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  • Dr. Gordon L. Wells Joins the CaGIS/ASPRS Specialty Conference for Keynote Address
    Austin Center for Space Research will address imaging mapping and geospatial information professionals as the keynote speaker for the CaGIS ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference Tuesday October 29 2013 in San Antonio Texas Dr Wells also serves as a member of the Governor s Emergency Management Council where his team supports the State s preparedness and response programs for homeland security and natural disasters His hurricane landfall modeling and simulation results for storm surge and wind impacts are used by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for public meetings planning and training and during activations of the State Operations Center for decision support during and after landfall Dr Wells will bring a wealth of knowledge supporting the conference theme Imaging and Mapping for Disaster Management From the Individual to the Global Community Dr Budhendra Bhaduri Corporate Research Fellow Oak Ridge National Laboratory will present Towards a Geospatial Knowledge Discovery Framework for Disaster Management as the conference morning plenary session speaker on Wednesday October 30 The concluding conference plenary session welcomes Joshua S Campbell Geographer and GIS Architect U S Department of State who will discuss Leveraging the Geographic Dimension for Analyzing Humanitarian Emergencies Open Source Imagery Crowdsourcing Mobile and Semantic Web on Wednesday afternoon October 30 Despite the fact that several notable conferences have had to cancel due to the recent government shutdown the CaGIS ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference will be taking place as planned October 27 through 30 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio Texas We are looking forward to an informative and exhilarating week of technical sessions poster presentations workshops social activities and more The conference Final Program has been posted to the conference website Click Here to Report a Problem on this Page Report a Problem Please complete all required fields Your Name Invalid Input

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  • 2014 ASPRS FELLOW AWARD WINNERS
    relative accuracy which is critical for lunar surface operations Dr Li is an international pioneer in modeling high resolution satellite imaging sensors He has researched photogrammetric modeling of the 3D stereo imaging system the generic sensor model Rational Function which can be used to make the physical meaning of the sensor invisible to users His specific contributions include a in depth research into sensor models esp the results of very challenging research on deriving the physical sensor model from the implicit model b improvement of ground accuracy from high resolution satellite imagery using low level and low cost satellite imagery products and c application of such images for transportation for dynamic environment monitoring in coastal zones and for Earth based space concept tests Sensors used include high resolution satellite imaging systems stereo IKONOS and QuickBird water gauge stations buoys ground GPS receivers airborne imaging sensors LiDAR and other meteorological sensors An extension of the research from geometric modeling to spectral modeling of ground objects using satellite hyperspectral images has recently been made to develop the capabilities of biologically inspired methods for object detection in difficult situations such as in deserts or shallow subsurface environments Another field in which Dr Li has made a great contribution to the international community is Mobile Mapping Technology He led a group of graduate students and developed a land based mobile mapping image processing system supported by an industry partner He led and coauthored the Mobile Mapping Technologies chapter in the newly published Manual of Photogrammetry 5th 6th Editions He has been successfully researching the automation of object extraction from sequential images of mobile mapping vehicles Examples include building utility pole databases using neural networks extraction of traffic lights by Markov Chain Random Field and traffic flow information from ground air and satellite borne images Richard A Pearsall presently lives with his wife Glenda in Philomont Virginia Pearsall graduated with honors from Johnsburg Central School in North Creek New York in 1969 Pearsall received his Bachelor s Degree in Forest Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1974 and a Master s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering Surveying and Mapping from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1976 From 1976 to 2007 Pearsall worked for the United States Geological Survey USGS National Mapping Division At the USGS Pearsall worked in every phase of mapping to include field surveys photogrammetry and cartography In 1981 he completed the USGS Cartographer Development Program In 1979 1980 Pearsall was a summer member of the USGS Antarctic Team doing field surveys work in the Ellsworth Mountains Antarctica Pearsall Ridge in the Antarctica Dry Valleys is named after Pearsall to acknowledge his work in the Ellsworth Mountains In the mid 1980 s Pearsall was the chief of the USGS National Mapping Digital Standard program where he was responsible for the development of digital mapping standards for major USGS digital mapping products to include but not limited to the Digital Line Graph 3 and Enhanced Digital Elevation Models the Spatial Data Transfer Standard In the late 1980 s early 1990 s Pearsall worked in the Systems Engineering arena writing procurement and requirement documentation for the acquisition of advanced digital cartographic modernization systems for the USGS From 1998 2004 Pearsall worked for the Federal Geographic Data Committee FGDC responsible for the development and advocacy for the FGDC Geospatial Metadata Standard also serving as the US Technical expert to the international community geospatial metadata working groups From 2004 2007 Pearsall was responsible for helping to implement of The National Map being responsible for strategic planning for The National Map Elevation Program In 2007 Pearsall left the USGS and was hired by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency NGA to serve as a GEOINT Standards Officer responsible for the development and advocacy of major Information Technology and Service Oriented Architecture GEOINT standards for the Department of Defense In 2008 Pearsall was elected as the chair to the American National Standards Institute International Committee for Information Technology Standards INCITS L1 committee where he served as Head of US delegation to the International Organization for Standardization ISO Technical Committee 211 Geographic Information Geomatics During this time Pearsall also served as the primary NGA Technical Committee contact to the Open Geospatial Consortium as well as chairing the Department of Defense Geospatial Working Group Information Technology and Service Architecture Working Group During his career at the USGS and NGA Pearsall has received numerous national and governmental awards and citations for his work in geographic and cartographic map standardization Pearsall retired from Federal Service in April 2011 with 34 5 years of public service Throughout Pearsall s career he has been involved in and a member of professional organizations Most notable since 1974 Pearsall has been a member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ASPRS In 1974 Pearsall was honored as recipient of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Hewlett Packard Award From 1979 1982 Pearsall was an officer of the ASPRS Potomac Region serving as President in 1982 In the early 1980 s Pearsall helped lead the ASPRS Convention Technical Program by serving as the ASPRS Convention Technical Program Committee chair From 2007 2011 Pearsall served as chair of the ASPRS Standards Committee Since 2003 Pearsall has also been involved in the ASPRS Awards program serving as the chair for the ASPRS Paul R Wolf Memorial Scholarship Pearsall has received several ASPRS Presidential Citations for his contribution to ASPRS Pearsall s interest and hobbies are numerous and include being a volunteer firefighter since 1997 and emergency medical technician since 2002 for the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department Philomont Virginia and the Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad Purcellville Virginia As a volunteer he has served in many leadership positions to include President of the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department as well as an Operational officer His interest in firefighting extends to personally owning a 1954 Mack antique fire truck which is used at musters and parades to promote fire apparatus history

