IGTF 2017 Conference Proceedings

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Below is a selection of PDFs of presentations given at the IGTF 2017 Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 12-16, 2017


2016 National Earth Observation Assessment, The
Gregory Snyder, U.S. Geological Survey, Timothy Stryker, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Accuracy Analysis of DEMs Generated from UAS Imagery and Large Format Digital Cameras
Ricardo Passini, David Day, Wesley Weaver, and Karsten Jacobsen

Accurate and Reliable Line Segment Matching Improvements in Oblique Image Processing
Mjn Chen, Southwest Jiaotong University

Advanced Geospatial Technologies for Education and Outreach: 3D Immersion and Geovisualization System (3DIG)
Sergio Bernardes, Marguerite Madden, David Cotten, and Thomas Jordan, Geography, University of Georgia

Advancing Geospatial Science Education Through Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Career and College Readiness Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program
Anthony Dowell, GIS Curriculum Developer, Frederick Community College
Richard McClellan, Special Projects Manager, Frederick Community College
Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management, Frederick Community College

Agricultural land use classification integrating high resolution remote sensing imagery and multi-temporal Landsat data
Qian Lei, Daniel Civco, and Thomas Meyer, University of Connecticut

Airborne Topo-bathymetric LiDAR Acquisition and Processing in Shallow Streams, Rivers, and Estuaries
Nick Kules, Quantum Spatial

Animal behavioral estimation based on the movement track data extracted from GPS sensors
Farid Cheraghi, Mahmoudreza Delavar, Farshad Amiraslani, and Kazem Alavipanah, University of Tehran

Asiatic Cheetah Behavioral Estimation from Telemetry Data Using Bayesian Statistics
Faridedin Cheraghi, Mahmoud Reza Delavar, Farshad Amiraslani, and Kazem Alavipanah

ASPRS Accuracy Guidelines
Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert

Assessing 25 Years of Urban Density Changes in the U.S.
Mary Latiolais, MDA Information Systems, LLC

Assessing change in type of artisanal and small-scale diamond mining, ASM activity across the Carnot region of the Central African Republic
Jessica DeWitt and Peter Chirico, U.S. Geological Survey

Assessing UAS Data with Variable Ground Control Points and Variable Check Points
Blaine Horner, CompassData, Inc.

Assessing Urban Tree Canopy Across Miami-Dade County: A Regional Approach
Adam Benjamin, University of Florida
Hartwig Hochmair, University of Florida
Daniel Gann, Florida International University
Zhaohui Fu, Florida International University”

Asymptotically Small Geopositioning Error from Large Sets of Imagery
Reuben Settergren, and Seth Merickel, BAE Systems

Automated 3D Recovery From Very High Resolution Multi-View Images 
Rongjun Qin

Automatic detection of utility poles from scanning mobile LiDAR data
Tom Meyer and Jason Parent, University of Connecticut

Automatic land/water delineation from multispectral airborne LiDAR data
Ahmed Shaker, Ryerson University, Wai Yeung Yan, Ryerson University, Paul LaRocque, Teledyne Optech Incorporated

Big Data Analytics for Situational Awareness and Decision Making During Emergency Management
Bandana Kar, University of Southern Mississippi

Big Data Image Registration in the Cloud
Robert Ledner, Ozy Sjahputera, Nathan Swanson, Chad Bleiler, Steven Hartung, Kevin Harrison, and James Balasalle, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Boresight Calibration of Low Point Density LIDAR sensors Using Volume Minimization Technique
Sudhagar Nagarajan, Florida Atlantic University

Bridging the Divide: How a Breakline Data Dictionary Can Integrate Ele-Hydro Datasets
Christy-Ann Archuleta, USGS

Bridging the Gap Between Water and Elevation — A US Geological Survey Pilot Project*
Christy-Ann Archuleta, H. Karl Heidemann, Silvia Terziotti, Kristina Yamamoto, Robert Wheelwright, David Anderson, and Karen Adkins

Building a small satellite research program as a platform for STEM education at the University of Georgia
David Cotten, Deepak Mishra, Marguerite Madden, Sergio Bernardes, Caleb Adams, Khoa Ngo, Nicholas Neel, Nirav Ilango, Megan Le Corre, Graham Grable, and Adam King, University of Georgia

Camera Geometric Calibration – Current Status
Dean Merchant, Topo Photo Inc.

