January 28-30, 2019 | Hyatt Regency | Denver, CO

2019 ASPRS Workshops

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will be hosting the following workshops. These workshops require additional registration to attend. For questions regarding the content that will be addressed within specific workshops, please contact ASPRS directly at Programs@asprs.org

Monday, January 28 - Morning Workshops

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Practices

Instructor: Ruiliang Pu, University of South Florida

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:45-9:45 am
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral D

Hyperspectral remote sensing (HRS) is widely used in geology, geomorphology, limnology, pedology, hydrology, vegetation and ecosystems, and atmospheric sciences. This workshop will introduce concepts, imaging principles, and application methods of HRS, and will present an overview of HRS applications to geology, vegetation, and environments.

Generic Sensor Models for Photogrammetric Applications

Instructor: Henry Theiss, Integrity Applications Incorporated

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:45-9:45 am
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral G

The workshop conveys the importance of rigorous sensor modeling, data adjustment, and covariance propagation in meeting the absolute geolocation, relative mensuration, and multi-sensor fusion objectives of the end-user.  It proceeds with an overview of the Community Sensor Model (CSM) Application Programming Interface (API) which facilitates integration of multi-modality imagery and point-cloud products into geospatial exploitation tools.  It provides an overview of generic sensor models for frame-sequences, linear-array scanners, SAR, and lidar.

Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) of Lidar Data

Instructor: Minsu Kim, KBRwyle at USGS EROS

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:45 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral F

Overall accuracy of lidar data is most often represented by RMSEz for an entire dataset, which may not adequately describe localized uncertainties critical to 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.

Preparation for ASPRS Certification - General Knowledge

Instructor: Robert Burtch, Ferris State University

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:45 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral C

This workshop covers the common knowledge areas comprising a large portion 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.

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

Instructors:
Qassim A Abdullah, Woolpert, Inc.
Riadh Munjy, CSU Fresno

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:45 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral B

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.

Introduction to Google Earth Engine for Data Exploration in Education and Outreach

Instructor: J.B. Sharma, University of North Georgia

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:45 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral E

Cloud-based image processing platforms bring unprecedented possibilities for remote sensing education, research and outreach. This workshop will provide an interactive exploration of Google Earth Engine (GEE) capabilities with examples of projects demonstrating the use of GEE in education, undergraduate research and outreach. This will be followed by hands on activities including data exploration, supervised classification, and an introduction to a GEE-API based coding environment.

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing - Phenomenology, Sensor Systems, and Data Processing

Instructor: William H Farrand, Space Science Institute

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 10:00-12:00 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral D

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 mapping of spectral features and utilization of spectral shape will be discussed, including spectral feature fitting, spectral matching approaches, and spectral mixture analysis.

Photorealistic Textured 3D Mesh Visualization and True Orthophotos from Aerial Imagery

Instructors:
David Snyder, Trimble
Christian Weise, Trimble
Tobias Heuchel, Trimble

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 10:00-12:00 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral G

Highly accurate 3D meshes enable virtual navigation of real-world environments in desktop and web platforms. These products are used in city modeling, construction simulation, and gaming. Precise 3D models with sharp edges, including precise building facets created with Semi Global Matching (SGM) techniques are used to produce true orthophotos, simplifying planimetric mapping and the overlay of other GIS data, especially in urban mapping applications. This workshop will explore the methods used to create these products using commercial off-the-shelf software.

Monday, January 28 – Afternoon Workshops

Methods for the Quality Assurance of Lidar Point Clouds for Floodplain Modeling

Instructor: Alvan Karlin, SW Florida Water Management District

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral C

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.

