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  • 01-06-11 - Alan Stevens and Jack Dangermond Selected as ASPRS Honorary Members
    26 states and territories east of the Mississippi River His first assignment with the USGS was the Chief of the Mapping Division s Information distribution offices Before coming to the USGS he managed the photogrammetry and remote sensing research activities for the Tennessee Valley Authority TVA He received his Bachelor 65 master s 69 and PhD 72 degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin While a graduate student at the University he coordinated all remote sensing research projects on campus and throughout the state of Wisconsin Stevens an ASPRS Emeritus and Fellow has been a member since 1968 He has served as ASPRS President 1986 87 is chair of the ASPRS Awards and Scholarships Committee and the Fellow Award Selection Committee and was a contributing author to the ASPRS Manual of Remote Sensing First Edition He is currently a Trustee of the ASPRS Foundation Stevens served two terms as National Director of the ASPRS Potomac Region Past President of the Mid South Region and Remote Sensing Division Director He has received numerous ASPRS awards including the Claude F Birdseye Award 1987 three Presidential Citations two Meritorious Service Citations and the Outstanding Service Award 93 Other awards Stevens has received include the naming of Stevens Cliff Antarctica 78Degrees 50 S 162 Degrees 40 W named for his contributions to the U S Antarctic Programs and presented at retirement 2008 the Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award 1996 and Point of Light Award 1991 the Kodak Information Technology Award 1985 and the Army Accommodation Medal 1967 Jack Dangermond is the founder and president of ESRI the world s fourth largest privately held software company Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Redlands California ESRI is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information system GIS software pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data on the desktop across the enterprise in the field and on the Web ESRI has the largest GIS software install base in the world with more than one million users in more than 100 000 organizations representing government NGOs academia and industries such as utilities health care transportation telecommunications homeland security retail and agriculture He fostered the growth of ESRI from a small research group to an organization of 2 700 employees known internationally for GIS software development training and services ESRI now has 16 subsidiaries as well as more than 72 distributors worldwide ESRI also has 11 regional offices throughout the United States and continues to grow at a rapid rate Dangermond is recognized not only as a pioneer in spatial analysis methods but also as one of the most influential people in GIS Over the last 30 years Dangermond has delivered keynote addresses at numerous international conferences published hundreds of papers on GIS and given thousands of presentations on GIS around the world He is the recipient of a number of awards honorary degrees lectureships and medals including the 2000 LaGasse Medal of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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  • 01-06-11 2011 Fellow Award Winners
    projects From 1980 96 he was the USGS Director s Representative for Alaska and Chief Alaska Office National Mapping Division In this position he served as the Alaska point of contact for theme and outreach coordination and liaison with other Federal agencies State and local governments academic institutions private industry and the general public and was responsible for the oversight of the planning and execution of all inter divisional and bureau level programs within Alaska Brooks also served as the Chief Alaska Office National Mapping Division supervising and managing all National Mapping Program activities in Alaska and was responsible for developing coordinating mechanisms and negotiating cooperative agreements and partnerships with Federal State and private organizations for aerial photography photointerpretation projects digital mapping activities cooperative research projects and cooperative agreements for cartographic base products A member of the ASPRS since 1973 Brooks served as the National Director for the Alaska Region from 1987 to 2010 as well as a member of the Society s Executive Committee He has also been a member of three ASPRS National Committees Other positions held include President Alaska Region Convention Director ASPRS ACSM 1986 Fall National Convention Assistant Convention Director for 2003 ASPRS Annual Conference Anchorage AK and Executive Committee Annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference Co Chair for ASPRS MAPPS Specialty Conference San Antonio TX November 5 10 2006 Brooks has received four Meritorious Service Awards and two Presidential Citations He is a Hall of Fame recipient for his many years of service to the Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference Other professional responsibilities include Chair Advisory Board Department of Geomatics School of Engineering University of Alaska Anchorage UAA Member School of Engineering Advisory Board UAA Member of the Academic Policy Council Highland Technical High School Business Partner for Chugiak High School Anchorage School District and Member Resource Development Council of Alaska Past Professional responsibilities have included Chair Alaska Geographic Data Committee Deputy Federal Liaison Officer FEMA for emergency response to natural disasters in Alaska Alaska Regional Interagency Steering Committee Chair Alaska High Altitude Aerial Photography program Executive Board Council on Northern Resource Information Management and Program Manager Arctic Environmental Data Directory project and member of the International Arctic Data Directory Working Group Additionally Brooks has 12 years experience as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic with TransCare Medical Services and ten years with American Care Air Ambulance and 25 years experience as a Ski Patroller with the Alyeska Ski Resort along with 17 years as a Professional Ski Patroller He also has over two years of experience as an Adjunct Faculty with the Alaska Outdoor and Experiential Education program at the University of Alaska Anchorage He has served for 14 years as a Member Lead Medical Tech and over four years as Team Training Officer of the Alaska 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team DMAT National Disaster Medical System U S Public Health Service Department of Health and Human Services Kass Green President of Kass Green and Associates consults on geospatial strategy technology and policy issues to

