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December 08, 2016 

Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Einari Kilpelä

ISPRS mourns the loss of Prof. Einari Kilpelä, 1937-2016

Dear members of the ISPRS community,

it is my sad duty to inform the ISPRS Community that Prof. Einari Kilpelä died 1.12.2016 at age of 79 years after a long illness.
Prof. Kilpelä was chair of the photogrammetric institute of the Helsinki University of Technology from 1976-1993 and served ISPRS in many functions. He was President of Commission III for two successive periods (1980-88) and Chair of the Financial Commission. He also designed two prestigious ISPRS awards, the Helava medal and the medal for the Doyle Award.

The funeral service will be held in Hietalahti chapel, Helsinki, on 17th of December at 9 am followed by a memorial service at the restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki.   

Regards, Christian Heipke.


The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017
Wuhan, China, Sep 18-22, 2017

Geospatial Week 2017

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ISPRS CATCON7 Gold Award Winner 2016
Learning Photogrammetry with Interactive Software Tool PhoX
is now available online


See http://iapg.jade-hs.de/phox/index.php?l=en


ISPRS Hannover Workshop, June 06 - 09, 2017

Sensor calibration, image orientation, object extraction and scene understanding from images and image sequences are important research topics in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision and Geoinformation Science. In these tasks, geometry and semantics both play an important role, and high quality results require proper handling of all these aspects. While individual algorithms differ according to the imaging geometry and the employed sensors and platforms, all mentioned aspects need to be integrated in a proper workflow to solve most real-world problems.

This observation has led to launching a common event for a number of well-established scientific meetings under the roof of the ISPRS Hannover Workshop. While HRIGI and EuroCOW are more on the geometric side, CMRT and ISA have a legacy in automatic object reconstruction and trajectory computation.

The deadline for full papers is Jan. 31, 2017, the deadline for abstracts is Feb. 28, 2017. More information is available at https://www.ipi.uni-hannover.de/hrigi17.html.


2017 Call for Proposals – ISPRS Scientific Initiatives

In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. For 2017, the ISPRS Council is making up to SFr. 40,000 available to support new scientific initiatives. The maximum funding assigned to any one scientific project shall be SFr. 10,000 per annum. Projects should commence on 1st February 2017 and typically last up to 12 months. In exceptional cases, applications for projects lasting up to 24 months will be considered. Projects of greater than one-year duration will be subject to annual review before subsequent funding will be released.

ISPRS Working Group Officers are invited to submit applications to their respective Technical Commission President by the deadline below. Further details, including information on the topics and the application process, are available in Appendix 9 of the Orange Book at:


Any queries should be addressed to the ISPRS Treasurer, Songnian Li, at isprs-tr@isprs.org.


  • Announcement of Scientific Initiatives: Monday 19th September 2016
  • Deadline for submission of proposals from WG Officers to TCPs: Friday 1st January 2017.
  • Deadline for submission of recommendation from TCPs to ISPRS Treasurer: Monday 16th January 2017.
  • Announcement of successful awards by Council: Monday 23rd January 2017.
  • Funding available from: 1st February 2017.

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