Oct 122016
 

The Geospatial Centroid at CSU is offering an Introduction to Python for ArcGIS workshop

This 8-hour workshop, delivered in 2 afternoon sessions, will be held:
Friday Oct. 21 & 28, 1 – 5 pm
in the CSU Morgan Library, Classroom 174, Fort Collins

Open to all: Students: $90; CSU staff/faculty: $120; non-CSU participants: $150

Proficiency with ArcGIS is necessary, but programming experience is not required for this intro level workshop which covers:

  • Python syntax basics
  • Writing, editing, and running geoprocessing scripts in Python for ArcGIS 10.4
  • Use of Python scripts for automating GIS workflows
  • Determining properties of spatial data
  • Updating attribute info
  • Creating an ArcGIS Toolbox to manage and share scripts
  • In-class demos, hands-on exercises, and challenges will be provided to reinforce the skills you learn

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Oct 122016
 

Remote Sensing of Vegetation

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:00-3:00 pm MDT

Instructor: Charles E. Olson, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources
University of Michigan

Description: A review of how remote sensing is used to inventory vegetation, based on answers to these questions:

  1. What do we mean by “vegetation?”
  2. Why do we care about it?
  3. What is there about it that makes it detectable with remote sensors?

Member Price: $300
Nonmember Price: $400
Students (member or non-member): $100

Click here to register

Sep 212016
 

Join us September 21 & 22 in Denver, Colorado for the best GIS in the Rockies to date – offering outstanding professional workshops and presentations, networking, exhibitors, Career Development Academy, social events and more.

2016 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: 

– FULL PROGRAM OF OUTSTANDING SESSIONS & POSTERS

EDUCATIONAL & ENTERTAINING EVENTS:
– GIS
Scavenger Hunt
– National Geographic Giant Traveling Map
– Field
Data Collection Tools Demo
  – Advanced OpenStreetMap (mini workshop)*
– The National Map Corps (map-a-thon)*
* These events have limited space. If you wish to attend either, we suggest registering for it when you register for the conference.

2 DYNAMIC KEYNOTES:
Matt Sheehan Founder, Principal and Senior GIS Developer at WebMapSolutions & prolific blogger
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Brian Timoney, owner of The Timoney Group, & Colorado geospatial fixture

CAREER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMYInterview Skills / Resume Building Workshop, Mock Interviews, Career Topic Roundtables, University & GIS Society Booths, etc.

EXCEPTIONAL SLATE OF EXHIBITORS

PRE-CONFERENCE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS (TUE, 9/20) – Stay on top of ever-changing technology!

– OUTSTANDING CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENT (WED, 9/21) – Networking, GISITR Geo Quiz, etc.

POST-CONFERENCE TOURS (FRI, 9/23) 

Sep 212016
 

Remember that Abstracts for IGTF 2017 are due September 26th! 

Submit Abstracts

  • GIS Division is especially interested in Big Data/Visualization abstracts to fulfill session needs, so please consider submitting your abstract today and encourage colleagues and friends to do the same!
  • You do not need to be a member of ASPRS to submit an abstract.

Many other topics of interest to the GIS Division and the conference as a whole:

Topical Areas
Smart Cities
Geospatial Data Standards
Meta data standards
Natural Resource Management
Infrastructure
Big Data Domain Processing Algorithms
Disaster Management
Decision Making Based Data Set Information
Extraction
Education
Marine and
Aquatic Applications
Water Quality and Water Quantity
Sensors
Emerging Application Topics
Pervasive Sensors
Climate Change
Web-based open source geospatial
analysis tools
Augmented Reality (computer generated sensory input) in real-world environment
Cyber and Homeland Security concerns for geospatial data
Rapid response systems for disaster management

Jul 192016
 

After running the LIVE Geodesy Course for over 10 years (and presently having 7 students) I am now launching a Pay-Per-View (or Video-On-Demand) version (pre-recorded) for those professionals with difficult schedules or at international locations.

To learn more, go to  http://geocounsel.com/VOD.html or  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/geodesyenglish .

Regards,
Harold Schuch PE, LSI, Certified Photogrammetrist
GeoCounsel
Littleton, CO
www.geocounsel.com
hschuch@geocounsel.com
303-979-7773

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Jul 012016
 

SAVE THE DATE! 

September 12–14, 2016
Palm Springs, California

Join the geospatial experts in Palm Springs for our 3rd UAS Symposium for

  1. Three days of interactive discussions
  2. Hands-on workshops on emerging UAS capabilities
  3. Workflows to enhance your integration of UAS technologies
  4. Networking opportunities with key agencies and peers

UAS Mapping 2016 Website

uasmapping@asprs.org


PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE FOR UAS MAPPING 2015

Visit the conference program here to check out PDF slideshows of many of the presentations given at UAS Reno 2015!

