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September 19, 2017 
ISPRS General Assembly I, Prague, July 12, 2016

GA I - Tuesday, July 12, 9:30 - 16:00

Agenda

  1. Opening Address, Introduction of Guests
  2. Certification of Delegate Credentials, Confirmation of Voting Rights
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Admission of New Members and Changes of Category Since Last Congress
  5. Approval of New Fellows
  6. Ratification of Council Agreements
  7. Member Proposals to Host Commissions 2016 - 2020
  8. Member Proposals to Host ISPRS Congress in 2020
  9. Reports of Council (1)
  10. Proposal of Amendments to the Statutes and Bylaws

           

Minutes

1. Opening Address, Introduction of Invited Persons

ISPRS President Chen Jun opened the meeting at 9:30.am. Following his opening speech he introduced the invited guests:

  • Chris Rizos - President - Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS)
  • Chryssy Alex. Potsiou - President, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
  • Menno-Jan Kraak - President, International Cartographic Association (ICA)
  • Dave Lovell, President-elect, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI)
  • Ron Lofton - President, International Map Industry Association (IMIA)
  • Ted Florence - incoming President, IMIA, International Map Industry Association
  • Barbara Ryan, Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

Honorary Members and other former Council Members were also present as well as delegates or advisors.

 

2. Certification of Delegate Credentials, Explanation and Confirmation of Voting Rights

Delegate credentials were confirmed during GA registration. SG explained the voting rights.

 

3. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

 

4. Membership Development

New Ordinary Members

The following three Ordinary Members have been admitted since the Melbourne Congress:

ID

Member Name

Country

Cat.

Membership Date

10006

Baku State University

Azerbaijan

2

26.10.2012

10113

Côte d’Ivoire Géomatique

Ivory Coast

1

24.06.2015

10072

Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society

Philippines

1

10.09.2015

 

Discontinued Ordinary Members

The following two Ordinary Members have cancelled membership since the Melbourne Congress:

ID

Member Name

Country

Cat.

Cancellation Date

10072

Philippine Society of P & RS

Philippines

1

10.09.2015

10112

Chamber of authorized Architects and Engineers (of FYROM)

Macedonia

2

07.12.2015

 

Change of Ordinary Member Category

The following two Ordinary Members requested a change of category since the Melbourne Congress:

ID

Member Name

Category

Date of Request

10095

Remote Sensing Center, UAE

1 to 6

23.01.2015 (request granted by Council)

 

New Associate Member

Two Associate Members have been admitted since the Melbourne Congress, one additional application was received shortly before the Prague Congress:

ID

Member Name

Country

Cat.

Membership Date

20017

State Committee for Land and Cartography, State Aero-geodesy Corporation

Azerbaijan

2

12.12.2013

20018

Servicio Aerofotogramétrico del General Juan Soler Manfredini de la Fuerza Aérea de Chile

Chile

2

21.03.2016

 

New Regional Member

The following Regional Member has been admitted since the Melbourne Congress:

ID

Member Name

Membership Date

30017

AGILE - Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe, Netherlands

23.09.2014

 

New Sustaining Members

The following six Sustaining Members have been admitted since the Melbourne Congress:

ID

Name

Country

Cat.

Membership Date

40123

NASTEC - Nagaland Science & Technology Council

India

D

22.10.2013

40124

BASIR - Remote Sensing Institute

Iran

E

22.10.2013

40125

VisionMap

Israel

B

05.05.2014

40126

Foxel SA

Switzerland

D

15.01.2015

40127

MOMRA - Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs

Saudia Arabia

C

24.02.2015

 

Discontinued Sustaining Members

The following 26 Sustaining Members have cancelled membership since the Melbourne Congress or have been expelled by Council for lack of membership payment:

ID

Name

Country

Cat.

