2017 IGTF - Registration

2017 IGTF - Registration
Join us on the Baltimore Waterfront for an exciting week of networking, exhibits, and the latest technological advancements in photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Over 150 technical papers from academia, government, and private practitioners.
Over 20 focused 2-hour and 4-hour workshops.



  Provocative Plenary Speakers:
             Kass Green, Kass Green & Associates
            Patrick Meier, iRevolutions
            Jack Dangermond, Esri

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When
3/12/2017 - 3/16/2017 8:00 PM
Where
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 UNITED STATES

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

 
One free workshop with one FULL Registration. Please click the credit to receive your first workshop for free. PELASE DO NOT CLICK THE DISCOUNT IF YOU ARE NOT TAKING A WORKSHOP.
Time
3/12/2017 - 3/16/2017 5:00 PM
GBDX: Geospatial Big Data Platform: Performing Imagery Analysis at Scale
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Photogrammetry on the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM
Preparing for the ASPRS Certification EXAM - Second Session
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Precision Mapping By UAS:

This workshop will focus on presenting the underlying concepts and applications of Precision Mapping by UAS including sensors, platforms, workflows, data acquisition/processing best practices, sensor calibration, and integrated multi-sensor system calibration & data fusion. Additionally, Accuracy assessment of UAS-generated mapping products will be addressed using practical examples from real world UAS projects. This workshop is intended for the ASPRS mapping professionals from either technical or business background. The topics will be covered in this workshop can be summarized as:
,br> 1. UAS Sensor Payload - Imaging Sensors (Camera, LiDAR, etc.) - Positioning Sensors (GNSS, Inertial, etc.)
,br> 2. UAS Platforms - Drone UAV - Fixed wing UAV
,br> 3. UAS Data Processing and Map Production Techniques - Aerotriangulation, Direct Georeferencing, and Integrated Sensor Orientation, - Structure from motion - Calibration & Quality Control - Best Practices - Real World UAS examples
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Drone2Map for ArcGIS Hands on Workshop - This workshop will consist of hands exercises on and presentation on the of the use of Drone2Map for ArcGIS to generate Mosaic, Point Clouds, 3D Meshes, and Oblique Imagery from Drone Imagery. USES of Drone2Map for ArcGIS outputs will be covered for further work with ArcGIS Earth, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. Users at the end of this presentation will learn how to construct, share, and use several 3D products derived from remote sensing data for decision makers http://dld.bz/eWP9M Attendees are required to bring their own computer but can download evaluation copies of the software being used for the workshop http://dld.bz/Drone2Map Workshop Length- 3 hours Skill Level: Intermediate Questions Please contact Steve Snow http://dld.bz/eZGrj on LinkedIn
Time
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1:30 PM
The goals of this workshop are to provide the participants with a background on methods used by the SWFWMD for the quality assurance of LiDAR point clouds and supplemental breaklines. Specifically, the workshop reviews the NSSDA (National Standards for Spatial Data Accuracy) and the ASPRS (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) methodology as it is applied by the SWFWMD. During the past 10 years the SWFWMD contracted for LiDAR terrain data in support of its FEMA floodplain mapping program and is internally responsible for the quality control/quality assurance of those data. Over this period, the SWFWMD has implemented several specialized routines and developed several automated and semi-automated procedures for LiDAR QC. This workshop will systematically describe these step for the participants. The workshop is divided into four components: " 1-SWFWMD District Standards and a comparison with USGS Specifications " 2-Ground Truthing and Ground Check Points " 3-Detailed LiDAR Point Cloud QC " 4-Hydro-Enforced, Hydro-Flattened, and Hydro-corrected DTM Construction The workshop is intended for participants involved in LiDAR QC. While there is some introductory material, the focus of the workshop is on QC with the assumption that the participants have some experience with LiDAR and the software packages (Esri-ArcGIS, LP360, & GlobalMapper) that are commonly used in the GIS industry.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:45 PM
1:30 PM

