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
http://www.asprs.org/Young-Professionals-Council/Young-Professionals-Council.html 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!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

GIS Division Meeting on August 23rd!!!!!

Conference Call
Date: August 23, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm EDT

Dial in Information: (712) 432-0175
   Pass code 1022039#

·  Introductions of all the attendees.  (Max 10 min)
o Who will be attending San Antonio Conference?
·  Online Seminars
o Summary
· PE&RS Issue on Disaster Management Response – Update
·  GISD website
·  2014 initiatives & activates
o Conferences (Louisville, KY and Denver, CO)
Increase workshops
Develop special sessions for both conferences
o Send meeting minutes to the regions after each
·  Interaction with other geospatial organizations. - Update
· Glossary Update

Other Activities
· Looking for volunteers that would represent the GISD and participate with other divisions or committees  (Lidar and Remote Sensing/Climate Change)
· Looking for volunteers to assist with the evaluation of the awards the GIS Division is responsible.
· Work with SAC and Young professionals.  – (Update)

Ideas – Suggestions
· Suggestion for new online seminars

Supporting Documents

David Alvarez
GIS Division Director
davidalvarez76 (at) gmail (dot) com

Matthew D. Dunbar, PhD
GIS Assistant Division Director
mddunbar (at) uw (dot) edu

RSAD Marine Application Working Group is looking for volunteers!!!

The Marine Application Working Group is looking for volunteers to be involved with organizing events. if you are interested check out the following link:


Monday, 5 August 2013

Need CEU Credits?

Do You Need CEU Credits?

Attend the ASPRS/CaGIS 2013 Specialty Conference

Fantastic workshops offered Sunday & Monday October 27th & 28th, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas!

Click here to take a look at the full workshop descriptions online & register now! Courses fill up quickly and few seats are available onsite. Registration deadline is October 1, 2013.

The following workshops will be offered on Sunday, October 27th, 2013:

Workshop #1 - LiDAR Waveform: The Potential and Benefits for Topographic Mapping (Half Day, Afternoon) 


Workshop #2 - Mapping the Coast: From Shoreline to Inundation, and Everything in Between (Half Day, Afternoon)


The following workshops will be offered on Monday, October 28th, 2013:

Workshop #3 - Introduction to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations (Full Day)

Workshop #4 - Looking Above the Terrain: Lidar for Vegetation Assessment (Half Day, Morning)


Workshop #5 - QA/QC Processes and Concepts (Half Day, Afternoon)


Workshop #6 - Online Mapping with the Google Maps API (half day, morning)


Workshop #7 - NHD Introduction and NHD Point Event Creation and Application Utilizing StreamStats (Half Day, Afternoon)


Click here to take a look at the full workshop descriptions online & register now! Courses fill up quickly and few seats are available onsite.

Register Now!

**Students must provide a valid student ID when they register. Students will be allowed to attend workshops at the reduced price on a space available basis. All student registrations for workshops that are received before October 1, 2013, will be held until that date. If there are spaces available at that time the student will be notified that their registration has been accepted. If a student workshop registration is not accepted, their workshop fee will be refunded in full.

Individual workshops are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of required registrations are not received by October 1, 2013.

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 40 attendees per workshop. Popular workshops sell out early and we do NOT keep a waiting list.