address, presented at 2013 Annual Meeting and Dinner

State of Potomac Region
American Society for
Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
John Manzer
(Outgoing) President, ASPRS Potomac Region
Annual Meeting and Dinner
The ASPRS Mission
Promote the ethical application of active and
passive sensors and the disciplines of:
Remote Sensing
Other Supporting
We are The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society
Member Benefits
• Access to a network of professionals
• Professional Certification opportunities
– Photogrammetrist, Remote Sensing, Mapping Scientist,
• Subscription to peer-reviewed journal: Photogrammetric
Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS)
• Reduced fees for ASPRS conferences, workshops, and training
• Employment announcements
• Discount on ASPRS publications
• Eligibility for National and
Regional awards, scholarships,
and fellowships
Potomac Region Member Benefits
• Network with ASPRS Potomac Region members from
government, academia, & private industry
• Reduced fees for annual GeoTech Conference
– Workshops, technical talks, exhibits
– Local venue + low registration fees  low cost
• Free Technical Tours:
- USGS (5/16/2012)
- Greg Snyder
- Intergraph (8/26/2011)
- Nancy Brelos
- NGA (Jan 10, 2013)
- Ashley Holt
Geographic Distribution
17 Regions in USA
Members in
76 Countries
Potomac Region Membership Breakdown
Total: 699
Total: 709
“The Year of the
Students 2012”
Potomac Region Board
Vice President
Past President
Region Director
NC Chapter President
Region Director
Technical Advisor
GMU Fac Advisor
Region Director
National Director
VT Fac Advisor
Per chapter bylaws *
WVU Fac Advisor
PSU Fac Advisor
NVCC Fac Advisor
UNC Fac Advisor
2011 ASPRS Potomac Region Board
[From left to right] J. Chris McGlone, Technical Advisor; Josh Sisskind, Region
Director; Allan Falconer, President; Barbara Eckstein, National Director; Yogendra
Singh, Historian; Peter Doucette, Past President 2010; John Manzer, Past President
2012; Chris Parrish, Past President 2011
[Not shown] Anthony Stefanidis, Region Director; Karen Shuckman
PSU Coordinator; James Campbell VT Coordinator, WVU Coordinator
Robert Black, Region Director, Ashley Holt Vice President
Region Director
New 2013 Board Members
Michael Krimmer
2013 Sec-Treasurer
Secretary / Treasurer
Michael Krimmer is Assistant
Professor and Program Head for
Geospatial Studies at Northern
Virginia Community College. He
brings 25 years of military experience
as an aircraft navigator, managing
acquisition programs, and in research
development to the geospatial field.
Since August 2006, he has directed
the GIS program at NOVA, developing
and implementing courses and
NOVA's GIS Career Studies Certificate. On behalf of NOVA he has
furthered GIS program development with industry, government, and
non-profit GIS employers. Krimmer has directed or participated in
geospatial education grants from the National Science Foundation,
the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Small Business
Administration. He is a member of the URISA Professional Practice
Standards Division and the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s
Academic Advisory Board
Josh Siskind (Again!)
Region Director 2013-2015
Mr. Josh Sisskind has been a member of ASPRS since
2008. He first became involved as an undergraduate student
at the University at Albany (B.A. Geography and
Meteorology, 2007), serving as a Student Assistant at the
2007 Fall Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. Josh went on to
become the Communications Councilor for the Student
Advisory Council, a role he served through 2008 as a
graduate student at UAlbany (M.A. Geography, 2008). Josh
is currently a GIS Applications Engineer with SAIC where he
develops geospatial applications for data production and
dissemination. Previously, Josh worked at ITT Geospatial
Systems focusing on integrating geospatial applications with
image science. Josh is currently serving as the Acting
Chair/Deputy Chair of the ASPRS Young Professionals
Michael Krimmer Leadership
LDCM Launch party and initial NOVA ASPRS Chapter meeting on Monday, 11
February at 6:30PM at NOVA Reston (Already ! – Very Exciting !!!)
A little background to assist in understanding the situation at community
colleges in general, and NOVA in particular.
– More than 60 community colleges across the nation have GIS programs
(certificates and/or degree programs). Many of these programs have remote
sensing course work.
– During the past three years, NSF funding has supported a team of
community college faculty in developing model geospatial curriculum.
– The model curriculum is based on the US Department of Labor Geospatial
Technology Competency Model, and includes a course in remote sensing.