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  • 12-09-10 ASPRS and the ASPRS Foundation Receive $90,000 Donation to Endow A New Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
    Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ASPRS and the ASPRS Foundation received an individual donation with a value of 90 000 to endow a new Outstanding Technical Achievement Award The Award will be administered through ASPRS and funded by the ASPRS Foundation In accordance with the wishes of the donor who is a longtime ASPRS member this donation was made anonymously ASPRS has agreed to match 35 000 of the donation in accordance with its current matching policy for a total of approximately 125 000 The result of the match ensures that the Award will be fully endowed at the 5000 per annual award level ASPRS Foundation President Roger Crystal praised the donor for their extremely generous donation saying This is a significant milestone for the ASPRS Foundation and I hope it inspires others to consider similar contributions to the profession and to the community from which we all derive so much satisfaction The Award will be known as the ASPRS Outstanding Technical Achievement Award during the lifetime of the donor The purpose of the Award is to recognize and encourage developers of specific breakthrough technologies that stimulate major advances in the practice of photogrammetry remote sensing or geographic information systems in the United States The achievement must be recent but need not occur within the year prior to the award as it is recognized that the significance of critical contributions may not immediately become evident ASPRS President Dr Carolyn Merry expressed her gratitude for the donor s generosity and added This Award will be one of the largest given by ASPRS and rightfully so since our community depends so heavily on the developmental work this Award is intended to recognize One of the greatest strengths of the ASPRS community has been its ability over more than 75 years to constantly bring forward technological advances that maintain our profession as truly state of the art By recognizing these advances as they occur this Award will hopefully ensure we remain on a strong technological trajectory The Selection Committee for this award consisting of the ASPRS President and the ASPRS Technical Division Directors will evaluate each achievement for its economic and scientific impact to the profession Practicability is the essence of the Award With this as a criterion the merits of candidates will be considered by the Committee with respect to the following points giving greatest weight to the first 1 An outstanding invention or design involving any type of equipment that applies to photogrammetry remote sensing or geographic information management 2 Any outstanding method developed for the use of photogrammetry remote sensing or geographic information The Award consists of a silver presentation plaque mounted on a walnut wood panel plus a cash award of 5 000 and will be given annually if a worthy candidate is identified The Award will be made solely to an individual or a plurality of individuals jointly and will not be made to companies agencies bureaus or associations However their personnel are eligible as individuals to receive this

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  • 10-05-10 Ms. Baojuan Zheng is the Grand Prize Winner of the ASPRS Membership Nomination Campaign
    the ASPRS Membership Nomination Campaign Ms Bauojuan Zheng is the Grand Prize Winner of the ASPRS Membership Nomination Campaign in a drawing held October 1 Zheng a student at Virginia Tech was selected at random from all ASPRS members who recently nominated colleagues for a six month complimentary membership in ASPRS The prize is a complimentary conference registration free roundtrip domestic air transportation up to 500 and free hotel accommodations at the ASPRS Conference Hotel for up to four nights to attend either the 2010 ASPRS CaGIS Fall Specialty Conference in Orlando Florida in November or the 2011 ASPRS Annual Conference in Milwaukee Wisconsin next May Over the course of the three month Membership Nomination Campaign ASPRS members nominated their close colleagues at recipients of a complimentary 6 month trial membership in ASPRS We are quite pleased at the success of this Membership Campaign said James Plasker ASPRS Executive Director It is gratifying to know that ASPRS members appreciate the benefits they receive from their membership in the Society and that they are recommending their colleagues for a chance to experience what ASPRS has to offer Each person who sent in nominations will be recognized as an ASPRS Member Champion in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing and they will receive 10 off their next year s membership dues for each nominee that joins ASPRS after the six month complimentary membership expires Founded in 1934 ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6 000 geospatial data professionals ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry remote sensing geographic information systems and supporting technologies Share Copyright 2008 American Society for Photogrammetry Remote Sensing 5410 Grosvenor Lane Suite 210 Bethesda Maryland 20814 2160 Click Here to Report a Problem on this Page

