Oct 092015

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: jwinch@asprs.org


Oct 092015

As your Assistant Division Director I have been assigned as National Technical Planning Committee (NTPC)’s main point of contact for the GISD as we plan IGTF 2016. I am also Chair GISD representative to the NTPC’s Scientific-Technical Program Committee.
In essence, I will be representing GISD as we set-up, plan, and organize our Division sessions and relaying information from the NTPC to you.
And I need your assistance!
I am looking for at least three to four members to make up our own NTPC-GISD Team.
The Team’s role would mainly be as reviewers for the GISD Sessions and to decide if the abstracts would be best suited as oral, poster, or rejected.

Please email me directly by Saturday 10/10 if you are interested in being apart of the NTPC-GISD Team.  Continue reading »

Oct 092015


For GeoBytes descriptions, click here.
Interchange of Provenance in GIS

Friday, October 23, 10am – 11 am, MDT

To register, click here

What will be the most significant development in GIS as an integrating technology over the next decade?   It may be argued that such a development will address the fractured nature of GIS-assisted problem solving across an increasingly broad array of timely domains (e.g., food and agricultural security, climate change, forest management, heritage preservation, urban and regional planning, etc.).  In the tradition that so many geospatial innovations are reported in journals, books, forums, etc. (and not easily transferable to software users), any single expert may only have limited practical access to the detailed GIS methodologies suitable to address a given problem statement.  In every GIS application, reliance is made upon the geoprocesses and workflows associated with geospatial artifacts produced.  What is still missing in GIS, and is related to intense emerging interest within computer systems and cyberinfrastructure, is a common framework for machine-queryable geospatial provenance (or lineage).  Remarkably, the need for such provenance was the rationale behind the first GIS patent in the U.S. more than two decades ago.  In a future GIS developmental cycle with cyber-enabled provenance exchange, GIS-assisted decision support and related geoprocessing and workflows will be far more open to scientific reproducibility, comparison, deduplication, trust, and innovation.  This presentation highlights the latest examples of provenance interchange in GIS and related cyberinfrastructure, and identifies top-down system framework, standards and specifications development, and usability challenges that are solvable within 5-10 years.

Jason A. Tullis is an Associate Professor in Geosciences and a member of the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at University of Arkansas.  His research interests focus on remote sensing and GIS-assisted decision support in landscape health, geospatial provenance, and forest biophysical remote sensing.  He served as the Associate Editor of GIScience & Remote Sensing and is a contributor to Remote Sensing Handbook (CRC Press).  He is a technical advisor to EPA’s Climate Change Division and an active participant in the NASA SERVIR program.

Jun 132014

GeoDesign Summit Europe
September 11-12, 2014
Delft, Netherlands

Show How You’re on the Cutting Edge

Don’t be shy — present your great idea at Geodesign Summit Europe. The collaborative spirit of the summit is based on exciting contributions made by you. As a presenter, you’ll get noticed by top architects, policy makers, urban planners, geographers, historians, and artists. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the most innovative geodesign professionals in Europe.
Submit your abstract here

(June 12)

Mar 052014

Women Techmakers:  Google Boulder
International Women’s Day
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MST)
2600 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Google strives to cultivate a wholly inclusive workplace around the globe. A key component of that vision is empowering women to pursue their dreams and build tools that change the world. We believe that when organizations create the right environments, programs, and policies, women in technology can thrive.
That’s why, in conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8th, Google is partnering with Women Techmakers to launch a series of global events geared towards increasing visibility, community, and resources for technical women in our industry.

If you’re interested, please see the details below and register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/women-techmakers-google-boulder-registration-10591267767

We’re excited to be hosting one of these local events right here in Boulder — and we hope you will join us! The event will include a keynote talk, panel discussions with female technology leaders, networking opportunities, and more. In true Google fashion, there will be plenty of food and giveaways.

8:00 – 9:00 am     Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am    Welcome, introduction    Rob Judd (Google)
9:15 – 10:15 am    Keynote address    Sherisse Hawkins (Beneath the Ink)
10:15 – 10:30 am    Break
10:30 am – noon    Panel discussion
“Engineering the Future”    Aileen Pierce (CU), Anne Gatchell (Gnip)
Becky Buis (DORA), Kelly McDuffie (Google), Jessica Fitch (Google)
noon – 2pm    Lunch, networking

(Mar. 5)

Mar 052014

The Geospatial Centroid and the Colorado Geographic Alliance (COGA) present the “Night with a Geographer” series at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery! The series continues on Thursday evening, March 13th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. You are invited to experience the OtterBox Digital Dome while professional geographers share their insights and observations about critical issues of our time from a geographic perspective. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 13
“Place and Identity:  How We Define Ourselves”
Phil Klein, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Wednesday, April 2
“Natural Disasters Know No Boundaries”
Melinda Laituri, Ph.D., Colorado State University

Seating is limited, registration required.
Tickets are $7; museum members, $5.
Educators and COGA members are free thanks to the sponsorship of COGA!
Register here or by calling the museum at 970.221.6738.

updated Mar. 5)

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 »