Final Program Released for MAPPS/ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference in Tampa, Florida
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
In just a
week geospatial professionals from around the world will come together in
Tampa, Florida to learn about the revolution and evolution of cloud computing
and other emerging new technologies impacting the geospatial practice at the
2012 MAPPS/ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference to be held October 29 through
sessions during the conference will address the most pressing technologies and
their applications including 3D, mobile mapping, cloud data management,
unmanned aerial systems (UAS), lidar and the role of cloud computing with these
conference will open with workshops covering such topics as mobile lidar,
remote sensing, cloud computing, contracting for geospatial services, airborne
flash lidar, and other technical topics. Further information on all of the
pre-conference activities may be found at the conference web site www.asprs.org/Conferences/Tampa-2012.
networking events for students and professionals will take place throughout the
conference and on the exhibit floor. A special UAV showcase has been included
with the general exhibits highlighting the convergence of the new technology in
the geospatial marketplace.
Dr. Gerald Bawden,
with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),
will provide the Keynote address on "Ultra-High Resolution Three and Four
Dimensional Point Cloud Analysis Spanning the Earth Sciences.” Dr. Bawden will
highlight how terrestrial lidar and laser scanning are enabling 3D site
characterization and 4D change detection.
geospatial information officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, will present
the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA) and outline
efforts to develop a national 3D elevation program (3DEP) based on the results
of the study.
to a variety of topics covered in the technical sessions, the conference offers
a number of Special Sessions devoted to highlighting emerging trends in technologies that
support geospatial applications
debut its Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual, the first comprehensive manual
on airborne lidar technology and applications covering best practices and
procedures for acquiring, processing and performing quality control and
assurance. MAPPS will announce the winners of its annual Geospatial Products
and Services Excellence Awards.
concluding general session features members of MAPPS and ASPRS who will lead a
discussion on the future of the geospatial profession, where the market is
going, and how technology and the workforce are expected to evolve.
To view the
final digital program, click here. The final program is also available on
the conference web site at www.asprs.org/Conferences/Tampa-2012.
This significant conference is the
seventh in a series that originated in 1994 as the American Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Management Association for
Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) began jointly hosting education
conferences on emerging mapping and geospatial technologies and applications
that have now become an integral part of our everyday lives. The conference
seeks to bring geospatial producers, data users, managers, and imaging and
geospatial information professionals together to present the latest
Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The MAPPS membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or provides a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession.
MAPPS provides its 160+ member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement.
Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.