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Region Membership Map

How many members are in the Heartland Region? Where are they? Where are our cluster groups? We have updated our region member map to allow users to visualize and analyze our member distribution. Please click on the application below to interact with our 2014 member map.

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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

Mentoring Opportunities

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

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