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.
One Remarkable Project
Riding the winds of victory, PhD student and Hexagon Geospatial U.S. Education Award winner Su Zhang and his advising Professor Christopher Lippitt joined us in Las Vegas for HxGN LIVE 2015. Both enjoyed an all expenses paid trip courtesy of Hexagon Geospatial. They received their awards, and Zhang showed us exactly how cool his research project was.
In his session presentation titled “Pavement Surface Cracks Detection and Assessment Based on Hyper-Spatial Resolution Natural Color Digital Aerial Photography,” Zhang demonstrated the utility of aerial imagery acquired from a tethered weather balloon, for a ‘proof of concept” analysis of asphalt surface distress conditions using ERDAS IMAGINE.
Watch the presentation and learn how hyper-spatial digital aerial imagery acquired from a low-cost unmanned remote sensing system enabled detailed pavement characterization.
And to all students out there…stay tuned because next year’s winner could be YOU!
Su Zhang is an ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region scholarship winner and President of the University of New Mexico Student Chapter.
First Certified Mapping Scientist-Lidar Announced
Mike Renslow, Chair of the ASPRS Evaluation for Certification Committee, has announced that James Wilder Young has become the first ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist-Lidar. Mr. Young completed the application process, passing peer review, and then successfully passed the Lidar examination.
For information on the ASPRS Certification Program, please visit:
Direct any questions about the Program to:
Jesse Winch | Certification Program Manager
ASPRS, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 210 | Bethesda, MD 20814
O: 301.493.0290, ext 101 | F: 301.493.0208 | E: email@example.com
Common Career Paths for the Student of Geographic Information Science & Technology
The University of Southern California has put together a great infographic that will be of interest to students currently studying Geographic Information System sciences. Check it out here.