AmericaView 2011 Fall Technical Meeting Held October 10-11, 2011 at Cleveland State University
OhioView was host to AmericaView’s Fall Technical Meeting on October 11-12, 2012.
Cleveland State University welcomed researchers, students and educators from more than 25 states as they came together to share ideas, network, and learn about leading edge trends in Remote Sensing. Retired Congressman Ralph Regula, who championed OhioView in 1996 gave the keynote address. Mr. Regula’s efforts led to the creation of AmericaView and helped broaden the understanding of the RS/GIS field. He emphasized the importance of passing on knowledge and educating the public and governmental officials about RS/GIS, and illuminated the need to develop this special field that affords a top growing number of jobs.
Topics and papers during the educational session included software tutorials on eCognition, GEOBIA (geographic object based image analysis), and sessions that discussed remote sensing and its application to emergency response assistance, educational applications, environmental monitoring, Earth Observation Day, water resources, and geospatial integration.
Kevin Czajkowski (University of Toledo) organized a special poster session integrating winning science projects by K-12 students with AmericaView member scientists. Middle school, high school and college students, scientists, practitioners and professors presenting side-by-side was a highlight of the 2011 AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting. “Showing young researchers what they might aspire to truly is an educational experience for both groups,” related Gail Nader, OhioView State Coordinator.
John Lekki of the NASA Glenn Research Center Engineer and Susan Thierl Project Manager at Ohio Aerospace Institute gave presentations on remote sensing programs and projects in northwest Ohio. A special session on the Terrestrial Wetland Global Change Research Network (TWGCRN) was presented by Alisa L. Gallant, Senior Scientist at the EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls South Dakota. To close the meeting, the group enjoyed a field trip to the NASA Glenn Research Center and a look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.