Monday, 13 March 2017

 
Classified Session will be given by NGA off site of the conference location. < All attendees and speakers must have their security office submit clearance certification by March 3, 2017. Attendees must possess a minimum SECRET clearance to attend. Clearances may be passed (PERMCERT and VISITCERT) on company letterhead .< Please call the ASPRS for more information or email registrar@asprs.org.
Time
Not specified - 12:00 PM
Drone2Map for ArcGIS Hands on Workshop - This workshop will consist of hands exercises on and presentation on the of the use of Drone2Map for ArcGIS to generate Mosaic, Point Clouds, 3D Meshes, and Oblique Imagery from Drone Imagery. USES of Drone2Map for ArcGIS outputs will be covered for further work with ArcGIS Earth, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. Users at the end of this presentation will learn how to construct, share, and use several 3D products derived from remote sensing data for decision makers http://dld.bz/eWP9M Attendees are required to bring their own computer but can download evaluation copies of the software being used for the workshop http://dld.bz/Drone2Map Workshop Length- 3 hours Skill Level: Intermediate Questions Please contact Steve Snow http://dld.bz/eZGrj on LinkedIn
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Geospatial Big Data Platform: Performing Imagery Analysis at Scale The session will start with semi-automated interface driven examples that do not require prior knowledge in software development and move into a more hands on session where we will walk users through the process of creating a custom analysis using open source tools, combining that with other algorithms in the GBDX ecosystem, and creating an information product from imagery using the platform. This four hour workshop will be delivered at an intermediate level. Each attendee will have the opportunity to walk through actual analysis using the platform, so internet connectivity will be required and each attendee will need to bring their own laptop to participate.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Hyperspectral and Extended Multispectral Remote Sensing: Phenomenology, Sensor Systems, and Data Processing - Overview: Hyperspectral datasets provide full spectral resolution over the wavelength range of interest so that diagnostic absorption features of Earth surface materials can be uniquely identified. "Extended multispectral" systems such as ASTER and WorldView-3 provide multiple spectral bands in the visible and near infrared and shortwave infrared allowing for the detection of many materials with absorption features that are sampled by those bands. This workshop provides an introduction to the phenomenology of hyperspectral remote sensing putting an emphasis on the physics of the radiometry and spectrometry involved. The causes of absorption features in Earth surface materials (minerals, soils, vegetation, and manmade materials) will be discussed as will the role of the atmosphere in modulating the observed signal. Hyperspectral and extended multispectral data collection systems will be discussed. Finally, an introduction to data processing methods based on the mapping of spectral features and the utilization of spectral shape will be provided. These include spectral feature fitting, spectral matching approaches and spectral mixture analysis. Topics to be addressed: 1. Definitions of hyperspectral and extended multispectral remote sensing 2. The phenomenology of reflectance and emission spectrometry 3. Hyperspectral and extended multispectral sensor system architectures 4. Hyperspectral and extended multispectral processing techniques and approaches 5. Examples of application areas. Who Should Participate: This workshop is intended for users of multi- or hyperspectral remote sensing data. This includes analysts who may have used multispectral data or some other form of remote sensing data and are now interested in using hyperspectral or extended multispectral data in their work. This workshop is also appropriate for managers who must make decisions about what kind of remote sensing data to purchase for their projects and/or what kind of multi- or hyperspectral image processing software that they should purchase. This workshop will provide an introduction to the power of hyperspectral and extended multispectral data in remote sensing projects.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Imagery Triangulation and Sensor Calibration for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems - Part 1

The workshop provides participants with all the necessary knowledge about how to successfully design, plan and execute an aerial mission project to support GPS-based aerial triangulation. Operational requirements and good practice guidelines of operating an airborne GPS is detailed together with guidelines on flight planning strategy and ground control distribution. Mathematical background of the process of simultaneous bundle block adjustment will be detailed and recommended parameters setting will be explained. Workflows for both frame-based cameras and push broom cameras will be detailed and discussed. PART I will be followed by PART II of this workshop which focuses on the special requirements needed for project executed with UAS/UAV. Practical lessons on triangulating and calibrating imagery flown with UAS together with practical examples and results will be discussed in details.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Platforms, and Best Practices - The ASPRS Primary Data Acquisition Division (PDAD) and Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division (UASD) have been jointly and proactively focused on addressing the nation's needs for establishing proper guidelines, procedures, best practices and possibly standards for the UAS Mapping industry. This workshop is sponsored the "Precision Mapping by UAS" Committee jointly established by the PDAD and UASD

This workshop will focus on presenting the underlying concepts and applications of Precision Mapping by UAS including sensors, platforms, workflows, data acquisition/processing best practices, sensor calibration, and integrated multi-sensor system calibration & data fusion. Additionally, Accuracy assessment of UAS-generated mapping products will be addressed using practical examples from real world UAS projects. This workshop is intended for the ASPRS mapping professionals from either technical or business background. The topics will be covered in this workshop can be summarized as:
,br> 1. 1. UAS Sensor Payload " - Imaging Sensors (Camera, LiDAR, etc.) " - Positioning Sensors (GNSS, Inertial, etc.) 2. 2. UAS Platform

