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March 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

January 2017

Potomac Region 2017 Election Results

November 2016

Potomac Region Elections

September 2016

By-Laws Amended and Posted

February 2016

2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner

January 2016

2015 Year End Newsletter

December 2015

Region Election Results – Brown (Region Director), Chen (Secretary/Treasurer)

Q3 and Q4 2015 Newsletters Posted

Geotech 2015 Photo Gallery

November 2015

Geotech 2015 Presentations Posted

September 2015

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) NAF/USGS Testbed 11

July 2015

ASPRS Potomac Region Technical tour NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

BAE Systems Technical Tour

June 2015

Region News Letter Summer 2015

April 2015

ASPRS Potomac Region Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

February 2015

ASPRS Potomac Region 2015 Annual Meeting & Dinner 03/10/2015

December 2014

Region News Letter Fall 2014

September 2014

Region News Letter Late Summer 2014

February 2014

2014 Region Elections online. Voting open until March 2nd 2014

January 2014

Region News Letter Winter 2014

December 2013
GeoTech workshops originally scheduled for December 10, 2013 that were canceled due to the inclement weather. Have been reschedule for January 24, 2014.
October 2013

Region News Letter Late Summer 2013

September 2013
Michael Krimmer Steps Down. Susan Oakley Assumes Role

Our Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Mike Krimmer resigned his position effective August 7th as a result of major decisions about GIS programs in the Northern Virginia Community College system stemming from budget issues. Mike is continuing his activities with the new ASPRS Student Chapter forming at NVCC and with his support of the proposed student chapter developing at Appalachian State University.

We are pleased to announce that Susan Oakley has been appointed to the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the balance of Mike’s term. The Board of Directors welcomed Susan as its newest member at the September meeting on Monday last. We are all very pleased that she is able to join us.

Potomac Region wins region of the month for March, May and August 2013..!!

August 2013

ASPRS Executive Director James Plasker Announces His Retirement.

February 2013

Potomac Region Wins Region of the Month, January 2013 in recognition of exceptional success in recruiting 17 new members in January.

Potomac Region Annual Meeting and Dinner, was held at Marriot at Fairoaks, Monday February 4th, 2013, 6:00-9:00pm
“State of the Region” address, presented at 2013 Annual Meeting and Dinner
(11.25Mb PowerPoint)
2013 Annual Meeting & Dinner, Theiss Keynote Presentation

January 2013

Potomac Region Wins Region of the Month, December 2012 in recognition of exceptional success in recruiting 35 new members in December.

November 2012

Potomac Region Wins Region of the Month, October 2012 in recognition of exceptional success in recruiting 22 new members in October.

October 2012

Potomac Region Wins Region of the Month, September 2012 in recognition of exceptional success in recruiting 15 new members in September.

The region also won the region of the month award for July 2012 in recognition of exceptional success in recruiting 6 new members in July 2012

Additionally, Potomac Region was awarded ASPRS bucks for recruiting efforts. Click the links below to view the award notifications from ASPRS headquarters:

Save the Date! Potomac Region Geotech Conference, “Human Geography is much more than Human Terrain”, October 25-26, 2012, Marriott at Fair Oaks, Fairfax VA

May 2012

Technical Tour at USGS,
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

April 2012

2012 Annual Dinner, Holiday Inn,
Chantilly-Dulles Expo Center. April 18, 2012

February 2012

Spring 2012 Elections for Region Director & Secretary Treasurer. Online voting has ended.

December 2011

Fall-Winter 2011 Newsletter

August 2011

Mark your calendars. Tech Tour at GeoEye for 40 persons.
August 26, 2011 from 1200-1600.
Address:  2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA 20171
See Events page for more information.

October 2011

GeoTech 2011 Conference.

Dates: October 12-13, 2011
Location: NOAA Auditorium and Science Center
Conference Chair: John Manzer, Vice President of ASPRS Potomac Region
Conference Theme: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Early Registration Ends: August 31, 2001


One of the few times that the general public becomes fully aware of the power and importance of remote sensing and related geospatial data, tools, and analysis is in emergency situations.  Forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, oil spills, and other human-induced disasters are just a few examples of situations in which our data, products, and derived information are critical.  First responders need timely information on the nature, extent, and effects of disasters; residents of affected areas need evacuation and other information; and policymakers need information on the human, property, environmental, and infrastructural impacts.  Typically, remote sensing provides the only means of providing the required information in a timely manner—especially when ground access to disaster sites is limited and/or the spatial extents of the affected areas are large.

Our data, tools, and analysis are equally critical in emergency preparedness.  The ability to generate baseline data sets (e.g., pre-hurricane imagery), plan evacuation routes, and model possible impacts of storms and other events before they occur can save lives, money, and time in the event of an actual emergency.

GeoTech 2011, to be held on October 12-13 in the NOAA Science Center and Auditorium, will explore these and related topics.  Cloud computing is an identified subtheme that will be another important focus of the conference.

