UAS Image Footprints – Minnesota

  This illustration is showing the image footprints of a UAS project that was flown in Southern Minnesota quarry.

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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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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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2nd Annual Geospatial Curling and Networking Event

Geospatial professionals, get your four person teams together for a night of networking, curling and all-around fun! If you’ve never curled before this is a great opportunity to give it a try. Just bring and a pair of athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. Curling is played on the ice so cool weather layering is a good idea- it’s fairly cool in the ice arena but you will get warm playing! When: Saturday, February 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Frogtown Curling Club, St. Paul, MN. Check out the flyer for all the details and how to sign up.

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Applied LiDAR Analysis for Forest Inventory and Assessment Workshop

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative at the University of Minnesota is hosting a two-day LIDAR workshop at the Cloquet Forestry Center on October 14-15, 2014.

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ASPRS Dakotas-Minnesota Interstate Technical Meeting

The ASPRS Western Great Lakes and Heartland Regions cordially invite you to “CornView 2014.” All are welcome at this gathering of geospatial professionals where we will hear presentations on the latest trends in remote sensing, camera systems, LiDAR, and more.

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Congrats to University of Minnesota for winning Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge

In June 2013 as part of The Climate Action Plan, President Obama announced the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help citizens, businesses, and communities makes smart choices in the face of climate change. In an effort to help our President reach this goal, Esri posed this challenge to encourage development of game changing apps that promote climate resilience.  In response to the challenge, the University of Minnesota developed the Minnesota Solar Suitability Analysis app which allows users to identify the optimal location for solar panel installations.  The app […]

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Save the Date and Call for Presentations: Minnesota-Dakotas Interstate Meeting

Join us on Friday, September 19th in Redwood Falls, MN for “cross border” meeting of geospatial professionals in Western Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota.

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Register now for Imaging and Geospatial Information “Spotlight Event” at University of Minnesota

Join us on June 4th at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus for a day of presentations and networking with geospatial professionals!

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Former University of Minnesota Student Chapter President highlighted in CFANS newsletter

Congrats go out to Jennifer Corcoran, former President of the ASPRS Student Chapter at the University of Minnesota, for her “Alumni Spotlight” in the most recent edition of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science newsletter.   Jennifer received her PhD in Natural Resource Science and Management, and now works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  Check it out!

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