Cancellation Date

40069

ScanEx Research and Development Center

Russia

C

06.10.2012

40086

ITU Centre for Satellite Communications and Remote Sensing

Turkey

E

20.12.2012

40071

Mescioglu Engineering

Turkey

D

20.12.2012

40088

INTA SpaceTurk

Turkey

C

20.12.2012

40080

PROSIGCONSULT

Romania

D

24.01.2013

40024

SOVINFORMSPUTNIK

Russia

C

11.03.2013

40055

e-HD.com

Korea

D

03.06.2013

40083

Selcuk University Division of Photogrammetry

Turkey

E

05.06.2013

40063

Istanbul Technical University, Div. of Photogrammetry

Turkey

E

05.06.2013

40026

COWI A/S

Denmark

B

31.12.2013

40106

Geo:Connexion Ltd

UK

D

04.03.2014

40056

Seagate

Nepal

D

17.12.2014

40115

Gatewing NV

Belgium

D

11.02.2015

40118

Silver Data Spatial-GIS

China

B

11.02.2015

40054

INFOMAP Novi Grad d.o.o.

Bosnia Herzegovina

D

16.04.2015

40103

SENSON LTD

Georgia

D

16.04.2015

40105

Virtual Geomatics

USA

D

16.04.2015

40077

Global Scan Technologies

UAE

D

16.04.2015

40075

EMI Group Information Technologies Inc.

Turkey

C

09.06.2015

40101

Municipality of Istanbul-Mapping Department

Turkey

B

14.12.2015

40017

FM-International Oy FINNMAP

Finland

C

31.12.2015

40066

ImageSat International NV

Israel

D

10.07.2016

40087

METU, Department of Geodetic and Geographic Information Technol

Turkey

E

10.07.2016

40110

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics

Nigeria

E

10.07.2016

40073

Société des Etudes de Projets et Réalisation des Travaux

Morocco

D

10.07.2016

40043

UCL, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

United Kingdom

E

10.07.2016

 

Change of Sustaining Member Category

The following 2 Sustaining Members requested a change of category since the Melbourne Congress:

ID

Name

Country

Cat.

Date of Request

40125

VisionMap

Israel

B to C

26.01.2015

40114

Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing

Vietnam

B to E

20.10.2015

 

During the Congress the following changes in membership were approved by the General Assembly:

Ordinary Members

            New Member:

            National Survey Authority, Ministry of Defence, Oman - Category 1

            Category Change:

            Israeli Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ILSPRS) – from 3 to 2

            Spanish Society of Cartography, Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (SECFT) from 6 to 3

            Takeover of Membership:

            Belgium Ordinary Member organisation changed from National Geographical Institute to          VITO NV

Associate Members

            New Member:

            Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS) - Category 2

            Myanmar Peacebuilding and Dialogue Center - Category 1

            Centre de Cartographie et de Télédétection (CCT) Cote D'Ivoire – Category 1

Sustaining Members

            New Member:

            Good Shepherd Engineering, Palestine - Category D

 

The present membership is as follows:

Cat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

A

B

C

D

E

Total

OdM

31

25

14

8

3

5

1

5

92

AsM

11

4

1

16

RgM

15

15

StM

5

7

10

22

14

58

 

Individual membership

Individual membership was introduced in 2014 and is based on a yearly renewal. For 2016, there were 363 Individual members as of July 12.

 

5. Approval of new Fellows

The General Assembly elected the following Fellows:

  • Alain Baudoin (France)
  • Jiang Jie (China)
  • Franz Leberl (Austria)
  • Petros Patias (Greece)
  • Ammatzia Peled (Israel)

 

6. Ratification of Council Agreements

All of the following agreements and contracts were ratified by the General Assembly according to the documents.

Memoranda of Understanding between ISPRS and other Organisations

Name of Organisation

Date

Remarks

OSGeo -Open Source Geospatial Foundation

October, 2014

Annual review and renewal

EuroSDR

11. Sept. 2013

6 month written termination by either party

AGILE - Association for Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe

05. June, 2014

6 month written termination by either party

 

ISPRS Contracts and Agreements 2012-16

 

Partner      

Title

Validity

 (date of sign.)

