A guest post by ASPRS Young Professional’s Council member, Ryan Bowe
Do you have a question about the next step in your photogrammetry, remote sensing or geospatial career? Take advantage of the ASPRS Young Professional Council’s (YPC) Mentoring program by signing up to be a mentee. We have excellent mentors waiting to share their expertise in order to help you!
Once you fill out the forms, the YPC will match you with a mentor and you can begin talking to each other. We provide a guideline Mentoring Agreement Form for the mentor and mentee to fill out together, but the rest is up to you and your mentor.
Still not sold on the idea of speaking to a mentor? The program, although still in the beta phase, has made several successful mentoring relationships. The mentees who have taken the time to contact their mentors have reported they have grown their professional network and now have a confidant to whom they are comfortable turning with career questions. It never hurts to have an ally!
Professionals interested in giving back to emerging professionals are also encouraged to sign up as mentors. If you have any questions about the ASPRS YPC Mentoring Program, are interested in shaping the mentoring program as a volunteer, or have suggestions please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We are happy to announce our first technical presentation as the ASPRS Heartland Region. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 starting at 4:30pm. Elizabeth McCartney will be presenting on the USGS National Map Corps. Elizabeth will also be hosting the meeting at the USGS facility in Rolla, Missouri. For those who can’t be there in person, but would still like to attend virtually, we will be offering the presentation on streaming internet live via GoToMeeting at the following address:
The meeting will start at 4:30pm and run until 6:00. If you are planning on attending the meeting in Rolla we ask that you please RSVP to Elizabeth McCartney at email@example.com, or 573-308-3696.