Founded in 1934 the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving 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, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies.
Each year professionals working with photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS gather at the ASPRS Annual Conference for technical workshops, education sessions, awards recognizing excellence, and ASPRS committee meetings. Members and non-members welcome!
The ASPRS program was attended by over 300 participants and included 150+ technical presentations and 19 workshops when it took place with International Lidar Mapping Forum in January 2019. In 2021the ASPRS Annual Conference will take place as part of Geo Week in Denver.
ASPRS members, individuals from private industry, the government and academia, are analysts, specialists, educators, engineers, managers, administrators, manufacturers, product developers, operators, technicians, trainees, marketers and scientists/researchers. Employed in the disciplines of the mapping sciences, our members work in the fields of Agriculture, Soils, Archeology, Biology, Cartography, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Range Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Hydrology, Water Resources, Land Appraisal, Real Estate, Medicine, Transportation, and Urban Planning/Development.
“Bringing ASPRS and ILMF together beginning in 2018 reunited the photogrammetry, remote sensing, and lidar professionals and vendors who enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to attend one consolidated event; an event where they could roam one large exhibit hall and attend educational workshops to broaden their expertise into related disciplines. Bringing the built world into this mix through AEC Next and SPAR 3D acknowledges not only the richness and complexity of the technologies we have available for spatial analysis and decision making, it also give us all the opportunity to explore and invent new analysis methods that leverage the fusion of imagery, elevation, and bathymetry with 3D models of the built world. The merging of these disciplines IS the future. Co-locating our annual conferences and expositions facilitates us traveling into the future on a multi-lane superhighway.”
Karen Schuckman, PLS, CP, CMS and Managing Director of ASPRS