– Also with the underwriting of an NSF grant, a geospatial center of excellence
for community colleges has been established—the GeoTECH Center
Geo 2-Year
Geo 4-Year
Potomac Region Structure
ASPRS National
(Bethesda, MD)
Potomac Region
WVU Student Forum
NC Chapter
Virginia Tech
Student Forum
GMU Student Chapter
and Forum
Penn State
Student Forum
NVCC Chapter
Michael Grimmer
UNC Petition & ByLaws : Draft
since Oct, 30 2012 ; Approve
and get to Chris Aldridge
UNC Chapter
Gang Chen
“NVCC & UNC are extremely probable”
Student Forums and Chapters
• Penn State University
– Gilbert Hobrough Potomac Region Student Forum,
Advisor/Coordinator: Karen Schuckman, Past ASPRS President
– Student President: Raechel Bianchetti, PSU PhD Candidate and
member of the ASPRS SAC
• Virginia Tech
– Scott Reading Potomac Region Student Forum, Advisor/Coordinator:
Dr. James Campbell
• George Mason University
– Frederick Doyle Potomac Region Chapter & Student Forum,
Advisor/Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Stefanidis, Student President: Xu
• West Virginia University
– Alfred O. Quinn Potomac
Region Student Forum,
Advisor/Coordinator: Dr. Tim Warner
More coming soon !!!
GMU Annual Summary
GMU Annual Summary
• In July, we volunteered in the edition of The Glossary of Mapping Science
(2nd Edition), a joint publication of ACSM, ASCE and ASPRS. We finished
editing more than 2000 words in the database so far, which are
approximately 20% of all the terms.
• In August, we hold the annual election and elected our new officers.
Now we have president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, webmaster,
and event coordinator.
• In September, we recruited new student members into our chapter, and
hold the meeting to prepare for future events. We are glad that those
new members are very active in our later events.
• In October, we volunteered in the ASPRS Potomac Region GeoTech
Conference. We designed the conference brochure, set up the
registration desk, helped with the presenters as well as the conference
attendees. We are proud that the conference chair Dr. Allan Falconer was
very satisfied with our volunteer work.
• In November, we participated in the GMU GIS Day event. We set up a
booth and display our activities and achievements.
Student President: Xu Lu
PSU Annual Summary
Penn State submitted 11 resident student member applications in the period
from Sept 2012 to present. 10 of these were sponsored directly by the Potomac
Region. The 11th was paid for out of the general student forum funds provided
by Potomac Region. The new student members are:
Mr. Anthony Marze
Mr. Andrew Homka
Mr. Caleb Voithofer
Mr. Gregory Milbourne
Mr. Nathanael Santos Amador
Ms. Rachel Elizabeth Isaacs
Mr. Sean Michael Cooley
Ms. Chelsea Gilliam
Ms. Helena Kotala
Mr. Eric Aspril
Mr. Matthew Allegretto
Student President: Raechel Bianchetti
PSU Annual Summary
We kicked off the PSU Student Forum with a face-to-face meeting in September 2012. We
met monthly through Dec 2012 for two hours each meeting. We discussed ASPRS
membership, Provisional Certification requirements, ASPRS conferences, and student
volunteer opportunities. We also included students from the online program in the
meeting activities via webinar. One or two attended remotely for each meeting.
On September 27, 2012 a group of 8 students attended a field trip with faculty member,
Karen Schuckman, at Keystone Aerial Surveys in northeast Philadelphia. That evening, they
participated in the Northeast Region Annual Meeting also held at Keystone.
Some PSU students should be applying for volunteer/assistant positions for the Baltimore
conference. I do not have an estimate at this time, but I am guessing probably 5 or 6
applications. The deadline is fast approaching
On Feb 4-5, approximately 7 students have indicated an interest in participating in the
Preparation for Provisional Certification webinar.
On Feb 4, a group of 3 students and faculty member, Karen Schuckman, plan to attend the
Potomac Region Annual Meeting in Fairfax, VA.
Welcome Students: Helena Kotala, Caleb Voithofer, Chelsea Gilliam
Student President: Raechel Bianchetti
VT Annual Summary
• William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship Winner: Baojun Zheng,
PhD student in the Department of Geography at the Virginia Tech
• Last year we begun dynamically by fielding a team for the 2012
Geoleague Challenge. After working intensively on our proposal,
we presented at the ASPRS annual conference in Sacramento and
won first prize. Our report entitled “An efficient Remote Sensing
Solution to update the NCWI” by Stein et al. was published as the
feature article in the July issue of PE&RS.
• We sent 4 students to the Sacramento conference where we had 2
oral and 1 poster presentations
• Our members participated in the OGIS symposium.
• Two of our members took part in the USGS headquarters tour
organized by the Potomac Region. We were the only student that
Student President:
VT Annual Summary
• In the summer we had a public outreach event to celebrate the 40th
anniversary on the Landsat program. We held a public viewing of the
NASA/USGS press conference held at the Newseum in July 23rd and
invited the general public to participate, including the press.
