The results of the 2015 election have been tallied by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Tellers Committee.
Rebecca Morton of GeoWing Mapping Inc., has officially won the election to become ASPRS vice president for 2015. With the installation of officers at the IGTF 2015 ASPRS Annual Conference in May, E. Lynn Usery moves into the position of president, Charles Toth becomes president elect, and Stewart Walker becomes past president.
“I look forward to the next four years of service with a great team of ASPRS officers,” Morton says.
She is president and CEO of GeoWing Mapping Inc., based in San Francisco. She founded the company in January 2015 with the goal of offering both traditional photogrammetric mapping services as well as services related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Her interest in UAS photogrammetry began several years before she started her company. She was impressed by the accessibility of the new technology and for the first time, she could consider integrating and flying her own mapping cameras.
Morton is certified by ASPRS as a mapping scientist GIS/LIS and as a photogrammetrist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has taken post-graduate studies in computer science. Prior to the start of GeoWing, Morton practiced photogrammetry with Horizons Inc., Fugro EarthData Inc., and Towill Inc. She has served in a variety of positions including programmer/analyst, orthophoto systems manager, director of business development, regional manager, and senior program director. In addition, Morton established and ran a small GIS company, RAMCad, for more than eight years to provide historical georeferenced imagery to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and GIS application development services for numerous clients.
Morton has been an active member of ASPRS since 1995, providing service to the society at the regional and national levels.
ASPRS is a scientific non-profit association with a mission to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences, to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.