ASPRS, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, announces the results of its 2014 elections for National Officers. The Tellers Committee reported that Charles Toth, of The Ohio State University (OSU), won the election to become ASPRS Vice President for 2014. With the installation of officers at the ASPRS Annual Conference in March, Stewart Walker moves into the position of President; Lynn Usery becomes President-Elect; and Stephen DeGloria becomes Immediate Past President.

Vice President-Elect Charles K. Toth is a Research Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at OSU.  He received his MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Geo-Information Sciences from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.  He has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal and proceedings papers, and he is the co-editor of the widely popular book LiDAR: Topographic Ranging and Scanning Principles and Processing.  Toth joined ASPRS in 1988.  From 2004-2008 he served as Assistant Director, then Director of the Photogrammetric Applications Division (PAD).  Since 2008 he has served as the ASPRS Eastern Great Lakes Region National Director.  He is also President for the 2012-2016 Congress Period of Technical Commission I for the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

Toth said, “ASPRS is the premier society for geospatial information science and engineering professionals, uniquely blending government, the private sector, and academia.  It is absolutely essential for the entire society to maintain its position of leadership as the broad use and application of remote sensing and geospatial data reaches many users who are not traditional members of ASPRS.”  Toth continued, “we must be more proactive, demonstrating our knowledge and competence to solve problems for humankind, including disaster response, environment, climate change, peacekeeping, and food supply… I look forward to serving as an officer of ASPRS with honor and responsibility.”