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The purpose of the Photogrammetric Applications Division is to promote the development of innovative applications of photogrammetry to address the challenges and needs of government, industry, and academia.  PAD objectives include outreach and education, liaising with similar organization outside the Society, coordination with other Technical Divisions for shared society objectives, and the development and promotion of standards and best practices as a key function of a professional society.

The Division is currently actively evaluating what role PAD should take regarding new photogrammetry technologies, such as structure from motion from imagery collected by Unmanned Aerial Systems or mobile platforms, 3D reconstruction from close range imagery and similar technologies. Members who would like to take a leadership role in developing committees or working groups related to those or other new technologies are encouraged to contact the Division Director or Assistant Director.

All Division and Committee members are now located here . This area requires a login.

The mission of the Division is to provide a forum for collection, development and dissemination of information related to the best practices in photogrammetric mapping applications.

General Activities

The Division meets at all annual Spring conferences, a majority of the fall conferences and periodically via conference call.  Membership and participation is open to all ASPRS members.  Division activities include:

  • Developing subcommittees and working groups to address specific industry needs related to photogrammetric mapping applications
  • Sponsoring Special Sessions at the Spring and Fall ASPRS conferences
  • Holding conference calls and/or webinars to share information and discuss specific technologies or areas of interest.

Officers:

PAD Director

Paul Bresnahan

Email: directorpad@asprs.org

PAD Assistant Director

Kurt Rogers

Email: directorpadasst@asprs.org

Forensic Working Group

About

The Forensic Working Group is dedicated to
the effective scientific application and presentation of Photogrammetric
science to the courts, government, business and general public through
analysis, reporting, testimony and educational outreach. The Forensic Working
Group applies peer reviewed industry science and best practices to real world
scenarios involving image, video and survey data in order to form positional,
motion or mapping opinions that can be conveyed to a non-technical audience.

Composed of practitioners,
scientists, scholars, and litigators, members of the Forensic Working Group
members operate in accordance with ASPRS ethics and the scientific foundations
established by the Photogrammetric Applications Division. The members of the
Forensic Working Group serve as triers of fact in all facets of private and
public sectors, measuring and calculating relational and absolute positional,
speed, acceleration and energy data.

Officers and Members

All
Division and Committee members are now located 
here. This area requires a login.

 

Doug
Carner (CHAIR): surveillance photogrammetry

Christopher
Curtis: unspecified specialty

Cliff
Mugnier: Photogrammetrist and Mapping

Dr.
Chuck Olson: unspecified specialty

Dr.
Clive Fraser: accident reconstruction and UAV

David
Stolarz: unspecified specialty

Ed
Freeborn: crime-accident reconstruction / 3D

Eugene
Liscio: Single Camera Photogrammetry

Grant
Federicks: unspecified specialty

Dr.
James Hipple: unspecified specialty

Jeff
Glickman: Forensic Imaging

Karen
Schuckman: Photo and terrain interpretation

Dr.
Katie Corcoran: LIDAR and spectroscopy

Dr.
Michael Most: unspecified specialty

Dr.
Riadh Munjy: aerial mapping

Dr.
Rick Crowsey: aerial and cluster analysis

Robert
Frost: unspecified specialty

Dr.
Stewart Walker: unspecified specialty

Unigue
Liskio: unspecified specialty

 

Getting Involved

 

The Forensic Working
Group is accepting new members and exploring methods to provide peer review
endorsements, educational webinars, and collaborative forums.  More
information at our group
 website and discussion group  Please contact the Forensic Working Group chair if you would like to
get involved.

Defense and Intelligence

Mission Statement

 

The
Defense and Intelligence Committee (D&I) is a committee of the
Photogrammetric Applications Division (PAD). Its purpose is to enable ASPRS to
be a relevant professional focus for members of ASPRS who practice or have an
interest in photogrammetry and remote sensing in the defense, intelligence or
security communities. Our goal is to make ASPRS more attractive to these
members and entice more such members into the Society.

 

Membership

The
committee is co-chaired by two representatives of the community. The chairs
should adequately represent the government and private industry, to include
academia. Membership representatives also consist of personnel from the
communities listed below.

·
Department
of Defense organizations

·
Director
of National Intelligence organizations

·
Intelligence
community organizations

·
Other
federal government agencies involved in defense, intelligence or security

·
Defense,
intelligence and security contractors

·
Private
companies providing photogrammetric and remote sensing services to the
application areas of defense, intelligence and security

·
Specialized
academic programs focused on imagery and geospatial sciences resulting in
geospatial intelligence.

 

Committee Goals

  • Conduct committee specific meetings at
    ASPRS organized events.
  • Support regional meetings and
    representing the committee to the respective regional areas of members.
  • Run unclassified sessions at ASPRS
    Conferences and including the results in the Conference proceedings in the
    usual way.
  • Run joint meetings with other
    organizations interested in specific aspects of defense, intelligence and
    security applications of photogrammetry and remote sensing.
  • Manage occasional special issues of
    PE&RS on defense, intelligence or security applications.
  • Encourage membership publication in
    classified, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ensure careers in defense, intelligence
    and security are suitably featured in ASPRS activities to attract
    graduates to the profession or to facilitate their recruitment by employer
    organizations.
  • Facilitate the recruitment of faculty
    and graduate students by defense, intelligence and security organizations
    for special projects.
  • Encourage the attraction of new members
    of ASPRS from organizations working in defense, intelligence and security,
    by advertising and communications within these organizations.

ASPRS POSITIONAL ACCURACY STANDARDS FOR DIGITAL GEOSPATIAL DATA
EDITION 1 Version 1.0 NOVEMBER 2014

The ASPRS Board of Directors approved the ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data (current version is posted above) on November 17, 2014. This standard supersedes and replaces prior ASPRS accuracy standards including the ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Large Scale Maps (1990) [PB1] and ASPRS Vertical Accuracy Reporting for Lidar Data (2004).

Please submit questions or comments to AccuracyStandard@asprs.org

In the summer of 2011, the Photogrammetric Applications Division (PAD) and Primary Data Acquisition Divisions (PDAD) held a series of conference calls with the intent of forming a committee to update and revise the existing ASPRS Map Accuracy Standards for Large Scale Maps.  At the November 2011 ASPRS Pecora Conference in Washington DC a meeting was held to present a draft concept and initiate the effort to update and revise the existing accuracy standard.  A joint committee including membership from PAD, PDAD, and the Lidar Divisions was formed and numerous conference calls were held to assimilate information and identify, discuss, and resolve key issues.  Hot Topic sessions to solicit member feedback were presented in Sacramento (Spring 2012) and Tampa Bay (Fall 2012).  Following the 2012 fall conference, a drafting committee was formed to prepare a first draft of the document.

The final document Edition 1, Version 1.0.0 represents the seventh revision of the standard.  ASPRS members reviewed an initial draft in October 2013.  This was followed by a revised draft, which addressed some, though not all, of the comments received during the October review. That revision was published in the December issue of PE&RS to encourage wide dissemination and comment.  A third revision was presented at the ASPRS 2014 Spring conference in Louisville.  After internal review of intermediate revisions a fifth revision was published and submitted to both members and outside organizations for broad public input. Revision six addressed comments and feedback from the public review and was resubmitted to those providing prior comment for a final review. Revision 7 was developed to address remaining concerns and submitted as a final draft for Board Review. The final document Edition 1, Version 1.0.0 made only minor grammatical edits to the Revision 7 draft approved by the Board in November 2014.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND MATERIALS

ASPRS slide presentation final version for Board Submittal (Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Denver Pecora 2014)

ASPRS PE&RS Highlight Article