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Remote Sensing Workshop
June 5, 2007

Remote Sensing is the collection of earth data by sensors usually riding on aircraft and satellites. The field of remote sensing encompasses many technologies including aerial photography, satellite images, LIDAR, Radar and thermal data. Technological changes have advanced remote sensing data collection tremendously in recent years.

This workshop offers an opportunity to answer questions for GIS specialists, managers, and decision-makers – especially those who represent local government –on what remote sensing is, how it can work with GIS, what resources are available and what details are important to know about in working with the data or contracting to have it collected.  

The morning will consist of keynote presentations by respected remote sensing authorities, featuring:  

Dr. Jim Merchant; Associate Director
Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Dr. R.J. Thompson; Director
EROS Data Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Sioux Falls, South Dakota  

The afternoon offers concurrent sessions focusing on the technology, applications, contracting specifications, and examining how this technology can support the business needs of local government.

Registration: $75 early registration (prior to June 1); $100 late registration

Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch are included in the price of registration

Maximum participants: 150


Mark your calendar for June 5 to join us at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park for this special day-long event. Click here for directions to the Heritage Center. Please note this is NOT the old Earl Brown Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus.

For additional information, please contact:  

Chris Cialek at 651.201.2481   
Joella Givens at 651.234.7365  
Sally Wakefield at 651.312.1000

The workshop’s principal sponsors are the Institute for the Advancement of Geospatial Technologies ( and the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium. Support is also provided by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Western Great Lakes Region. LMIC is organizing the event with support from the University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ramsey County, 1000 Friends of Minnesota and Minnesota Departments of Transportation, Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency.

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