January 2011

Technical Tour US Army Geospatial Center 01/25/2011

December 2010

Potomac Region Annual Meeting and Dinner

When: February 1st 2011. Reception with Cash Bar: 7:00 pm Dinner: 7:30 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo Center Hutchison Ballroom 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, Virginia

September 2010

Potomac Region Newsletter Summer 2010

Message from the President

Hello all Potomac Region members:

The goal of our newsletter is to promote ASPRS activity within our region, which has the largest membership among the 17 national regions in the society. Over the years, the professions and fields embodying photogrammetry and remote sensing‘ have continued to evolve and intersect with many other areas, such as GIS, geodesy, and computer vision, just to name a few. This diversification has been both necessary and tremendously beneficial for the continued advancement of our core disciplines, i.e., those with which we are most identified. Promoting our passions for our profession through service and support of ASPRS is one of the most effective ways to preserve that unique identity. Therefore, I would encourage all of us to service when the opportunities present themselves, i.e., GeoTech conference participation, Technical Tours, serving on the PR board, or simply encouraging new membership.

To that end, this issue of Potomac Perspectives will highlight some of our regions activities for 2010. In particular, I would like to draw your attention to our annual GeoTech conference that is being held September 27-28 at the George Mason University Fairfax campus. See page 2 for details, and page 7 for the full conference agenda. We‘re also hoping to have 2 more Tech Tours before the year is out. So please be on the lookout for announcements on these activities in the near future at, and hope to see there!

Best Regards,

Pete Doucette, ASPRS PR President

May 2010

The Potomac Region Wins 2010 ASPRS Region the Year Award

First Place: The Potomac Region
First Honorable Mention: The Rocky Mountain Region
Second Honorable Mention: The Columbia River Region

The Potomac Region is The Region of the Year Award winner. This Region has been diligent in their efforts to maintain the high standards of the Society while hosting the 2009 National Annual Conference, had a successful GeoTech Conference, hosted several Technical Meetings/Technical Tours, had outstanding accomplishments in establishing three new Student Forums at three different universities, had a successful student membership campaign exceeding by 26% over the previous year, and were named the Region of the Month nine times during the year (January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September and December). Three Cheers for a job well done!

2010 Region Award

National Geodetic Survey Hosts 2010 Federal Geospatial Summit

May 11 & 12, 2010
NOAA Auditorium
Silver Spring, MD

ASPRS Potomac Region is a sponsor

Geospatial data users are acutely aware of the importance of horizontal and vertical datum. Ever wonder who maintains and updates these two components of National Spatial Reference System (NSRS)? Come to the 2010 Federal Geospatial Summit hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Geodetic Survey to find out more about the plans to replace the North American Datum of 1983 and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. ASPRS Potomac Region is one of several major sponsors of this educational and interactive event outlining the historic plans to modernize the NSRS.

February 2010

The Call for Presentations for the 23rd Annual Towson University Geographic Information Sciences Conference (TUgis 2010) is now available on the conference Web site at The theme for this year’s conference, which will be held on May 24 and 25 on the Towson University campus, is “GIS in Budget Constrained Times: Doing More With Less.” In keeping with the conference theme, we are offering a discounted attendee registration fee through Friday, February 12. To take advantage of this offer, click on the “Register for TUgis 2010” button on the home page of the Web site.
I hope you will consider making a presentation at TUgis 2010. Presentations on all topics related to GIS will be considered. Also, we are continuing our tradition of offering presenters a discounted registration fee. The deadline for presentation proposals is Friday, February 12.
Please contact me at or 410-704-2964 if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at the conference in May!
Jay Morgan Towson University Geospatial Research and Education Laboratory

November 2009

ASPRS-PR Board Election Results

Manzer, Sisskind Elected to PR Board

After a one-month voting period, the ASPRS Potomac Region selected John Manzer as the 2010 Secretary/Treasurer and Josh Sisskind as the new Region Director. Manzer, a Business Manager at GeoEye’s facility in Dulles, Virginia, will assume the board’s recording and financial duties. During his recent 3-year tenure as Region Director, John Manzer chaired the Communications Committee, served on three GeoTech Conference Planning Committees, and also served on the 2009 ASPRS Baltimore Spring Conference Planning Committee. He succeeds Chris Parrish, who will be the ASPRS-PR Vice President in 2010.

Josh Sisskind, an Image Scientist at ITT Space Systems, will be the new Region Director, serving a 3-year term from 2010 through 2012. Josh Sisskind joins the PR Board after serving on ASPRS National Committees, most recently as the Communications Councilor for the Student Advisory Council. He will bring membership recruitment experience to the Potomac Region.