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  • ASPRS Executive Director Position Announcement
    profit organization focused on professional development of its members The successful candidate is expected to possess understanding of the scientific and technical impact ASPRS has within the wide range of disciplines related to photogrammetry and remote sensing In addition he or she must be both hands on manager and recognized leader who thinks strategically but can respond quickly to an immediate need Click here to access the current Position Description A small skilled ASPRS staff reports to the Executive Director but many governance responsibilities and the technical accomplishments of the Society rely upon volunteers time and expertise Thus receptiveness to others recommendations and ideas is a paramount consideration Excellent negotiation open minded listening and honed communication skills are critical He or she must be able to work closely with the Board the staff and the membership to promote an open inclusive environment that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork The Executive Director is expected to deploy a management approach to long term success through quality service Those serviced by ASPRS include internal constituents such as ASPRS staff and membership and external constituents such as non member individuals groups government non government organizations NGOs academics and commercial institutions Through the effective use of leadership skills the Executive Director is expected continuously to improve the process products services and culture of ASPRS as measured by meeting or exceeding customer requirements Professional societies are facing decreasing membership and reduced operating budgets The successful candidate is expected to stabilize membership trends will envision ways to incorporate new technical and operational approaches will demonstrate experience with financial management and will improve the society s value proposition for existing and prospective members In addition he or she will be diplomatic and of the highest integrity will possess sound judgment and will bring a sense of humor Qualifications Required Excellent leadership management and team building skills including the ability to motivate align efforts set goals delegate and monitor effectively Demonstrated record of success in strategic planning and problem solving Proven track record of progressive responsibility in an academic governmental and or industry business environment Experience in building and mentoring a high performance management and or support team in a complex organization with demonstrable skill in developing strong teams and collaborations Experience in sound management of the finances of a non profit organization or an organization of similar capacity and complexity Knowledge of how to develop relationships with key stakeholders Excellent spoken and written communication skills Undergraduate degree with coursework in a discipline related to the mission and objectives of the Society Desired Demonstrable proficiency working with a volunteer and frequently changing corps of professionals to accomplish objectives Graduate degree from an accredited school in a related discipline State licensure as a PE or PLS Certification as a Photogrammetrist or Mapping Scientist Minimum of 15 years experience with at least five 5 years in a senior management leadership position of progressing responsibility Business acumen in spirit and ability to find innovative ways to grow a non profit organization Compensation for

