CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference

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Final Program

CoverThe CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference Final Program is HERE!

The Final Program is now avilable in electronic form through the link below. The final program will guide attendees through all of the events, meetings, workshops, and sessions offered at the conference.

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the Conference Final Program

 

Please Note: This information is correct as of the print date, October 14, 2013. Information may change. An Errata sheet will be added to the Final Program if there are any changes, cancellations or additions onsite.


 

The CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program will take you through a general guide for the conference program. Sessions, speakers, papers, networking events, and more can be found within the Preliminary Program. Begin to plan your conference days with this helpful guide.

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 Please Note: This information is correct as of the print date, August 12, 2013. Information may have changed and may continue to change. The Conference Final Program will relect those changes and additions.


 

 Conference Smartphone App

The ASPRS Smartphone app has been updated for the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference! Make a customized schedule, map local restaurants, things to do and transportation all from your Smartphone! You can even link to Facebook directly from the App and tell everyone that you are going to attend the Conference.

    For Apple Users: Click here to download the App.
    For Google Pay (formally Android) Users: Click here to download the App.

**Please Note, the ASPRS Smartphone app has been created to support ASPRS as a Society and contains both information for the Society and Conferences. The conference information is updated for each conference. Once the app has been downloaded, shake your device in order to receive the current updates.

Student Map Competition

Calling All Students!

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Participate in a fun, challenging and exciting project - the Student Map Competition at the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference in San Antonio, Texas! See below for further competition details.

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Registration Fees

Conference registration fees for the CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference in San Antonio, Texas are listed below. 

If you have any questions about registration for this conference, please contact the ASPRS Conference Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at 1+(301)-493-0290 x109. 

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Schedule

A general conference schedule is listed within each of the tabs below. Please note, this schedule is a work in progress and is subject to minor adjustments. We will be updating the schedule as needed until the conference begins. (Last Updated: 10/14/13)

Sun., Oct. 27

Registration Not Open Today


 

ASPRS Division & Committee Meetings
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Various Rooms


Pre-Conference Workshops
    12:45 pm - 5:15 pm; Location: Executive Salon 5
       WS #4 - Looking Above the Terrain: Lidar for Vegetation Assessment


Volunteer Orientation
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Location: Executive Salon 3

Mon., Oct. 28

Registration Open
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Location: Texas Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor


Pre-Conference Workshops
    7:45 am - 5:15 pm - All Day; Executive Salon 3
      WS #3 - Introduction to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations

  12:45 pm - 5:15 pm - Half Day PM; Location: Texas Ballroom, Salon A
      WS #5 - QA/QC Processes and Concepts

    


ASPRS Board of Directors Meeting
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Location: Executive Salon 4


CaGIS Board of Directors Meeting
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Location: Lone Star room, 1st floor

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Registration Open
    7:00 am - 5:45 pm


Poster Set-up
    7:00 am - 9:00 am; Location: Texas Ballroom, Salon C


Exhibit Hall Open 
   
9:00 am - 7:30 pm; Texas Ballroom, Salons B & C


Keynote - General Session I
    8:00 am - 9:00 am; Location: San Antonio Ballroom


Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall - 9:00 am - 9:30 am


Technical Sessions
    9:30 am - 11:00 am


Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall - 11:00 am - 11:15 am


Lunch - on your own
    11:15 am - 1:30 pm


Technical Sessions
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Technical Sessions
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Exhibitors' Reception
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Location: Texas Ballroom, Salons B & C


Kick Up Your Shoes - Dance Lessons!
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Location: San Antonio Ballroom

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Registration Open
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm


General Session II
    8:00 am - 9:00 am; Location: San Antonio Ballroom


Exhibit Hall Open 
   
9:00 am - 3:30 pm; Location: Texas Ballroom, Salons B & C


Breakfast with Exhibitors' - 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Technical Sessions
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


General Session III
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Lunch - on your own
    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm


Technical Sessions
    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm


Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall - 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm


Technical Sessions
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


CaGIS Meeting - U.S. National Committee Meeting
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshops

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) Operations

Instructor(s): Keven Gambold and Ed Freeborn, Unmanned Experts LLC
Date & Time: Monday, October 28th; 7:45 am until 5:15 pm
CEUs: 0.8
INTERMEDIATE 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

Case Studies
  Metric-quality Applications and Systems Survey
  Small UAS (SUAS) Photogrammetry, a Disruptive Technology

Business Model
  Business Plan
  Operational Model
  Other Considerations

Wrap-up
  Future 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 Assessment 

Instructor: Sorin C. Popescu, Texas A&M University
Date & Time: Sunday, October 27th; 12:45 pm to 5:15 pm
CEUs: 0.4
INTERMEDIATE 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 Concepts

Instructor(s): Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert and Tom Asbeck, Atkins
Date & Time: Monday, October 28th; 12:45 pm until 5:15 pm
CEUs: 0.4
INTRODUCTORY 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?
   Quality Assurance
   Quality Control
   Quality Review

Practical Statistics
   Random Errors
   Normal Distribution
   RMSE
   Standard Deviation

How good is your data?

Problem Identification
   Flowcharts
   Check Sheets
   Brainstorming

Problem Identification
   Cause and Effect
   Histograms
   Scatter Diagrams
   Control Chart (UCL and LCL)
Quality Assurance
   Definition
   Plan to insure quality

Quality Control
   Definition
   Automated
   Manual

Continual Process Improvement
   Evaluate
   Plan
   Implement
   Check
   Evaluate

Human Factors
   85-15 Rule
   Luck

Unfortunately, workshops #1, 2, 6 & 7 have been cancelled. If you registered for any of these workshops, the Conference Registrar will be in contact with you via email. You may choose to transfer your workshop registration to one of the other offered workshops or cancel your workshop registration all together. You may also contact the Conference Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (301) 493-0290 x109.

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