The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, founded in 1934, is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and supporting geotechnologies. ASPRS members work as analysts, specialists, educators, engineers, managers, administrators, product developers, operators, technicians, marketers, scientists and researchers in the fields of Aerospace, Agriculture, Archeology, Biology, Cartography, Defense, Development, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Homeland Security, Hydrology, Land Appraisal, Medicine, Real Estate, Transportation, Urban Planning and Water Resources. The Rocky Mountain Region serves ASPRS members in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
February 13 – 15, 2017
International LiDAR Mapping Forum is less than two weeks away. Miss it and miss out on the opportunity of the year to educate yourself on the hottest topics in aerial mapping, including:
• Linear LiDAR Vs. GML/SPL…differences and pros/cons of each
• Considerations for using manned vs. unmanned platforms
• Photogrammetry, including Structure from Motion (SfM)
• Multi-sensor fusion (e.g., LiDAR and Differential Image Motion (DIM))
• Feature extraction, including Dense Image Matching (DIM) – enabling the automatic extraction of 3D urban models, as from airborne oblique imagery
• Leveraging geospatial metadata (including maps, GIS files, imagery, and other location-based data resources)
• Bathy lidar and topobathy
• And much more! View the full conference program here.
More information can be found at: http://www.lidarmap.org/
The latest from NASA’s Earth Observatory (31 January 2017)
* The Curious Incident of Snow in The Netherlands
* Camp Century: Put on Ice, But Only for So Long
* Checkerboarding in Northern Idaho
* The Desert Express
* Fissure Eruptions on Erta Ale
* The Treacherous and Productive Seas of Southern Africa
* First Light from GOES-16
* Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains
Recent Blog Posts:
* In Coastal Peru, Fog Begets Life
* Have Your Satellite Imagery and Eat It, Too!
* Study: Major Middle East Dust Storm in 2015 Was Due to the Weather, Not Human Conflict
A new analysis of satellite suggests the key causes of a major dust storm in 2015 were climate and weather conditions — not the war in Syria.
Notes from the Field
* Science Challenges at Sea: A Plumbing Story
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