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  • ASPRS 2013 Fellows Named
    still pushing digital orthoimagery forward around the world today In addition he served as the USGS technical lead on a research project with Microsoft Corporation s Research Group that resulted in the TerraServer technology to serve imagery data over the Internet While this may not seem significant today in the early 2000s this was a groundbreaking precedent in freely distributing a large orthoimagery dataset to the public Lee s ASPRS contributions and accomplishments are equally varied and significant He has served on committees too numerous to individually mention but some of his more recent involvement includes membership on the Camera Calibration and Revised National Mapping Accuracy Standard Committees within the Primary Data Acquisition Division He was also a member of the Professional Practice Division Professional Services Procurement Committee and the ASPRS Films Committee He led the effort to establish and raise funding to fully endow the Francis H Moffitt Memorial Scholarship and is still very actively involved in supporting this scholarship The award has become one the fastest growing awards in the suite of awards that ASPRS Foundation gives annually He was a critical link to the USGS in ASPRS development of recommendations to that organization for camera calibration activities Last but certainly not least Lee is currently spending his weekends as Technical Editor of the 6th edition of the Manual of Photogrammetry In 2007 Lee was recognized by ASPRS with the prestigious Photogrammetric Fairchild Award and in 2008 the Society awarded him the Outstanding Service Award for his work on the Moffitt Scholarship Lee has also been recognized for exceptional service to the Department of the Interior by being awarded both the Superior and Meritorious Service Awards Charles Mondello exemplifies what is best in our Society He has been a noted contributor to the scientific and commercial foundation of ASPRS and the industry His tireless support to ASPRS and our industry not only covers many years but also many roles His work has been instrumental in the extension of geospatial technology to new markets and to our homeland security His peers have shown their approval and recognized him through his nominations and election to multiple levels of ASPRS governance Mondello continues his support to the Society and the industry through multiple works These have given the community at large a better understanding of ASPRS as well as how remote sensing and mapping can be used for the betterment of society as a whole Currently Deputy Chief Technical Officer at Pictometry International Mondello helps provide corporate management direction for the overall development and of Pictometry As such he is involved in many facets of Pictometry s engineering production marketing and sales efforts Throughout his career he has developed and directed various remote sensing programs that included film digital sensing and output systems Pictometry s RAMS Real Time Airborne Management System provides immediate geo referenced images for use in disaster responses Mondello received his BS and MS degrees in Imaging Sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology RIT He has served

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  • ASPRS UPDATES RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Engineering Scientific Specialty Boards CESB as ASPRS moves toward accreditation of the ASPRS Certification Program by CESB One of the key recommendations CESB made was for ASPRS to base its recertification requirements on standardized Professional Development Hours PDH or Continuing Education Units CEUs rather than the internally designed point system ASPRS had been using Mike Renslow chair of the ASPRS Evaluation for Certification Committee explained Basing recertification on Professional Development Hours clarifies the types and levels of activities that applicants must document and provides a standardized framework for evaluation by the review committees This improvement strengthens the ASPRS Certification Program and implements a process used by many other scientific technical certifying bodies As a result of these recommendations ASPRS began the process in 2011 of moving to a PDH format with input from industry academia and the public sector The updated guidelines are posted on the ASPRS website http www asprs org Certification Program Certification and Recertification Guidelines html The recertification PDH requirements are outlined in a table on the website together with a list explaining specific activities and the number of PDHs that may qualify for recertification The applicant may also earn ASPRS PDH Credits for selected additional activities that count toward recertification The most significant difference with the newly revised requirements is that additional documentation is required when PDHs or CEUs are earned Applicants seeking ASPRS Recertification may begin using the new PDH based system immediately and will be required to use it starting January 1 2013 The ASPRS Certification Program continues to evolve and maintain its leadership position in the geospatial sciences The Program is currently in the final evaluation phase of the accreditation process by CESB the results of which will be announced soon Posted 8 6 2012 Click Here to Report a Problem on this

