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November 24, 2017 
ISPRS General Assembly III, Prague, July 16, 2016

GA III - Saturday, July 16, 13:30 - 18:00

Agenda

  1. Roll Call, Election of Members to host the ISPRS Congress in 2020
  2. Election of Council
  3. Ratification of Congress Director
  4. Election of Chair and Members of the Financial Commission and Members of the Fellows Committee
  5. Proposal and Ratification of Regional Representatives 2016-2020
  6. Presentation of Resolutions
  7. Decision on Amendments to Statutes and Bylaws
  8. Report on ISPRS Foundation
  9. Reports from ISPRS Committees

           

Minutes

24. Roll Call and Election of Member to Host the ISPRS Congress in 2020

There were 47 members eligible to vote, with a total of 171 possible votes. The absolute majority necessary to be elected was 86 votes.

The Swiss delegate, Armin Gruen, and the Austrian delegate, Norbert Pfeifer, were elected by the General Assembly to count the ballots, and Jon Mills from Council was appointed as observer.

The following Ordinary Member delegates were present:

Country

Cat.

Ordinary Member Name

Delegate, Advisers

Algeria

3

Institut National de Cartographie et de Teledetection

Mr KESRAOUI Arezki

Mr BENAHMED DAHO Ali

Australia

5

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute - Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission

John Trinder

Austria

4

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Vermessung & GeoInformation

Julius Ernst

Prof. Norbert Pfeifer

Azerbaijan

2

Azerbaijan representation of ISPRS - Baku State University

Magsad Gojamanov

Chingiz Gurbanov

Camal Camalov

Canada

8

Canadian Institute of Geomatics

Songian Li

Costas Armenakis

Ahmed Shaker

Chile

1

Sociedad Chilena de Fotogrametria y Sensores Remotos

Col.  José Riquelme Muñoz

Cpt.  Juan Pablo Palacios Cergna

China

8

Chinese Society of Geodesy Photogrammetry & Cartography

Mr. ZHANG Jixian

Mr. TNAG Xinming

Ms. JIANG Jie

China Taipei

4

Chinese Taipei Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Peter T. Y. Shih

Yi-Hsing Tseng

Fuan Tsai

Cuba

1

GEOCUBA

Pedro Martínez Fernández

Cyprus

2

Department of Lands and Surveys

Mrs Georgia Papathoma Economidou

Dr Dimitrios Skarlatos

Czech Republic

2

Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Karel Vach

Václav Šafář

Vladimír Kovařík

Denmark

3

Geoforum Danmark

Mr. John Kamper

Mr. Andrew Flatman

Mr. Eskil Kjærshøj Nielsen

Finland

3

Finnish Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Dr. Petri Rönnholm 
Dr. Ville Lehtola
M.Sc. Arttu Julin

France

6

Societe Francaise de Photogrammatrie et de Teledetection

Marc Pierrot Deseilligny
Nicolas Paparoditis

Clement Mallet

Guests :

Inez Burger, Eric Labergerie

Germany

8

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation e.V.

Uwe Stilla

Hans-Gerd Maas

Monika Sester

Greece

2

Hellenic Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Prof. Andreas Georgopoulos

Prof. Petros Patias

Prof. Charalabos Ioannidis

Hong Kong

2

Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Professor John Shi Wen-zhong

Hungary

3

Hungarian Society of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing

Arpad Barsi

2 to be decided

India

6

Indian Society of Remote Sensing

Dr. Shailesh Nayak

Dr. VK Dadhwal

Mr. PLN Raju

Israel

3

Israeli Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Ammatzia Peled

Italy

6

Societa’ Italiana di Fotogrammetria e Topografia

Giuseppina Vacca

Maria Antonia Brovelli

Francesco Pirotti

Japan

7

Japan Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Hirofumi CHIKATSU

Shunji MURAI

Takashi FUSE

Jordan

4

Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre

Brigadier General  Dr.Eng.Awni Kasawneh

Eng. Nivin Hasan

Mongolia

1

Mongolian Nat'l Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Dr. M.  Saandar 

Mr.  Ochirhyuag

Nepal

1

Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society

Er. Laxmi Thapa

Netherlands

4

Geo-Information Netherlands

George Vosselman

Klaas van der Hoek

Sisi Zlatanova

Norway

3

GeoForum

Ivar Maalen-Johansen

Pakistan

1

Survey of Pakistan

Mr. Mehar Ali

Mr. Imtiaz Hassan

Philippines

1

Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society

Gay Jane Perez

Dr. Josefino Comiso

Poland

3

Polish Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Aleksandra Bujakiewicz 

Krystian Pyka

Zdzisław Kurczyński 

Romania

2

Romanian Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Col.(ret)eng. Marin Alnitei

Prof.dr.eng. Dragos Badea

Russian Federation

8

Federal Service of State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr)