Videos of presentations are available to view on the ASPRS YouTube page here

Jul 012016
 

OUTSTANDING CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 Join us September 21 & 22 in Denver, Colorado for the 29th annual GIS IN THE ROCKIES.

Conference Highlights include:  

 FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Including outstanding sessions, poster session, GIS scavenger hunt, field data collection tools demo, and more.

 Two GREAT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Matt Sheehan Founder, Principal and Senior GIS Developer at WebMapSolutions & prolific blogger
   
Brian Timoney, owner of The Timoney Group, & Colorado geospatial fixture

PRE-CONFERENCE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS (TUE, 9/20) – Stay on top of ever-changing technology!

CAREER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY Interview Skills / Resume Building Workshop, Mock Interviews, Career Topic Roundtables, University & GIS Society Booths.

GREAT SLATE OF EXHIBITORS

POST-CONFERENCE TOURS (FRI, 9/23) – Boulder Emergency Operations Center, DigitalGlobe Headquarters, Denver International Airport Enterprise GIS Program

– OUTSTANDING CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENT – Networking, world-renowned GISITR Geo Quiz, more.

Join us September 21 & 22 for the 29th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference – the Rocky Mountain West’s premier geospatial information and technology conference.
Pre-Conference Workshops September 20

Questions about GIS in the Rockies? Email chair@gisintherockies.org
Presenters receive a discounted registration price of $100/day.  (Please wait to register until you hear about presenting!)

Jul 012016
 

The purpose of this notice is to provide potential offerors an opportunity to submit comments on the draft Appendix. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is issuing a Draft Appendix entitled “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2016 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016).

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) continues to embrace public-private partnerships to achieve its strategic goals for expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. A key aspect of NASA’s strategy is to stimulate the commercial space industry while leveraging those same commercial capabilities through public-private partnerships to deliver technologies and capabilities needed for future NASA, other government agency, and commercial missions. With the recent increase of U.S. private sector companies interested in space applications, NASA is seeking commercial space technologies that are at a “tipping point” in their development cycle.

For the purpose of this Appendix, a space technology is at a tipping point if an investment in Continue reading »

Jul 012016
 

GeoBytes are free online seminars presented by ASPRS and sponsored by the ASPRS GIS Division, in cooperation with AAGS and CaGIS.
Attention those seeking ASPRS Certification: ASPRS Online Seminars are a great way to gain Professional Development Hours!
Click here to learn more

Upcoming Webinars: 

Getting more from remote sensing data using OGC standards, July 22nd, 2016

A Geodetic Certification Program: to Build or not to Build, August 19th, 2016

Integrating Spatial Technologies to Improve Disaster Preparedness and Response, September 9th, 2016

Jul 012016
 

On Friday, July 29th, Geospatial Training Services will be presenting a free webinar entitled Introduction to Spatial Statistics Toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop. In this webinar we’ll give you a high-level overview of the available tools, when to use the tools, and demonstrate some of the more popular tools such as Hot Spot Analysis, Cluster and Outlier Analysis, and others.
Space is limited, so sign up soon to reserve your space.  Sign up at:  https://itrain.leadpages.co/introduction-spatial-statistics/

We also have several new sessions of our new Introduction to Spatial Statistics using ArcGIS Desktop and R coming up soon:
http://geospatialtraining.com/introduction-to-spatial-statistics-with-arcgis-desktop-and-r/

October 3rd and 4th in Raleigh, NC
October 11th and 12th in Denver
November 2nd and 3rd in Seattle

Jul 012016
 

The latest from NASA’s Earth Observatory (28 June 2016)
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Latest Images:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/

* An Unlikely Eye on Orbiting Objects
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88275&src=eoa-iotd

* Erskine Fire, California
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88278&src=eoa-iotd

* A Gap in the Andes
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88271&src=eoa-iotd

* Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88256&src=eoa-iotd

* Bloom in the Gulf of Alaska
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88238&src=eoa-iotd

* Imaging a Methane Leak from Space
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88245&src=eoa-iotd

* Atmosphere Awash with Saharan Dust
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88251&src=eoa-iotd

* Pervasive Ice Retreat in West Antarctica
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88241&src=eoa-iotd

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Recent Blog Posts:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/

Notes from the Field
* ABoVE and beyond the call of duty: the value of a great field team
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/?p=7795&src=eoa-blogs
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NASA’s Earth Observatory
Where every day is Earth day.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/