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Divisions and Committees

Online Seminars

Upcoming Seminars


The ASPRS GIS Division, in cooperation with CaGIS and GLIS, is sponsoring free online live seminars throughout the year.

Attention those seeking ASPRS Certification: ASPRS Online Seminars are a great way to gain Professional Development Hours!

Scheduled seminars for 2014

Mapping Grade Products from the Unmanned Aerial System: The Photogrammetric Approach -- August 29, 2014

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There is increased attention by the mapping community here in the United States and abroad to the use of UAS for conventional mapping jobs such as corridor mapping, disaster sites, mine site, and any other small size projects. Woolpert purchase a UAS from Altavian and is in the process of converting it to a fully metric system. The presentation will discuss introduction to the UAS, system specifications, camera calibration, factors effecting flight and acquisition, evaluation of the derived geospatial data, and FAA current regulation.

Presenter: Qassim Abdullah
Dr. Qassim Abdullah is an accomplished scientist with more than 30 years of combined industrial, research and development, and academic experience in analytical photogrammetry, digital remote sensing, and civil and surveying engineering.  Over the course of his career, Dr. Abdullah has contributed significantly toward the advancement of digital aerial imagery and LiDAR acquisition, and production processes.  Among his accomplishments, Dr. Abdullah developed proprietary software applications for use in digital orthophotography and DEM production; he developed and integrated a metric digital aerial camera for rapid image acquisition; he integrated airborne GPS into conventional aerotriangulation adjustments; he refined inertial navigation systems and GPS technology for position and orientation measurement; and he developed integrated airborne GPS, inertial measurement, lidar data acquisition and development of precise positioning algorithms and processes.  A civil engineer, ASPRS certified photogrammetrist, and professional surveyor in four state, Dr. Abdullah currently serves as senior geospatial scientist responsible for designing and managing strategic programs to develop and implement new remote sensing technologies that allow Woolpert to meet the evolving needs of geospatial users. Before joining Woolpert, Dr. Abdullah was instrumental in streamlining Fugro EarthData’s photogrammetric mapping processes and most recently, has been leading the technology transfer for using Woolpert unmanned system (UAS) for standard mapping process.








Emails for upcoming seminars are sent to all ASPRS, CaGIS and GLIS members with the registration link.  Just click on the clink in the email to get to the online registration for each seminar.  Please note that slots for the live seminar are limited to 95 so register early to be assured you are approved.  It is also important that if you register for a seminar that you do attend as there are more people interested in the live seminars than there are slots available to accommodate everyone.  After the live seminars have aired, a videotape of the seminar will be posted below.




Past Seminars

 Past Seminars -- to view the video, click on the title of the seminar


Building an Agile, Modern, and Open Geospatial Platform
Presenter: Nathaniel Irwin
Held January, 2014

NHD Applications Utilizing StreamStats
February 28, 2014
Presenter: Peter A Steeves

Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System
March 14, 2014
Presenter: Dave Doyle 

Beyond Visualization: Enabling 3D Spatial Analysis of Vector Geometry
April 11, 2014
Presenters: Tom Watson and Michael Martin

Landscape Disturbance Related to Natural Gas Extraction in the Mid-Atlantic Region
June 20, 2014
Presenter: Terry Slonecker

Terrestrial and Aerial LIDAR for the Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Ecosystem Services
Presenter: Monika Moskal
Held June 27, 2014

An Overview of Considerations and Methodologies for High Resolution Land Cover Mapping
Presenter: Chris Robinson
Held July 25, 2014



How The District Uses Remote Sensed Data (Lidar, Imagery, Doppler Radar, Etc.) in Our Water Modeling
Presenter: Al Karlin, Florida Water Management District
Held March, 2013

3D Indoor Modeling for Navigation
Presenter:  Dr Sisi Zlatanova, Delft University of Technology - Netherlands
Held May, 2013

Approaches, Techniques, and Considerations for Land Use/Land Cover Change Mapping
Presenter:  John McCombs, NOAA
Held May, 2013

Social Research using Geospatial Technologies 
Presenters: Yvonne Olivares and Aaron Schill, Community Researcher Partners (CRP)
Held June, 2013

Open Source Software in Commercial GIS Sofware Applications
Presenter:  Michael Rosen, LizardTech Seattle, WA US
Held July 26, 2013

From DFIRM to the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL):  Charting the Course of FEMA’s Digital Flood Hazard Data
Presenter: Scott McAfee, CFM, GISP FEMA - Mitigation Division Department of Homeland Security
Held August 30, 2013

FEMA’s Hazus Risk Assessment System – Technical Session on How to Use the Hurricane and Flood Models to Help Build Resilient Communities
Presenter: Chris Zambito, CFM, GISP, Project Manager for Water Resources in Dewberry
Held September 27, 2013




















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