Workshops will be offered at the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference on Sunday, October 27th and Monday, October 28th. Descriptions for all workshops offered at the conference can be found below.
There is a seperate fee to attend the workshops.
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Click on the following titles for full workshop descriptions:
WS #3 - Introduction to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations
Workshop #3 - Introduction to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) OperationsInstructor(s): Keven Gambold and Ed Freeborn, Unmanned Experts LLCDate & Time: Monday, October 28th; 7:45 am until 5:15 pmCEUs: 0.8INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP
The airborne remote sensing, survey and mapping community are showing increasing interest in Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and new adopters and technology for metric-quality data production are being reported daily. As UAS become operational the ‘How and Why’ of UAS operations need to be considered as well as the ‘What.’ The "Introduction to UAS Operations" full-day workshop is designed to address this need with practical discussion and a focus on metric-quality UAS surveying and mapping.
The workshop is broken down into 4 sections:
Introduction to UAS Concepts
Overview; UAS Terminology and Classification; UAS Roles and Mission Sets
Concept of Operations; Launch Recovery Systems; Communications
Metric-quality Applications and Systems Survey
Small UAS (SUAS) Photogrammetry, a Disruptive Technology
Art of the Possible
This course assumes that attendees have an intermediate to advanced understanding of airborne operations, and a basic understanding of photogrammetric and remote sensing principles or their equivalents in military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) fundamentals.
WS #4 - Looking Above the Terrain: Lidar for Vegetation Assessment....TIME & DATE CHANGE
Workshop #4 - Looking Above the Terrain: Lidar for Vegetation AssessmentInstructor: Sorin C. Popescu, Texas A&M UniversityDate & Time: Sunday, October 27th; 12:45 pm to 5:15 pmCEUs: 0.4INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP
The participants are expected to have a basic understanding of remote sensing techniques and image processing. The overall goal of this half-day workshop is to introduce participants to lidar concepts, processing techniques, and applications for characterizing forest vegetation three-dimensional structure and deriving forest biophysical parameters. More specific objectives are to: (1) review basic laser ranging concepts and lidar data structure; (2) introduce types of lidar sensors for forest vegetation assessment, including discrete-return, waveform encoding, and photon counting systems, on terrestrial, airborne, and satellite platforms; (3) describe the LAS lidar data format; (4) introduce participants to software resources for processing lidar data and characterizing vegetation structure; (5) review algorithms for deriving information on terrain elevation and canopy height models; (6) present choices of lidar data processing, such as point-cloud statistics, waveform processing, and interpolated surface-based methods to derive information on vegetation structure at various scales, from individual tree, plot, footprint, and stand level to regional and global scales; and (7) discuss examples of various lidar remote sensing applications for characterizing vegetation parameters, including biomass assessment in various ecosystems, such as forests, brush, and marches, leaf area index, canopy cover, and forest fuels mapping.
WS #5 - QA/QC Processes and Concepts
Workshop #5 - QA/QC Processes and ConceptsInstructor(s): Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert and Tom Asbeck, AtkinsDate & Time: Monday, October 28th; 12:45 pm until 5:15 pmCEUs: 0.4INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
The workshop is intended for individuals who are involved in any aspect of production process control and management including geometric and radiometric quality and accuracy assessment. Users who receive products from data providers may also benefit from the workshop as it helps them understand the process of product evaluation and acceptance criteria. The workshop introduces the topics of quality control and quality assurance and how do they apply to day-to-day activities in improving products quality through the improvement in the process control. In addition, the workshop will introduce practical and simplified approach for the statistical terms and concepts used in evaluating final products with real examples from lidar and ortho projects life cycles.
What is Quality?
How good is your data?
Cause and Effect
Control Chart (UCL and LCL)
Plan to insure quality
Continual Process Improvement
Fees for Full and Half day workshops are listed below.
Regular (9/28 - 10/30)
Full Day (WS #3)
(9/28 - 10/30)
(WS #4 & 5)
(9/28 - 10/30)