Characterization and categorization of elevation datasets
Sagar Deshpande, Ferris State University, Sanchit Agarwal, Sanborn Map Company

Classification of Terrestrial LiDAR Data Using Intensity and Color
Wang Guo, Xiaojun Cheng, and Quan Li, Tongji University

Comparing and Characterizing Three-Dimensional Point Clouds Derived by Structure from Motion Photogrammetry
Michael Schwind and Michael Starek, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

A Comparison Between Different Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Sensors for Wetland Classification
Sahel Mahdavi, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bahram Salehi, Meisam Amani, Jean Granger, Brian Brisco, and Weimin Huang

A Comparison of Atmospheric Correction Methods Using Three Separate Platforms to Optimize Imagery Analysis Products , A
Mihir Datta-Chaudhuri and Francois Smith, MDA Information Systems LLC

Comparison of image enhancement algorithms for improving the visual quality of post-disaster satellite images
B. Malvika, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Ramesh Sivanpillai, University of Wyoming, B. Bhuvaneshwari, Coimbatore Institute of Technology

A Comparison of Unsupervised Segmentation Parameter Optimization Approaches Using Moderate and High Resolution Imagery
Heather Grybas, Lindsay Ledoux, and Russell Congalton, University of New Hampshire

Contribution of Normalized Digital Surface Models used in Automatic Building Extraction
Deborah Dennison, Penn State University

Decoding the Spectral Signature of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay
Sara Lubkin, Northern Virginia Community College, Kenton Ross, NASA, Kimberly Reece, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Deep learning for automated atmospheric cloud detection
Byung Park, Ramakrishnan Kannan, David Hughes, Jeanette Weaver, Kristin Safi, Sophie Voisin, and Devin White, Oak Ridge National Lab

DEM Generation from Airborne Waveform Data over Dense Forest Areas
Qinghua Li, Serkan Ural, and Jie Shan, Purdue University

Deriving Pedestrian Positions from Uncalibrated Videos
Zoltan Koppanyi, The Ohio State University, Charles Toth, The Ohio State University, Tamas Soltesz, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Designing a payload for the purpose of sensing microtopography signatures of landmines and UXO’s onboard Unmanned Aerial System, UAS.
Andrew Knight, and Sergio Bernardes, University of Georgia

The DESIS Hyperspectral Instrument – A New Space-Based Tool for Agriculture and Water Monitoring
Ray Perkins, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Rupert Mueller, DLR
Emiliano Carmona, DLR

Detecting Coastal Salt Marsh Change in Grand Bay National Estuarine Research and Reserve from 1940 – 2014 Using Texture Methods on Panchromatic Imagery
Heather Nicholson and Gregory Carter, University of Southern Missisippi

Detecting impoundment ponds associated with hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania
Rutherford Platt, Gettysburg College, David Manthos, Yolandita Franklin, and John Amos, SkyTruth

Detecting Road and Building using a fully convolutional network in aerial images
Mohammad Rezaee and Yun Zhang, University of New Brunswick

Developing Spatial Modeling Learning Materials to Support Research Skills in Undergraduate Students
Suzana Dragicevic, Simon Fraser University

Development of algorithms for automated, single-tree parameter estimation from lidar and photogrammetric point cloud data
H. Lassiter, Ruoyu Wang, and Benjamin Wilkinson, University of Florida

Ecological Fragmentation and Connectivity in the New River Valley Observed Using Geospatial Analysis
Iris Fynn, Virginia Tech

Evaluating the impacts of the Land Use Land Cover Change in the Coastal Watersheds of Mississippi using Remote Sensing Technology
Jarett Bell, University of Mississippi, Azad Hossain, University of Tennesse at Chattanooga, Greg Easson, University of Mississippi