Mr. Denis Dudnikov

Saudi Arabia

4

General Commission for Survey

Alotaibi Sattam

Alobeid Abdalla

Almotairi Eid

Slovak Republic

2

Slovak Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Marek Fraštia

 Peter Barták

 Marko Paško

Slovenia

1

Association of Slovenia Surveyors - Section of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Mojca Kosmatin Fras

Mr. Dejan Grigillo

Ms. Anka Lisec

South Africa

3

South African Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Dr Julian Smit

Ms. Patricia Duncan

Sri Lanka

3

Survey Department of Sri Lanka

Mr. Reynaldo R/ Aodrador

Sweden

5

Kartografiska Sällskapet - Swedish Cartographic Society

Sara Wahlund

Sara Wimanes

Switzerland

4

Swiss Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Francois Gervaix
Dr. Emmanuel Baltsavias Prof. Dr. Konrad Schindler

Thailand

2

Royal Thai Survey Department

Col. Chaisit Preeyanupab

Col. Soontorn Romsaiyod

Turkey

4

Turkish National Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Abdullah OKUL

Prof.Dr.Ferruh YILDIZ

Dr. Altan Yilmaz

Ukraine

3

Ukrainian Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Prof. Khrystyna Burshtynska

United Arab Emirates

6

Remote Sensing Center - Fac. of Science - Geology Dept.

Dr. Ahmed Murad

Dr. Nazmi Saleous

Guests:

Mr. Abdulla Rafia

United Kingdom

6

Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society

Ian Dowman

Stuart Granshaw

USA

8

ASPRS

Charles Toth

Lynn E. Usery

Michael Hauck

Vietnam

1

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Institute of Geography

Nguyen Dinh Duong

The results of the election were:

Dubai              64 of 171 possible votes

Nice                92 of 171 possible votes

Quebec            15 of 171 possible votes

As a result the XXIV ISPRS Congress 2020 will be held in Nice, France. On behalf of the French delegation, Nicolas Paparoditis thanked the General Assembly and accepted the vote.

25. Election of Council

25.1     Election of President

Christian Heipke was elected by acclamation and accepted the new position.

25.2     Election of Secretary General

Lena Halounová was elected by acclamation and accepted the new position.

25.3     Election/Appointment of First Vice President

Chen Jun was appointed and accepted the new position.

25.4     Election of Second Vice President

The results of the election were:

Songnian Li (Canada)  50 of 171 possible votes

Petros Patias (Greece)  59 of 171 possible votes

Charles Toth (USA)     62 of 171 possible votes

As no candidate was elected with the absolute majority, a second round of voting was required between the two candidates with the highest votes, Petros Patias (Greece) and Charles Toth (USA).

25.4.1  2nd Vice-President, 2nd round

The results of the election were:

Petros Patias (Greece)  73 of 171 possible votes

Charles Toth (USA)     98 of 171 possible votes

As a result Charles Toth was elected as 2nd vice president and accepted the new position. He then cancelled his nomination for Treasurer.

25.5     Election of Treasurer (Pres.)

Songnian Li was elected by acclamation and accepted the new position.

26. Ratification of Congress Director

Nicolas Paparoditis was ratified as Congress Director 2020 by the General assembly by acclamation.

27. Election of Chair and Members of the Financial Commission and Members of the Fellows Committee

Jon Mills was elected Chair of the Financial Commission, with Manos Baltsavias and George Vosselman as commission members.

The General Assembly then elected Marie-José Lefèvre (France) and Eberhard Gülch (Germany) to the Fellows Committee, and Council nominated Costas Armenakis (Canada) and Shailesh Nayak (India) to the Fellow Committee.

28. Proposal and Ratification of Regional Representatives 2016-2020

The following Regional Representatives were ratified:

Africa:                   Hussein Farah (2nd term)

S-E Asia:               Lal Samarakoon (1st term)

L. America:           Mario Hernandez (2nd term)

29. Presentation of Resolutions

Orhan Altan presented the resolutions to the General Assembly for discussion. After further amendments, the resolutions will be presented at the fourth GA for ratification.

30. Decision on Amendments to Statutes and Bylaws

The amended Statutes and Bylaws were presented by Marguerite Madden. The General Assembly ratified the amendments.

31. Report on ISPRS Foundation

Dieter Fritsch presented the TIF report.

32. Reports from ISPRS Committees

32.2 ISAC

Ian Dowman, ISAC Chair, presented the report.

32.3 IIAC

Franz Leberl reported on the instalment of the new International Industry Advisory Committee. He also introduced the new chair, Christian Hoffman from Trimble.

32.4 ICORSE

Lawrence Friedl, Chair, reported on the events of the past four year term.

32.5 CIPA

CIPA Chair, Andreas Georgopoulos, presented the report.

32.6 Student Consortium

Ursa Kanjir, SC Chair, reported on the achievements of the Student Consortium over the past term.

 

The meeting was closed at 17:30