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  • 10-11-10 Episode 1 of “The Geospatial Revolution Project” is now Online
    earthquake in Haiti as the case study According to PSPB The mission of The Geospatial Revolution Project is to expand public knowledge about the history applications related privacy and legal issues and the potential future of location based technologies The remaining three episodes to be released over the next five months will cover timely topics on geospatial applications privacy and legal issues civic engagement and more It is expected that K 12 teachers and post secondary educators will use these films in the classroom to help explain the location based technologies and applications that influence our lives ASPRS the ASPRS Foundation and individual ASPRS members have been heavily involved in the evolution of The Geospatial Revolution Project working with Penn State Public Broadcasting to help identify topics to cover people to interview and potential funding sources ASPRS working through the ASPRS Foundation is very proud to be associated with this important effort which grew out of an earlier proposal to document the history of photogrammetry and remote sensing in the U S said James Plasker ASPRS Executive Director The original proposal developed by ASPRS Fellow Member Dr Alan Voss was extremely powerful in concept but needed the professional oversight of an experienced film production team the group assembled by Penn State is outstanding and the project concept has since evolved under their leadership to a landmark outreach opportunity for all of the geospatial science community Sponsors of The Geospatial Revolution Project include the ASPRS Foundation Booz Allen Hamilton DigitalGlobe ESRI GeoEye Harris National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Navteq and Northrop Grumman Founded in 1934 ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6 000 geospatial data professionals ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry remote sensing geographic information systems and

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  • 06-16-10 ASPRS Names Roger Crystal Membership Development Leader
    Membership Development Leader Crystal will work with ASPRS Region Officers to determine what kind of assistance is needed in each Region take action on what is needed and help articulate what value the Society brings or could bring to potential new members The Board believes that this approach will help all of our 17 regions but particularly the smaller regions who don t have as many people to work on membership said ASPRS President Carolyn Merry Our goal is to increase active memberships by 10 over the next 36 months and student and associate memberships by 100 over the next 36 months Crystal expects his initial areas of concentration to be Supporting existing Member Champions and find ways to identify additional Member Champions Targeting non member university college faculty and encouraging them to become new members of the Society with an expectation that they would expose their graduate and undergraduate students to the benefits of becoming student members Following student members as they finish their schooling and enter the workforce and find ways to keep them engaged with the Society Working with the Regions Regional Membership Officer and Committee to pursue lapsed members and develop maintain a data base on why these individuals leave the Society Exploring opportunities for using external support services that have expertise in addressing membership issues Progress reports will be given at the quarterly ASPRS Executive Committee meetings and twice yearly Board meetings in order to provide updates on the effectiveness of the efforts and to identify policy and or resource issues to be addressed We are pleased that Roger has agreed to contribute to the future of the Society through this important position said ASPRS Executive Director James Plasker He has many years of experience working on membership in the Columbia River Region and is