Evaluating the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS for Collecting Thematic Accuracy Assessment Reference Data in New England Forest Communities
Benjamin Fraser and Russell Congalton, University of New Hampshire

Evaluation of Geometric Quality of Lidar Data for 3DEP
Aparajithan Sampath, SGT, Contractor to USGS, Greg Stensaas, Karl Heidemann, USGS

Evaluation of Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Land Surface Temperature Change, LSTC and Land Use Land Cover Change, LULCC: A Case Study
Surabuddin Mondal, Georg August University of Gottingen

Exploring Professional Pathways into and within the Global GEOINT Workforce
Darryl Murdock, U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)

Exploring the Costs and Capabilities of Geiger and Conventional LiDAR and Photogrammetry in Mapping Utility Infrastructure and Roadside Vegetation
Jason Parent and Chandi Witharana, University of Connecticut

Exploring the Potential of Remote Sensing Techniques for Quantitative Estimation of Mercury Concentration in Inland Surface Water Bodies
A.K.M. Hossain, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Xiaobo Chao, James Cizdziel, Yafei Jia, and Mustafa Altinakar, University of Mississippi

Exploring variability of the annual temperature cycle over the conterminous United States, CONUS with MODIS imagery from 2003-2016
Peng Fu, Indiana State University

Extracting Object-Oriented Severe Storm Features from High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Meteorologic Data
James Zollweg, The College at Brockport

Feature-Driven Recontruction of Image Blocks
Pany Zafiropoulos, GeoImageSoft

Forest Loss and Land Cover Change Assessment in the Luce District of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Michael Bomber, Michigan State University

Framework for processing citizen science data for applications to NASA earth science missions
William Teng and Arif Albayrak, ADNET Systems, Inc, at NASA GES DISC

A framework to interactively visualize septic tank related environmental information in coastal Georgia
Mingshu Wang, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Doug Atkinson, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia, Jessica Alcorn, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, Sergio Bernardes, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Mark Risse, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia, Marguerite Madden, Department of Geography, University of Georgia

From Research to Operations: Developing a High-Resolution Mapping Approach for the Central United States
Dacia Meneguzzo, Greg Liknes, and Todd Kellerman, USDA Forest Service – NAC

A Fully-Automated, Sensor Agnostic, Globally-Applicable, and High Performance Geolocation Improvement Workflow for Problematic Imaging Systems
Devin White, Christopher Davis, Sophie Voisin, Andrew Hardin, and Jeremy Archuleta, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Geiger-mode LIDAR – The Dawn of Digital Mapping
Peter Kostoulas, Mark Itzler, and Mark Entwistle, Princeton Lightwave

Generation of High Resolution Land Cover from WorldView Multispectral Imagery
Steven Stutts, Benjamin Raskob, and Eric Wenger, Applied Research Associates

Geographical Variations of Livestock Production in Northern China
Xin Hong, Kent State University, Chengbing Deng, Binghamton University, Yanpeng Zhang, Henan University

Gradual Change in Texas Natural Ecosystem Using MODIS EVI
Zahra Ghaffari, Saber Brasher, Mogahid Hussein, and Jeniffer Jensen, Texas State University

Ground Control and Quality Target needs
Blaine Horner, CompassData, Inc.

Ground Control Configuration Analysis for Small Area UAV Imagery Based Mapping
David Day and Wesley Weaver, Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc.