Remarks

1

MDPI

Amendment I
to the Journal Publishing Agreement from 8 August 2011

01.01.2015 -
31.12.2017

(08.12.2014)

For IJGI

2

MDPI

Amendment II
to the Journal Publishing Agreement from 8 August 2011

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2017

 

(25.11.2015)

For IJGI

 

3

Elsevier BV

Journal Publishing Agreement

01.01.2016 -
31.12.2020

(25.01.2016)

For IJPRS. Automatic renewal for a four year period unless 18 months written notice given

4

Copernicus GmbH

Agreement

01.01.2015 -
31.12.2018

(10.09.2014)

For Archives and Annals and Service Package D

Automatic renewal unless 12 months written notice given

5

Copernicus GmbH

 

Contract

01.01.2014 -
Indefinite

(11.11.2013)

For Credit Card Payment System

Termination by either party with 3 months written notice

6

Taylor and Francis

Memorandum of Agreement for ISPRS Book Series Publications

02.03.2016 -indefinite

(22.03.2016)

Termination by either party with 9 months written notice

7

TIB

Archive and Distribution Agreement

21.05.2014 - 31.12.2014

(21.05.2014)

Automatic renewal unless 12 months written notice given

 

7. Member Proposals to host Commissions 2016-2020

The following members presented proposals to host the respective commissions:

7.1.1    Com I – CIG, Canada, with SASPRS, South Africa, for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Jonathan Li, Candidate for Vice-TCP: Julian Smit

7.1.2    Com I – DGPF, Germany, with Brazilian Society of Cartography for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Stefan Hinz, Candidate for Vice-TCP: Raul Feitosa

7.2.1    Com II – ASPRS, USA, with Geo-Information Netherlands for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Jie Shan,  Candidate for Vice-TCP: Sander Oude Elberink

7.2.2    Com II – SIFET, Italy, with JSPRS, Japan, for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Fabio Remondino, Candidate for Vice-TCP: Takashi Fuse

7.3       Com III – CSSMG, China, with CIG, Canada, for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Jiang Jie, Candidate for Vice-TCP: Ahmed Shaker

7.4       Com IV – GIN, Netherlands, with CIG, Canada, for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Sisi Zlatanova, Candidate for Vice-TCP: Suzana Dragicevic

7.5.1    Com V – CTSPRS, Chinese Taipei with ASPRS, USA, for Vice Presidency

            Candidate for TCP: Fuan Tsai, Candidate for Vice-TCP: Rakesh Malhotra

7.5.2    Com V – ISRS, India

            Candidate for TCP: A. Senthi Kumar, Candidate for Vice-TCP: P.L.N. Raju

 

8. Member Proposals to host ISPRS Congress in 2020

The following proposals were presented:

8.1       Candidate 1 – United Arab Emirates - Dubai

            Candidate Congress Director: Hussein M. Abdulmuttalib - Dubai Municipality

8.2       Candidate 2 – France - Nice

            Candidate Congress Director: Nicolas Paparoditis - Institut national de l'information      géographique et forestière (IGN)

8.3       Candidate 3 – Canada - Quebec

            Candidate Congress Director: Bernier Monique, Institut national de la recherche scientifique

 

9. Report of Council

9.1       President's Report

            Chen Jun reported on the challenges, achievements and events of the last four years.

9.2       Presentation of Prague Declaration

            Following the presentation of the Prague Declaration, an intensive discussion took place before the paper was adopted with some changes.

           

The Swiss delegate, Armin Grün, and the Indian delegate, Shailesh Nayak, expressed their appreciation for the achievements made by Council in the past term.

Barbara Ryan, Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) also expressed her appreciation for the collaboration between ISPRS and GEO.

 

10. Proposal of Amendments to the Statutes and Bylaws

The proposed amendments were discussed. It was established that further changes were needed and the Agenda item would be revisited in GAII.

 

The meeting closed at 16:00.