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.
Congratulations to Su Zhang on being selected to receive a $1,500 Annual Scholarship from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing — Rocky Mountain Region (ASPRS-RMR) for the 2016-17 academic year! Graduate PhD applications were assessed in 11 areas: appropriateness of field of study, quality of narrative, communication, letter of recommendation, enthusiasm, scholastic ability, quality of research, appropriateness of research, uniqueness of research, innovation of research, and extracurricular activity. Su Zhang is a Graduate student at the University of New Mexico. He is pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering, also a Master’s Degree in GIScience from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Su is also an active member of the ASPRS Student Chapter atthe University of New Mexico. In his scholarship application, Su Zhang said, “I selected my respective concentrations of Civil Engineering and GIS/Remote Sensing Technology (GIT) to further my goal of leveraging GIT for infrastructure asset management. Ultimately, I plan to pursue a career in academia to continue development of this goal and to teach a new generation of civil engineers to effectively employ GIT.”
Honorable Mention goes out to our runner-up, Hamid Zoraghein of the University of Colorado – Boulder. Due to current budget constraints on the Region, only one scholarship was awarded this year.
I am teaching a webinar later this month through the Colorado Alliance on Environmental Education on citizen science – specifically, collecting, analyzing, and mapping your citizen science data – free and open to all. If you know some educators, in particular, who you have been trying to nudge into the world of collecting and mapping field data, including crowdsourced data, please read on.
Collecting, Analyzing, and Mapping your Citizen Science Data
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 3:00-4:00p.m. Mountain Time
The advent of web mapping and data collection technologies opens up new ways that educators and students can contribute data to the citizen science community. Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we cover some of the easiest-to-use and most powerful of these methods, including Snap2Map, Story Maps, iNaturalist, and Survey123, which enable field data on invasive plant species, weather, water quality, birds, urban infrastructure conditions, and other data to be displayed and able to be analyzed spatially on interactive, multimedia web maps. You will be empowered and confident that you can use these tools in an educational environment.
Contact Phone: 303-273-9527 Email: info @ caee.org
Position Opening: GIS/ Remote Sensing Analyst II
Ocean Imaging Corp. (OI) – www.oceani.com, www.seaviewfishing.com – presently seeks a GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst to add to our Littleton, CO office. Primary responsibilities will include the use of aerial multispectral imagery to classify vegetation and bottom substrate in coastal areas and wetlands, detection of water pollution and mapping coastal kelp habitats. Additional work will include the involvement in the continued development and deployment of OI’s TIR/multispectral system for oil spill detection, mapping and monitoring. This will include analysis and classification of oil slick imagery in order to generate response-oriented digital information products as well as work to refine existing oil detection and classification algorithms. The position also requires the employee to aid in daily image product generation and customer support for Ocean Imaging’s “SeaView Fishing” world-wide ocean fishing support services. Applicant should have strong skills in image processing, multispectral classification and excellent working knowledge with ArcGIS and RS analysis software. Experience in aerial image processing, oceanography and/or software development/programming will give the applicant a distinct advantage over other applicants. This is an excellent job opportunity for a person who will truly enjoy making an individual contribution to developing and using cutting-edge RS/GIS technology by not only following managerial guidance, but also making individual efforts to improve on existing methods and practices. Ocean Imaging offers competitive salary and benefits, interesting work and excellent working environment.
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