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  • Order the ASPRS Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual
    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 The pre order deadline has expired Please order through the ASPRS Bookstore FOREWORD Click HERE to access the full Table of Contents Contents included covers Chapter 1 A brief laser history as well as terminology and definitions Chapter 2 An overview of ALS Technology including operating principles key elements of ALS systems and their major functions types of steering of a laser beam full waveform lidar and the first information available on FLASH lidar Chapter 3 Discusses enabling technologies both spaceborne and ground Chapter 4 Covers Airborne installation and integration of ALS systems including rotary wing and fixed wing platforms Chapter 5 Guidelines for lidar data collection describes flight mission planning planning of ground reference stations in flight calibration of ALS systems flight operation guidelines for pilots and in flight quality control Chapter 6 Covers data processing workflow pre and post processing as well as data accuracy and quality assurance Chapter 7 Outlines the status of the lidar industry support systems including fixed wing and rotary systems lidar data management and the LAS data format Chapter 8 Deals with combining lidar data with complementary technologies Chapter 9 Gives current accuracy standards and guidelines including examples of lidar specific metadata tags Chapter 10 Gives detailed coverage of various applications for lidar use The book includes an appendix of the GEOID models and vertical datum quality control processes for data users an example of lidar metadata and a glossary 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 Image Broken Link Spelling Other Issue Invalid

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  • MAPPS/ASPRS to hold 2012 Joint Specialty Conference on Emerging Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
    geospatial applications such as lidar airborne ground based Flash and Waveform Visualization and Modeling Data fusion integration 3D GIS and the integration of GIS and BIM technologies We will also touch on many aspects of digital elevation mapping with a special emphasis on the use of cloud based computing and the implications of using Software as a Service SaaS Platforms as a Service PaasS and Infrastructure as a Service IaaS on the geospatial enterprise The MAPPS ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference will begin Monday October 29 with pre conference education sessions workshops and a Classified Session at McDill Airforce Base sponsored by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency NGA The conference will open with a general session special guest speaker in the afternoon Tuesday October 30 and run through mid morning Thursday November 1 2012 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina Tampa Florida This significant conference is the seventh in a series that originated in 1994 as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ASPRS and the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors MAPPS began jointly hosting education conferences on emerging mapping and geospatial technologies and applications that have now become an integral part of our everyday lives The conference seeks to bring geospatial data users managers and imaging and geospatial information professionals together to present the latest developments This conference provides a unique forum that offers outstanding networking education and marketing opportunities MAPPS and ASPRS would like to invite any organizations involved in Airborne Bathymetric Lidar and or Mobile Mapping Systems including system and component manufacturers operators and service companies to exhibit and or sponsor this conference Your presence at this particular conference demonstrates your commitment to advancing this work and the geospatial profession More information about the conference including online registration exhibition and sponsorship opportunities can be

