The NEW ASPRS Annual Conference

IGTF 2015 - Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum

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IGTF is all NEW for 2015! And we want YOU to know the schedule of new and exciting events.

Below you will find a breakdown of each day of the conference with the scheduled activities. The agenda is a work in progress and will be updated as much as possible until the conference. Click on a day of the week below to see the various events occurring at the conference.

(Last Updated: December 15, 2014)

Monday, May 4 - Pre-Conference Day 1

6:30 am - 3:00 pm   Registration Open

7:30 am - 5:30 pm   Classified Session
      - Buses load at 7:30 am at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel

7:45 am - 5:15 pm   Workshops

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm   ASPRS Committee Meetings

Tuesday, May 5 - Pre-Conference Day 2

6:30 am - 6:00 pm   Registration Open

7:45 am - 5:15 pm   Workshops

8:00 am - 6:00 pm   ASPRS Committee Meetings

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Welcome Reception
   7:00 pm - ASPRS Awards Presentation at the Welcome Reception
    - Reception to be held at an offsite venue - NOT at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
    - Registration will not be available at event, please plan accordingly

Wednesday, May 6 - Conference Day 1

7:00 am - 5:45 pm   Registration Open

9:00 am - 10:30 am   Plenary Session #1

10:30 am - 7:00 pm   Technology Floor Open

10:30 am - 11:00 am   Refreshment Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm   Technical Session Timeblock A

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm   Exhibitors' Welcome Lunch
    - Complimentary lunch included with most registrations.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Tecnical Session Timeblock B

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm   Refreshment Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm   Technical Session Timeblock C

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm   Exhibitors' Reception
    - Included with most registrations

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm   Awards Celebration & Dessert Reception

Thursday, May 7 - Conference Day 2

7:00 am - 4:00 pm   Registration Open

8:30 am - 10:00 am   Technical Session Timeblock D

10:00 am - 3:30 pm  Technology Floor Open

10:00 am - 10:30 am   Refreshment Break

10:30 am - 12 noon   Plenary Session

12 noon - 1:00 pm  Lunch with Exhibitors

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm   Technical Session Timeblock E

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm   Refreshment Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm   Technical Session Timeblock F

Friday, May 8 - Post-Conference

8:00 am - 12 noon   ASPRS Board of Directors Meeting


IGTF Final Program

program picIGTF Final Program

Click the button below to download the IGTF 2015 - ASPRS Annual Conference and co-located JACIE Workshop Final Program.

IGTF Final Program HERE

Please note, the program information is accurate as of our print date, April 20, 2015. Information may have changed and changes will be recorded on an errata sheet available at the conference. The electronic program will be updated with changes from the conference by June 15, 2015.

Conference Photos

If you are interested in obtaining professional photos taken at IGTF 2015, please click the link below for the photographers website. High resolution downloadable files are complimentary. Prints require a purchase.

These files are available for personal use only, if you are using the photos for public use, please give photo credits to "Lori Ballard, Christie's Photographic Solutions".
Access Code: igtf

Click Here for Conference Photos


Technical Session Matrix

The IGTF 2015 Technical program has been refreshed with a new look and design. Take a look at the new program in the Technical Session Matrix.

Click here for a quick listing of session titles being given at IGTF 2015. This will give you a great idea of the fantastic sessions that will be given during the conference. You will note on the matrix, each session title has an area of interest and a sponsored Committee, Division or Supporting Organization.

FREE Seminar

NEW for 2015!

IGTF 2015 is offering a FREE Seminar for any conference attendee. As a conference attendee, we invite you to attend this pre-conference Free Seminar, How to Publish and Review for a Top Journal, on Tuesday, May 5th from 8:30 am until 12:15 pm.