Harmonizing Geospatial Metadata Standards
Ryan Bowe, Woolpert

Hierarchical Decomposition of 3D Object Segments Derived From Linear Lidar Data by an Autonomous Virtual Surveyor
Ahsan Habib, University of Texas at Arlington. Collin McCormick, NRCS, Venkat Devarajan, University of Texas at Arlington

High precision assessment at the Aletsch Glacier by remote sensing
Briton Voorhees, senseFly

High-Accuracy Vehicle Localization Using a Pre-Built Probability Map
Yunming Shao, Charles Toth, and Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University

High-Resolution Land Cover Mapping: Building Production-Based Systems
Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont

Histogram intersection kernel with spatial pyramid matching for plant diseases classification
Meng Yi, Civil, Alper Yilmaz, and Ashish Gupta, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University

Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCUs) Reach Out for Opportunities in STEM Education, Training and Professional Development
Rakesh Malhotra, State University of North Carolina Fayetteville

Human detection using VLP-16 LiDAR and Face Recognition
Yushin Ahn and Krishna Poduru, Michigan Technological University

Hybrid Approach to Corridor Mapping: Mobile Mapping Lidar, MMS and Image-based Points Cloud
Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert, Inc.

Hybrid Pluggable Processing Pipeline, HyP3: Transitioning Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing to the Cloud, The
Raymond Hogenson, Atticus Geiger, Jake Herrmann, Kirk Hogenson, Brian Beuchler, and Scott Arko, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Hyperspectral and lidar derived vegetation species and biomass loss from wildfire: lessons from the 2015 Soda Fire
Andrew Poley, Nancy Glenn, Jennifer Forbey, Dylan Mikesell, and Jennifer Pierce, Boise State University

Hyperspectral image comparison of monocots and dicots to exposure of varying RDX, HMX, and TNT concentrations
Paul Manley, II, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Abduwasit Ghulam, St. Louis University, Zhaozheng Yin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Mikhail Berezin, Washington University, Joel Burken, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Detection of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Plants for Precision Agriculture
Keshav D. Singh and Christian Nansen, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California Davis

Identification of Accident Blackspots in 18 Michigan Freeways using GIS
Abdulla Ali, Phd Student

Identification of Principal Predictors of Mine Subsidence Susceptibility using Advanced Time-Series INSAR Techniques
Mark Grzovic and Abuduwasiti Ghulam, Saint Louis University

Identifying Key Urban Areas to Reduce Stormwater Runoff and Maximize Conservation Efforts in Metropolitan Atlanta
Amanda Aragon, Christopher Cameron , Ike Astuti, Doori Oh, Alys Hannum, Natalia Shim, and Kamalakanta Sahoo, NASA DEVELOP National Program

Image Matching through Spectral Correspondence
Pany Zafiropoulos, GeoImageSoft

Image Products from a new German Hyperspectral Mission EnMAP
Gintautas Palubinskas, German Aerospace Center DLR

Image-Based 3D Reconstruction of the Russian Thistle: Lessons Learned
Jose Zuniga, Eugene Canlas, Omar Mora, and Erin Questad, Cal Poly Pomona

Image-based Water Stress Detection: A Deep Learning Framework and Evaluation
Shimin Tang, 355004473605, Zhiqiang Chen, University of Missouri Kansas City

The importance of Aerial and Drone Imagery for Aviation
Steve Snow and Kurt Schwoppe, Esri

Improving image exploitation performance through the use of atmospheric compensation
Fabio Pacifici and Milan Karspeck, DigitalGlobe

Improving Spectral Quality Assessment of The Pan-Sharpened Images using IHS-based SAM and SCM
Fatemeh Fathollahi, and Yun Zhang, University of New Brunswick

Improving the Colour Distortion of the Hyperspectral Pan-Sharpening by Incorporating More Spectral Bands
Fatemeh Fathollahi, Yun Zhang, Shabnam Jabari, and Mohammad Rezaee, University of New Brunswick

Individual tree-based species classification for uneven-aged, mixed-deciduous forests using multi-seasonal WorldView-3 images
Jian Yang, University of Toronto, Yuhong He, University of Toronto Mississauga

Integrating Tidal Effects in high spatial resolution salt marsh mapping with Topo-Bathymetric LiDAR
Anthony Campbell and Yeqiao Wang, University of Rhode Island

Integrating UAS into transportation asset management workflows
Colin Brooks, Richard Dobson, David Banach, Sam Aden, and Ben Hart, Michigan Technological University – MTRI