Fall 2009 Elections for Region Director & Secretary Treasurer

October 2009


November 13th and 14th , 2009

North Carolina A&T State University, Gateway University Research Park, 5900 Summit Avenue, Browns Summit, NC 27214

Directions to the Gateway University Research Park (Adobe PDF 78Kb)


County Products, Pictometry On-Line, New Directions in LiDAR, leading- edge 3-D solutions, IR Real Time products Pictometry International

South Carolina Real Time Network Operational Status, Performance and Calibration Lew Lapine, Chief, SC Geodetic Survey

Changes in the surveying technology and geospatial technology degrees within the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Rodney D. Jackson, Senior Researcher, CPCC

An overview of airborne and terrestrial data sources for disaster response; emphasis on multiple sensors including panchromatic, lidar, hyperspectral including real-world case studies George Hoffman, CP Booz Allen Hamilton Yogendra Singh, CP, Fairfax County, VA (retired)

Applications of synthetic aperture radar data in coastal zones; ship detection after the removal of azimuth ambiguities and study of shoreline changes.

Dr. Yong Wang, Professor East Carolina University

September 2009

Fall 2009 Tech Tour is now open. Cartographic Section of the National Archives at College Park, MD. October 28, 2009.

August 2009

Virginia GIS Conference 21-23 September 2009

(Adobe PDF 130Kb)

Menu arrowASPRS Potomac Region will ASPRS Tech Tour of the Cartographic Section of the National Archives at College Park, MD. Scheduled for October 28, 2009.

June 2009

Menu arrowASPRS Potomac Region Technical Tour

GeoEye Logo

GeoEye Corporate Headquarters.

The ASPRS-Potomac Region Tech Tour was held on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, at 1:00 PM, at the GeoEye Corporate Headquarters, 21700 Atlantic Boulevard,
Dulles, VA 20166.

May 2009

ASPRS Potomac Region Technical Tour

National Agricultural Statistics Service/United States Dept. of Agriculture

The next ASPRS-Potomac Region Tech Tour will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, at 1:00 PM, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Fairfax, Virginia.

This is a FREE event. Registration is limited to ASPRS Potomac region members and to the first 40 applicants on a “first come first served” basis.

April 2009

North Carolina Chapter Spring 2009 Conference

The Spring 2009 Conference of the North Carolina chapter (NCASPRS, of ASPRS-Potomac Region has been scheduled for Friday, April 24th, and Saturday, April 25th, 2009.  We will schedule Professional Development Hour (PDH) Classes, 6 hours on Friday and 2 hours on Saturday followed by our Business Meeting. The location for the Conference will again be located at North Carolina Central University, Room 1227, M. Townes Science Complex, Durham, NC 27707.

November 2008

Classified Session at the 2009 American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
(ASPRS) Conference – Baltimore, MD, 9-13 March,
Call for Presentations (22Kb Adobe PDF).

June 2008

The Potomac Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS-PR) is pleased to announce the 15th annual GeoTech: The Premiere Mid-Atlantic Imagery and Geospatial Conference, exploring “Emerging Geospatial Technologies and Applications” on 7 and 8 October 2008. See full announcement (Adobe PDF)

May 2008

Join Members of the Potomac Region of ASPRS at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. Maps: Finding Our Place in the World,
Sunday, May 18 2008 from 2:30-5:00
Followed by a Region membership gathering at Mick O’Shea’s (137Kb Adobe PDF)

March 2008

Notes from the 2008 Annual Dinner Meeting (526Kb Adobe PDF)

February 2008

The Potomac Region Annual Dinner Meeting will take place at the Marco Polo Restaurant, Vienna, VA March 13th 2008, 6:30pm. Download the flyer (33Kb Adobe PDF).

January 2008

Potomac Region Board of Directors elections are underway.

Potomac Region Members attended a private tour of the National Institute 0f Standards and Technology on 6 December 2007.

Potomac Region Holds Camera Symposium – August 2007

November 2007

ASPRS Potomac Region 2007 Member Survey

October 2007

Call for Nominations for Potomac Region Board

Potomac Region Technical Tour and Happy Hour, Thursday, December 6, 2007. Tour the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Happy Hour and Networking Dogfish Head Alehouse Gaithersburg, MD

September 2007

USGS Open House 11/03/2007 – “You’re Invited” USGS Open House 2007. Discover more than 125 years of earth science.

Potomac Region tours the US Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Engineering Center on 8/23/07

The Potomac Region moves forward with the Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship.

August 2007

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) Journal Receives Top Rankings.

Potomac Region Introduces Really Simple Syndication (RSS) ‘News’ feed. (Adobe PDF 16Kb)

Large Format Digital Camera Symposium. The Potomac Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing will host a Large Format Digital Camera Symposium on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 from 9am – 3pm. (Adobe PDF 15Kb)

Potomac Region Membership News. ASPRS Potomac Region Membership Champions,
2005-2007 (Adobe PDF 20Kb)

Map of ASPRS Potmac Region Membership by County (Adobe PDF 185Kb)

Summer message to members from Dave Szymanski, President of the Potomac Region (Adobe PDF 19Kb)

Why Google Earth™? Why not? (Adobe PDF 19Kb)

J. Chris Mc Glone, Ph.D., CP

June 2007

Check out neoPhotogrammetry, a blog run by J. Chris Mc Glone, Ph.D., CP