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Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, commonly referred to as PE&RS, is the official journal of imaging and geospatial information science and technology. Included in the journal on a regular basis are highlight articles such as the popular columns “Grids & Datums” and “Mapping Matters” and peer reviewed technical papers.

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Proposal for a Special Issue of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Journal

Remote Sensing Monitoring for Urban Environment Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) is seeking submissions for a special issue on Remote Sensing Monitoring for Urban Environment. Urban remote sensing provides ...

ASPRS values diversity as a strength of the geospatial professions and seeks to promote a culture of equity and inclusion.

Recent and current ASPRS initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the mapping sciences include:

  • Formation of ASPRS Diversity Task Force
  • Update to ASPRS Code of Ethics to add: “Promote equity, inclusion and intellectual diversity in the mapping sciences. Encourage participation without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”
  • Company Diversity Spotlight
  • Initiatives to enhance diversity in ASPRS membership and in the geospatial professions

2018 ASPRS President’s Address by Anne Hillyer

We welcome your involvement and input. Please contact the ASPRS Diversity Task Force.

ASPRS ANNOUNCES 2022 CANDIDATES FOR VICE-PRESIDENT

 

Once a year, ASPRS members elect a new Vice-President to the Board of Directors. That person moves up to President-Elect in the following year, then President in the third year and finally Immediate Past President in the fourth year.

 

Candidates are nominated by the Governance Committee consisting of the 5 most recent and available Past Presidents of the Society. Nominees are chosen based on a three-year rotation through the academic, private and government sectors.

 

The 2022 candidates selected from the government sector are:

 

·         John McCombs, Senior Remote Sensing Analyst, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

·          Bandana Kar, PhD., Group Lead (Acting), Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

ASPRS Bylaws state that additional nominations may be made by a nominating letter signed by no fewer than 250 voting members of the Society to be received by the Executive Director no later than fourteen weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. For the 2022 Election, additional nominations for the office of Vice-President should be sent to executivedirector@asprs.org and received no later than November 1, 2021. The Governance Committee shall then certify that all signatories are active members and that the additional nominees are qualified, willing to serve, and meet the requirements set forth in the ASPRS Bylaws before the announcement of nominees.

 

For further description of the duties of the officers and details of the election process, please refer to the ASPRS Bylaws.

ASPRS ANNOUNCES OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR ASSISTANT DIVISION DIRECTORS

 

Once every two years, ASPRS members elect new Assistant Directors for each of the seven Technical Divisions. The Assistant Director serves in the elected position for two years, then moves up to Division Director for an additional two years. Assistants and Directors also serve as voting members of the Technical Division Directors Council. Candidates are nominated by each Division.

 

For 2022, Assistant Division Director positions up for election are:

·        GIS

·        Lidar

·        Photogrammetric Applications Division (PAD)

·        Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division (UASD)

 

This year we are also opening the floor for additional nominations from the membership-at-large. These nominations may be made by a nomination letter signed by no fewer than 10 voting members of the Society to be received by the Executive Director no later than fourteen weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. For the 2022 Election, additional nominations for the office of Vice-President should be sent to executivedirector@asprs.org and received no later than November 1, 2021. The Governance Committee shall then certify that all signatories are active members and that the additional nominees are qualified, willing to serve, and meet the requirements set forth in the ASPRS Bylaws before the announcement of nominees.

 

For further description of the duties of the officers and details of the election process, please refer to the ASPRS Bylaws.

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