" - Drone UAV " - Fixed wing UAV

3. 3. UAS Data Processing and Map Production Techniques

" - Aerotriangulation, Direct Georeferencing, and Integrated Sensor Orientation " - Structure from motion " - Calibration & Quality Control " - Best Practices " - Real World UAS examples
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Preparing for ASPRS Certification - The purpose of this workshop is to prepare individuals who are planning to sit for the ASPRS Certification exams. The workshop will begin by explaining the purpose and form of the exam. It will then begin to identify key topical areas which an applicant should be aware of prior to taking the exam. Topics will begin with a review of the basic concepts and sample questions to show how these topics will be tested for on the exam. Finally, the workshop will try to identify resources in which exam takers should be aware of and study from in their preparation for the examination.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Methods for the Quality Assurance of LiDAR Point Clouds and Breaklines for Floodplain Modeling
Time
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
1:00 PM
Esri Remote Sensing APPathon - Hidden in every complicated computer solution is a simple App just waiting for a creative mind to bring it to life. That is the challenge of Esri's Remote Sensing APPathon; making image processing simple and intuitive. We are going to provide all ingredients needed for non-developers to design, build and implement remote sensing apps using AppStudio for ArcGIS http://dld.bz/eZJEd. All we need is your ingenuity, creativeness and willingness to learn a few simple tools, and the rest is up to you. While nobody expects a miracle, we guarantee that by the end of the session you will have created a working remote sensing App that actually does something useful. And that is just the beginning. 1. Workshop duration 4 Hours 2. Level: Intermediate 3. Maximum number of attendees 100 4. Internet connection need: Yes 5. Attendance Laptop need: Yes 6. Additional Keywords Emerging Applications, Requirements: Users will need to bring their own computer for Hands on Imagery Application Training.
Time
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM
1:15 PM
Field Data Collection Techniques for the Development of Remote Sensing Ground Truth, Including "the Most Accurate, Least Expensive, and Most Easily Applied" Method - This workshop is an introductory workshop designed to take the participant through a review of data collection methodologies, definitions, and pro and cons of different methodologies designed to assist the participant in designing and/or selecting the most appropriate reference data collection processes to suit their particular information needs, whether related to field training or accuracy assessment sites. Methodologies presented will include ocular estimates, fixed area sampling, transect sampling, point sampling, and combinations of these approaches. The concepts of cover, closure, and frequency will be discussed. Techniques used to develop estimates of canopy cover, foliar cover, and canopy closure; trees per acre; quadratic mean diameter; average crown diameter; canopy structure; and species composition will be included. The estimation of categorical estimates will also be addressed, as well a discussion of potential bias and cost. The Line-point Transect methodology will be of primary focus, as this field data collection methodology was recently recommended by a UN Food and Agriculture Organization Research Study as the most accurate, least expensive, and most easily applied" field data collection method of the four methods they tested ( see Adikari, Y. and MacDicken, K.,Testing Field Methods for Assessing the Forest Protective Function for Soil and Water; Forest Resource Assessment Working Paper 185/e United Nations FAO 2015: 1-36). Examples from recent projects will be used to illustrate field data collection principles and the nature of information that can be developed from an integrated sample design to accurately assess the multitude of different features that may be sampled at any given site that includes trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, non-vascular plants, ground surface condition, woody debris, snags, trace elements and other features. Audience: Those in need of or who want to learn how to develop and use accurate, easy-to-use, and inexpensive field data descriptions including: Remote sensing project managers and analysts; natural resource managers and scientists; and others involved in inventory, monitoring, or mapping projects interested in development of accurate land cover data that can be used to assess and describe ecosystem characteristics for either training or accuracy assessment.
Time
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM
1:15 PM
Imagery Triangulation and Sensor Calibration for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems – PART-II The workshop provides participants with all the necessary knowledge about how to successfully design, plan and execute an aerial mission project to support GPS-based aerial triangulation using unmanned aerial system (UAS). Operational requirements and good practice guidelines of operating an airborne GPS is detailed together with guidelines on flight planning strategy and ground control distribution. To gain workable knowledge of the mathematical background of the process of the simultaneous bundle block adjustment and details of the recommended parameters setting, participants of this this workshop are advised to register for PART 1, Imagery Triangulation and Sensor Calibration for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems - PARTI, of this topic which will be offered in this conference prior to PART II. PART II focuses on the special requirements needed for project executed with UAS/UAV. Practical lessons on triangulating and calibrating imagery flown with UAS together with practical examples and products generation will be discussed in details. Outlines: 1. Overview of Fundamentals of an airborne GPS integrated system - Operational principles and requirements of a GPS system on board of a UAS. 2. Overview of Functional system design and requirements for an airborne GPS Integrated photogrammetric system 3. Data Characteristics for UAS Projects - Increased over lap - Less accurate GPS - Lack of accurate IMU - Lack of camera calibration 4. Flight design and special considerations for UAS-based aerial triangulation - Flight configuration for block and corridor types projects. - Ground control configuration for block and corridor types projects 5. Processing flow for bundle adjustment of imagery from UAS - Input data requirements - Systematic error corrections - Data analysis 6. Concept of Camera Self Calibration 7. Practical results and projects examples.
Time
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM
1:15 PM
Object-based image analysis of natural land cover - Object-based image analysis (OBIA) is widely used in urban/urban-rural feature extraction using rule-based models. For natural scenes (e.g. wetlands), aggregating the spectral information of the objects and facilitating textural and contextual information can have many advantages. The main objective of this professional development workshop proposal is to demonstrate the use of OBIA in classifying high-resolution (sub-decimeter) unmanned aerial system imagery using machine learning algorithms. An example of classifying wetland areas for natural resource management and invasive plant detection will be illustrated. RGB, NIR, and DSM are used in the segmentation and classification process. The use of machine learning classification algorithms will be demonstrated and assessed. The workshop will utilize the eCognition Developer software as well as other spatial analysis and programming software. The integration of the eCognition software and other open source image analysis and statistical analysis software will be explored. The audience is asked to bring in Windows OS laptops (Intel Dual or Quad Core Processor) with enough storage (50-200 GB disk space) and memory (1-4 GB RAM) to install the eCognition software. Other light-weight software packages may also need to be installed.
Time
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM
1:15 PM
WELCOME Reception
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

