Robert H. Brock, Jr. and Roy R. Mullen have been selected as Honorary Members by the ASPRS through the ASPRS Foundation. This is one of the highest awards an ASPRS member can receive. There are only 25 Honorary Members at any given time. A nominating committee made up of past five recipients of the award and chaired by the most recent recipient chooses the candidates. James M Anderson served as this year’s chair. These awards will be made during the ASPRS 2006 Annual Conference in May in Reno, Nevada. Initiated in 1937, the award is given in recognition of individuals who have rendered distinguished service to ASPRS and/or who have attained distinction in advancing the science and use of the geospatial information sciences. It is awarded for professional excellence and for at least 20 years of service to ASPRS. This is a lifetime award.
Throughout his career Brock was a consultant in analytic and interpretive photogrammetry for many organizations. His work has co-produced patents for a System for Correlating Electronic Distance Measurement and Aerial Photography for the Extension of Geodetic Control, 1980; Radar Calibration Using Direct Measurement Equipment and Oblique Photometry; and a Surface for GPS Relative Positioning. Brock joined ASP (ASPRS) in 1958. From 1975-78, he represented the Central New York Region on the ASP Board of Directors and served on the ASP Executive Committee from 1976-78. He received an ASP Presidential Citation in 1980 for organizing and implementing the first student activities program at a National ACSM-ASP Convention. He is a Certified Photogrammetrist.
Roy R. Mullen, originally from New Jersey, served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a fighter pilot during World War II. He received his BS degree from the American University. In 1951, Mullen joined the USGS. In 1962, he was assigned as a staff engineer to the Branch of Research and Design, Office of Research and Technical Standards, McLean, Virginia. Working principally in photogrammetric instrumentation, he contributed to the development of the USGS Autoplot system and USGS Orthophotoscope.