Message #98
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998
Subject: CRM Aerial Photo Applications Course

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Steve DeVore steve_de_vore@nps.gov

Aerial Photo Applications to Cultural Resource Management
May 11-15, 1998, Fort Laramie National Historic Site,
Goshen County, Wyoming

INSTRUCTOR: Jule Caylor, Remote Sensing Applications
Program, USDA Forest Service

DESCRIPTION: The National Park Service in association
with the USDA Forest Service announces a workshop on
Aerial Photo Applications to Cultural Resource Management.
The workshop deals with vertically acquired aerial
photographs and with terrestrial photographs. Aerial photos
have been systematically acquired since the 1920's and
terrestrial photos have been acquired since the 1840's as
opportunity occurred. Aerial photos constitute a vast
historic database which has been only sporadically utilized
and sadly under utilized. Basic photo use skills in
photogrammetry, photointerpretation, orienteering, map
update, and GIS are essential tools of resource
professionals to utilize existing image data to synthesize
and provide needed information effectively and efficiently.

The basic course in aerial photo applications includes:
photograph and camera characteristics, preparation of
photos for use, stereoscopy, map to photo image matching,
using reference points and stereoscopy, image attributes
and interpretation, scaling, estimation of object length,
area, volume, and height from photo measurements,
effective area boundary location, land use and land cover
analysis, species identification, orienteering (determine
bearings and distances and use photos in the field to
locate imaged features), transfer of data between photos
and maps, color and black and white infrared emulsions,
change detection using photos, sources of photos and
support, photo preservation procedures, and follow on
technologies.

PARTICIPANTS: Federal, State, and Local governmental
cultural resource managers and specialists (i.e.,
archeologists, historians, architects, and contracting
personnel) as well as private contractors, university
professors and students, and international cultural
resource personnel, with specific responsibilities
concerning the identification, evaluation, conservation,
protection, and management of archeological and other
cultural resources across the nation. Due to limitations
of space, participation in the workshop is limited to 30
individuals per session.

COURSE DATES: The workshop is planned for May 11-15, 1998.
Additional information on the workshop and housing
arrangements is available from the National Park Service
(Steven De Vore, Course Coordinator).

APPLICATION: There is a $295.00 charge for course tuition.
Non-Government personnel complete the attached nomination
form and send a check or money order to the USDA Forest
Service, Remote Sensing Applications Center, Attn: Jule
Caylor, 2222 West 2300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119.
Checks/money orders must be payable to the USDA Forest
Service. Federal personnel complete the attached nomination
form and send to the address mentioned above. Please submit
a 10-part SF-182 Training Form through your local Training
Office. For Forest Service personnel should contact the
Remote Sensing Applications Center, Attn: Jule Caylor at
(801) 975-3661, for information concerning their
applications to the workshop. All non-Forest Service
nomination forms must be in to the USDA Forest Service
by COB March 20, 1998. Participants will be notified by
April 3, 1998, as to their acceptance to the workshop.
Questions should be directed to Steven De Vore, National
Park Service, Intermountain Support Office-Denver, at
(303) 969-2882 or e-mail: steve_de_vore@nps.gov.

NOMINATION FORM
Send form and check for $295.00 to USDA Forest Service,
Remote Sensing Applications Center, Attn: Jule Caylor,
2222 West 2300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119.
Make check payable to the USDA Forest Service.

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Course Title: Aerial Photo Applications to Cultural
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Date:    May 11-15, 1998                                                                                   

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