GeoBytes are online seminars presented by ASPRS and sponsored by the ASPRS GIS Division, in cooperation with CaGIS.

Attention those seeking ASPRS Certification: ASPRS Online Seminars are a great way to gain Professional Development Hours!


Emails for upcoming seminars are sent to all members with the registration link. Just click on the clink in the email to get to the online registration for each seminar. After the live seminars have aired, a videotape of the seminar will be posted.

Upcoming Seminars

Earth Observations for Environmental Justice: An Introduction to NASA’s Equity and Environmental Justice Program and Resources
Presenter: Lauren Childs-Gleason
Date: April 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM (ET)

Past Seminars — to view the video, click on the title of the seminar


LUCA: Monitoring Global Forests with Radar Satellites
Presenter: Adugna Mullissa
Date: January 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM (ET)


SeaSketch 2.0: A new, free and open source software service for map-based surveys and collaborative geodesign
Presenter(s): Will McClinock, Ph.D.
Held: May 5, 2023

Detecting Methane point source emissions over large areas
Presenter: Alana K Ayasse, Ph.D.
Held: April 28, 2023

Allen Coral Atlas: A New Technology for Coral Reef Conservation
Presenter(s): Brianna Bambic
Held: January 27, 2023


Principles of accuracy and predicted accuracy in photogrammetric – based geopositioning
Presenters: John Dolloff & Hank Theiss
Held: October 21, 2022


A History of the Landsat Program
Presenter(s): Ellie Leydsman McGinty
Held: April 8, 2022

Scalable sustainability with the Microsoft Planetary Computer
Presenter(s): Tom Augspurger
Held: February 25, 2022


Saving the Planet with Maps + Gamification
Presenter(s): Katie Patrick
Held: April 9, 2021

Temporal Geomorphic Change Mapping using SfM DEMs from Historical Aerial Photography as a Complement to 3DEP Lidar Data
Presenter(s): Peter G Chirico
Held: March 12, 2021

Systemic Artificial Intelligence Architecture for Wildlife Trafficking and the Links to Transnational Crimes
Presenter(s): Dr. Odean Serrano & Dr. Meredith Gore
Held: February 26, 2021

Geocomputational Approaches for the Visualization and Detection of Outbreaks of Vector-Borne Diseases in Urban Environments
Presenter(s): Eric Delmelle
Held: January 29, 2021


Geoinformatics for Infrastructure Resilience
Presenter(s): Bandana Karr
Held: October 16, 2020

An Overview of Drone Survey Use Cases from the Flying Labs Network and WeRobotics
Presenter(s): Joseph Muhlhausen
Held: August 14, 2020

Digital Twin of a Utility: GIS, AI, HPC, and Automatic Building Energy Modeling (AutoBEM) Software
Presenter(s): Joshua Ryan New
Held: June 5, 2020

NASA Disasters Program Mapping Portal Overview
Presenters: Jeremy Kirkendall and Garrett W.Layne
Held: May 1, 2020

The Equal Earth Projection
Presenter: Tom Patterson
Held: April 3, 2020

USGS External Uncertainty Model for 3D Absolute Accuracy Assessment Lidar Point Cloud
Presenter: Kim Minsu
Held: February 28, 2020


Utilizing the 30+ Year Landsat Record to Detect and Characterize Historical Land Change
Presenter: Jesslyn Brown
Held: March 29, 2019


A New World of Data and Knowledge at your Fingertips! A Spatial Occasion!
Presenter: Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep
Held: March 2, 2018

Open LSEF – A Common Language for Extracting Information from 3D Point Clouds
Presenters: Michael Olsen, Kevin Konynenbelt, and Robert Radovanovic
Held April 27, 2018

Advancing Geospatial Research with Public Datasets, Challenges, and Open Source Software
Presenters: David Lindenbaum, Adam Van Etten, and Jake Shermeyer
Held May 23, 2018

Optimal Calibration and processing methods for UAS-lidar
Presenters: Megan Miller, Ph.D., and Ben Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Held July 17th, 2018

Modernizing the National Spatial Reference System in 2022
Presenter: Dr. Dru Smith
Held August 31, 2018


Open Source Statewide Lidar Visualization in Web Browsers
Presenter: Howard Butler, Hobu, Inc.
Held January 27, 2017

Earth Reshaped: Designing World Map Projections
Presenter: Tom Patterson
Held February 24, 2017

WorldDEM – the New Global Elevation Standard
Presenter: John Collins, Airbus
Held March 31, 2017

How Free/Open Source Geomatics Can Integrate in Rural Communities to Improve Resilience and Quality of Life
Presenter: Andrea Giacomelli
Held April 7, 2017

GRASS GIS – A Point Cloud Evaluation Resource
Held April 14, 2017

Using ASPRS Open Aerial Data Catalog
Presenter: John Faundeen
Held April 21, 2017

Recent developments in 3D city modelling
Presenter: Filip Biljecki
Held May 12, 2017

The Importance of Geospatial Information for Smart Cities
Presenter: George Percivall
Held May 26, 2017

Mapping the Great Lakes Coastal and Nearshore Realm: NOAA’s Lake Level Viewer
Presenter: Brandon Krumwiede
Held June 23, 2017

Coastal and Marine Surveillance with UAS
Held June 30, 2017


Fusion of Geodesy and GIS at NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
Presenter: Brian Shaw
Held January 29, 2016

