The ASPRS Young Professionals Council (YPC) is announcing a call for presenters for a Special Session to be held at the ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference
On Oct 3rd, 2013, 11 students (including 4 ASPRS student members) from a Remote Sensing course offered by the Geography Department at the University of
On Oct 3rd, 2013, 11 students (including 4 ASPRS student members) from a Remote Sensing course offered by the Geography Department at the University of Northern Iowa participated in a trip visiting Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) – a mapping company located at Cedar Falls, Iowa that is specialized in quality mapping, photogrammetry, GIS, and aerial acquisition services. The trip was kicked off by Joshua McNary, ASI’s Director of Corporate Development, at the company’s headquarters. During the kick-off, the company’s President and CEO – Mike Tully – delivered a presentation including an overview video of geospatial technologies, an introduction to ASI, and a demonstration of their recent LiDAR projects. After the presentation, students were given a guided tour by Mr. McNary around the company. Staff members involved in different projects were introduced to students about their on-going projects in 3D photogrammetry, LiDAR point cloud analysis, and vector mapping, etc. Upon conclusion of the tour in the headquarters, students travelled to the Waverly Airport where ASI houses all of their aircrafts and cameras. After an overview of the airport and its role in ASI mapping projects, students were introduced to individual aircraft and camera on which can be mounted. The information of how to schedule a flight, perform instrument calibration, and conduct air photo field collection was also presented. The whole trip lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes. Students had found this trip exciting and very educational.
A message from the St. Louis Region President, Greg Brunner:
Dear Region Members,
On October 28th, St. Louis Region Director Dave Kreighbaum and Central Region Director Barry Budzowski presented the plan to consolidate our two regions into one region at the ASPRS Conference in San Antonio. The ASPRS National Board of Directors unanimously approved our intent to consolidate and gave their endorsement to proceed with this venture. Next steps include:
- Sharing the by-laws and transition plans with our respective regions. Transition plans can be downloaded from: http://stl.asprs.org/consolidated-region-transition-plan-and-draft-by-laws/
- Finalizing by-laws for the new combined region by mid-to-late December.
- Decide on a region name. Suggestions include:
- · The Heartland Region
- · The Mid-Continent Region
- · The Great Plains Region
- · The Great Rivers Region
- · The Central Region
- · If you have additional suggestions, please submit by November 18 and we will include them in a soon to follow survey.
- Holding our first official joint Board meeting in January
- Soon accepting nominations for Vice President of the new region
The ASPRS Board of Directors is excited to see our regions acting on the recommendations that they put forth in their restructuring plan. People are very interested in the logistics and mechanics of how the merger will happen and are looking at this as the template for how consolidation should proceed. Thank you all for your participation in this trailblazing endeavor!
Your St. Louis Region President,