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

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


Vienna International Centre,
Wagramerstrasse 5,
A-1220 Vienna

Room M2 in the first floor
Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 13:30 - 15:00

ISPRS and IPAC, the International Policy Advisory Committee of ISPRS, invite you to attend this event, held at the United Nations Office in Vienna. To begin with, the following speakers will make statements and/or presentations on behalf of their organizations. The program will then continue with a Q&A session, dealing with questions such as:

  • What are the next big challenges in EO?
  • Do we need more international projects and missions or do we need more national satellites?

The session will be moderated by Gunter Schreier, IPAC Chair, and Lena Halounová, ISPRS Secretary General. All participants are invited to a cocktail after the event.

Invited speakers:

  • Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director Earth Observation
  • Christian Heipke, President ISPRS
  • Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist
  • Barbara Ryan, GEO
  • Robbie Schingler, CSO, Planet
  • Mr. Kazuo Tachi, Associate Director General, JAXA
  • Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director Space Policy Inst, ESPI, Vienna
  • Wolfgang Wagner, TU Vienna

To register, please visit:

Registration deadline is 28 May 2018


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


The U. V. Helava Award
Best Paper of volumes 123-134 (2017)
was awarded to
Davide Antonio Cucci, Martin Rehak and Jan Skaloud for their paper
"Bundle adjustment with raw inertial observations in UAV applications".


*****      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 (TIF) seeks volunteers for its Fund-Raising Committee

The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) is a public charity formed to administer an extensive and broadly-based international program that, through the raising of funds, shall provide grants, scholarships, awards, training supplies and other forms of scientific assistance to qualified individuals and organizations who are pursuing and/or applying knowledge for advancing the sciences and technologies associated with the disciplines embodied by the ISPRS, especially to support those in developing countries and regions. See http://www.isprs.org/foundation/foundation/default.aspx for more details.

The biggest challenge for most non-profits is to raise sufficient funds to accomplish their goals. TIF wants to grow so that it can offer assistance to more individuals and organizations from more countries. In order to address this effectively and directly, TIF is making changes to its committee structure and is forming a Fund-Raising Committee. We are looking for volunteers to join this committee! You need to be excited by what ISPRS is doing and must identify enthusiastically with TIF’s goals. You should have a large network of contacts, including people at high levels in organizations who may be willing to give funds to TIF, if they are approached in a suitable and informative fashion. You should be energetic, imaginative, and willing to engage with potential donors as an ambassador of TIF. You must be able to bounce back if an organization is reluctant! We are looking for committee members from all over the world. If you are interested, please contact Stewart Walker, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at foundationchair@isprs.org. Thank you.


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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