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 »

Sep 102014

GeCo in the Rockies is just 2 weeks away!

We look forward to seeing you there as it will be a great conference.  To help you prepare for the conference, we have summarized some key information about the event below.

Conference Location
The conference will be at the Two Rivers Convention Center and surrounding hotels in downtown Grand Junction.

Registration opens Wednesday at 7:00am.  You can pick up your badge, program, and gift bag in the lobby of the Two Rivers Convention Center.  Follow the signs for Pre-Registration.  The conference will kick off with our keynote and opening plenary at 8:30am in the Exhibit Hall – Gunnison and Colorado River Rooms.

For those attending a workshop, registration will be open at 7:30am in the lobby of the Two Rivers Convention Center both Monday and Tuesday.  You will be able to pick up your badge, program, and gift bag before your workshop.  For those in the Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python  your registration badge, program, and gift bag will be at the City Hall Computer Lab (250 N 5th St) which is a 10 minute walk from the downtown hotels/Convention Center.  Everyone should receive an additional email in the next few days with more details about the workshops.

Don’t forget to get a room for the conference.  We have a room block for the downtown hotels next door to the Convention Center.  You don’t need to worry about driving as you can walk to all the conference events.  But if you need something more economical, we have a great rate at the Holiday Inn & Suites – Grand Junction Airport that is only a 15 minute drive away.  See our Lodging page for more details.

The Two Rivers Convention Center offers free parking behind the Convention Center.  The downtown hotels have parking for a fee.  However, you can park at the Convention Center for free for the week.   See our map of the area for more detail.

The conference is not offering breakfast.  All the conference sponsored hotels offer complimentary breakfast.  The conference will only offer a morning break snack so please plan to eat at the hotels.  We will provide lunch and an afternoon snack.  We will have coffee, tea, and water throughout the day. Vegetarian meals will be available but if you have other dietary restrictions, please let us know at the registration desk.

You can still register for workshops if you are able to extend your stay.  You can add it to your existing registration.  Details on how to modify your registration can be found on our Registration Help document.

We hope you can stay Thursday night for our Closing Patio Social.  That will also allow you to take advantage of some of the great scenery and activities Grand Junction can offer.  We just added a great opportunity to tour the dinosaur quarry near Fruita with a guide from the Museum of Western Colorado.  Visit our Tours page to learn more about all the events in the area.

If you have any questions please let us know.  You can find the list of contacts on our web page or email chair@gecointherockies.org.

(Sept. 9)

Sep 102014

We’re hiring an on-site full-time GIS Web Developer professional with 3 to 5 years of experience for a contract position located in Lakewood, Colorado. The ideal candidate’s background will have a strong emphasis on Geographic Information System (GIS) support.

Responsibilities will include designing, developing, testing, implementing, and maintaining web pages and portals, and accompanying web services for both internet and intranet applications in support of USGS/NGTOC programs and activities.
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Sep 102014

Registration is now open.



Title: Free and Open Source Software and Web Services specializing in the Water Resources Domain

Presenters: Maria Antonia Brovelli and Rafael Moreno-Sanchez

Date: September 26, 2014


Title: Comparing UAS Auto-Correlated Derived Elevation Models With LiDAR for Sand Mine Stockpile Volumetrics

Presenter(s): Brian Murphy, Craig Emrick, Apostolos “Tolee” Mamatas

Date: October 10, 2014


Title: Planetary-Scale Geospatial Analysis with Google Earth Engine

Presenter: David Thau

Date: November 7,  2014

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