, 2013. The item to be exhibited and entered in the competition also must be delivered to E. Lynn Usery via email or at the above address on or before March 15, 2013.

Maps on Panels (printed maps)
• Title (in English)
• Type of material (paper / plastic / other - specify)
• Scale
• Dimensions of the sheet (in millimeter)
• Authors
• Published by
• Date published
• Language(s) of the legend
• Picture of the map (JPEG, TIFF) with minimum input scanning resolution 300 dpi for full color, 350-400 dpi for half tones
• Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words in English)

• Title (in English)
• Number of pages
• Dimensions
• Authors
• Published by
• Date published
• Language(s) of the text
• Picture of the cover (JPEG, TIFF) with minimum input scanning resolution 300 dpi for full color
• Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words in English)

Digital Products
• Title (in English)
• Type (vector map, image-map, sample or extract from a GIS,multimedia CD-ROM, web site, etc.)
• Format (file type, structure of coverages/themes, etc.)
• Software platform in which it is managed
• Authors
• Published by
• Date published or most recently updated
• Nominal scale
• Language of the alphanumeric elements
• Screen shot (JPEG, TIFF) with resolution 300 dpi
• Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words in English)

Educational Cartographic Products
• Title (in English)
• Type (map, digital product, other - specify)
• Authors
• Published by
• Date published
• Picture of the product (JPEG, TIFF) with minimum input scanning resolution 300 dpi for full color
• Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words in English)

Other Cartographic Products
• Title (in English)
• Material (paper, plastic / other - specify)
• Authors
• Published by
• Date published
• Picture of the product (JPEG, TIFF) with minimum input scanning resolution 300 dpi for full color
• Brief abstract or additional comments (maximum 100 words in English)

By submitting an entry the product and the use of the winning products in analogue or digital form, is granted to ICA for further promotional use. After the ICC2013 display the analogue and digital winning entries remain available to ICA for further use and archiving

Open PhD position in Geomatics/GIS at the University of Florida

The Geomatics Program at the University of Florida is seeking a PhD candidate to work on spatio-temporal analysis of Volunteered Geographic Information.

The research will be primarily carried out at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/ ), located ~ 20 miles north of Miami. The position includes a tuition waiver, health insurance, and an annual stipend. Funding for up to 4 years is available.

Please find further details in the full position announcement here.

Please contact Dr. Hartwig Hochmair at hhhochmair (at) ufl (dot) edu , or by phone at +1-954-577-6317, if interested in the position.