Oct 242011

ASPRS: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, Rocky Mountain Region

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, founded in 1934, is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and supporting geotechnologies. ASPRS members work as analysts, specialists, educators, engineers, managers, administrators, product developers, operators, technicians, marketers, scientists and researchers in the fields of Aerospace, Agriculture, Archeology, Biology, Cartography, Defense, Development, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Homeland Security, Hydrology, Land Appraisal, Medicine, Real Estate, Transportation, Urban Planning and Water Resources. The Rocky Mountain Region serves ASPRS members in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Continue reading »

Feb 052018

Many thanks go out to all the students who applied to the 2017-2018 ASPRS-RMR Student Scholarship Program. Thanks also to the Review Committee for the time they spent reading and scoring the applications. Applicants were evaluated in several areas, including: appropriateness of field of study, quality of narrative, communication, letter of recommendation, enthusiasm, extra-curricular activity, and scholastic ability. Masters Degree Candidates were further evaluated for quality and appropriateness of research.  Beyond that, PhD Candidates were also evaluated for uniqueness and innovation of research. The Board of Directors of ASPRS-RMR wishes all the winners and applicants the best of luck in their future academic and professional pursuits.  Please consider applying next year and let other students know about this great program. The Rocky Mountain Region has consistently awarded scholarships every year.

Congratulations to the scholarship award winners, all of whom are invited to speak about their research interests at our Annual Dinner Meeting (date and place TBD).

Scholarship Winners:

  Paige Ramsey – New Mexico State University
Major:  Geography (GIS&T and Human Environment Relations)
Career Choice:  Conservation Planner, Urban Planner, Academic
Research Focus:  Mapping and modeling the spatial distribution of conservation easements in the US using potential human and environmental explanatory variables
(Award = $500)

Master’s Candidate:  Sierra Aney – New Mexico State University
Major:  Geography
Career Choice:  GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist
Research Focus:  Landscape-scale modeling of tree mortality in north-central New Mexico, 1997-2005
(Award = $750)
Doctoral Candidate:  Mehran Ghandehari – University of Colorado – Boulder
Major:  Geography
Career Choice:  Geographic Information Science
Research Focus:    Cross-scale analysis of surface-adjusted measurements in spatial analysis
(Award = $1,000)

(posted Feb. 5, 2018)

Feb 052018

Forwarding this call for judges and volunteers – I know we had a few GISCO members come last year. I’ll be leading the Junior Earth & Environmental Sciences judging team again and would love to see you there!
Arwen de la Torre, PhD

Make a difference by helping at the Denver Metro Regional Science & Engineering Fair
February 16-18, 2018

200+ volunteers and judges make the DMRSEF a success for 500+ local kids every year.
Morning, afternoon or full-day shifts are available.
Opportunities range from Check-in to Awards Ceremony, and are open to all ages and ability levels.
Lunch and t-shirts provided.

“Judging at the Science Fair energizes me for my own research. The kids’ excitement about science and their projects is contagious and makes me optimistic about our future. ”
– Lori Nield

“I find working with the students a very rewarding experience. The enthusiasm and energy they put into their projects is very refreshing. I always leave the Fair feeling the future of Science and Technology is in good hands.”
-Bob Jolly



Sponsored by Colorado AHEC, Central Colorado AHEC, University of Colorado – Denver

(Posted Jan. 23, 2018)

Feb 052018

The Rocky Mountain Map Society presents

Joseph Kerski: “The 100 Most Revolutionary Discoveries in the Field of Geography”
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What would you include in this list? Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore his list, revealing how critical Geography is in the 21st Century. Some discoveries were historical moments with a significant impact on our understanding of our world, including specific maps, technologies, and explorers of ancient times. Others led to the founding of organizations such as U.S.G.S, and for the exploration of new frontiers in digital mapping, surveying, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and the Internet of Things. Some of the items in the list may be expected; others might surprise you.

Joseph Kerski is Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). He served for 21 years as Geographer at the USGS and at the US Census Bureau. He teaches GIS at the University of Denver, other universities, in K-12 schools, and in online courses. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. He fosters educational partnerships, promotes GIS in education and society through service and scholarship, creates GIS-based curricula, teaches courses on geotechnology, and conducts research in the effectiveness and implementation of GIS in education.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room
Free and open to the Public

The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.