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  • ASPRS ANNOUNCES 2012 AWARD WINNERS
    other excellent and far reaching achievements Merchant has been Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University since 1988 Additional awards made during the ASPRS 78th Annual Conference and administered by the ASPRS Foundation were Robert N Colwell Memorial Fellowship Winner Meghan Graham MacLean PhD candidate in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science Remote Sensing GIS at the University of New Hampshire Boeing Award for Best Paper in Image Analysis and Interpretation Winners Joe Fortier John Rogan Curtis E Woodcock and Daniel Miller Runfola for Utilizing Temporally Invariant Calibration Sites to Classify Multiple Dates and Types of Satellite Imagery PE RS 77 2 181 189 John I Davidson President s Award for Practical Papers First Place Winners Kass Green Mark Tukman and Mark Finkbeiner for Comparison of DMC UltraCam and ADS40 Imagery for Benthic Habitat and Propeller Scar Mapping PE RS 77 6 589 599 ERDAS Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing First Place Winners Jungho Im Zhenyu Lu and John R Jensen for A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Moving Threshold Optimization for Binary Change Detection PE RS 77 2 167 180 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS First Place Winners Fayek A Farag Christopher M U Neale Roger K Kjelgren and Joanna Endter Wada for Quantifying Urban Landscape Water Conservation Potential Using High Resolution Remote Sensing and GIS PE RS 77 11 1113 1122 Talbert Abrams Award Grand Award Winners Christopher E Parrish Inseong Jeong Robert D Nowak and R Brent Smith for Empirical Comparison of Full Waveform Lidar Algorithms Range Extraction and Discrimination Performance PE RS 77 8 825 838 William A Fischer Memorial Scholarship Winner Baojun Zheng PhD student in the Department of Geography at the Virginia Tech University Robert E Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship Winner Ivan D Detchev doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary Canada Department of Geomatics Engineering Ta Liang Memorial Award Winner Matthew Fagan a PhD student in Environmental Biology at Columbia University New York Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship Winner Bradley Scott Henning South Dakota State University SDSU Brookings South Dakota John O Behrens Institute for Land Information Memorial Scholarship Winner Tiffany Tatum California State University Fresno Kenneth J Osborn Memorial Scholarship Winner Andreas Torsvik pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics Engineering from the California State University at Fresno GeoEye Award Winner Katie Ann Corcoran PhD student in Biological Anthropology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Z I Imaging Award Winner Jacky Chow pursuing his PhD in Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary Canada International Educational Literature Award IELA Winner Mzuzu University Department of Land Management Mzuzu Malawi Francis H Moffitt Memorial Scholarship Winner Ana Paula Baungarten Kersting a PhD student in the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary Canada Paul R Wolf Memorial Scholarship Winner Allan Ng a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering Geotechnical Engineering at the University of California Los Angeles BAE Systems Award Winner Nima Pahlevan PhD Candidate Rochester Institute of Technology for Integrating Landsat 7 Imagery with Physics based Models

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  • Stewart Walker Elected as ASPRS Vice President; Matthew Dunbar, Robert Thomas, Stuart Blundell, Christopher Parrish and Michael Zoltek Elected as Assistant Division Directors
    in the United States Air Force as a Mapping Charting and Geodesy MC G officer While assigned to Strategic Air Command SAC he served in a number of key positions in the areas of photogrammetry geopositioning and multi spectral image processing Following his return from Desert Shield Storm Thomas transitioned to the private sector and joined Science Applications International Corporation SAIC as a member of their professional staff While working in Omaha Nebraska Thomas completed his master s degree in Applied Math at the Creighton University during the summer of 1995 Following a five year assignment with United States European Command Stuttgart Germany he returned to the States in 2001 and accepted a position with IAI In his current role he is responsible for a highly specialized team of scientists and engineers working next generation image and geospatial product chain analysis Thomas has over 24 years of defense support experience in program management and advanced research and technology development in the core area of photogrammetric based geospatial analysis and services Outside of his leadership role to include business development he participates directly as a systems engineer on a number of key customer sponsored initiatives geospatial standards development lidar based enhancements image processing and rigorous error propagation Thomas frequently delivers key geopositioning related briefs in support of senior future warfare systems management forums including select Defense Science and Defense Acquisition Boards A member of ASPRS since 1993 he is actively involved with the recently formed Defense and Intelligence Committee James Stuart Blundell was elected Assistant Division Director of the ASPRS Remote Sensing Applications Division RSAD Blundell is Director Strategic Programs at Exelis Visual Information Solutions Previously he was vice president of Geospatial Products Solutions at Overwatch Systems Ltd While there he oversaw the research and development of a broad array of tactical and strategic intelligence software products and solutions used by imagery and geospatial analysts Prior to joining Overwatch in 2006 Blundell was the co founder of Visual Learning Systems Inc which became a leader in the development of automated feature extraction AFE software technology for the remote sensing community The introduction of Feature Analyst in 2001 was the first instance of using machine learning approaches in commercial off the shelf software to address the issue of generating cartographic feature data from a new generation of commercial Earth imaging satellite such as IKONOS From 1997 2008 Blundell served as the principal investigator on a wide range of research projects for NASA Stennis Space Center JPL NGA NSF Army Geospatial Center and other organizations exploring the use of AFE technology to support mapping object detection and other mission planning requirements VLS was acquired by Overwatch in 2006 Blundell has supported ASPRS through the development and teaching of professional workshops In addition he has authored or co authored multiple professional publications on the use of AFE technology Blundell received his BS in Geophysical Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science Technology in 1986 and his MS in Geology from the University of Wyoming

