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Tuesday's Tips from ASPRS and the Student Advisory Council

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  • Josh Sisskind
    Hello Students of ASPRS! This is the first in a weekly series of emails from the SAC of ASPRS, which you are all members of since you are student members of
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2008
      Hello Students of ASPRS!
       
      This is the first in a weekly series of emails from the SAC of ASPRS, which you are all members of since you are student members of this wonderful society.  Please encourage all you fellow students (graduate and undergraduate) to sign up for this list serve so they too can get this series as well as other updates from ASPRS.  Also, be sure to check our blog, http://asprssignature.blogspot.com/, for other updates and these emails as well.
       
      Today's tip is regarding ASPRS's Provisional Certification Program. In May 2006, the ASPRS Board of Directors approved the Provisional Certification Program recommended by the Evaluation for Certification Committee. Students preparing to graduate in spatial science programs may apply for Certification and become ‚Äúprovisionally certified‚ÄĚ until they complete the on-job experience requirement. Provisionally certified individuals will have a specified period of time to achieve the on-job experience at which time, they will become fully certified.  The program as approved is entirely voluntary. It applies equally to persons associated with the several subdivisions of photogrammetry and the mapping sciences, which by Society definition includes aerial photography, photogrammetric photographic interpretation, geographic information systems, remote sensing systems, and land information systems. 
       
      A growing number of scientific and technical disciplines depend on photogrammetry and the mapping sciences for reliable measurements and information. It is in the interest of those who provide photogrammetric and mapping sciences services, as well as the user of these services, that such information and data be accurate and dependable. The ASPRS Certification Program has as its purpose the establishment and maintenance of high standards of ethical conduct and professional practice among photogrammetrists, mapping scientists, and technologists.
       
      Since there is a test involved - what better time to take on then when you are a student and in test-taking mode?  Many of the topics are probably classes you have taken or are currently enrolled in.
       
      Check out the official website for more information: http://www.asprs.org/membership/certification/
       
      Stay tuned for next week's tips, news and notes.  If you have a suggestion or want to contribute, email your submission to joshsisskind@....
       
      Spatially,
       
      Joshua Sisskind
      ASPRS SAC Communications Councilor
       
      Master's Candidate
      Department of Geography and Planning
      University at Albany

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