• We recruited new member to our local and the national organization
among the incoming graduate students in August.
• Four of us also participated in the 2012 GeoTech conference and had a
booth promoting our chapter.
• We formed another team for 2013 Geoleague challenge and are
participating in that competition. For 2013 we intend to take part in the
Annual conference and have already registered 7 of our members for
that conference.
• Also we have scheduled to hold two events for the Landsat Data
Continuity Mission launch on campus, a public viewing of the prelaunch
press conference and of the launch itself.
• We intend to hold a similar event for the PROBA-V launch on April
WVU Annual Summary
• Hosted visiting speaker: John Rogan, Clark University,
– John Rogan joined the Clark University faculty as Assistant Professor
in Fall 2003. Dr. Rogan received his Ph.D. (Geography) degree from
the joint doctoral program at San Diego State University and the
University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was funded by a
research grant from NASA's Land Cover and Land Use Change
Program. He received M.A. and B.A. degrees (Geography) from the
University of Arizona.
– John Teaches
• GEOG 087 Intro to Environmental Information Systems/Lecture, Lab
GEOG 234/GEOG 334 - The Geography of Fire/Lecture
GEOG 282/GEOG 382 - Advanced Remote Sensing/Lecture, Lab
GEOG 232/GEOG 332/IDCE 30214 - Landscape Ecology/Lecture, Lab
• We have 8 members
PR 2012 Events at a Glace
• Annual Meeting & Dinner
• Tech Tours
– USGS “PDFs Available”
– Intergraph
• GeoTech Conference
– Very Successful
• 1 Newsletter 2012
• 1 Newsletter 2013
Social Media
Periodically HQ provides to the Executive Committee the New Members List
– I challenge Potomac Executives to “LinkedIn” with each new member ;
be it Student or other type ; “I Did, for everyone I could find on LinkedIn”
Potomac Events were published on the following LinkedIn Groups
Faces of GeoTech 2012
October 25-26, 2012
By Dr. Christopher Parrish, NOAA,
National Geodetic Survey
Human Geography /
Analyzing Human
Settlements with Remote
By Dr. Karen Owen George
Mason University
October 25-26, 2012
Afternoon Workshops: 81 registered
Lunch 12:15 noon - 1:30pm
Workshops, Thursday Afternoon, 1:30pm – 4:45pm
Break 3:00pm - 3:15pm - Light refreshments available.
The Geodetic Datum--Becoming Geocentric
Imaging and Remote Sensing Applications with
ArcGIS 10.1
By NGS Team NOAA, National Geodetic Survey
IERS Site Survey at Brewster, WA - Kendall
Fancher Geoid12A Model Overview - Yan
Wang National Adjustment of 2011 and Related NGS
Products and Services – Mark Eckl
By Gerry Kinn, Dan Zimble from ESRI Team
This workshop explains the functionality in the ArcGIS
platform. It walks through the desktop, server, and web.
Examples will be shown from ingest to processing,
managing, publishing.
5 Overview and Context to Rapid, Active, 3D Airborne Imaging with Flash LiDAR
By Richard Brand, Rex Craig, George Williams, Todd Murphy, Steve Schultz
Since 2007, full motion real-time 3D video flash LiDAR(FM3DFL) has matured considerably as exemplified by the
modern, airborne Total Sight design. However, other airborne systems are in wide use and they provide some
context with which to compare FM3DFL, these will be discussed with more emphasis on other flash imaging
approaches. Interesting variants of flash lidar developed by Ball for specific measurement tasks will also be briefly
October 25-26, 2012
Plenary sessions: 110 registered:
Keynote Speaker Dr. Jerry Dobson, President, The American Geographical Society
Seen below with John Manzer and Allan Falconer
October 25-26, 2012
Technical Sessions &
October 25-26, 2012
With Many thanks to our Student Chapter Volunteers:
Potomac Region Honors
Virginia Tech
– Ioannis Kokkinidis VT Student President
– Organized the trip and attended with fellow students the USGS
George Mason University
– Xu Lu GMU Student President
– Organized and attended with fellow students the GeoTech2012
Penn State University
– Jay Searles PSU Student
– Attended GeoTech2012 and provided a technical overview of the
approach of Hurricane “Sandy” using real time data in response to
popular demand for a lunch-time session of Geotech2012 on Friday
October 26th. We offer our appreciation for a job well done.
Ashley Holt Treasurer / Sec
– Organized and held an unprecedented NGA Tech Tour at the New
Campus East facility
Potomac Region Honors
• Member of the Year
James (Chris) McGlone !!