Integration of Mapping Technologies for Cultural History Documentation at Stratford Hall, Virginia
Thomas Jordan, Center for Geospatial Research, Cari Goetcheus, University of Georgia, Marguerite Madden, Center for Geospatial Research

International Cartographic Conference in Washington, D.C., The
E. Lynn Usery, U.S. Geological Survey

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS Special Session
Charles Toth, The Ohio State University

An investigation on the quality of Karun River and the contribution of land uses on the degradation of water quality in recent years
Mohamad Sakizadeh, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Fatemeh Sharafabadi, Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences

Irrigation Network Extraction of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental
Nycel Barbadillo, Ricardo Villar, Jigg Pelayo, Jojemar Bantugan, and Jerald Ruta, Phil-LiDAR2

Issues with Large Area Thematic Accuracy Assessments: A Tale of Three Continents
Kamini Yadav and Russell Congalton, University of New Hampshire

A Joint Classification Method for TLS Point Cloud by Intensity and Color Information
Wang Guo, Xiaojun Cheng, and Quan Li

Landowner Insights on Vegetation Encroachment based on Aerial Imagery
Raechel Bianchetti, Michigan State University

Landslide Detection Using GIS And Remote Sensing Data: A Case Study In The Carlyon Beach Peninsula, Washington
Melissa Guardado, Pasadena City College, Ariana Villafuerte, Pasadena City College, Tin Lieu, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The last mile: how to move from an automated dataset to one people want
Andrew Brenner and Nathaniel Morton, Quantum Spatial

Leveraging Precision Conservation for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Jeffrey Allenby, Chesapeake Conservancy

LiDAR derived digital terrain model: A comparative assessment of Stream with NAMRIA and SRTM data
Jerald Ruta, Jojemar Bantugan, Nycel Barbadillo, Ricardo Villar, and Jigg Pelayo, Central Mindanao University – Phil-Lidar 2

Lidar System Calibration Stability Analysis
Megan Miller and Ayman Habib, Purdue University

LiDAR, GEOBIA, and Archaeology: Remote sensing of southern New Englands lost archaeological landscape
Chandi Witharana, University of Connecticut

Lidar-derived Hydrography as a Source for Updates to the National Hydrography Dataset
Cynthia Miller-Corbett, USGS

A Look at Emerging Lidar Technologies
Lori Phillips, US Geological Survey

Making Map Data More Relevant and Useful during Decision Making
Rafael de Ameller, GeoCollaborate / StormCenter

Mapping Historic Structures Using UAV Technology
Jason Blankenship, Paulo Fernandes, and Hongbo Su, Florida Atlantic University

Mapping Land Cover Change in a Coastal area of Binh Thuan, Vietnam based on Object-Oriented Methodology
Hoa Tran and James Campbell, Virginia Tech

Mapping, Monitoring and Education
Alan Mikuni

Maximizing Geospatial Baseline Data for Optimizing Landsat Imageries: Assessing Climate Change Impacts
Bishwa Acharya, Earth Mapping International, Inc., Buddhi Gyawali, and Tilak Shrestha, Kentucky State University

Maximizing Workflow Efficiency: An Open Tool for Extracting and Exploring Multiple Remote Sensing Data Products
Cole Krehbiel, Innovate! Inc.; Tom Maiersperger, USGS; Aaron Friesz, Innovate! Inc.; Lindsey Harriman, SGT, Inc.; Rob Quenzer, SGT, Inc.; Kevin Impecoven, SGT, Inc.; and Chris Doescher, USGS

A method for colorizing historical panchromatic aerial photographs
Zachary Bortolot, James Madison University

A Method to Create a Single Photon LiDAR based Hydro-flattened DEM
Sagar Deshpande, Ferris State University, Alper Yilmaz, The Ohio State University

Methodological Approach to Forest Fire Risk Analysis Using Remote Sensing, A
Karelle Sieunarine, University of the West Indies, Raid Al-Tahir, University of the West Indies, Adam Jehu, Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

