Kass Green’s experience spans thirty years of managing and supervising GIS and remote sensing professionals, as well as leadership in GIS and remote sensing research and policy. As a non-tiring advocate of the Landsat, Ms. Green has testified before Congress and worked on numerous initiatives to support the Landsat Program. Her research includes innovations in automated change detection and object oriented image classification. Over the last six years, Ms. Green has had the pleasure of using object oriented techniques to create detailed vegetation maps of Grand Canyon National Park, the national parks of Hawaii, and Sonoma County, California from high resolution optical and lidar imagery.
Ms. Green chairs NASA’s Earth Science Applications Committee, co-founded and chaired the Department of the Interior’s Landsat Advisory Group and has served on a variety of Federal Advisory Committees for NASA, NOAA and DOI. She has taught numerous workshops for ASPRS and federal agencies, is a fellow and an honorary member in the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and a past president of both MAPPS and ASPRS. She is has recently completed a text for Esri Press titled “Imagery and GIS, Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery, and has begun work on the third edition of Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data, Principles and Practices with Dr. Russell Congalton. Deemed a “rock star of remote sensing” by Directions Magazine, her research and accomplishments in mapping and GIS are world renowned.
The markets for imagery are changing more rapidly today than any time over the past 100 years. Supply is swiftly expanding with the advent of drones, the multinational launch of both traditional and cubesats , and the continuing development of lidar technologies. Similarly demand is also briskly growing as imagery becomes less expensive, easier to use, and more accessible. Ms. Green will characterize the markets for imagery and project how market changes will affect both imagery providers and the broad range of users from practitioners to policy makers. Based on her research for her upcoming book for Esri Press, she will end her keynote with practical tips for deriving the most value from imagery and GIS.