Kass Green

Kass Green is the President of Kass Green & Associates, where she consults on remote sensing and GIS technology and policy issues to private, educational, and public organizations. In 1988 she co-founded one of the first private remote sensing/GIS firms, which she grew into a nationwide corporation and later sold to a commercial satellite corporation.

Her experience includes over twenty five years of managing and supervising GIS and remote sensing professionals, as well as leadership in GIS and remote sensing research. Recent projects include detailed vegetation mapping of Grand Canyon National Park and the national parks of the Pacific Islands, support to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for incorporating remote sensing into agricultural statistics, and creation of ChangeMatters, a web site which allows anyone in the world to measure landscape change anywhere in the world.

She is a Fellow and past president of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and a past president of the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors. Deemed the “rock star of remote sensing” by Directions Magazine, her research and accomplishments in mapping and GIS are world renowned.

Ms. Green’s presentation will review recent advances in GIS and remote sensing technologies which gave rise to the GeoSpatial Revolution, including location based services and web sites such as Google Earth. She then will focus on upcoming geospatial advances and how they will affect our daily lives. Her talk will conclude with thoughts of how each of us can make a difference locally or globally by understanding geospatial relationships and how they affect the distribution of resources and wealth.

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