Congalton Honored as 2007 ASPRS Fellow
February 14, 2007
Russell Congalton, professor of remote sensing and GIS in the Department
of Natural Resources, has been named a 2007 ASPRS Fellow Award winner
by the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members
who have demonstrated professional excellence and performed exceptional
service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry,
remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related
disciplines). He will receive the award – one of three 2007 ASPRS
Fellow awards -- in May at the ASPRS 2007 Annual Conference in Tampa,
An active member of the ASPRS since 1979, Congalton has been awarded
four ASPRS Presidential Citations for Meritorious Service (1987, 1989,
1990, 1992) and an ASPRS Outstanding Service Award (2000). Since 1997,
Congalton has been the national workshop coordinator responsible for
organizing and overseeing all educational workshops at APSRS conferences.
In addition, he served as president of ASPRS in 2004-05 and as the ASPRS
delegate to the ISPRS Congress in Istanbul in 2004. He was the primary
force behind rejuvenating the New England Region of ASPRS and has served
as region secretary/treasurer since 2004.
Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization
of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing
knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote
responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic
information systems and supporting technologies.