 Presentations
 Workshops
 GeoTech Technical Program Chairmen  Editor : Manual of Photogrammetry
Potomac Region Honors
• Region of the Year: Results Pending
• Region of the Month: 4x in 2012!
July, September, October, and December
• ASPRS Bucks Awarded ~$210+
• Bucks going to Champions
Potomac Region Financials
Assets as of:
Please list each account separately:
Cash In Bank, Checking
Cash In Bank, MMA
Certificates of Deposit
December 31, 2012
Petty Cash
Accounts Receivable
Total Assets:
• Compare with $73,816.65 Dec 31 2011 (-$21,355)
• $41.86 Interest earned on CD
… and Baltimore Conference
NC Chapter Closure Matter
• Potomac Region has had an outstanding matter to resolve
– Revitalize or Close the Defunct NC Chapter
• Attempts have been made to contact and motivate the leadership
– Luiz H Cortes , Peggy Fersner , Lewis LaPine
• Obtained a List of Legacy Members
– Used LinedIn in attempt to reconnect with people to see what might
• Time and Focus slipped Away
– Not Resolved
• Financial POC: Gerold L. Ray (retired)
– Agreed Feb 1st to return the $
– [email protected] 919-219-8808
“Action Item”
$ 7,272
Assignment: Michael Krimmer
Restructuring Task Force
Task Force Members
• Chris Aldridge, Matt Altman, Adam Benjamin, Steve DeGloria (Chair), Larry
Handley, Bobbi Lenczowski, Meghan MacLean, John Manzer, Becky Morton, Brian
Murphy, Jim Plasker, Heather Staverman, Kim Tilley, Stewart Walker, Jesse Winch,
Jeff Young. Advisory: Gary Florence, Carolyn Merry.
• The purpose of the ASPRS Restructuring Task Force (RTF) was to examine our
current national and regional organizational structure and to generate specific
recommendations and action items for Board consideration that sustainably
advance the mission of ASPRS for the benefit of all members and the imaging
and geospatial information community at large.
The RTF was an outgrowth of the Rebranding Task Force (2011) in which a
number of issues, or action items, were defined and subsequently melded into
the charges of the RTF. Some action items of the Rebranding Task Force continue
and some action items have been assumed by relevant standing committees.
Restructuring Task Force
Restructuring Issues Addressed
• Philosophical basis and value proposition of ASPRS that should be articulated
and used to formulate recommendations for governance entities within our
organization and membership at large.
• Improvement of national and region officer training webinar content, audience,
and timing of webinars.
• Modification of our organizational structure that encourages locally-based
technical programming; virtual, thematic affiliations of members within and
between regions; and de-emphasis of physical geography and firm boundary
• Re-organization of our conferences that recognizes multi-faceted needs of our
technical meetings without jeopardizing current arrangements/contracts.
• Enhancement of publication policies relevant to our PE&RS journal and general
interest articles and columns that focus on imaging and geospatial information.
• Mechanisms to enhance student, associate, and young professional learning,
networking, and mentoring opportunities.
Final Recommendations and Action Items (forthcoming)
Restructuring Task Force
Planned 2013 Events
Potomac ?
GeoTech 2013
Dr. Ashley Holt as Conference Chair
(Fall 2013)
2013 Potomac Region TechTours
- BLM (TBD) John Lyon
ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference
Confluence by the Bay - A Gathering of
Geospatial Insights
March 24 - 28, 2013 -- Baltimore
ASPRS Webinars
Jan – Oct 2013
ASPRS Webinars
Special Thanks to:
Martin Wills in support of our Web Site,
Melanie Feliciano NVCC Student from
USGS Tour to M.Krimmer Networking
Richard Brand for Flash LiDAR
Peter & Michele Doucette Annual
Dinner 2013
Thank You
John Manzer
(Outgoing) President, ASPRS Potomac Region
703-328-8511 [email protected]
Keynote Presentation
Dr. Henry (Hank) J. Theiss is the chief scientist in photogrammetry at Integrity
Applications Incorporated (IAI) in Chantilly, VA. He is responsible for a large
team of scientists who support predominantly NGA, as well as other DoD/IC
organizations, by performing photogrammetric and error propagation analyses
related to EO/IR/SAR/LIDAR sensor modeling from airborne and spaceborne
platforms, image formation, close range applications, registration, and tool
validation. Prior to joining IAI in 2001, Hank earned his MS and PhD degrees in
Photogrammetry and Geomatics at Purdue University, where he also taught
graduate data adjustment courses and conducted research on
photogrammetric modeling of video image sequences as a Visiting Assistant
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