Annual Meeting happening February 4th, registration now open

Mark your calendars, our annual dinner meeting is coming up quickly.  We will once again hold the event at the Machine Red in Lake Elmo, MN from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday February 4th.  Registration is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. Eric Taipale, CEO of Sentera Inc. will present “Remote Sensing: Then, Now, and the Next Generation.”  One additional speaker is TBD. For all the details including registration information, please visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page.  We hope to see you there!

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Join us in Madison on September 22nd!

When:  Tuesday, September 22nd, 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (informal social event to follow at the Kollege Klub) Where:  The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison.  Park at the City of Madison State Street Garage. What:  See the agenda for presentation titles and abstracts.  Refreshments provided. Who: All are invited.  You do not need to be an ASPRS member to attend. Cost: Free! [registration for the event is now closed] The ASPRS Western Great Lakes Region is pleased to announce the date and location of our next “spotlight series” event!  Every year we hold events throughout the region to “spotlight” new and […]

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Indiana DOT seeks Mapping Technician

Position: Mapping Technician – Surveyor 4 INDOT provides a dynamic workplace while serving Indiana citizens, improving quality of life, and enhancing economic opportunity. INDOT’s programs and projects – including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and innovative uses of materials and assets – offer exciting opportunities for transportation and engineering professionals looking to begin or advance their careers. INDOT offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as work/life balance. Job Description: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Mapping Technician utilizes knowledge and principles of digital aerial imagery and techniques of Photogrammetry, in order to visualize computer data in a three dimensional […]

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Western Great Lakes election results

We are happy to announce the results of our recent election for the Western Great Lakes Board of Directors: President – Peter Jenkins, Minnesota DOT, St. Paul, MN (2 year term) Vice President – Michael Falkowski, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (2 year term) Secretary – Sally Gehr, Aerial Services Inc., Sheboygan, WI (2 year term) Treasurer – Jim Lacy, Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office, Madison, WI (2 year term) Wisconsin Director – Cynthia McCallum, Wisconsin DOT, Madison, WI (3 year term) Additionally, Ben Leonard (Continental Mapping, Sun Prairie, WI) will be taking over the official “Webmaster” duties from yours […]

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WGL visits 2015 University of Minnesota Career Fair

Peter Jenkins recently attended the 2015 University of Minnesota Career Fair on behalf of the region.  UMN PhD student Keith Pelletier also staffed the ASPRS student chapter booth.  Pete and Keith are shown below testing out the latest in indoor drone technology.  

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Preliminary agenda now available for April event at UW-Eau Claire

As previously announced, ASPRS WGL and UW-Eau Claire are co-sponsoring a remote sensing “spotlight event” on the UW-Eau Claire campus on Friday April 17th.  A preliminary agenda for the event is now available. For more information, please visit the UW-Eau Claire Department of Geography and Anthropology Website.

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Deadline extended for student travel grant program

Due to the small number of applications received, we are extending the application period for the WGL student travel grant program to Friday, March 27th. For more details, click on the “Student Grants” tab on the WGL Web site.

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UW-Eau Claire hosting regional event on April 17th: register now!

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and ASPRS Western Great Lakes Region are co-hosting a “geospatial confluence” of GIS, remote sensing, and photogrammetric professionals on Friday, April 17th on the UWEC campus. Registration for the event is open, and organizers are also looking for presenters. The registration deadline has been extended to Thursday April 9th. Visit the UW-Eau Claire Department of Geography and Anthropology Website for more information as it becomes available.

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Object Based Image Analysis Workshop in Duluth March 16 and 17

This workshop will apply a variety of OBIA concepts and workflows to optical, lidar, and vector datasets for mapping impervious surfaces, vegetation, streams and lakes, and other land cover features.

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Registration open, presenters needed for spring “Spotlight Event” at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and ASPRS Western Great Lakes Region are co-hosting a “geospatial confluence” of GIS, remote sensing, and photogrammetric professionals on Friday, April 17th on the UWEC campus.

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