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.
GIS in the Rockies Conference
September 20-21, 2017
ASPRS Track Title — Big Data: How it’s used
Description — As the technology driving GIScience evolves and the Cloud becomes more accessible, larger, more complex datasets are being developed daily and the need to analyze, manage, and store these “big data” is becoming an ever present challenge in the geospatial industry. Workflows are emerging that allow GIScience professionals to analyze these large datasets using geo-processing, programming, and data-mining/geo-analytics in order to support decision making and project goals. Organizations from across industries are undertaking more projects supported by big data, and these cutting-edge projects represent some of the most exciting things happening in GIScience today.
Please extend the call for presentations to your colleagues, co-workers, and other contacts. Here is the verbiage you can send directly to others who may be interested:
The ASPRS-RMR theme for this year is “Big Data: How it’s used.” There are no geographic constraints on the presentations; just tell us about any project you did where big data of any kind was used in any capacity. This can include general large data projects, LIDAR data, geo-processing, modeling, programming/development, system architecture, among others.
Also please keep in mind that presenters are offered a discounted registration fee ($100 off the 1-day rate, $200 off the full conference).
If you have an abstract to submit, please do so using this link: http://gisintherockies.org/abstract-submission
Let me know if anyone has any questions!
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