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  • ASPRS Approves Resolution on U.S. Imaging Program
    the world This has resulted in an explosive growth in imagery utilization especially the global monitoring land surface changes In addition the resolution points out the comprehensive strategy formulated by the White House in 2007 to ensure long term stability for moderate resolution satellite land imaging In 2011 the current Administration embraced and reinforced that strategy by seeking funding within the DOI USGS budget to ensure its implementation Congressional appropriators have not agreed with the Administration s proposal to create and fund a separate DOI USGS Land Imaging account and instead have provided 2 million for program development only with time in the year ahead for all interested parties to re examine how to proceed with future missions The current ASPRS resolution outlines five points that ASPRS believes the U S Government must seriously consider 1 The United States must commit to continue the collection of moderate resolution land imagery and the free distribution of current and historic imagery 2 The United States must establish and maintain a core operational capability to collect moderate resolution land imagery through the procurement and launch of a series of U S owned satellites thus providing job opportunities for highly skilled technically trained Americans and sustaining U S technical leadership and expertise in remote sensing 3 The United States must build launch and operate lower cost smaller satellites using those proven technologies for our future operational land imaging systems and avoiding costly one of a kind imaging satellites 4 The United States must pursue a strategy that includes collaboration with international partners and with domestic and foreign commercial entities to augment the core capability for meeting U S operational requirements and create opportunities for cost sharing and data interoperability 5 The United States must ensure adequate funding is allocated to DOI which will continue

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  • 2012 ASPRS FELLOW AWARD WINNERS
    around the world She served ably as the USGS representative on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recommend ways to improve the accuracy accessibility and usability of Flood Insurance Rate Maps At the USGS Craun has been recognized repeatedly for her accomplishments including the Department of the Interior s Meritorious Service Award and numerous special achievement and performance awards Craun has been an active member of ASPRS since 1987 serving as its President during 2006 2007 Prior to her election as ASPRS Vice President in 2004 she served as a National Director for ASPRS Central Region from 2000 2004 and was the President of the ASPRS Central Region in 2001 She was the Conference Co Director for the 2001 Annual ASPRS Conference in St Louis and was elected to serve on the ASPRS Executive Committee She was the 2007 recipient of ASPRS Claude Birdseye Award She is currently serving on the ASPRS Central Region Board She convened two workshops or special meetings following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2006 and 2007 during ASPRS conferences in San Antonio and Tampa to coordinate recommendations for improved geospatial emergency response These recommendations were published in PE RS in late 2006 early 2007 She also co authored the Guidelines for Procurement of Commercial Geospatial Products and has served on a number of review panels for awards including the Davidson Award ESRI Best GIS Paper award Intergraph Scholarship and the Z I Imaging award In addition to her service with ASPRS she is currently President of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society CaGIS a small non profit professional society serving approximately 350 members and with an annual budget of 150 000 The mission of CaGIS is to support research education and practice in cartography and GIScience in order to improve the understanding creation analysis and use of maps and geographic information thus enabling effective decision making and ultimately improving the quality of life CaGIS provides for the exchange of original concepts techniques approaches and experiences by those who design implement and use cartography geographic information systems and related geospatial technologies CaGIS is the United States adhering body for the International Cartographic Association CaGIS has been a long time Member Organization of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping ACSM but separated from ACSM effective in 2011 Craun is leading the newly independent CaGIS during its first year as an autonomous professional organization Prior to her current leadership position in CaGIS Craun was instrumental in the coordination and conduct of the joint CaGIS ASPRS AutoCarto2010 Fall 2010 ASPRS conference Based on the success of the 2010 conference CaGIS and ASPRS are planning to work together in the future on another jointly sponsored fall conference possibly in 2013 For the past three decades Herbert Warren Stoughton has been a teacher consultant and expert witness in numerous matters relating to the use and application of photogrammetric generated data Stoughton earned his BSE Civil Engineering MSE Geodetic Engineering and PhD Civil Engineering degrees

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