Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is in search of an Editor-In-Chief for Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS). PE&RS, the ASPRS journal, is one of the world's leading periodicals dealing with geospatial information science and engineering. The Editor-In-Chief is responsible for obtaining peer reviews of approximately 125 manuscripts per year and for making decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of papers submitted for possible publication. This involves selecting, and communicating with, three reviewers per manuscript. The Editor-In-Chief works with the PE&RS Technical Editor to establish guidelines for manuscript submission and formatting of accepted papers. The Editor-In-Chief also:
- maintains and updates the online manuscript review form/website,
- maintains records on all manuscripts submitted for peer review,
- maintains records on all reviewers,
- communicates with authors regarding progress of reviews and decisions on papers,
- works with guest editors on special issues of PE&RS,
- serves as chair of the ASPRS Journal Policy Committee, and
- interacts with organizations managing citation indexes.
The Editor-In-Chief provides an important service to ASPRS and the geospatial community that typically involves 12-20 hours of work per week. ASPRS provides an annual stipend to the Editor-In-Chief and financial support to a part-time editorial assistant, and covers other out-of-pocket costs.
Bethesda, Md., August 17, 2015 - The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) certification program announces the launch of a Professional and Technologist LIDAR Certification, the Certified Mapping Scientists, Lidar (CMS, Lidar) and the Certified Lidar Technologist (CLT).
The Certified Mapping Scientist, Lidar certification is described as: A professional involved in lidar systems design and/or systems application of data acquisition and computer programs that allow for the utilization of spatially referenced lidar point clouds for solving user needs and analysis requirements. Responsibilities of the applicant should include management and supervision leading to the integration of data needs and the development of correspondence among, and the utilization of, various spatial systems of often-different generic origins that are used to solve requirements.