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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.
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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.
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.
PAD Assistant Director
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
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Carner (CHAIR): surveillance photogrammetry
Curtis: unspecified specialty
Mugnier: Photogrammetrist and Mapping
Chuck Olson: unspecified specialty
Clive Fraser: accident reconstruction and UAV
Stolarz: unspecified specialty
Freeborn: crime-accident reconstruction / 3D
Liscio: Single Camera Photogrammetry
Federicks: unspecified specialty
James Hipple: unspecified specialty
Glickman: Forensic Imaging
Schuckman: Photo and terrain interpretation
Katie Corcoran: LIDAR and spectroscopy
Michael Most: unspecified specialty
Riadh Munjy: aerial mapping
Rick Crowsey: aerial and cluster analysis
Frost: unspecified specialty
Stewart Walker: unspecified specialty
Liskio: unspecified specialty
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
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.
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.
of Defense organizations
of National Intelligence organizations
federal government agencies involved in defense, intelligence or security
intelligence and security contractors
companies providing photogrammetric and remote sensing services to the
application areas of defense, intelligence and security
academic programs focused on imagery and geospatial sciences resulting in
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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