The USGS and NASA established the Pecora Symposium series in the 1970s as a forum to:
The Pecora 19 theme, "Sustaining Land Imaging: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Satellites" focuses on how remotely sensed data acquired using the latest technology and platforms are being used to further our understanding of an ever changing Earth, and are being used to improve the information being gathered for managing our natural resources. The symposium topics are:
The main focus of the ISPRS Technical Commission I is primary data acquisition and processes which include remote sensing technologies, sensor platforms, data processing, geometric and radiometric modeling and sensor calibration, georeferencing and sensor orientation, image and data standards, low-level sensor integration, and system design. The ISPRS Technical Commission I Working Groups play a vital role in organizing meetings, which fosters multidisciplinary research and developments, and international cooperation.
The Landsat Ground Station Operator Working Group (LGSOWG) will be joining the Symposium this year. The LGSOWG sessions are strictly for group members and require authorization to attend.
This group is a joint organization by the USGS and NASA with participants drawing from countries around the globe. Members convene to discuss a wide range of programmatic and technical topics.
The Symposium will be held at the Renaissance Denver Hotel located in a suburb of Denver, Colorado called Stapleton/Northfield.
Urban trails connect the parks and residential areas to village-like shopping areas in Stapleton/Northfield. In fact, 30 percent of the land in this idyllic suburban neighborhood is preserved for parks and open space, highlighted by Central Park. Biking and hiking paths also connect the area to the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge where a plethora of wildlife roams the plains east of downtown.
The pedestrian streets and fountains at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton (8340 Northfield Blvd.) offer a relaxed, outdoor shopping and dining experience, with 18 movie theaters, sidewalk cafes, and more. A complimentary hotel shuttle is available for the short trip to The Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
Symposium attendees may take a short 15 minute taxi ride to downtown Denver to enjoy the nightlife, shopping and dining.
The Pecora 19 Symposium in conjunction with the Joint Symposium of ISPRS Technical Commission I and IAG Commission 4 multi-day event will include technical programs, plenary sessions with keynote and invited papers, and parallel sessions with oral and poster presentations. In addition, the symposium exhibition will feature the latest developments in commercial geospatial technologies.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to join fellow researchers, scientists and practitioners from mapping and remote sensing, at this important event. Attend general and technical sessions, exhibits, and educational workshops on the very latest remote sensing research, modeling, applications, analysis techniques, and technologies.