PE&RS January 2015 - page 4

January 2015
Dr. Michael Hauck
Russell G. Congalton
Technical Editor
Michael S. Renslow
Assistant Editor
Jie Shan
Assistant Director — Publications
Rae Kelley
Electronic Publications Manager/Graphic Artist
Matthew Austin
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
is the official journal
of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. It is
devoted to the exchange of ideas and information about the applications of
photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. The
technical activities of the Society are conducted through the following Technical
Divisions: Geographic Information Systems, Photogrammetric Applications,
Lidar, Primary Data Acquisition, Professional Practice, and Remote Sensing
Applications. Additional information on the functioning of the Technical
Divisions and the Society can be found in the Yearbook issue of
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Happy New Year –
Happy New ASPRS!
To begin the New Year I invite
you to take a journey with me.
Some may say that ASPRS and
its members have been on a jour-
ney for the past 80 years, but that
lately the sailing has been rough,
the ship has taken on water, and
we’ve made little progress. Well,
that’s about to change. ASPRS is
setting off on a new journey. We
are charting a new course. Let’s
see if I can convince you to come
on board.
Over the past nine months AS-
PRS has been hard at work refit-
ting our ship and retraining our
crew. The Board has begun re-
pairs to the unwieldy governance
structure, while Headquarters
has begun making repairs in op-
erations. For specifics, please
see the sidebar. When these re-
pairs are complete in the spring
of 2014, our ship will be ready
for sea once again. In anticipa-
tion, ASPRS seeks students, sci-
entists, engineers, and business
people to join the complement of
women and men who choose to
make this ship their professional
home – who will call this ship “my
What’s in it for you, the world’s
imaging and geospatial experts?
Great rewards, including mem-
The Board of Directors has
been laying the foundation
to streamline the gover-
nance of ASPRS. Mean-
while, the staff have been
working on four top prior-
ities: 1) improving confer-
ences; 2) fixing the business
model and distribution of
the journal; 3) modernizing
the member database; and
4) getting better control of
our many websites. On the
conference front, perhaps
you have already heard
good things about UAS
Mapping 2014 last October
or the Pecora/ISPRS meet-
ing in November. For the
journal, we changed insti-
tutional pricing to be more
in line with the market,
and soon you will be able
to access an improved and
complete electronic version
online. Although the mem-
ber database may not sound
exciting, when the modern-
ization is complete we will
be able to communicate with
members more effectively,
and they with each other.
We will also roll out major
website changes, adding ca-
pabilities like those show-
cased in
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