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  • ASPRS Executive Director James Plasker Announces His Retirement
    orthophotography and the value of Landsat data aided ASPRS volunteers in the development of the LAS common data exchange standard and the best practices guidelines for procurement of professional geospatial services and geospatial products oversaw expansion of the ASPRS Certification Program to include technologists and intern categories and increased efforts to support the accreditation of applied science and engineering programs through his continuing service to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET During Plasker s tenure he also oversaw implementation of the Society s strategic plan including an expansion and modernization of the ASPRS publications program fulfillment of the decision to operate its conferences independently improvement of the financial health of the Society recovery of the APSRS Foundation and full endowment of its awards and the payoff of the mortgage on the Headquarters offices The Society now has a working investment policy for Society short and long term reserves which specifically enabled the recovery of the publication of ASPRS manuals from an outside publisher and supported ongoing Society operations as the Nation s economic condition worsened in recent years In addition Plasker has implemented technological advancements in the Headquarters IT infrastructure as well as the membership database and website capabilities Upon announcing his retirement Plasker said ASPRS is a world class geospatial organization with members located in nearly every country As such I have had the pleasure to serve the membership as well as represent the Society along with volunteer leadership both internationally and to our sister societies in the USA The opportunity to work with my colleagues throughout the geospatial community to enhance and improve our profession has been most rewarding to me and hopefully to the ASPRS membership in general He looks forward to working with the ASPRS Board of Directors to ensure a smooth and effective transition to a new Executive Director Speaking for the ASPRS Board of Directors President Steve DeGloria expressed deep appreciation and gratitude for all that Plasker has accomplished on behalf of ASPRS His dedication leadership and commitment to our professional society and geospatial community have been outstanding We look forward to continuing interactions with Jim during this transition period and his continuing support of ASPRS in the coming years An active ASPRS member since his college days Plasker began his career with the U S Geological Survey USGS and for 26 years he served in a broad range of capacities including chief of the Technology Office and chief of the Mapping Control Operations in the Rocky Mountain Mapping Center assistant chief for Production Operations and associate chief of the National Mapping Division and associate chief geologist for Operations in the Geologic Division During his tenure with USGS he was responsible for the development of the National Aerial Photography Program and the National Digital Orthophotoquad Program both collaborative efforts with colleagues from the U S Department of Agriculture and the private sector These programs formed the underpinnings of several current Federal image mapping functions including the National Agriculture Imagery Program NAIP He

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  • ASPRS Lidar Division Releases First LAS Domain Profile
    point classes and attributes The Lidar Division is pleased to announce the release of the first LAS Domain Profile which is designed to support topographic bathymetric topo bathy lidar said Chris Parrish the Lidar Division s Assistant Director and Lead Physical Scientist with the Remote Sensing Division of NOAA s National Geodetic Survey NGS The Topo Bathy Lidar Domain Profile adds point classification values for bathymetric point e g seafloor or riverbed also known as submerged topography water surface derived water surface submerged object IHO S 57 object and bottom not found depth Extra Byte Variable Length Records EXTRA BYTES or Extra Byte VLRs are added for pseudo reflectance uncertainty water column depth figure of merit and processing specific flags Additional domain profiles are expected in the future and a LAS Domain Profile Description Template is available online Parrish added the coastal lidar community is currently witnessing the emergence of a new class of topo bathy lidar systems that occupies the middle ground between conventional bathymetric and commercial topographic systems and provides seamless high resolution coverage across the backshore intertidal and shallow nearshore zones Many users of these systems and the data they provide are interested in integrating the data into existing topographic lidar processing streams However the base LAS specification does not directly support these data To address this need the coastal lidar community including members of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise JALBTCX have developed a LAS domain profile for topographic bathymetric lidar The LAS format which is published and maintained by ASPRS is the most widely used publicly available lidar file format and has become the de facto industry standard for airborne lidar data The new point classes and attributes defined in this domain profile further extend its utility by facilitating the production and

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  • ASPRS Launches First eBook – Manual of Airborne Topographic Lidar
    of its first eBook Manual of Airborne Topographic Lidar on the Kindle platform Making the Manual available as an eBook gives customers the option to have it available at their fingertips on either a Kindle or on another device with a Kindle app said ASPRS Communications Director Kim Tilley This is perfect for students and those working in the field who don t want to carry around the printed book or for those needing quick delivery with no mailing costs The eBook is available through Amazon at http www amazon com dp B00E3FWBO6 The print copy of the ASPRS Manual of Airborne Topographic Lidar was published in late 2012 and is the first comprehensive manual published on lidar technology Edited by Michael Renslow an industry leader on the topic the book pulls chapter material from lidar industry experts worldwide Click on these links for the FOREWORD and full Table of Contents Moving forward ASPRS expects to make more of its manuals available in the eBook format including the recently published Sixth Edition of the Manual of Photogrammetry We realize that digital books are the way of the future and that the large manuals we publish will be more accessible for students and others in the digital format Tilley said Professors are encouraged to adopt ASPRS manuals as course material for their courses in GIS Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Go to the ASPRS Bookstore at http www asprs org Publications Other Bookstore html to see all of the Manuals available from ASPRS Student Member and Member pricing is a significant savings off of the list price posted July 26 2013 Click Here to Report a Problem on this Page Report a Problem Please complete all required fields Your Name Invalid Input Email Address Invalid Input What Problem are you reporting Broken