Beyond NDVI…2016
Presenter: Jack Paris
Held February 26, 2016

A Geospatial Approach to Mapping Environmental Sound Levels Across the United States
Presenters: Dan Mennitt, NPS and Kurt Fristrup, NPS
Held March 25, 2016

Designing National Park Service Visitor Maps
Presenter: Tom Patterson, NPS
Held May 9, 2016

CyberGIS: Foundations and Principles
Presenter: Eric Shook, Kent University
Held May 27, 2016

Getting more from remote sensing data using OGC standards
Presenter: George Percivall, OGC
Held July 22, 2016

A Geodetic Certification Program: to Build or not to Build
Presenter: Michael L. Dennis, RLS, PE
Held August 19, 2016

Tangible Landscape: Open Source Environment for Geospatial Learning, Science, and Community Engagement
Presenter: Helena Mitasova
Held Aug 31, 2016

Integrating Spatial Technologies to Improve Disaster Preparedness and Response
Presenter: Deidre McCarthy, GISP
Held September 9, 2016

UN Open GIS Initiative – Open Source Geospatial S/W for the UN
Presenter: Rafael Moreno-Sanchez
Held November 11, 2016


Relationship of and transformations between most common reference frames used in the U.S.
Presenter: Dave Doyle
Held January 30, 2015

Building Detection using EO, Lidar, and GEOBIA
Presenter: Dr. Pope
Held February 27, 2015

Volume Visualization for Lidar: Using Voxels
Presenter: Jason Stoker
Held March 20, 2015

Using LiDAR to Study Forests
Presenter: Van R. Kane, PhD
Held April 17, 2015

A Legal Framework for UAVs: How We Get From Here to There?
Presenter: Kevin D. Pomfret
Held May 29, 2015

A Discussion of the USGS Base Lidar Specification, v. 2.0
Presenter: Karl Heidemann
Held June 23, 2015

Generic Sensor Model for Optical Line Scanners and Framers
Presenter: Dr. Hank Theiss
Held July 17, 2015

Procuring Aerial Imagery, Lidar & Related Remote Sensor-based Geospatial Mapping Services or Off-the-Shelf Geospatial Products
Presenters: Michael Zoltek and Rebecca Morton
Held August 7, 2015

USGS Science Data Catalog – Data Visualization, Discovery and Use
Presenter: Mike Frame
Held August 28, 2015

New Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data
Presenter: Dr. David F. Maune & Dr. Qassim Abdullah
Held September 25, 2015

Planetary-scale Geospatial Analysis with Google Earth Engine (recording unavailable)
Presenter: Dave Thau
Held October 16, 2015

Interchange of Provenance in GIS
Presenter: Jason A. Tullis
Held October 23, 2015

GNSS Derived Heights
Presenter: William Henning
Held November 20, 2015


Building an Agile, Modern, and Open Geospatial Platform
Presenter: Nathaniel Irwin
Held January, 2014

NHD Applications Utilizing StreamStats
February 28, 2014
Presenter: Peter A Steeves

Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System
March 14, 2014
Presenter: Dave Doyle

Beyond Visualization: Enabling 3D Spatial Analysis of Vector Geometry
April 11, 2014
Presenters: Tom Watson and Michael Martin

Landscape Disturbance Related to Natural Gas Extraction in the Mid-Atlantic Region
June 20, 2014
Presenter: Terry Slonecker

Terrestrial and Aerial LIDAR for the Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Ecosystem Services
Presenter: Monika Moskal
Held June 27, 2014

An Overview of Considerations and Methodologies for High Resolution Land Cover Mapping
Presenter: Chris Robinson
Held July 25, 2014

Mapping Grade Products from the Unmanned Aerial System: The photogrammetric Approach
Held August 29, 2014

Free and Open Source Software and Web Services specializing in the Water Resources Domain
Presenters: Maria Brovelli and Rafael Moreno
Workbooks: Part 1, Part 2
Held September 26, 2014

Comparing UAS Auto-Correlated Derived Elevation Models With LiDAR for Sand Mine Stockpile Volumetrics
Presenters: Brian Murphy, Craig Emrick, and Apostolos “Tolee" Mamatas
Held October 10, 2014

Planetary-Scale Geospatial Analysis with Google Earth Engine
Presenters: David Thau
Held November 7, 2014


How The District Uses Remote Sensed Data (Lidar, Imagery, Doppler Radar, Etc.) in Our Water Modeling
Presenter: Al Karlin, Florida Water Management District
Held March, 2013

3D Indoor Modeling for Navigation
Presenter: Dr Sisi Zlatanova, Delft University of Technology – Netherlands
Held May, 2013

Approaches, Techniques, and Considerations for Land Use/Land Cover Change Mapping
Presenter: John McCombs, NOAA
Held May, 2013

Social Research using Geospatial Technologies
Presenters: Yvonne Olivares and Aaron Schill, Community Researcher Partners (CRP)
Held June, 2013

Open Source Software in Commercial GIS Sofware Applications
Presenter: Michael Rosen, LizardTech Seattle, WA US
Held July 26, 2013

From DFIRM to the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL): Charting the Course of FEMA’s Digital Flood Hazard Data
Presenter: Scott McAfee, CFM, GISP FEMA – Mitigation Division Department of Homeland Security
Held August 30, 2013

FEMA’s Hazus Risk Assessment System – Technical Session on How to Use the Hurricane and Flood Models to Help Build Resilient Communities
Presenter: Chris Zambito, CFM, GISP, Project Manager for Water Resources in Dewberry
Held September 27, 2013