 
Lunch with Exhibitor's
Hyperspectral Imaging Standards Workshop (Part 1) - Hyperspectral imaging as a field is in the process of maturing from a specialized tool to a routine technology applied to many facets of society. Standards provide common reference points that foster an understanding between different entities. This workshop is intended to survey the range of standards currently available and to identify gaps where new standards are needed. The range of standards open for discussion encompasses all aspects related to hyperspectral imaging and may include performance specifications, calibration standards, data formats, terminology, and best practices. This workshop will provide an open forum for metrology laboratories, instrument vendors, data product analysts, data product vendors and end-users. The outcome of this workshop will provide guidance for future activities including an expanded workshop to address areas determined to be significant bottlenecks restricting the full potential of this technology. Goals: " Provide a forum for the hyperspectral imaging community to discuss current and future standards " Identifying international standards organizations that can contribute to the development and maintenance of new standards " Address the need for standards to address regulatory requirements " Discuss the possibility of a uniform set of performance metrics " Discuss the need for traceability to national standards
Time
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Photogrammetry on the Cloud; Challenges and Opportunities The half day workshop will be composed of two sections. The first will consist of a traditional lecture component. Registrants will be exposed to current practices in cloud computing, specifically as they pertain to geospatial technology (with a focus on photogrammetry). Registrants will learn the benefits of cloud computing, including speed, scalability, shareability, and usability. Real world applications involving photogrammetry, remote sensing, and Lidar point cloud processing will be discussed in detail. The second section will involve;hands-on; photogrammetric project with real data, data processing, and data storage. Registrants will be given a 2D imagery dataset, from which they will derive different data products including point clouds, orthorectified imagery, and digital elevation models (DEM). Registrants will learn how to process imagery data using web-based tools, visualize and share with colleagues, and create an end to end workflow without ever needing a software license.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Generic Sensor Model for Optical Line Scanners and Framers - The goal of this workshop is to improve the participants' understanding of the properties of sensor models, the concept of generic models for line scanners and frame sequences, and the content of the metadata required to support rigorous downstream exploitation of the associated image products to include optimal estimation and reliable uncertainty reporting for all computed quantities. The workshop will consist of two parts. Part 1 includes a briefing to provide an elementary, non-mathematical overview of general principles of geographic coordinate systems and major classes of sensor models for a variety of imaging sensors. Part 2 includes a briefing to explain the photogrammetry and error modeling aspects of these new generic sensor models and associated metadata structure. At the ends of each part, the instructors will provide the participants an informal atmosphere to ask questions and promote discussion on related topics; e.g. about coordinate systems and sensor model classes at the conclusion of Part 1, and the practical aspects of how a data provider populates the proper metadata with their image products and how an exploitation tool user performs typical geopositioning scenarios including absolute geolocation, relative mensuration, and multi-modality registration at the conclusion of Part 2.
Time
2:15 PM - 6:30 PM
2:15 PM
Part 1 - Techniques to Evaluate Terrestrial Laser Scanners - The Dimensional Metrology Group (DMG) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is involved in the development of documentary standards for a variety of 3D metrology instruments such as laser trackers, terrestrial laser scanners (TLSs) etc. As a US National Metrology Institute, NIST is involved in the development of test procedures to evaluate dimensional metrology instruments in an unbiased and objective manner. The ASTM E57 sub-committee on 3D imaging systems was formed in 2006 to standardize the evaluation of instruments such as TLSs. This committee meets every 2 weeks via a teleconference to discuss the technical work related to the point-to-point evaluation of 3D imaging systems. In May 2016, a run-off meeting was held at NIST where five manufacturers brought their instruments and tested them per the procedures in the draft standard. NIST is a major contributing member of this committee and possesses unique expertise for this task due to our prior experience with laser trackers that could be applied for evaluating TLSs. Challenges in evaluating TLSs include the commercial availability of high quality targets that can be measured by TLSs as well as the reference instrument (a laser tracker). The target's material and surface finish properties such as stiffness, reflectivity, optical penetration and geometric form affect their usage for such a performance evaluation. Other challenges include mounting methods, data collection and data processing algorithms used to deduce the performance criteria. This workshop will present an overview of NIST's work and its contributions to the development of documentary standards for evaluating TLSs. The construction of these instruments will be discussed which will reveal the physics and the engineering behind their performance issues. We will discuss the techniques, experimental & theoretical work performed at NIST to evaluate terrestrial laser scanners.
Time
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
2:45 PM

