XYHT: ASPRS Launches New Initiative to Engage States as They Consider Regulating Photogrammetry under Existing Surveying Laws
Pictometry’s Mike Zoltek is the current Director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Professional Practice Division and recently wrote an article on the organization’s new initiative to proactively engage states who are discussing the potential licensure of photogrammetry or reviewing current laws. This has become even more important with recent advances in technology, especially those surrounding the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
At the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s (ASPRS) November 2014 fall conference in Denver, Colorado, ASPRS announced its “Licensure Plan for the State Licensing of Photogrammetrists” initiative. ASPRS recognizes an immediate need to assist states as they search for ways to ensure that proper regulations are created and implemented regarding supervision of both the capture systems and geospatial data products created and delivered to customers. This has gained importance with recent advances in technology, including the miniaturization of traditional photogrammetric capture platforms (e.g. Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and developments that allow remotely sensed data (photogrammetric and lidar data) to be captured at accuracy levels that support traditional surveying and engineering project requirements.
To learn more about the efforts to ensure that remotely sensed data be captured at accuracy levels that support traditional surveying and engineering project requirements read the full article here.