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

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


This is the fourth edition of the event so called “IEEE/GRSS-Young Professionals & ISPRS WG V/5 and SC Summer School”, which will be held on October 29 - November 1 in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil, with the theme: UAV Photogrammetry and Machine Learning Applications: Emerging Trends and Challenges for Earth Observation.
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry make it possible to map and monitor natural resources through orbital images or through images collected with UAV. They also support precision agriculture, what leads to a greater productive efficiency, and reduce the need on use of pesticides. In this sense, it becomes of great importance to acknowledge what exists in the most recent researches (state of the art) both in the technological aspect and in the methods/techniques of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Machine Learning. The event has the support of ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and IEEE GRSS (Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society).
The event will be organized in two blocks. The first, lasting one day, follows the model of GRSS Young Professionals. It is intended to guide the careers of young professionals who have been graduated up to 15 years and consists of lectures and interactive sessions delivered and moderated by prominent professionals active in business, education/research institutions and academia.
The second block, lasting three days, will follow the model of the ISPRS Summer School, aiming to transmit technical/scientific knowledge on the selected topic. In this block, presentations will be performed by three renowned speakers with great technical and scientific experience in the field: Dr. Farid Melgani (University of Trento), Dr. Franz Rottensteiner (Leibniz University Hannover) and Dra. Anette Eltner (TU Dresden).
The following topics will be addressed: UAV Photogrammetry, Generative classifiers and Artificial Neural Networks.

Further details are available in https://grss-isprs.ufms.br/en/about/


Call for Proposals – ISPRS Scientific Initiatives 2019

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 2019, the ISPRS Council is making up to SFr. 60,000 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 January 1, 2019 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, using the template provided (download the template here as MS-Word / PDF). The submission must be compiled in one PDF document. Further details, including information on the topics and the application process, are available in Appendix 9 of the Orange Book at:


All applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Topic and objectives
  • Scientific method and/or contribution
  • Value to ISPRS (e.g., enhancing ISPRS reputation or promoting ISPRS)
  • Quality of proposal
  • Budget

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


  • Announcement of Scientific Initiatives: June 18, 2018.
  • Deadline for submission of proposals from WG Officers to TCPs: November 1, 2018.
  • Deadline for submission of recommendation from TCPs to ISPRS Treasurer: November 19, 2018.
  • Announcement of successful awards by Council: December 15, 2018.
  • Funding available from: January 1, 2019.


Stewart Walker, Chair, Board of Trustees
John Trinder, Operations Officer
Marguerite Madden, Finance Officer


The Executive Committee of The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) is pleased to announce a further offer of Brilliant Remote Sensing Labs
Free Online Video Courses

On the occasion of signing a Developing Education Partnership agreement with Hexagon Geospatial, Brilliant Remote Sensing Labs is pleased to offer the “Remote Sensing Course + ERDAS Imagine software” to the first 20 Applicants who apply through the website https://remote-sensing-portal.com/account/register/ which is also listed below. The offer includes the following:

The course includes 17 online short video tutorials with a total duration of 70 minutes. The course includes performing many basic and essential image processing functions on satellite images, such as opening various satellite data types, performing measurements on features on the satellite images, linking images, controlling the scale, changing various raster options, analyzing pixel values, using different tools for comparing satellite images, reading metadata, and dealing with various libraries of spectral profiles.

Details of the course and a demonstration videos are at the following link: https://remote-sensing-portal.com/courses/practical-remote-sensing/

To apply for the course, fill the form in the following link: https://remote-sensing-portal.com/account/register/ and select “ISPRS” in the field titled “How did you hear about us”. You will directly receive an email with the studying instructions (please read it carefully), but you will not be able to start learning until a review of your application is undertaken, which should occur within 24 hours of your application. Applicants should have a good internet connection in order to download ERDAS Imagine 2018 files (a total of 5.4GB). This offer commences on 20 May 2018.

The ISPRS Foundation
May 2018


*****      GSW 2019 in Enschede, the Netherlands – June 10-14, 2019      *****


Council would like to inform the ISPRS community that the Director of the Geospatial Week 2019, Hussein Abdulmuttalib from Dubai Municipality, has asked ISPRS to postpone the meeting in Dubai to 2021, putting it under the patronage of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, UAE.

In the wake of this development, ISPRS invited the University of Twente which narrowly lost the bid against Dubai Municipality last September, to host GSW 2019 in Enschede with George Vosselman as Director. The University of Twente has accepted this offer and will organise the Geospatial Week from June 10-14, 2019. More details will be available soon.

At the same time, ISPRS has agreed to tentatively consider Dubai as the location of GSW 2021.


The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in the
ISPRS Midterm Symposia 2018

TC Term Place Application Deadline
I October 9-12 Karlsruhe, Germany July 31, 2018
II June 4-7 Riva del Garda, Italy March 19, 2018
III May 7-10 Beijing, China March 19, 2018
IV October 1-5 Delft, The Netherlands July 31, 2018
V November 20-23 Dehradun, India Sept 30, 2018

Interested persons should complete the online application form

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