Exploring Story Maps as Web-Based Geospatial Information Outreach Tools

Instructors:
Amanda D Aragon, University of Georgia
Shannon Healy, University of Georgia
Austin Stone, University of Georgia
Marguerite Madden, University of Georgia

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral E

Story maps combine geospatial data with text narratives, photos, drawings, audio, and video. The workshop will demonstrate how to integrate these elements to create an engaging final product. Examples will be shown using the Esri platform. Attendees will create an Esri Story Map account and will be guided step-by-step through the process, with the goal of completing their own story map within the allotted workshop time. Attendees are invited to bring their own data, if desired.

Spreadsheet Demonstration of Analytical Photogrammetry

Instructor: Paul Pope, Global Geoinformatics Inc.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral F

Photogrammetry is often explained by describing the collinearity condition and showing examples of final products. The intermediate steps are rarely illustrated in detail. This workshop aims to make analytical photogrammetry accessible to the layperson by using spreadsheet calculations to 1) solve for the exterior orientation parameters of a framing camera, and 2) determine the dimensions of an object using stereo imagery.

Practical Approach to Using the ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data

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

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 1:00-5:15 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral B

This workshop provides an in-depth look at the ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards to 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. Attendees will apply these standards to real-world examples.

Earth Observation Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology and Multi-Temporal Datasets

Instructor: Yong Wang, East Carolina University

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 1:00-5:15 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral D

SAR datasets are used in studies of land-use land-cover type and change, agriculture, forestry, fishery, resource exploitation, environmental monitoring, disaster prevention and mitigation, and national security. The workshop will provide an overview of Earth observation using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) with focus on the current and future development of hardware, data analysis software, and applications using InSAR techniques and multitemporal datasets.

Integrating Object-Based and Machine-Learning Approaches for Feature Extraction

Instructor: Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 1:00-5:15 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Mineral G

This workshop will give attendees insights into designing, developing, and deploying object-based systems for feature extraction that integrate raster, point cloud, and vector datasets. Participants will gain insight into how a variety of approaches, from expert systems to deep learning, can be combined to more effectively turn data into information. Participants should have a strong foundation in remote sensing. Some familiarity with the basics of object-based image analysis is helpful.

Where Theory Meets Reality - Achieving Accuracy and Efficiency in Drone Photogrammetry

Instructors:
Logan Campbell, Aerotas
Jeffrey Miller, Pix4D

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 3:15-5:15 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral E

This workshop will provide key insights into producing the highest-accuracy UAS data while maximizing the benefits of platform efficiency. Instructors will demonstrate a complete workflow from field data collection through photogrammetry to final deliverable production. The workshop will cover theory underlying planning and validating UAS data accuracy, maximization of expected accuracy and efficiency, and best practices in UAS-specific ground control.

Cloud Photogrammetry - Past Present and Future

Instructor: Ben Vander Jagt, PixElement

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 3:15-5:15 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral F

Photogrammetry is enjoying a renaissance and is being adapted to solve many problem ranging from near real-time construction monitoring to stockpile inventory management. Many photogrammetric software packages now have cloud capability that leverages scalable computing to tackle large problems/datasets. Attendees will be taken step-by-step through a typical photogrammetric project including aerial triangulation, multi-view stereo densification, orthophoto creation, and feature extraction.

Preparation for ASPRS Certification - Lidar

Instructor: Karen Schuckman, Penn State University

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 3:15-5:15 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Mineral C

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.

Thursday, January 31 – Morning Workshops

Fundamentals of Image Analysis in Google Earth Engine

Instructor: Ge (Jeff) Pu, SUNY-ESF

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7:45-12:00 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Quartz AB

Cloud-based image processing platforms like the Google Earth Engine (GEE) bring unprecedented possibilities for education, research, and outreach. This workshop will focus on an interactive exploration of GEE capabilities, the repository of all of publicly available aerial and satellite data, and user upload of imagery for analysis. The workshop will begin with a presentation of examples of GEE projects with a focus on education, undergraduate research, and outreach followed by hands-activities.

UAS Lidar for Precision Mapping

Instructor: Mohamed Mostafa, Microdrones Canada Inc.

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7:45-12:00 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Granite AB

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.

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