Fourth Annual ASPRS GeoLeague Challenge

Attention ASPRS Faculty and Students

 The Fourth Annual ASPRS GeoLeague Challenge

To be held at the ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference

Louisville, Kentucky

March 23-28, 2014

 This year’s Challenge Topic is:

Mapping Ecosystem Services Change in Coastal Belize Based on Landsat Data

The deadline to REGISTER for the GeoLeague Challenge is November 30, 2013.

 (The challenge has been changed somewhat, so please check the complete details regarding the challenge assignment available on line at

The Challenge:
Students are required to explore the services mentioned in the background material. Suggestions include:
1. Supporting Service of primary production;
2. Provisioning Services (food, fresh water, wood and fiber, and fuel);
3. Regulating Services such as those for climate (e.g., carbon sequestration), water purification (varies with ecosystem change and location), and natural hazard regulation (loss of natural buffers such as riparian areas, wetlands, and mangrove);
4. Cultural Services including aesthetics (decline in quality and quantity of natural lands) and recreation and tourism (more accessible areas may be degraded).

How to Participate:

Form a group of at least 5 undergraduate and/or graduate students and a faculty advisor in your region (at least 3 students must be ASPRS student members by the registration deadline and remain student members through the Annual Conference). If you have trouble meeting this requirement, please feel free to contact us.  You may also enlist the help of ASPRS members in your surrounding communities. However, the students must do all of the work; non-students can only provide guidance!

To be eligible to participate, please fill out a Registration Form and return it to

SAC Deputy Chair, Mingshu Wang ( 

For questions, contact:

Mingshu Wang

ASPRS Student Advisory Council Deputy Chair

All of the final challenge materials must be submitted by 8pm EST on February 28th, 2014

There will be NO extensions granted for late materials.

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