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

 
Lunch with Exhibitor's on Wednesday
Lidar Geometric Accuracy Assessment - Lidar has become the de-facto technology for 3D data collection. With increasing applications, including mission critical ones such as infrastructure, precision forestry, flood risk management, aviation safety, etc., it is important that users understand the quality of their lidar data. In this workshop, we will present a comprehensive view of the sources, assessment, and reporting of the geometric quality and accuracy of lidar data. We will begin by introducing the attendees to the most significant elements of the core lidar error budget and their manifestation in the lidar data. Additional errors due to sampling, interpolation, trajectory etc. will be discussed. The session will then address current lidar accuracy assessment techniques being used in the industry. This will first cover the means of assessing and reporting the absolute accuracy of lidar data in accordance with the new "ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data", followed by a review of accuracy requirements of the US Geological Survey National Geospatial Program's Lidar Base Specifications, along with suggested methods and expectations. Finally, the attendees will be introduced to future methods of assessment and reporting relative accuracy and geometric quality of lidar data. The attendees will be given a background of the development of these methods and introduced to the theoretical aspects of the measurement technique. This will be followed by a demonstration using the USGS developed software that implements these techniques. The software will be distributed to the attendees prior to the workshop. Throughout the workshop, attendees will be presented with worked examples of various parameters that are expected to be reported for 3D Elevation Program's lidar acquisitions. Where feasible, sample data will be provided to participants for their future reference.
Time
1:30 PM - 5:45 PM
1:30 PM

Thursday, 16 March 2017

 
This 5-hour workshop will provide a classroom setting with knowledgeable instructors leading attendees through the steps of aerotriangulation, point cloud processing, orthophoto production, topographic and planimetric mapping, and more! Those attending should possess fundamental understanding of remote sensing data processing. Temporary software licensing information and sample data will be made available in advance to registered participants. In that way, each attendee comes to the workshop prepared with the tools and data needed to start immediately with data processing on their own computer. Each participant must bring her or his own prepared laptop. Use of the internet will not be required. The objective will be to provide basic training in several different UAS mapping tools. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the steps to convert raw UAS imagery into high-end map products such as 3D models, contours, 3D planimetric map features, and orthophotography. This high demand workshop will fill quickly and registration is limited to the first 150, therefore register early. Stay tuned for more information on the specific software tools that will be covered. The areas that will be focused on are: " Image Georeferencing " Orthophotography " Elevation Products " Point Cloud Processing " Collecting Map Features " QC Elevation " GPS Assisted " QC Ortho

Notes: " This workshop does not qualify as a complementary registration workshop. Each registrant will be required to pay the workshop fee and there are no student or ASPRS-member discounts being offered.

" A workbook and software installation guideline will be provided to registrants. " Volunteers will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday preceding this workshop during conference hours to assist in software installation issues if needed.

Lead Organizers: Becky Morton,CP,CMS, becky@geowingmapping.com Mohammed Mostafa, PhD, mostafa@navmatica.com
Time
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM

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