Moderate resolution land imaging user requirements
Zhuoting Wu, USGS, Carolyn Vadnais, IAI, Grant Mah, USGS, Greg Snyder, USGS

Monitoring of Wetland Water Levels in Newfoundland and Labrador Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Technique
Fariba Mohammadimanesh, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bahram Salehi, C-CORE, Brian Brisco, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Masoud Mahdianpari, C-CORE

Multi-orbit Geospatial Offset of Formosat-2 Imagery in Southern Arizona, United States
Shin-Yi Hsu, State Univ NY-Binghamton
Ming Chih Hung, Northwest Missouri State University

Multi-Scale Voxel Segmentation for Terrestrial Lidar Data within Marshes
Chuyen Nguyen, Micheal Starek, and Phillippie Tissot, Texas A&M University

NDVI Point Cloud Obtained from Applying Multispectral Images to Photogrammetry
Antoine Martin, Pix4D US, Inc.

Neural Network Modeling of the Saint John River Sediments and Dissolved Oxygen Content from Landsat OLI Imagery
Full paper

Essam Sharaf El Din and Yun Zhang, University of New Brunswick

New 3rd edition of “Digital Elevation Model Technologies and Applications: The DEM Users Manual”
David Maune, Dewberry

New Satellites – Capabilities and Quality – PDAD Sponsored Panel on the future satellite capabilities and quality of newly launched systems
Gregory Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center, Jon Christopherson, SGT, Inc.

News from UltraCam Sensors – an Update
Michael Gruber, Vexcel Imaging GmbH

Northern Great Plains Water: Discovering Archaeological Sites by Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Detect Changes in Snowpack Coverage in Intermountain National Parks
Xin Hong, Anne Gale, Cody Vineyard, and Michael Brooke, NASA DEVELOP Program

A Novel Algorithm for Solar Potential Estimation in Complex Urban Scenes
Partha Acharjee, UT Arlington
Venkat Devarajan, University of Texas at Arlington

A Novel Contextual Speckle Reduction Method of PolSAR Images: Evaluation of Speckle Reduction Effects on Sea Ice Segmentation
Masoud Mahdianpari, Bahram Salehi, and Fariba Mohammadimanesh, C-CORE

A Novel Dodging Method for Colored Terrestrial LiDAR Point Clouds
Quan Li, Xiaojun Cheng, and Wang Guo, Tongji University

Numerical Modeling of TPU, Total Propagated Uncertainty in Lidar Point Clouds
Minsu Kim, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

One-Step Calibration Procedure for a Comprehensive Set of Lidar System Calibration Techniques, A
Megan Miller and Ayman Habib, Purdue University

Opportunities for Education, Training and Professional Development: How ASPRS and ISPRS can Change your Life
Marguerite Madden, University of Georgia

Optimization of Multi-date Strategies for Calculating Bathymetry Using Landsat Imagery
Francois Smith and Marisa Hess, MDA Information Systems LLC

Past, Present, and Future of aerial camera systems, use, and calibration (PDAD Special Panel session)
Gregory Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center, Dean Merchant, Topophoto, Inc., Richard Breitlow, Agfa, Thomas Brennan, Kodak, Michael Gruber, Vexcel Imaging, Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert

Photon Counting Lidar: sensor and data characteristics
Aparajithan Sampath, SGT, Contractor to USGS, Minsu Kim and Rajagopalan Rengarajan

Placing and Orienting a Network of Cameras Using Irradiance/Exposure-Added Camera Model and BIM
Nima Ajam Gard, and Alper Yimaz, Photogrammetric Computer Vision Laboratory – Ohio State University

Precision Mapping by UAS – Geometric Accuracy Assessment
Gregory Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center, Mohamed Mostafa, Navmatica

Precision Mapping by UAS: Enabling Technologies
Gregory Lee Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center, Mohamed MR Mostafa, Navmatica

Precision Mapping by UAS: Enabling Technologies
Gregory Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center, Mohamed Mostafa, Navmatica

Predicting groundwater fluctuations in major global river basins: Case study of California and Mekong River Basins
Jessica Fayne, University of South Carolina, Venkataraman Lakshmi, University of South Carolina

