Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Free Online Seminar

Date & Time: May 31, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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 the following seminar in the 2013 series.

Title: Approaches, Techniques, and Considerations for Land Use/Land Cover Change Mapping

Abstract: The Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces a nationally standardized database of land cover and land change information for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products provide inventories of coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring these habitats by updating the land cover maps every five years. C-CAP products are developed using multiple dates of remotely sensed imagery and consist of raster-based land cover maps for each date of analysis, as well as a file that highlights what changes have occurred between these dates and where the changes were located.

About the Speaker: John McCombs is a senior image analyst with The Baldwin Group on contract at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. He received a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech, and further classes and graduate education at Mississippi State University in Forestry and Remote Sensing (6 years at MSU). While at Virginia Tech McCombs helped created the land cover map for the Virginia GAP analysis program and also focused on creating custom topographic factor maps to assist in land cover classification. At Mississippi State he helped establish and run two remote sensing labs. In 2003 he took over as project lead for the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) at the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Over the past 10 years McCombs has overseen the creation of three eras of coastal land cover (1996, 2001, and 2006) for the U.S., including several regions with additional dates. He is currently leading the creation of the 2010 update.

On-line Registration:

Note: Space for the seminar is limited so make sure to register early and log in early so you get a spot.

If you are unable to attend the live seminar, a recording will be posted at several days after the seminar.

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

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