Eastman Kodak Company’s Aerial and Industrial Materials group announced their sponsorship of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) International Educational Literature Award (IELA). The award will be presented at the ASPRS annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska during the awards luncheon on Thursday, May 8th.

Since 1990, the IELA has been presented to a university or educational institution outside of the United States for the purpose of improving the quantity and quality of mapping sciences (i.e., photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and related disciplines) literature in the recipient’s library. "Kodak is proud to sponsor the 2003 International Educational Literature Award," said William P. Quinn, General Manager of Kodak's Aerial and Industrial Materials group, and Vice President, Commercial & Government Systems. "Helping to enhance the educational opportunities of international students interested in the mapping sciences encompasses what we at Kodak value -- continuous improvement and innovation." The award consists of books, manuals, or other literature published by ASPRS complimentary subscription to industry publications and annual conferences.

"The support of awards like this is critical to furthering our profession,” said Terry Keating, ASPRS president. “The recipients of this award are typically small colleges and universities in countries where this material is difficult to obtain. We are very pleased to have this relationship with Kodak and look forward to our continued relationship."

Kodak’s Aerial and Industrial Materials group helps meet innovative imaging needs across private, commercial, and government sectors offering a wide spectrum of aerial and industrial imaging materials that include large-format aerial films and processors for remote sensing, photogrammetry and other applications. In addition, they provide photographic products for manufacturing and other industrial uses including products for the Printed Circuit Board, Optical Display, Surveillance and Data Recording and Non-Destructive Testing markets.