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 »

Apr 012015

Creation, Analysis, Sharing, and Visualization of Complex Spatiotemporal Data Using Free and Open Source Software at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Dan Getman
Monday, April 6th, 5:00-6:00p.m. MDT
FAST Lab North Classroom 5033, University of Colorado — Denver

Join remotely: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/my/foss4g

Geospatial data science at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory incorporates a wide range of activities including the creation of large spatiotemporal resource datasets, modeling the technical potential of renewable energy at the national level, web based visualization of complex scenario based modeling, and sharing of both datasets and analysis methods with industry, academia, and the public through web services. In this presentation, we describe an integrated system in which all of the steps from data acquisition through analysis and collaborative research to sharing results with the public are accomplished using free and open source software and frameworks. Technologies used include R, Python, GDAL, OGR, Geoserver, Postgres, PostGIS, Mongo, Q GIS, NodeJS, Leaflet, OpenLayers, Ruby on Rails, CKAN, D3, and several other analysis and web based visualization libraries.

Apr 012015

The latest from NASA’s Earth Observatory (31 March 2015)

Tournament Earth 2015: The Finals

The championship round of the 2015 tournament has arrived! Which image deserves the crown? The colorful faults in Xinjiang or lightning over Saudi Arabia and Kuwait? Vote for your favorite by Friday at 4 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. UTC) and then check back next Monday when we reveal the winner.


New Features:

* Big Data Helps Scientists Dig Deeper

Empowered by free access to the Landsat data archive, earth scientists are using new computing tools to ask questions that were impossible to answer a decade ago. From week-to-week fluctuations in forests to year-to-year changes in land cover, researchers can now examine our planet in much greater detail.

Apr 012015

Attention Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming Students!

The ASPRS-RMR encourages students in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming with an interest in Geographic Information Science and Technology (e.g., GIS, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, and GPS) to become members of ASPRS.

Student membership has many BENEFITS, including:

  • monthly issue of the journal Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS);
  • substantial discounts on all ASPRS publications;
  • receipt of ASPRS newsletters;
  • access to geospatial job openings and job fairs;
  • discounts on registration fees for ASPRS meetings, conferences, workshops, technical tours, and social events;
  • eligibility for over $30,000 in national and regional awards, scholarships, fellowships;
  • discounted professional certification fees in all certification categories;
  • opportunities for mentoring and professional development;
  • local, regional, national, and international networking opportunities; and
  • more: http://asprs.org/students/student-membership.html

In an effort to promote student membership in ASPRS, the RMR will reimburse $25 of the regular ASPRS student membership dues of $50. So, your NET COST for all the benefits of student membership in ASPRS is only $25![1]   Reimbursements from the RMR may be obtained by emailing the completed ASPRS-RMR Student Rebate Form to your ASPRS Student Chapter Faculty Advisor. Continue reading »