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2015 GIS and Remote Sensing Research Symposium
Office of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Research

On behalf of the OGIS Symposium Planning Committee, I would like to invite you to join us at the Virginia Tech OGIS Symposium on April 10th, from 1:00 - 4:30 (2015 OGIS Symposium Agenda OGIS Agenda).  The symposium will be held in the new Multimedia Center, on the first floor of the Virginia Tech Library.

This year's program will feature presentations on GIS applications as well as new areas of research and applications using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS's).  The symposium keynote address will be presented by Lance Nickolls, with the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office. 

Announcement and Call for Poster Presentations & Student Poster Competition

Poster Presentation Information
Submit proposals in electronic format (Microsoft Word preferred) by Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Include a title, maximum 250‐word abstract, complete contact information for authors. Also indicate if the authors are undergraduate or graduate students. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 29, 2015. Accepted poster abstracts will be posted on the Virginia Tech Office of GIS and Remote Sensing web site.

Posters will be on display throughout the Symposium. Posters are judged and cash awards are awarded for the best student entries. Indicate <student poster competition> on your abstract for consideration in the competition. Judging criteria will be distributed following your acceptance. Poster display boards (36” h x 48” w) and easels will be provided for you at the Symposium.

Send abstracts by email attachment (and include OGIS Symposium Poster Abstract in the subject line of the email) to:
Bruce Obenhaus

If you require additional information about the conference, feel free to contact either:

Bruce Obenhaus | (540) 231‐6181 | obenhaus@vt.edu
John McGee | (540) 231‐2428 | jmcg@vt.edu

Also note that there is a student (with both undergraduate and graduate categories) 'geospatial poster session', with cash prizes available!  Please encourage your students to submit a short abstract (Call for Posters OGIS Call for Posters).  Note that the deadline for poster abstracts has been extended until March 25th.  

If you plan to join us, I would also like to ask you to please complete this short application form, so that we can have a name tag available for you, and to help us make space / catering decisions.  

For those of you planning to arrive from off campus, please note that visitor parking permits are available at the VT Visitor Center on 925 Prices Fork Road.

In the interim, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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John McGee
Virginia Tech
Department Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
307C Cheatham Hall (MS 0324)
Blacksburg, VA  24061
(540) 231-2428


Sponsor Acknowledgements
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC)
Interdisciplinary Remote Sensing PhD Program
Virginia ViewVirginia Space Grant Consortium
To promote broad application of GIT: geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and the global positioning system (GPS) through applied and theoretical research, outreach, and education in direct collaboration with the federal government, Virginia’s industries, state and local governments, and Virginia Tech faculty.

Maps Librarian
Bruce Obenhaus
2005 Newman Library

GIS specialist
Ed Brooks
2030 Newman Library