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ASPRS awards to Chris McGlone and Rusell Jensen

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) presented the Photogrammetric Award (Fairchild) to Dr. J. Chris McGlone during the 2004 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, May 23-27.

The award recognises his outstanding contributions through his R&D efforts since receiving his MS and PhD from Purdue University. Dr. McGlone received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. McGlone is presently a senior systems scientist in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His career in both industry and academe has been focused on the combination of photogrammetry and computer vision. McGlone is a co-author of the textbook Introduction to Modern Photogrammetry and the editor of the 5th edition of the Manual of Photogrammetry, the standard photogrammetric reference published by ASPRS.

The Photogrammetric Award (Fairchild) was established in 1943 to stimulate the development of the art of aerial photogrammetry in the United States. This award was originally sponsored by the Loral Fairchild Corporation and is now supported by Lockheed Martin. It includes an engraved plaque.

John Russell Jensen, PhD, a Carolina Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina, is the 2004 recipient of the prestigious SAIC/Estes Memorial Teaching Award. Dr. Jensen is a graduate of California State University, Brigham Young University, and UCLA. He was instrumental in developing a new PhD program at the University of South Carolina in GIS specializing in remote sensing, cartography and GIS. He has published over 100 articles dealing primarily with remote sensing of the environment. He was a co-author of the ASPRS Manual of Remote Sensing (1st and 2nd ed.) and Manual of Photographic Interpretation (2nd ed.).

Inaugurated in 2003, the ASPRS SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award is named in honor of Professor John E. (“Jack”) Estes, teacher, mentor, scientist, and friend of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. This award is designed to recognize individual achievement in the promotion of remote sensing and GIS technology and applications through educational efforts.

The SAIC/Estes Memorial Teaching Award is presented by ASPRS with funding provided by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and consists of a presentation plaque and a cash award of $2,000.