Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

A combined NOVA-George Mason University team won the fourth annual American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) SAC GeoLeague Challenge held in Louisville, Ky. Four teams entered this year’s competition, representing the University of South Carolina, Murray State University, Virginia Tech and NOVA-George Mason. Teams used remote sensing, GIS and other tools to address this year’s challenge: Mapping Ecosystem Services in Coastal Belize based … Continue reading Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

Sixth Annual GIS Day at NOVA's Reston Center

Sixth Annual GIS Day at NOVA’s Reston Center

On November 20, the Reston Center hosted the Sixth Annual International GIS Day with an audience of more than 50. Among the attendees were current NOVA students, geoscience high school students and teachers and other guests interested in learning more about GIS (geographic information system). This year, the event was sponsored by NOVA’s American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Student Chapter (ASPRS). Guest speakers … Continue reading Sixth Annual GIS Day at NOVA’s Reston Center

NOVA Awarded ASPRS Chapter

NOVA Awarded ASPRS Chapter

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) recently awarded a charter to NOVA’s student chapter. ASPRS is the nation’s foremost professional society for remote sensing.  NOVA is now home to one of the first community college ASPRS chapters in the nation. “Our ASPRS chapter offers students tremendous professional networking and personal development opportunities,” said Dr. Michael Krimmer, ASPRS chapter faculty advisor. During the … Continue reading NOVA Awarded ASPRS Chapter

GIS Project Causes Conference Buzz

GIS Project Causes Conference Buzz

On October 28 to 30, Gustavo Zastrow (GIS Career Studies Certificate) presented results of his aerial imagery project at the CaGIS/ASPRS remote sensing conference in San Antonio, Texas. Zastrow’s work photographing the Loudoun Campus from a tethered weather balloon generated a lot of interest among conference attendees. “Gustavo’s project demonstrated the convergence of many different technologies,” said Dr. Michael Krimmer, Geospatial Studies program head. “Gustavo’s … Continue reading GIS Project Causes Conference Buzz

GIS Students Attend Federal Conference

Ten students from NOVA’s GeoSpatial Technology (GST) program attended the ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Federal User’s Conference held February 22 to 24 at the Washington Convention Center.  NOVA students were joined by nine Centreville High School seniors enrolled in James Madison’s GeoSpatial Semester program. Students attended technical workshops on GIS applications and learned about the exciting developments in geospatial technology. “These types of events … Continue reading GIS Students Attend Federal Conference

GIS Day 2011: Standing Room Only

On November 16, the Reston Center hosted International Geographic Information System (GIS) Day. An audience of close to 70 attended the function. Among the attendees were current NOVA students, potential future students, geoscience high school students, and parents and teachers from Centreville, West Springfield and West Potomac high schools. The Geospatial Technology Department wanted this GIS day to focus on career and education. Employers have … Continue reading GIS Day 2011: Standing Room Only