ASPRS Announces Certification of the First Remote Sensing Technologist
Lopez noted that Fugro EarthData, Inc. was very encouraging and supportive of him getting this ASPRS certification. Kass Green, ASPRS President, worked closely with Lopez as a teacher and mentor in the past.
The ASPRS certification program for technologists is specifically geared to drafting technicians, inspectors, photographers, laboratory technicians, stereoscopic instrument or plotter operators, computations technicians, field survey assistants, interpretation technicians, image analysts, data processors, and digitizers. This certification was instituted to give those working at the technologist level an opportunity to be recognized by ASPRS for their respective contributions.
The technologist level is defined as work that is primarily of a technical nature, often demanding a high degree of skill, done under the direction of a professional who is responsible for its outcome. Such work is pre-professional when performed by a professional trainee who, having completed courses of specialized intellectual instruction and study, is seeking to attain professional status.
The following categories of ASPRS technologist certification are offered:
Certified Photogrammetric Technologist (ASPRS)
A technician who performs or supervises technical photogrammetric tasks to extract spatial data from photographic or digital imagery.
Certified Remote Sensing Technologist (ASPRS)
A technician who performs or supervises tasks to interpret, manipulate, extract, process and convert remotely sensed data from photographic or digital imagery.
Certified GIS/LIS Technologist (ASPRS)
A technician who integrates a variety of spatial data sets into a GIS format designed for graphic output or analysis.
For more information on the ASPRS certification program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ASPRS web site: www.asprs.org/membership/certification/index.html