ASPRS Organization

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.


Committees are an integral component of a professional-scientific
society, such as ASPRS, and serve as important sources of advice for the
officers and directors.  ASPRS standing committees are outlined in the


ASPRS has 15 regions to serve the United States. Get involved in your local region to learn, network and excel. ASPRS Regions often hold events that are focused on regional interests.


ASPRS has three councils. Select a link below for a detailed description
of each Council and web pages documenting each of the Councils’ activities.

  • Sustaining Members Council  The Sustaining Members Council provides important communication and coordination with and among the sustaining members of the Society to support the mission and objectives of the Society.
  • Student Advisory Council The Student Advisory Council (SAC) was introduced at the 2006 Annual conference in Reno, Nevada. Through SAC, students have an opportunity to voice their opinions and discuss ways the Society can serve them best.
  • Young Professionals Council   The ASPRS Young Professionals Council’s mission is to support professional development through mentoring, networking and certification.

Visit the Councils Main Page