September 2013 WGL-EGL Joint Technical Meeting

September 19-21, 2013

Michigan Technological University

Advanced Technology Development Complex – Ford Conference Room (Conference Room 101)

1402 Sharon Avenue

Houghton, MI  49931-1295

You are invited to attend the fall 2013 Joint Eastern and Western Great Lakes ASPRS Regional Meeting at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, MI. The annual meeting will highlight Unmanned Aerial Systems remote sensing applications for emergency response presented by Igor Kostryukov and Evgeniy Stovolosov with Moscow State University. They will be presenting LIVE from Russia! In addition to talks on accuracy assessment, object-oriented applications, and student remote sensing projects, there will be a tour of the new Great Lakes Research Center by Guy Meadows. The center specializes in Fully Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.


Schedule of Events

Thursday September 19th

6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Student ASPRS Chapter meeting at the Mine Shaft.
Informal evening event after student meeting at the Mine Shaft as people arrive in Houghton.

Friday September 20th

Advanced Technology  Development Complex – Ford Conference Room (Conference Room 101)

(Building 95 on campus map – online or downloadable)

Free Parking

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
8:40 a.m. Virtual Conference – Remote Sensing Presentation with Russia.

“On development of open-source portal for use of the remotely sensed data in
situations response applications scenarios”, Igor
 Dmitriy Lubnin,  Evgeniy Stovolosov, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow Russia.

This talk will also highlight:

“Project  14.B37.21.1243”, Anton Bystrov, Alexander Grechishev, Moscow

State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow Russia

rotary UAV in Project  14.B37.21.1243”, Vyacheslav Barbasov, Pavel Orlov,


Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow

9:00 a.m. “Accuracy Assessment” – Dr. Chuck Olson, MTRI
9:30 a.m. “Object-based Image Analysis” – Keith Pelletier, University of Minnesota
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. “UAV in emergency stations response application scenarios” – Wayne Tolosa, President, Future Concepts.
11:30 a.m. “On real-time design and implementation of real-time geospatial image processing” – Dr. Moshe Bernstein, President, File X Ltd.
Noon LUNCH – “build your own” sandwiches and drinks provided
1:00 p.m. Student Projects Lightning Presentations.  15 min per presentation with 5 min Q&A

“Photogrammetric small UAV”

Ioakeim Tellidis, Michigan Tech

”Underwater surveying with AUV”

Utku Karcelebi, Michgan Tech

”Virtual reality of point cloud on an IVS (immersive visualization studio)”

Krishna Murthy, Michigan Tech

“Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage: Cooperation Across the Fields”

Mark Dice, Michigan Tech, Jorge García-Fernández, Architectural Photogrammetry Lab., University of Valladolid, Spain.

“A novel application of the Microsoft Kinect sensor: digitization of an analogue model of Nisyros volcano, Greece”  Riccardo Tortini, Michigan Tech

2:30 p.m. Leave for Great Lakes Research Center and Dow Building
2:45 p.m. MTRI Poster Session in Dow Building Lobby
3:15 p.m. Tour of Great Lakes Research Center with Guy Meadows

307 Great Lakes Research Center – Building 100

6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own. Suggested meeting spot: Keweenaw Brewing Company

Saturday September 21st

While you are in Houghton, we suggest you consider one of two optional tours.
9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Quincy Mine Tour (map) – Cost of this tour is not included in your registration.
8:30 to Noon Stamp Sands Tour with Colin Brooks from MTRI.

Leave from Country Inn and Suites, carpool to Gay, MI (45 minute drive from Houghton.)


We recommend the following area hotels. We do NOT have a block of rooms reserved at either hotel.

Ramada Inn – Hancock, MI (across the bridge from Houghton, MI.) Approximately a 10 minute drive to the meeting location.

Country Inn & Suites – Houghton, MI (behind Walmart.) Approximately a 5 minute drive to the meeting location.


For further local information or meeting questions, please contact:

Dr. Eugene Levin

(906) 487-2446

For registration questions, please contact:

Jim Lacy

(608) 262-6850