PGS: Remote Sensing International Case Studies

PLEASE REPLY TO Cathy Enomoto at cenomoto@usgs.gov BY FEBRUARY 14TH IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND DINNER AND/OR MEETING AT CROWNE PLAZA TYSONS CORNER BECAUSE AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT IS REQUIRED BY THE RESTAURANT.

Dear PGS Members,

The February 18, 2016, meeting of the Potomac Geophysical Society (PGS) will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Crowne Plaza – Tysons Corner hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, 22102. This location is within one-half mile of the Tysons Corner Metro station, near I-495, and has free parking available. Our private meeting room is located in the back of the Tuscan Grille restaurant on the second floor of the hotel. The optional dinner cost will be discounted to $30 for members in good standing (have paid dues), and $35 for non-members, and is inclusive of iced tea, coffee, tax and gratuity. Members and guests may attend the presentation after dinner for no charge; we estimate that the presentation will begin at 8:15 p.m. For attendees who arrive early, the social will be held in O’Malley’s Pub on the first floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Drinks may also be purchased in the private meeting room on a cash basis.

Social: 6:00-7:00 p.m. O’Malley’s Pub, first floor Crowne Plaza
Dinner: 7:00-8:15 p.m. Tuscan Grille, second floor Crowne Plaza
Meeting & Presentation: 8:15-9:30 p.m. Tuscan Grille, second floor Crowne Plaza

PLEASE reply to this email if you plan to attend the dinner and the presentation, or the presentation only. We want to be sure there are enough seats and meals.

Respectfully,

Catherine Enomoto, President
cenomoto@usgs.gov
703-648-6439

‘Remote Sensing International Case Studies’
Remote sensing, the collection of data without direct contact, is a greatly expanding source of spatial information from an approximate 100 operational spaceborne sensors augmented by traditional airborne systems and increasingly by Unmanned Aerial Systems. Perhaps the greatest need for these data is in developing countries and there is a long history of technology transfer in this context.

This presentation includes applied and basic science international case studies of remote sensing. There are examples from Nepal, Kenya and Afghanistan, among others including considerable field photographs. The basic science compares and integrates optical and radar imagery for land cover mapping.

Background Note: Barry Haack is a Professor of Geographic and Cartographic Sciences at George Mason University and a Visiting Scientist with the USGS National Headquarters. He has academic degrees in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, San Diego State University and the University of Michigan. He has held fellowships with NASA Goddard, the US Air Force and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Cal Tech as well as having served as a consultant to the UN, FAO, World Bank and various governmental agencies in Africa, Asia and South America. Dr. Haack is active in the America Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing where he is a Fellow. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and a Visiting Scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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