Wisconsin Geospatial News

ASPRS Western Great Lakes meeting on February 2nd

The Details

What: ASPRS Annual Dinner/Meeting

When: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., February 2, 2012.

Where: The Machine Shed Restaurant, 8515 Hudson Boulevard, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

For more information

Visit the ASPRS Western Great Lakes Web site for a detailed agenda and registration information.

Geospatial professionals from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and beyond, are cordially invited to the annual dinner meeting of the ASPRS Western Great Lakes Region on February 2, 2012.

A social hour and dinner will be followed by two presentations. June Thormodsgard with the United States Geological Survey EROS Data Center will discuss their new and ongoing initiatives in remote sensing.

The featured speaker for the evening will be James Ferguson, an internationally-recognized expert in LiDAR systems. James’ talk will present a survey engineering/design project of approximately 55 miles of provincial highway done with mobile scanning in Fall 2011, in the Kenora region of Northern Ontario. Leading up to discussing the project details, James will review some of the history of the development of mobile scanning, and where the technology is at today.

Registration for the event is $30 for ASPRS members, $35 for non-members. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register online by January 27th.

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving thousands of professional members around the world. ASPRS’ mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.

With nearly 200 members, the Western Great Lakes Region of the ASPRS is one of sixteen regions nationwide and consists of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Indiana, and northern Illinois.