ASPRS Launches New Lidar Certification

August 19, 2015  - By
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The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) certification program has launched a Professional and Technologist LIDAR Certification with two certifications: the Certified Mapping Scientists, Lidar (CMS, Lidar) and the Certified Lidar Technologist (CLT).

The Certified Mapping Scientist, Lidar certification is described as:

A professional involved in lidar systems design and/or systems application of data acquisition and computer programs that allow for the utilization of spatially referenced lidar point clouds for solving user needs and analysis requirements. Responsibilities of the applicant should include management and supervision leading to the integration of data needs and the development of correspondence among, and the utilization of, various spatial systems of often-different generic origins that are used to solve requirements.

The Certified Lidar Technologist certification is described as:

A technician who performs routine Lidar collection support and first level data processing integrating established plans and procedures.

With this launch, the ASPRS education program expands to include nine certificate programs serving the geospatial industry. The ASPRS Certification program continues to offer the geospatial community the only accredited certifications in the industry, ASPRS said, and the program holds accreditation from the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).

For details on how to apply, visit the ASPRS website.

Questions about the ASPRS certification programs can be directed to Jesse Winch, ASPRS Certification program manager, at or by phone at 301-493-0290, x 101.

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