Primary Data User Needs and Surveys
Gregory Stensaas

Process for assuring data accuracy
PDAD Calibration Committee

A prototype automated toolbox for a large scale water body detection algorithm using linear airborne Lidar
Venkat Devarajan, University of Texas at Arlington, Partha Acharjee, UT Arlington, Collin McCormick, NRCS

Quantifying impacts of riparian vegetation and seasonal weather patterns on stream water quality in the Genesee River, NY
Ge Pu and Lindi Quackenbush, SUNY-ESF

Quantifying the Bathymetry of the Lower Colorado River Basin, Arizona, with Airborne Lidar
Kutalmis Saylam, John Hupp, Aarron Averett, Rebecca Brown, and John Andrews, The University of Texas at Austin

Recent Topobathymetric Lidar Surveys in various coastal, riverine, and lacustrine environments
Amar Nayegandhi, Dewberry

Rectification of Opportunistic Low-altitude Airborne Imagery for Disasters (ROLAID)
Paul Pope, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Marschall Furman, North Carolina State University

Redefining Geospatial Accuracy Standards: Inclusion of Continuously Evolving Sensors, Platforms, and IoT
Bishwa Acharya and John Rutan, Earth Mapping International

Refining A Best of Class Pixel-Based Ground Filter by Virtual Surveyor based GEOBIA
Ahsan Habib, University of Texas at Arlington, Collin McCormick, NRCS, Venkat Devarajan, University of Texas at Arlington

Relationships between plant stem and foliar water contents estimated by spectral indices and canopy heights in the Lower Chesapeake Bay Long-Term Agroecological Research site
E. Hunt, USDA-ARS, Jennifer Friedman, USDA-ARS, Michael Cosh, USDA-ARS, James Carr, Carr Astronautics, Norman Lo, Carr Astronautics, Li Li, Naval Research Laboratory

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security
Prasad Thenkabail et al., U.S. Geological Survey

Revolutionizing Rapid Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response platforms
Ghermay Araya, and Eric Davis, New Light Technolgies, Inc.

Road and Building detection using a patch-based deep network for aerial images
Mohammad Rezaee and Yun Zhang, University of New Brunswick

Sagebrush nitrogen mapping: optimization methods for high resolution airborne remote sensing
M. Maloney, H. Dashti, N. Ilangakoon, Y. Qi, J. Mitchell, and N. Glenn

Satellite time series analysis of changes in vegetation phenology in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Eastern United States
Sergio Bernardes and Marguerite Madden, University of Georgia

Sensor Calibration and Quality Control Requirements
Greg Stensaas

A shift towards high-resolution land cover for the NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program
John McCombs, The Baldwin Group at NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Nate Herold, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Chris Robison, The Baldwin Group at NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Shoreline Change Detection And Forecast Using Remote Sensing And GIS Technique, Case study; Coast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka
Pinthuja Kulasingam, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

SMAP Soil Moisture Data Downscaling Assessment Using Ordinary Kriging Method
Zhengwei Yang, USDA, Yijun Wei, George Mason University – Fairfax, VA, Ruixin Yang, George Mason University

Smart Surveying: Assessing the Accuracy of 3D Models created using Smartphones
Michel Morgan, SAIT

Southeast Idaho Water Resources: SWIM
Cody O’Dale, Idaho State University

Spatial Object Oriented Approach for Modeling Roof Solar Potential in Cagayan de Oro City Using LiDAR Technology
Jigg Pelayo, Ricardo Villar, and Gretchen Lestones, Central Mindanao University

Spatial Object-oriented Template Matching Algorithm using Normalized Cross Correlation Criterion for Tracking Aerial Image Scene
Jigg Pelayo, Ricardo Villar, and Gretchen Lestones, Central Mindanao University

Spatiotemporal analysis of Land Surface Temperature and Urban Heat Island Evaluation of Four Metropolitan Areas of Texas, USA
Chunhong Zhao, Texas State University

