Oct 212017

ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Annual Meeting
New multi-day format!!

3-5 November 2017
(Friday evening, Saturday all day and Sunday morning)

Main Meeting Venue
The Trails Recreation Center (TRC)
16799 E. Lake Avenue
Centennial, CO 80016

Please see our list of sponsorship opportunities below and consider supporting this landmark event!

Registration fee
Registration includes all workshops and panel sessions, opening reception Friday evening, all meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast.
(Registration fee waived for Panelists who are participating only on Sunday.)
Registration is limited to 40 people — reserve your spot today!

–    Professionals — $75 (includes all sessions and meals)
–    Students — $15 (includes all sessions and meals)

Register Here

(You do not have to be a current ASPRS member to attend.  Non-ASPRS members will have to create an account on the ASPRS website to complete the meeting registration, but they do not have to become ASPRS members before registering.)


Friday, 3 November 2017

–       6:00 – 9:00 pm:  Opening Reception in the West Wing Room of Lone Tree Brewing Co

Saturday, 4 November 2017

–       8:00  – 8:30 am:  Registration and Breakfast from Einstein Bros’ Bagels at Trails Rec Center

–       8:30 – 11:30 am:  An Introduction to Structure From Motion – Multi-view Stereo (SFM-MVS), Dr. Chris Lippitt (University of New Mexico)

Abstract:  This workshop will introduce participants to SFM-MVS processing of digital aerial photography. SFM-MVS has become a critical pre-processing technology for the geometric correction of imagery acquired from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), owing to the number of frames routinely acquired by these systems. Using Agisoft Photoscan, participants will produce orthophotos and digital surface models using overlapping imagery acquired from a Nikon D810 (f = 50mm) mounted on a GippsAERO GA8 and Survey grade ground control. Principles of SFM-VS will also be reviewed. Participants will complete the workshop on their own person computers; information on obtaining a license for required software will be distributed prior to the meeting.

–       11:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Lunch from Protein House

–       12:30 – 1:30 pm:  GIS&T Careers Panel Session, Dr. Michaela Buenemann (New Mexico State University), Leandro Gonzalez (DigitalGlobe, Inc.), others TBD

Abstract: GIScientists from the private and public sectors with hiring experience will inform you about their careers, organizations, and what they look for in job applicants. Participants will discuss trends in the industry and their implications for job market preparations. The session will begin with some structured questions from the session chair and conclude with questions from the audience!

–       1:30 – 1:45 pm:  Break

–       1:45 – 3:00 pm:  ASPRS Certification, Dr. Chris Lippitt (University of New Mexico)

Abstract:  ASPRS certification is generally considered the gold standard certification in the geospatial industry. The various certifications ASPRS offers and the process for obtaining certification will be reviewed followed by a discussion with the audience.

–       3:00 – 3:15 pm:  Break

–       3:15 – 5:00 pm:   Seeing the Unseen with WorldView-3 Short-Wave Infrared Imagery Workshop, Bill Baugh (Digital Globe)

Abstract:  The WorldView-3 (WV-3) commercial remote sensing satellite enables significant new material characterization capabilities at high spatial resolution. This is due to the 16-band expanded spectral range spanning visible, near infrared (VNIR), and shortwave infrared (SWIR) reflected light. The SWIR imaging bands are collected at a native 3.7 m resolution and cover a range of diverse and unique absorption features (natural signatures) for many materials. The VNIR bands are collected at a higher 1.2 m resolution; and a panchromatic band at 0.31 m resolution reveals unprecedented spatial details from space. Building on over three years of experience with WV-3 spectral data, Bill Baugh will present a survey of case studies that demonstrate applications that can be used to improve decision making and operational management.

–       5:30 – 8:30 pm:  Dinner at LuBo’s New York Pizza

Sunday, 5 November 2017

–       8:00 – 8:30 am:  Breakfast from Einstein Bros’ Bagels at Trails Recreation Center

–       8:30 – 9:45 am:  Remote Sensing and Public Engagement Panel Session, Dr. Cerian Gibbes (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs), others TBD

Abstract: Remotely sensed data is increasingly available through interactive interfaces. The increased accessibility of the internet, mobile computing, and remotely sensed data has led to a rise in public engagement in data collection, basic analysis, and diversification of the narratives presented about the physical and social environment. This rise in the accessibility of remote sensing, and more broadly geospatial science, holds the potential to advance the legitimacy of the models used for decision making purposes. This session will consist of brief presentations of examples of the use of remote sensing and geospatial science to engage the public. The presentations will be followed by an open discussion.

–       9:45 – 10:00 am:  Break

–       10:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Incorporating No-cost Landsat Data and Products in Mapping Applications Workshop, Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai (University of Wyoming)

Landsat data products provide invaluable earth observation tools that are available to users at no cost. Since 2016, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has started organizing Landsat data into a tiered collection structure, based on data quality and level of processing. This lecture and demonstration-style workshop will show how to search and download data from the collection archive, introduce basic remote sensing concepts, and demonstrate characteristics of Landsat data applications, such as monitoring and mapping natural and man-made features, time-series analyses, vegetation indices, and wildfire burn severity. Workshop participants will receive a completion certificate.


Platinum Level – $1,000
Booth near conference registration area
Logo display and written acknowledgment in next ASPRS-RMR newsletter
Verbal acknowledgement during Saturday dinner event
Logo display on meeting website and program

Gold Level – $500
Logo display and written acknowledgment in next ASPRS-RMR newsletter
Verbal acknowledgement during Saturday dinner event
Logo display on meeting website and program

Silver Level- $250
Verbal acknowledgement during Saturday dinner event
Logo display on meeting website and program

Bronze – $100
Name display on meeting website and program

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Last updated 11/01/2017