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Technical Meeting at VerticalGeo on August 21st

Update on the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy from Arkansas Student Brittany Mabry

University of Arkansas student chapter member Brittany Mabry sent this update from Greece on her work with IHC.Digital (The Initiative for Heritage Conservancy).

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to share an event press release (IHC.Digital press release) for our heritage documentation and digitization program, co-sponsored by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (University of Arkansas) and hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies, attached (in English) to this message.

For more information, feel free to e-mail me or visit our YouTube channel for more information!

Warm regards,

Brittany K. L. Mabry

Region Banquet on June 26 in Cedar Falls, St. Louis, and Rolla

This year’s annual region banquet and installation of officers will be held on June 26, 2014 at three physical locations: Cedar Falls, IA; St. Louis, MO; Rolla, MO. GoToMeeting seats available for our outlying membership. Bring your spouse, a colleague or a friend. Executive Director Dr. Michael Hauck will attend in St. Louis.

Meeting Agenda

Social – 5:30 PM

Dinner – 6:00 PM

Program – 7:00 PM


Cedar Falls, IA Area at Aerial Services, Inc.   6315 Chancellor Drive. Catered meal is $20 for members and guests, $10 for students. RSVP with Amy Vossberg by June 22, 2014 at or (319)553-0272

Saint Louis, MO Area at Morgan Street Brewery   721 N 2nd Street St. Louis, MO 63102. Dinner is $30 for members and guests, $15 for students. Menu: Choice of roast beef or chicken picata, house salad, potatoes lyonnaise, green beans, and roasted corn. RSVP with Gregory Brunner by June 22, 2014 at or (636)288-6093 and include entrée choice.

Rolla, MO Area details being resolved. RSVP with Lori Phillips by June 22, 2014 at

Outlying Members

RSVP: Gregory Brunner by June 22, 2014 to obtain GoToMeeting log-in URL.


Special Guest

Dr. Michael Hauck, ASPRS Executive Director will join us this evening in St. Louis.


Welcome - National Director Dave Kreighbaum

Cedar Falls – Introduce attendees and presentation

Rolla – Introduce attendees and presentation

St. Louis – Introduce attendees and presentation

St. Louis - Online attendee recognition

Dr.  Michael Hauck – His Goals and State of the Society Presentation

Departing BoD – National Director Kreighbaum

New BoD Members – National Director Kreighbaum

Installation of BoD – ASPRS President-Elect Dr. Lynn Usery

Technical Meeting at Esri in St. Charles on Thursday, May 15 from 4 to 6 PM



Arkansas and Missouri State Students Meet with Esri and USGS to Learn about LiDAR and The National Map Corps

Post submitted by Misty Carr, Missouri State University ASPRS member

On April 17th, our local chapter of ASPRS attended a workshop and presentation session hosted by USGS-Rolla.

A representative from ESRI, Gregory Brunner, presented several informative overviews of ESRI’s 3-D visualization tools. The workshop included several hands-on tutorials that allowed us to use the ArcMap LAS tools to manipulate and analyze several LIDAR datasets.

We also participated in a web-conferenced presentation by Elizabeth McCartney of USGS on The National Map Corps program and the benefit of responsible crowd-sourced data (VGI: Volunteered Geographic Information) for the future of mapping sciences.

I think I can speak for the ASPRS members who attended from both Missouri State University and University of Arkansas when I say that the event was both fun and enriching. I would recommend that other university students and instructors participate in workshops like this in the future. The representatives of ESRI, ASPRS, and USGS made this a remarkably enjoyable experience.