ASPRS Announces Call for Nominees for the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is requesting nominations for the newly created ASPRS Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (OTAA). The purpose of this Award is to recognize developers of breakthrough technology which causes major advances in the practice of photogrammetry, remote sensing or geographic information systems in the United States. The Award is made solely to an individual or plurality of individuals jointly. The Award is not made to companies, agencies, bureaus or associations. However, their personnel are eligible as individuals to receive the Award.

Nominations must be submitted to the ASPRS OTAA Committee no later than November 1, 2011 to be considered for this years award. Self-nominations are allowed. The achievement must be recent, but need not occur within the year prior to the award as it is recognized that the significance of critical contributions may not immediately become evident.

The OTAA Committee, a panel of judges composed of the ASPRS President and the Directors of the ASPRS technical Divisions, will convene to critique each nomination, with the final award winner to be determined by mid December.

For complete information on nomination requirements and the rating guidelines to be used by the judges, please go to

Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies. For additional information about ASPRS, visit our web site at

Founded in 1979, The ASPRS Foundation, Inc. is an independent 501 (c) 3 organization established to provide grants, scholarships, loans and other forms of aid to individuals or organizations pursuing knowledge of imaging and geospatial information science and technology, and their applications across the scientific, governmental, and commercial sectors. The Foundation is the primary funding source for all non-sponsored awards and scholarships recognized by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.