Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving thousands of 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.


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 five 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.
    • Early Career Professionals Council
      The ASPRS Young Professionals Council’s mission is to support professional development through mentoring, networking, and certification.
    • Region Officers Council
    • Technical Division Directors Council
      The Technical Division Directors Council (TDDC) is responsible for
      communication of, and providing a forum for, the discussion and
      resolution of issues of concern to all Technical Divisions and the
      Society. Membership of the TDDC includes all Technical Division
      Directors and Assistant Directors.

Visit the Councils Main Page


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 Bylaws.