Spectral analysis of wetlands in Newfoundland using Sentinel 2A and Landsat 8 imagery
Meisam Amani, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bahram Salehi, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sahel Mahdavi, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Jean Granger, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Brian Brisco, Canada Center for Mapping and Earth Observation

SpyMeSat Mobile App for On Demand Satellite Imagery
Ella Herz, Orbit Logic

Statistical Estimation of the Saint John River Surface Water Quality Using Landsat8 Multi-spectral Data
Full paper
Essam Sharaf El Din and Yun Zhang, University of New Brunswick

STEM Opportunities for Undergraduates Building Nannosatellites: the NASA CubeSat Program
David Cotten, Caleb Adams, Deepak Mishra, Marguerite Madden and Sergio Bernardes, University of Georgia

Stereo Image Point Cloud and Lidar Point Cloud Fusion for 3D Street Mapping
Yuan Yang, Charles Toth, and Zoltan Koppanyi, The Ohio State University

Student Activities Committee, SAC – Technical Session
Megan Miller S.A.C., Purdue University

Towards Automated High-Throughput 3D Surface Generation for High Resolution Satellite Imagery
David Page, Dave Kelbe, Lawrence MacIntyre, Chris Craig, Jeff Nichols, Andrew Hardin, and Devin White, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Towards Effective Application of Lidar Data for Automated Buildings Extraction in Complex Urban Environment
Shakeel Hosein, Raid Al-Tahir, and Dexter Davis, University of the West Indies

Transferability of GEOBIA rulesets for detecting penguin guano in very high spatial resolution satellite images
Chandi Witharana, University of Connecticut

U.S. Government Earth Observation Requirements
Gregory Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center
Gregory Snyder, USGS
Zhuoting Wu, USGS
John Cullen, USGS
Timothy Stryker, NSTC, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Martin Yapur, NOAA

UAS-Derived Pest Management Solution to Sorghum Crop Production
Tiisetso Masiane and Michael Starek, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX

Unmanned Aerial Solutions and Imagery
Bill Timmins, GIS Services, Jeff Young, LizardTech

Unmanned Aerial Systems for High Temporal and Spatial Resolution Agricultural GIS Data Collection
Charles Malveaux, LSU/Environmental Robotics Institute

Unmanned Aerial Systems: UAS use in geospatial applications and educational programs
Vincent DiNoto, Jefferson Community College, Ann Johnson, GeoTech Center

Unsupervised Sea Ice Tracking and Velocity Estimation using Open-Source Libraries and Computer Vision Algorithms
Scott Arko, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Use of hyperspectral images for detecting clandestine graves in Mexico
Jose Silvan, Nirani Corona, Jose Madrigal, and Aristides Saavedra, Centrogeo

Use Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, UAS, Multispectral Sensors and GIS Can Greatly Enhance Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation, The
Paul Granado and Luis Robles, Aerial Zeus

USFS Riparian Inventory Framework
Sinan Abood, US Forest Service

USGS Federal and Academic Geospatial Research for 3DEP and The National Map
E. Lynn Usery, U.S. Geological Survey

Using Geospatial Analysis to Assess Seasonal Variations in Moose Microhabitats in Relation to Winter Tick Life Cycles and Timber Harvesting Practices in New Hampshire and Maine
Christine Healy and Russ Congalton, University of New Hampshire

Using Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS to Map Macrophyte Assemblages in a Large, Subtropical Reservoir: A Novel Approach to Aquatic Ecosystems Monitoring
Philip Ashford, University of Georgia

Way Forward Discussion, ASPRS Accuracy Panel, PDAD Session
Gregory Stensaas, USGS EROS Data Center, Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert, Aparajithan Sampath, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Blaine Homer, CompassData, Inc., Dean Merchant, Topophoto, Inc., Mohamed Mostafa, Navmatica

Workforce Training and Professional Development by Bridging NASA Earth Observations and Decision Makers: NASA DEVELOP Program
Kenton Ross, Caren Remillard and Kathleen Moore, NASA