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  • News Archive
    Assistant Division Directors 01 25 2006 ASPRS Fellow Award Winners 01 19 ASPRS and MAPPS to Cosponsor Automated Feature Extraction Conference 01 13 Professor Gordon Petrie Receives2006 ASPRS Photogrammetric Award Fairchild 01 12 ASPRS and MAPPS Applaud White House Support for LANDSAT Continuity Free Flyer Mission 2005 12 13 BAE Systems Named ASPRS Partner in Education 12 08 Robert H Brock Jr and Roy R Mullen selected as Honorary Members 12 02 George E Brown Jr Congressional Honor Award Goes to Senator Allard 10 06 Full Text of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing PE RS Journal Now Available Online 09 12 ASPRS Names Three New Members to the ASPRS Foundation Board of Trustee 07 14 Jon Stigant to Keynote GIS in the Rockies 2005 Thursday Luncheon Speaker to Recount Lessons Learned in the Field 07 07 Early Registration Deadline Nears for GIS in the Rockies 2005 Only Three Weeks Left to Get Full Conference for 175 06 29 GIS in the Rockies Conference Program Is Online Earlier Than Ever Before 06 28 ASPRS Announces Establishment of the Robert N Colwell Memorial Fellowship Award 05 25 ASPRS Releases Update to LAS Lidar Data Exchange Format Standard 04 13 ASPRS Announces the Launch of The ASPRS Foundation Inc 04 06 Letter to Dr John Marburger White House OSTP Adobe PDF 76Kb 03 25 ASPRS Holds Very Successful 2005 Annual Conference 03 16 Kenneth J Osborn Memorial Scholarship Awarded for the First Time 03 16 Nora Csanyi Receives BAE Systems Award 03 16 ASPRS 2005 Awards 02 28 Marguerite Madden Elected as ASPRS Vice President Smit Eadie Elected as Assistant Division Directors 02 25 Prof Dr Ing Wolfgang FÃ rstner Receives 2005 ASPRS Photogrammetric Award FAIRCHILD 02 14 ASPRS Announces 2005 SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award Winner 01 27 ASPRS 2005 Fellow Award winner 2004 11 22 ASPRS Announces Certification of the First GIS LIS Technologist 08 19 ASPRS Releases Guidelines on Vertical Accuracy Reporting Requirements for Lidar Derived Elevation Data 07 09 ASPRS Announces the Kenneth J Osborn Memorial Scholarship 06 30 ASPRS Announces Certification of the First Photogrammetric Technologist 06 15 ISPRS Foundation Invites Donations Board of Trustees Is Announced 06 15 ISPRS Announces Winners of Helava Award Lee and Bethel Honoured for Best Paper in the ISPRS Journal 06 18 2004 ASPRS FELLOW AWARD WINNERS 06 09 Record Attendance at Annual Conference as ASPRS Celebrates 70th Anniversary 06 08 John Russell Jensen Honored with the SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award 06 08 DR J CHRIS McGLONE RECEIVES ASPRS PHOTOGRAMMETRIC AWARD FAIRCHILD 05 12 ISPRS Announces Winner of Brock Gold Medal Kasturirangan Honoured for Leadership of Indian Space Program 04 05 ASPRS Releases Draft Position Paper on Vertical Accuracy Reporting Requirements for Lidar Derived Elevation Data 04 05 Kari J Craun Elected as ASPRS Vice President Mugnier Loveland and Paulsen Elected as Assistant Division Directors 03 29 Memorial Scholarship Established Honoring Kenneth J Osborn 03 11 ASPRS Readies for 70th Anniversary Annual Conference 02 25 Michael Renslow Named New PE RS

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  • Ten-Year Industry Forecast
    survey questions Opens in a new window 08 11 10 Year Industry Forecast Phase V Full Text in Adobe Acrobat format 1 4Mb The full version of the Ten Year Industry Forecast as published in the November 2008 issue of PE RS Opens in a new window 06 09 10 Year Industry Forecast Phase IV Full Text in Adobe Acrobat format 4Mb The full version of the Ten Year Industry Forecast as published in the September 2006 issue of PE RS Opens in a new window 06 05 Status Report Presented During the May 2006 ASPRS Annual Conference PDF PowerPoint slide show summarizing the Phase IV status report for the Ten Year Industry Forecast This version of the report was presented on May 4 during the ASPRS Annual Conference in Reno NV 05 04 Status of Phase IV Activity Summary of activity occurring in early 2005 as Phase IV is initiated 04 01 10 Year Industry Forecast Phase I III Full Text in Adobe Acrobat format 3Mb The full version of the Ten Year Industry Forecast Phase I III as published in the January 2004 issue of PE RS Opens in a new window 04 01 10 Year Industry Forec ast Phase I III Executive Summary in Adobe Acrobat format 5 2Mb An executive summary of the Forecast Phase I III as published in the January 2004 issue of PE RS Opens in a new window 03 05 Status Report Presented During the May 2003 ASPRS Annual Conference PDF PowerPoint slide show summarizing the Phase III status report for the Ten Year Industry Forecast This version of the report was presented on May 9 during the ASPRS Annual Conference in Anchorage AK 02 11 Pecora Conference General Session Presentation 430K PowerPoint slides used in a presentation by Jim Plasker ASPRS Executive Director at the Pecora Conference in Denver Colorado on November 14 2002 02 09 Presentation to Senate Staff 470K PowerPoint slides used in a presentation by Jim Plasker ASPRS Executive Director to selected Senate staff on September 6 2002 02 04 Status Report Presented During the April 2002 ASPRS ACSM FIG Conference The following links lead to sections of the PowerPoint slide show summarizing the status report for the Ten Year Industry Forecast This version of the report was presented on April 23 during the ASPRS ACSM FIG Conference in Washington DC The presentation has been segmented to help avoid delays associated with downloading large files Part 1 780K Part 2 525K Part 3 400K 02 03 Common Definitions Used Throughout Forecast Surveys A list of common definitions used in the conduct of various information gathering activities in support of the Ten Year Industry Forecast These have included Internet based surveys focus groups executive interviews and face to face surveys 01 12 Presentation to TRB Conference 800K PowerPoint slides used in a presentation by Jim Plasker ASPRS Executive Director to attendees at the TRB Remote Sensing Conference at the National Academy of Science on December 12 2001 01 10

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