2011 ASPRS Fellow Award Winners

January 07, 2011

Paul D. Brooks and Kass Green have been named the 2011 ASPRS Fellow Award winners. The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members who have performed excep­tional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related disciplines).

The designation of Fellow is awarded for pro­fessional excellence and for service to the Society. Candidates are nominated by other active members, recommended to the Fellows Committee, and elected by the ASPRS Board of Directors. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active members may be elected as Fellows in any one year. The nominees must have made outstanding contributions in a recognized Society specialization whether in practice, research, development, administration, or education in the mapping sciences. Members of the Fellows Committee and the Executive Committee are ineligible for nomination.

This year’s awards will be given in May at the ASPRS 2011 Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



Paul Brooks retired from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1996 and currently works part-time as the Government Liaison Director for AERO-METRIC Anchorage, Alaska.

He is responsible for public relations, proposal preparation, marketing, and project management activities in the fields of geographic data acquisition, mapping, and data management. Brooks received his Associate Degree in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts ('61), a BS in Forest Management from the University of Maine ('64), a MS in Geodesy and Photogrammetry from Iowa State University ('70), and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedic Technology, University of Alaska Anchorage (’99).

Kass Green, President of Kass Green and Associates, consults on geospatial strategy, technology and policy issues to private, educational, and public organizations. Green also provides pro bono advice and consulting to public agencies and non-profit organizations.

Green received a BS degree in Forestry from the University of California at Berkeley, a MS degree in Resource Policy and Management from the University of Michigan, and advanced to PhD candidacy at the University of California at Berkeley.

Three years ago, Green retired as President of Space Imaging Solutions, a division of Space Imaging LLC, where she supervised over 200 employees involved in tasks including operation of a digital airborne system, acquisition of airborne and satellite imagery from numerous platforms and sensors, creation of land cover and land use coverages from remotely sensed data using both manual and automated techniques, and the development of desktop and web based geospatial analysis software.

Prior to joining Space Imaging, Green was President of Pacific Meridian, Resources, a geospatial services company she co-founded in 1988 and grew to seven offices throughout the United States.

An ASPRS member since 1988, Green has served the Society on the ASPRS Board of Directors, as cofounder of the GIS Division, Program Chair for the 2000 Pecora Conference, Registration Chair for the GIS 1987 conference, and has presented workshops at almost every ASPRS conference for the last decade. She has received numerous awards from the Society and served as ASPRS President (2008-2009).

Green has developed several courses and workshops on remote sensing and GIS applications, and is currently developing two web-based courses for the University of Mississippi. She serves on the Boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, and is currently a member of NOAA's Advisory Committee for Commercial Remote Sensing and the U.S. Geological Survey's National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive Advisory Committee. Past community service includes President and Board member of the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors, and member of two NASA Advisory Committees.

Green has given several hundred research presentations throughout the world at various conferences and her published articles have appeared in numerous journals. Her scientific service includes membership on three National Research Council panels for the National Academy of Sciences, authorship of several chapters of books, as well as co-authoring the text book, Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data. She is currently Chair of the College of Natural Resources Advisory Committee at the University of California, Berkeley.

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