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2003 ASPRS Announces Fellow Award Winners 02.20.2003

February 20, 2003
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The 2003 ASPRS Fellow Award winners are Daniel L. Civco and David F. Maune. The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members who have performed exceptional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related disciplines). These awards will be given at the ASPRS 2003 Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in Anchorage, Alaska on May 8th.

The designation of Fellow is awarded for professional excellence and for service to the Society. Candidates are nominated by other active members, recommended to the Fellows Committee, and elected by the ASPRS Board of Directors. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active members may be elected as Fellows in any one year. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions in a recognized Society specialization whether in practice, research, development, administration, or education in the mapping sciences. Members of the Fellows Committee and the Executive Committee are ineligible for nomination.

Daniel L. Civco is an associate professor of geospatial science and applications in the Department of Natural Resources Management and Engineering at The University of Connecticut, where he has been on the faculty since 1976. He received the B.S. degree in Natural Resources Conservation in 1974, the M.S. degree in Landscape Design in 1976, and the Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing in 1987. Dr. Civco is director of the University’s Center for Landuse Education And Research (CLEAR) and the Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS), a NASA Center for Excellence in Applications of Remote Sensing to Regional and Global Integrated Environmental Assessments, as well co-principal investigator of the NASA Regional Earth Science Applications Center (RESAC) at UConn. He is also campus director for the Connecticut-NASA Space Grant College Consortium. He has provided services and expert testimony to a number of public and private interest groups. He also has served on several peer review committees for NASA and NSF.

Dr. Civco teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory and advanced remote sensing, natural resources applications of GIS, and geospatial data processing techniques. Some of Dr. Civco’s current research interests include urban growth and forest fragmentation modeling, impervious surface characterization, geospatial data fusion, neural networks and expert systems for land use and land cover classification, sub-pixel modeling, and non-point source pollution. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications. He has received recognition for his research, teaching, and publications, including the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and RJR-Nabisco Award for Excellence in Agricultural Technology Instruction, the Kinsman Award for Excellence in Teaching for Junior Faculty, the University of Connecticut Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, the University of Connecticut Chancellor’s Information Technology Award, the ASPRS ESRI Award (1st Place) for Best Scientific Paper in GIS in 1997, ASPRS ERDAS Award (2nd Place) for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing in 1999, and the ASPRS ESRI Award (1st Place) for Best Scientific Paper in GIS in 2001.

An active ASPRS member since 1976, Dr. Civco is presently director of the Remote Sensing Applications Division, serves on the Board, and was an associate editor of PE&RS for ten years. He also served on the Journal Policy, ASPRS Education (chaired), ASPRS/ACSM Joint Education (co-chair), Alan Gordon Memorial Award, Educational and Interpretive Skills (chair), EOSAT Landsat TM Data Award (chair), Autometric Best Paper in Image Analysis and Interpretation Award (chair) Committees. He was instrumental, along with then-President Roger Hoffer, in establishing the International Education Literature Award, and more recently, the Jack Estes Memorial Teaching Award. Dr. Civco initiated the PE&RS Software Review column and served as its editor from 1991 to 2001. He is currently a member of the NASA-ASPRS Advisory Panel for the Remote Sensing Model Curriculum, led by the Center for Geospatial WorkForce Development at the University of Mississippi. As Faculty Advisor to the ASPRS Student Chapter at The University of Connecticut, his goal is to restore vitality to the chapter through personally-subsidized enrollment of student members.

Dr. Dave Maune, Colonel, USA, Retired, is a senior project manager for Dewberry & Davis in Fairfax, Virginia. Colonel Maune’s military Mapping Charting & Geodesy career started in 1963 in Germany where he served in the 656th Engineer Battalion (Topographic) as platoon and company commander. From 1966-67, he served as Map and Weather Officer for Headquarters, U.S. Army Vietnam, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He then earned a master’s and a Ph.D.degree in Geodetic Science and Photogrammetry from OSU.

He was assigned to Korea as the I Corps Topographic Engineer. As operations officer of the 36th Engineer Group he received many humanitarian awards for his service to the Korean community. His other military assignments include: R&D coordinator at the Pentagon where he succeeded in gaining approval for the formulation of terrain analysis detachments in all Army divisions, which have since proven to be invaluable to the combat capability and effectiveness of the Army’s major combat units; commander of the 29th Engineer Battalion (Topographic); director of the Defense Mapping School; and commander and director of the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC). While director, TEC was recognized as the Army’s R&D Organization of the Year as a direct result of 26 major capabilities fielded in support of Operation Desert Storm. He retired as the most decorated MC&G officer in recent decades. He is a prolific writer and has published dozens of articles on topographic engineering and terrain analysis support of combat units.

After retirement, Dr. Maune joined Dewberry and Davis managing projects for the USGS and FEMA. He was instrumental in FEMA’s transition to using GPS and lidar technologies and is recognized as an industry leader in the use of lidar data for floodplain mapping. He has written FEMA’s standards for aerial mapping and surveying, including using lidar technology for cost-effective hydraulic modeling. He represents FEMA on the Technical Subcommittee of the National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP). He was the principal author of the "National Height Modernization Study -- Report to Congress" published by the National Geodetic Survey in 1998.

Dr. Maune has been an active member of ASPRS since 1968. He holds the Talbert Abrams Award and is a Certified Photogrammetrist. He authored the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) chapter of Digital Photogrammetry: An Addendum to the Manual of Photogrammetry, published by ASPRS in 1996. He is past president of the ASPRS Potomac Region (1999-2001) winning Region of the Year honors both years. During this period, the Region also hosted the successful ASPRS 2000 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. He edited the ASPRS manual, Digital Elevation Model Technologies and Applications, the DEM Users Manual, published in time for the ASPRS DEM specialty conference in October 2001. He teaches annual workshops on “Fundamentals of Mapping and Geospatial Technologies” and serves as guest instructor at George Mason University. Recently, he has become a Certified Floodplain Manager for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). He publishes several articles annually for ASFPM pertaining to the exploitation of technology for proactive floodplain management.

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