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  • MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY, SIXTH EDITION NOW AVAILABLE
    the student practitioner or researcher with a single valuable reference resource The topics addressed within the Manual include Mathematics the perspective geometry which underlies the imaging process and its current usage in computer vision the statistical modeling of measurement error and the basic photogrammetric operations of resection intersection and triangulation coordinate transformation Image acquisition the physics of optical systems and imaging chips digital airborne and satellite sensors Digital photogrammetry image processing computer vision and their applications in photogrammetry Photogrammetric operations flight planning and GPS INS utilization Photogrammetric products standard product types and formats and their associated accuracy standards Current applications mobile mapping vans close range industrial photogrammetry space measurements and forensic photogrammetry Bibliography each chapter has an extensive bibliography to guide further study These topics are covered by contributing authors who combine years of experience with many aspects of photogrammetry and familiarity with the state of the art many of the authors have been pivotal in defining the current state of the art of digital photogrammetry The overall outline of this Sixth Edition is slightly modified from that of the Fifth Edition The emphasis is again on digital methods and products while material on film cameras and analog plotters has been deleted The mathematical content has been further expanded especially the treatment of replacement sensor models along with discussions of digital image processing and computer vision algorithms J Chris McGlone PhD CP has focused his career on the integration of photogrammetry and computer vision techniques during employment at H Dell Foster Associates Loral Fairchild Carnegie Mellon University and currently SAIC He was a co founder of TerraSim Inc a producer of visual simulation database construction software Dr McGlone was Editor in Chief of the Fifth Edition of the Manual of Photogrammetry a co author of the textbook Introduction to Modern

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  • ASPRS INITIATES DEVELOPMENT OF MANUAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 4TH EDITION
    future system designs and provides the physical basis for their application It will include new material since MRS 3 on unmanned aerial systems and describe processes for data and system calibration and validation Part II Data Management will discuss data archiving storage and retrieval systems and image processing and analysis systems This is important since previous editions of the Manual were focused primarily on aerial and first generation satellite sensor designs and applications the latter being centered on Earth s atmospheric terrestrial and oceanographic realms In addition systems for delivering data imagery and processed outputs were in their infancy data were shared between colleagues prices were high and the range of processing hardware and software were limited Part II recognizes recent dramatic changes in these areas and lays the foundation for a robust discussion of current and future applications Part III Applications focuses on a broad range of data user topics under the rubrics of contemporary sensor applications information and decision support systems and societal benefits and policy The first can be described as gee whiz in the sense that they represent individuals developing broader and more robust applications for specific sensors in specific ways The second and third can be characterized as so what in the sense that multiple sensors from several systems may be combined into complex processing stages for delivery to specific user communities involved in decision making activities having regulatory and economic implications The editors are seeking to recruit chapter Author Editors A Es who will develop the technical content of the chapters which takes advantage of selected material from the existing 3rd edition but primarily consist of new material A Es will be responsible for recruiting contributors to their chapters and for developing the basic technical content for further editing and production stages by the volume editors We expect that contributors will include experts from all levels of professional development to develop the next generation of global leaders Persons interested in serving as Chapter A Es should contact Stan Morain at smorain edac unm edu Stan Morain is a past president of ASPRS who also served as Editor in Chief of PE RS and editor of Volume 1 of the 3rd edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing former Treasurer of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ISPRS President of ISPRS Commission I 2000 2004 retired Director of the University of New Mexico s UNM Earth Data Analysis Center EDAC and the editor author of many publications articles in the field Mike Renslow is a past president of ASPRS Technical Editor of PE RS Editor of the recently published Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual Treasurer of the ASPRS Foundation Chair of the ASPRS Evaluation for Certification Committee and former Treasurer of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ISPRS Amelia Budge an ASPRS Fellow was Director of the GIS Division and Chair of the Data Preservation Committee in ASPRS She served six years on USDOI s National Land Remote Sensing Data Archive NSLRSDA

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