Call for Nominations for the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is seeking nominations for its prestigious Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

The selected individual or team of individuals will be recognized and rewarded for developing a specific breakthrough technology implementing a unique technique, which significantly advances the practice of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or related geospatial sciences in the United States. The achievement, or the recognition of its potential to tackle current challenges, is expected to be within the past decade, though earlier contributions may be considered since maturing time may be required to demonstrate significance. A lifetime of notable achievement is not the intended recognition.(It is understood that the nominee may have excellent career credentials, but that is not the focus of the award.) “Breakthrough”or “turning point” or “disruptive change” are all terms that should be considered in the description of the achievement.

The Award is made to the individual or team responsible for the innovation and not to the companies, agencies, bureaus, or associations for whom they work. The selection committee consists of active senior members of ASPRS.

This year’s award will be presented virtually during GeoWeek in late March 2021 during the ASPRS annual conference. The Award includes a silver presentation plaque and cash award of $5000.

Nominations may come from an organization or an individual but not from the nominee. All materials relevant to the nomination must be in one package. The nomination package must include:

  • brief information about who is making the nomination,
  • a description of the achievement, and why it would generally be regarded as a breakthrough, (not to exceed two pages of text), and,
  • a two-page biography. (Note: An extended resume –Curriculum Vitae – for an individual nominee or an extensive list of significant publications may not be included but can be referenced).

If a team is nominated, the composition of the team and the roles of each individual should be explained in not more than two pages.

The nomination package must include two additional references, who endorse the nomination but each must limit comments to one page. Those comments should focus on the relevance of the achievement to the profession.

Nominations must be received by 5pm CST, 15 December 2020.

There are no exceptions. Nominations should be submitted as a .pdf to

Direct questions to that email address or call/text 314-973-8328.