Oct 242011

ASPRS: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, Rocky Mountain Region

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. Continue reading »

Nov 152014

2014-2015 Scholarship Announcement

In its continuing efforts to support and build awareness for the Remote Sensing and GIS / Geospatial sciences, the Rocky Mountain Region of ASPRS is proud to announce its academic scholarships for 2014-2015.  The ASPRS-RMR offers scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students every year.  There will be at least one scholarship awarded (assuming sufficient applications are received) in the range of at least $500 to $1,000 each, depending on level of study (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D.).  The scholarships are intended for students throughout the Rocky Mountain Region (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico) who demonstrate excellence while pursuing careers in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related disciplines.  Both undergraduate and graduate students of any third-level educational institution within the four-state region who are pursuing careers in these disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Get information and the application from the “Newsletters” page at http://www.asprs-rmr.org

Student membership in ASPRS is not required to apply, but if selected, membership is required at time of scholarship award.  Awards will be presented at the ASPRS-RMR Annual Dinner Meeting in January or February 2015.  The Rocky Mountain Region has consistently offered thousands of dollars in annual scholarships every year.  Preference will be given to those studies that apply sound scientific principles to practical applications in the geospatial sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, etc.).  Awards at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels are based on academic merit; that is, the application form does not request any personal financial data.  For more information, please contact Harold Cline, ASPRS-RMR Vice-President, at (720) 879-2891 or at Harold.Cline@tomra.com.

Applications should be submitted by the December 5, 2014 deadline. 

Nov 152014

Save the Date for our Boulder County’s GIS Day Celebration! “Maps and GIS in Our Past – Looking Towards the Future”

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11 am to 3 pm

Where: Boulder County Courthouse – 1325 Pearl St       Commissioner’s Hearing Room (3rd floor) & Dickey Lee Hullinghorst Room (3rd floor)

Why: Join in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. (Fun Fact: GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems, which is a fancy word for computer mapping systems that are connected to powerful geographic data and tools.)


  • GIS Posters and slides will display examples of GIS in action at Boulder County
  • Brown Bag Lunch (noon): Bring your lunch and hear speaker Michael O’Neill, Program Director for the Switzerland Trail of America Foundation. Michael will enthusiastically share his passion for local Boulder County history, along with amazing old maps, historical geography, and the Switzerland Trail. He will share how GIS has been core in putting together the Switzerland Trail of America Foundation’s story of the role of the narrow-gauge railroad in the history of our community.
  • 100th Birthday Celebration of Henry Drumm’s historic Boulder County map – on display
  • Map Cake and Refreshments
  • Geography Trivia
  • Interactive GIS Exploration Lab

Who: Everyone is welcome – Plan to attend for all or part of the celebration!

Questions? Please contact Rachel Parrinello at 303-441-3518 or rparrinello@bouldercounty.org

Nov 152014

You are invited to join the City and County of Denver’s GIS Day celebration on November 19.
GIS Day is an international event that recognizes the importance of geography, advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, and recent successes in spatial analysis. GIS is used to map and analyze data in order to better understand our world and effectively make decisions.
This year’s event will showcase a wide range of GIS products, tools, and applications from Denver’s GIS community. Come learn about how GIS is being deployed to improve the city.
To celebrate this year’s event, there will be live music performances, free lunch, cake, prizes, presentations, interactive map displays and much more.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Exhibits will be on display from 11/17 to 11/21 in honor of Geography Awareness Week
Wellington Webb
Municipal Building
First Floor Atrium
201 W. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO

GIS Day Event Schedule
10:00 GIS Day Kick-Off
 Debra Johnson – Denver Clerk and Recorder
 Frank Daidone – Chief Information Officer
10:30 Keynote Speaker
 Jim Castagneri – US Census Bureau
11:30 Live Music Performance
 Mountain Groove
12:30 GIS Lightning Talks
 Bair Analytics
 Accela
 Univ Colo-Denver Student Presentations
1:15 Live Music Performance
 Denver School of the Arts Choir
All Day
Vendor Displays, Exhibits, Map Gallery, Food, and Raffle

Andrew Blunck