How to Publish and Review for a Top Journal

Date: Tuesday, May 5th
Time: 8:30 am until 12:15 pm
Location: At the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel

Given by Dr. Elaine van Ommen Kloeke, Elsevier Publishing
Dr. Elaine van Ommen Kloeke obtained her PhD in soil ecology from the VU University Amsterdam, investigating the potential risks and effects of genetically modified crops on essential invertebrate species in the soil ecosystem. She joined Elsevier as Publisher of Agronomy and Remote Sensing journals since April 2013, working closely with editors, authors and experts in the field of agriculture and remote sensing. She has previously presented publishing workshops to a variety of audiences including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Institute, at Michigan State University and the Conference for Geostatistics for Environmental Applications (Paris).

About the Seminar:

This seminar will provide insight and tips from a Journal Editor on how to structure a paper, write a cover letter and deal with akward feedback from reviewers.

Writing for academic journals is highly competitive. Even if you overcome the first hurdle and generate a valuable idea or piece of research - how do you then sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers?

There’s no simple formula for getting published - editors’ expectations can vary both between and within subject areas. But there are some challenges that will confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline. How should you respond to reviewer feedback? Is there a correct way to structure a paper? And should you always bother revising and resubmitting? This free seminar will help to answer those and many other questions.

No printed workbook will be provided for this seminar. Materials will be available to registered attendees electronically.


This is a free seminar for any attendee of the IGTF or JACIE Workshop to attend. Please confirm your registration by selecting the Seminar option within your online registration for the main conference. If you have already registered to attend the IGTF 2015 or JACIE Workshop and would like to confirm your attendance to this Seminar, please contact the Conference Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Attendees are welcome to join the seminar onsite; however, we can not guarantee a seat in the session without your pre-registration.


ASPRS will hold pre-conference workshops at the IGTF 2015 - ASPRS Annual Conference on Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th. Descriptions for each of the available workshops may be found below.

There are seperate fees to attend the pre-conference workshops and you may register for the workshops within the online registration process. 
All workshop fees are listed at the bottom of this web page.

Please click on the following hyperlinked titles for individual workshop descriptions.

The following descriptions are for workshops being held on Monday, May 4th:


2015 Exhibitors

 The IGTF 2015 - ASPRS Annual Conference & co-located JACIE Workshop Technology Floor is comprised of the world’s leading suppliers of Imaging and Geospatial systems and component manufacturers, operators and service companies. Exhibitors include airborne, and complementary sensor manufacturers, survey service companies, data processing, mapping, GIS and management specialists and the latest mobile and indoor mapping UAS.

There are limited exhibit stands remaining – If you are interested in becoming a part of the IGTF 2015 Technology Floor, please contact Sheldon Piepenburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the latest information or visit the Exhibitor area of this web site.


Classified Session

******NGA Classified Session Is Cancelled*******

On behalf of NGA and ASPRS, we apologize for the inconvenience. The classified session, previously scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2015, has been cancelled for the IGTF 2015 conference.

If you have already registered to attend the Classified Session, you have two options for a refund:

1 - You may request a full refund of your session registration fee - $100 total
   This refund will be fully completed within 30 days post conference and will be credited in the manner the payment was received.

2 - You may elect to attend one of the half-day workshops ASPRS is holding on Monday, May 4th for the cost of your Classified Session registration fee.

  • This option would allow you to attend a workshop, earn CEU credits and save $80 - $200 on the workshop registration fee.
  • You will be able to attend one of the two workshops listed below for only $100
  • Limited space available in the workshops, so please make your decision quickly

Workshops on Monday, May 4th:

 Hyperspectral and Extended Multispectral Remote Sensing: Phenomenology, Sensor Systems, and Data Processing
Date: Monday, May 4        
Time: Half Day, morning, 7:45 am - 12:15 pm
CEUs: 0.4
Click Here for a Full Description


Current Status of Earth Observation Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and SAR Data of Fine Resolution
Date: Monday, May 4        
Time: Half Day, Afternoon, 12:45 pm – 5:15 pm
CEUs: 0.4
Click Here for a Full Description

Please notify the Conference Registrar, Priscilla Weeks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your refund decision.

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