ASPRS 2016 Annual Conference:
Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF)
& co-located JACIE Workshop
Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) Workshop
Fort Worth, Texas USA * April 11 - 15, 2016 * Fort Worth Convention Center
The ASPRS Annual Conferences have been RE-designed, RE-imagined and RE-thought with YOU in mind! The NEW Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF) will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, April 11 - 15, 2016.
About IGTF 2016
The ASPRS annual conferences have been renamed to the Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF). This new brand gives ASPRS annual conferences a fresh and recognizable name, something easy and memorable.
The redesign has been created to encompass the broadest terms for our industry, “Imaging” and “Geospatial”, while incorporating the idea of “Technology” as the center and reason we all come together. We decided to use the word “Forum” instead of conference because Forum means to assemble or a meeting place for the discussion of questions, promoting open discussion and sharing. And the sharing of ideas and open discussion is the core value for each ASPRS conference. All these elements together formed the new look and feel for ASPRS annual conferences - The Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF 2016).
The all new IGTF 2016 will bring innovative presentations,
dynamic keynote speakers, an exciting Technology Floor,
a new conference layout and MUCH, much more!
We are excited to welcome back the JACIE Workshop to again co-locate with our conference. The JACIE Workshop dates are April 12-14, 2016.
The intent of the JACIE workshop is to exchange information regarding the characterization and application of the commercial imagery used by the government. This workshop is focused on the synergy of high, medium and low resolution imagery and remote sensing technologies used by the Government. This workshop is sponsored by the Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) team, a collaborative group of representatives from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Who Attends IGTF?
On average, more than 1,000 imaging and geospatial information professionals gather from across the nation and around the globe for ASPRS Annual Conferences. And this year, we are expecting a record attendance with the co-location of the JACIE Workshop and the fantastic location in Fort Worth, Texas.
Attendees are mid- and upper-level imaging and geospatial managers from corporations, government agencies, consultants, educators, reseachers, students and field surveyors.
30% - Owners/CEOs
20% - Researcher/Educator
15% - Students
12% - Management
10% - Staff Specialists
8% - Field Specialists
5% - Other
About Forth Worth
The City of Cowboys & Culture is the 16th-largest city in the United States and part of the No. 1 tourist destination in Texas, welcoming 6.5 million visitors annually. Fort Worth is comprised of seven primary entertainment districts each offering distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural amenities. In only a few days you can enjoy a range of experiences: from NASCAR racing to rodeos, world-class museums to cowboy cuisine, boutique shopping to a Top 5 zoo, biking to horseback riding. Explore each of our unique districts to see what Fort Worth has to offer you. For more information on Forth Worth, click here.
FRONTIER DAY KEYNOTE:
Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts, Inc.
Keven Gambold is a founding member of Unmanned Experts Inc., and holds the position of CEO. He completed a BSc in Psychology and Philosophy at Durham University, England and attended Royal Air Force (RAF) Officer Training. He is a retired RAF fighter-bomber squadron leader with a distinguished career of 1500 hours in the Tornado, flying combat missions in Turkey, Kuwait, Kosovo, and Iraq for which he was awarded several commendations. Keven was also posted to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nevada, and Tallil Air Base, Iraq. logging over 1500 hours flying with the Joint Predator Task Force. Keven has also published numerous peer-reviewed papers, chaired conferences, and taught courses on UAS operations in the civil sector.
Welcome to Frontier Day
April 14 and 15, 2016
Ft. Worth, Texas
Attention Public Safety Officers, Oil & Gas Professionals and 3D City Planners
As part of the upcoming IGTF 2016 Conference in Ft. Worth, TX the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the ASPRS would like to invite you to participate in Frontier Days. This event includes a tour of the exhibit hall on Thursday plus educational sessions on Friday, including best practice presentations.
Whether it is learning about geography, GPS, driverless vehicles or drones knowing “where” people or things (as in the Internet of Things) are located is critical to making informed decisions.
Why Should You Attend?
- To learn from experts about the “Power of Where” – most business decisions involve location
- To gain competitive advantage through insights about new technologies, like drones and driverless vehicles, and what the future holds for these disruptive geo-technologies
- To make contact with leading professionals in mapping and geo-business who can help you to be more successful in your profession
- To find out about career opportunities in the rapidly expanding geospatial information technology profession
Register Early for IGTF 2016 and Take a Workshop at No Extra Charge
Register now for IGTF 2016 and select a workshop – included in the IGTF Full and IGTF Monday registrations. Register early because workshops will fill up. Chose from our largest-ever selection, all taught by experts in their field. Maintain your certification and get continuing education credits as part of the conference. Select a second workshop for an additional fee, or spend the rest of your day contributing to technical activities of ASPRS committees, divisions, and working groups.