ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference & co-located JACIE Workshop

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ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference

 Geospatial Power in Our Pockets

& co-located JACIE Workshop
Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) Workshop

Louisville, Kentucky USA   *  March 23-28, 2014  *  The Galt House Hotel

Join the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(ASPRS) for the 2014 Annual Conference as we head to the home of the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger baseball bat and Southern Hospitality, Louisville, Kentucky, March 23 - 27, 2014!

This year we are excited to welcome the JACIE Workshop to co-locate in Louisville. The JACIE Workshop will be held March 26 - 28, 2014 at the Galt House Hotel and will be combining a general session and special technical sessions throughout the week with the ASPRS Conference. This is an exciting partnership for both organizations!


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).

Tell Me About ASPRS 2014

The conference theme: Power in Our Pockets, refers to the technological power of pocket sized devices in our world today. The conference will focus on the various tools, applications, software and overall abilities of technology in the geospatial industry today.

There are LOTS of changes happening for ASPRS conferences! Here are just a few you will see in 2014:

  •     JACIE Workshop co-location
  •     Unmanned Aerial Systems Showcase
  •     Recruitment Way Table Tops
  •     Increased Exhibitor/Attendee Face-time
  •     New session tracks for practical applications
  •     Redesigned conference programs
  •     Presenter abstracts available online

Who Attends?

More than 1,000 imaging and geospatial information professionals gather from across the nation and from around the globe for ASPRS Annual Conferences. And this year, we are expecting a record attendance with the co-location of the JACIE Workshop.

Attendees are mid- and upper-level imaging and geospatial managers from corporations, government agencies, consultants, educators, reseachers, students and field surveyors.


Louisville, Kentucky
Big City Service with Southern Hospitality!

Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky has loads of small-town southern hospitality, a cosmopolitan riverfront district linked to the city’s park system, a diverse arts scene, downtown’s Museum Row on Main, and a nationally recognized foodie mecca.

Louisville, no matter how you pronounce's got something for everyone!

ASPRS and the JACIE Workshop will be holding meetings at the wonderful Galt House Hotel while in Louisville! Click here for more information about hotel accommodations.


T6-Mar 27 11:00

Radiometric Performance of the Landsat 8 OLI and TIRS Sensors

Ronald  Morfitt

Brian Markham

Geometric and Spatial Performance of Landsat 8

James Storey

Michael Choate

Measuring and Monitoring Landsat 8 Data Quality

Ronald Hayes

Kelly Vanderwerff

Data Quality Features in Landsat Products

John Dwyer

Pasquale Scaramuzza

T5-Mar 27 11:00

ArcGIS as an Imagery Platform

Peter Becker, Esri

ArcGIS has evolved as an advanced platform for image management including processing and serving of imagery. This presentation will provide highlight key functionality for managing, processing and serving all forms of imagery to a wide range of applications and how the imagery can be integrated with a wide range of other geospatial data sources to enable the creation of valuable applications.

The GeoMarketSpace -- Unifying the GIS Market to Provide Real Solutions in Real Time

Charles Samuels, The SI Organization, Inc

John Kelley

The GeoMarketSpace (GMS) consists of a web-deployed intuitive user interface, Smart Engine and High Performance Cloud Computing backbone which provides for data and model discovery and access to commercial, federated State and U.S. agency data repositories, and available model repositories. Innovative methods for data and model discovery, learned workflows for discovery based on users’ problem sets, access and management is used to provide real-time Model as a Service (MaaS) services. These MaaS services provide for model set up, calibration, utilization, and product generation. Data and model quality is implemented through the use of appropriate data and model meta-data and standards compliance.  Many users of geospatial and remote sensing data have a difficult time discovering and accessing data and models.   The GMS, developed by The SI Organization, Inc., systematically addresses these challenges through intelligent compute responses and guidance and in addition provides the ability for users to access data and models, and develop products on-demand. The GMS was designed to solve real world problems, in real-time, while maintaining simplicity for the user.  User desired solutions or products may be requested via the GMS platform without the user needing any specialized software or desktop or server applications, or necessarily any expertise in the underlying data or mathematical models that may be required to generate the solution or product requested.  All that is needed is an internet connection.   In this presentation, we will describe the GMS and give a few examples for solutions a user can access on the platform. 

URS Providing a Wide Array of Engineering Solutions Using Geospatial Data and Services

Bob Ryan, URS Corporation

Providing a Wide Array of Engineering Solutions Using Geospatial Data and Services. URS Corporation is a fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services organization with the capabilities to support every stage of the project life cycle. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; information technology; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. We provide these services for the U.S. federal government, national governments of other countries, state and local government agencies in the United States and internationally, and multinational corporations. URS has more than 55,000 employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries. The Company’s business is focused on five key market sectors: Federal, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Power and Industrial. URS Corporation is involved in a vast number of projects that require a wide range geospatial services that are either performed in-house or subcontracted.  This presentation will provide an overview of some of varying projects for which we have or are currently providing geospatial services.  Projects that highlighted some of our geospatial services provided by URS include the following: San Diego International Airport Green Build Project – Building Information Modeling (BIM) 3-D visual data. New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Surveys Service – the URS Transport Asset Management Team in Nottingham, England. Land Information System (LIS) Project for the Navajo Housing Authority – development of LIS and enterprise GIS. Dams and Levees Visualization and Data Management – 3D data collection using aerial, static, and mobile LiDAR, as well as Pieozometer and Geoelectrical Resistivity data used for 3D mapping and modeling. Independent QAQC – Kansas Statewide LiDAR and Maryland Statewide Orthos. Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) – Mapping above and below ground storage tanks and Air Permit Data. Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT) CT, NJ, NY, PA – ArcGIS app to model time required to transport people away from danger areas via the NY Metro Ferry System, based on vessel type, dock size and vessel speed.

Instant Access to Landsat 8

Peter Becker, Esri

Landsat8 imagery has extensive value to a wide range of industries, but fast access yet simple access to the imagery and image products is required to exploit this value. This presentation will review the design of a set of dynamic image services that enable fast access to global multi-spectral, multi-temporal Landsat 8 image services to show the cloud concept of ‘bring the processing to the data’. Methodologies for how to best handle the on-the-fly processing for a wide range of products that provide access to the different bands and indices, as well as capabilities for supervised classification and more advanced cloud based geoprocessing will be reviewed.

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