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ASPRS Workshops & Certifications

ASPRS Workshops

Monday, February 5 - Morning Workshops

Datums – How Important Are They?

Instructor: Pam Fromhertz, NOAA

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 8:00-10:00 am
Cost: $100

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of current horizontal and vertical datums as they apply to lidar, photogrammetric and other mapping data. The workshop will also highlight new datums targeted for release in 2022, which are expected to vary by approximately 1 meter. Participants will learn to use national systems to validate their data against current datums and to prepare for the transition to new datums coming online in the future.

Quality Assurance of Lidar Point Clouds for Floodplain Modeling

Instructor: Dr. Al Karlin, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 10:15 am-12:15 pm
Cost: $100

This workshop will provide participants with a background on methods used by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for the quality assurance of lidar point clouds and supplemental breaklines. Specifically, the workshop reviews the NSSDA (National Standards for Spatial Data Accuracy) and the ASPRS (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) methodology as it is applied by SWFWMD, including specialized automated and semi-automated procedures for lidar QC.

Practical Approach to Applying ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards to Digital Geospatial Data

Instructors:
Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert, Inc.
Claire Kiedrowski, Cornerstone Energy Services, Inc.

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop provides an in-depth look at the ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards, the only standards available today that categorize positional accuracy of products derived from digital aerial cameras, manned and unmanned aerial systems, and all types of lidar including terrestrial, mobile, and airborne. The workshop will explain the basis for each accuracy measure adopted in the standards. Instructors will demonstrate practical application of these standards and attendees will experience applying these standards to real-world examples.

Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) of Lidar Data

Instructors:
Minsu Kim, SGT, Inc.
Joshua Nimetz and Jason Stoker, USGS

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cost: $150

Overall accuracy of lidar data is most often represented by RMSEz for an entire dataset, which may not adequately describe localized uncertainties critical to proper decision making. Point-by-point uncertainty, as expressed by Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU), affects the accuracy of volumetric estimations and other 3D analyses. This workshop will focus on raising the awareness of TPU in the lidar community as a valuable potential alternative to current standard practices of accuracy assessment.

Rapid Imagery Analysis with GBDX Notebooks

Instructor: Mike Gleason, DigitalGlobe

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop will introduce participants to DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform (GBDX) Notebooks, where they can have immediate access to analysis-ready imagery within a developer-friendly Python environment. Users will learn how to discover DigitalGlobe imagery, prototype an algorithm, visualize output, and deploy an algorithm at scale – all from a simple, browser-based coding environment.

Preparation for ASPRS Certification - Lidar

Instructor: Karen Schuckman, CP, CMS-Lidar, Penn State University

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop provides an in-depth review of content contained in the ASPRS Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual. It is valuable for those planning to take the examination for ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist-Lidar, Certified Technologist-Lidar, or Intern. Workshop participants will answer practice questions and discuss answers in an interactive session. The workshop is also valuable for practitioners wishing to further their mastery of the material contained in this ASPRS publication.

Preparation for ASPRS Certification – General Knowledge

Instructor: Dr. Robert Burtch, Ferris State University

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 12:45 pm-5:00 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop covers the common knowledge areas comprising 2/3 of exam content for ASPRS Certification. It is valuable preparation for those who have never taken an ASPRS exam, as well as for those who have expertise in a particular specialty, such as lidar or UAS, but feel less prepared for the general knowledge component of the exam. This workshop will also explain the certification application process and the importance of certification in career development

Monday, February 5 – Afternoon Workshops

Aerial Triangulation and Data Processing for the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)

Instructors:
Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert, Inc.
Dr. Riadh Munjy, California State University, Fresno

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 12:45-5:00 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop teaches participants to successfully design, plan and execute an aerial mission using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and GPS-based aerial triangulation, including flight planning, ground control placement, camera calibration, and product generation. Participants will be introduced to mathematical basis of simultaneous bundle block adjustment. Practical examples will be presented.

Hyperspectral and Extended Multispectral Remote Sensing: Phenomenology, Sensor Systems, and Data Processing

Instructor: Dr. William Farrand, Space Science Institute

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 12:45-5:00 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop introduces the phenomenology of hyperspectral and extended multispectral remote sensing with an emphasis on physics of radiometry and spectrometry. Absorption of Earth surface materials and the role of the atmosphere in modulating the observed signal will be discussed. Data processing methods based on the mapping of spectral features and the utilization of spectral shape will be discussed, including spectral feature fitting, spectral matching approaches, and spectral mixture analysis.

Field Data Collection Techniques for the Development of Accurate Remote Sensing Ground-Truth

Instructor: Kenneth Stumpf, Geographic Resource Solutions

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 12:45-5:00 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop guides the participant through a review of data collection and methodologies, including ocular estimates, transect sampling and point sampling. Techniques used to develop estimates of canopy cover, foliar cover, closure, trees per acre, quadratic mean diameter, average crown diameter, canopy structure, species composition, and estimation of categorical estimates will be addressed with consideration of potential biases and costs. Examples from recent GRS projects in northern California and Alaska will be presented.

Generic Sensor Model for Optical Line Scanners and Framers

Instructors:
Dr. Hank Theiss, Integrity Applications Incorporated
Dr. Reuben Settergren, BAE Systems

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 12:45-5:00 pm
Cost: $150

The Community Sensor Model (CSM) API has recently shifted from many sensor-specific models to a few generic models by class/family. The generic model is supported by new metadata standards for upstream data providers. This workshop will explain the six “Common Sensor” (CS) Tagged Record Extensions (TREs) or Data Extension Segments (DESs) that will soon become part of the National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF), facilitating generalization of all EO/IR sensor models regardless of design

Object-Based Image Analysis for Natural Resource Management

Instructors:
Dr. Amr Abd-Elrahman, University of Florida
Mr. Tao Liu, University of Florida

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 12:45-5:00 pm
Cost: $150

This workshop will demonstrate the use of Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) in classifyinghigh-resolution (sub-decimeter) unmanned aerial system imagery using machine-learning algorithms. OBIA is widely used in urban/urban-rural feature extraction using rule-based models. For natural scenes (e.g. wetlands), aggregating the spectral information of the objects and facilitating textural and contextual information can have many advantages. An example of classifying wetland areas for natural resource management and invasive plant detection will be illustrated.

Unmanned Airborne Lidar for Precision Mapping

Instructor: Dr. Mohammed Mostafa, Microdrones Canada Inc.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-12:15 pm
Cost: $100

Professional grade lidar systems are currently being used onboard unmanned aerial systems for high precision mapping applications. This workshop is intended for the unmanned airborne lidar user community including mapping professionals, land surveyors, managers, and decision makers to understand the underlying concepts of lidar from the technical and business perspective, in the form of theory and practice, using real data sets from around the world

ASPRS Certification

Interested in becoming an ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist-Lidar or Certified Technologist-Lidar in 2018? You can at ILMF-ASPRS 2018!

Have more questions about ASPRS Certification? Contact certification@asprs.org.

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