ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Derek Lichti, University of Calgary, Canada
Daniel L. Civco,
University of Connecticut, U.S.A.
University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Germany
Technical University Berlin, Germany
Finnish Geodetic Institute, Finland
University of New England, Australia
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Indiana State University, U.S.A.
University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U.S.A.
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Aims and scope
The ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
is the official journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and
Remote Sensing (ISPRS). The journal is to provide
a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries
working in the many disciplines employing photogrammetry, remote sensing,
spatial information systems, computer vision, and other related fields. The
journal is designed to serve as a source reference and archive of advancements
in these disciplines.
The journal's objective is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, preferably
previously unpublished papers of a scientific/research, technological
development or application/practical nature. The journal will publish papers,
including those based on ISPRS meeting presentations, which are regarded as
significant contributions in the above mentioned fields. We especially encourage
papers: of broad scientific interest; on innovative applications, particularly
in new fields; of an interdisciplinary nature; on topics that have not been
dealt with (or to a small degree) by the ISPRS Journal or related journals;
and on topics related to new possible scientific/professional directions.
Preferably, theoretical papers should include applications, and papers dealing
with systems and applications should include theoretical background.
The ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is published by
in twelve volumes per year.
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Open calls for papers for theme issues
Published theme issues
Terrestrial 3D modelling.
Guest editors: Fabio Remondino(FBK – Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy),
and Jan Boehm (University College London, United Kingdom).
Published in volume 76, February 2013.
Innovative Applications of SAR Interferometry from modern Satellite Sensors.
Guest editors: Uwe Soergel (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany),
Rudiger Gens (Alaska Satellite Facility, U.S.A.), and
Michele Crosetto (Institute of Geomatics, Spain).
Published in volume 73, September 2012.
Advancements in LiDAR data processing and applications.
Guest editors: Frédéric Bretar (CETE NC/LRPC, France),
Wolfgang Wagner (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), and
Nicolas Paparoditis (Institut Géographique National, France).
Published in volume 66, issue 6 Supplement, December 2011.
Scale, quality, and analysis aspects of city models.
Guest editors: Monika Sester (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany),
Lars Harrie (Lund University, Sweden), and
Alfred Stein (International Institute for Geoinformation Science and
Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands). Published in volume 66, issue 2, March 2011.
ISPRS Centenary Celebration Issue.
Guest editors: Norbert Pfeifer (Technical University of Vienna, Austria), Helmut Mayer (Bundeswehr University, Germany), and Juha Hyyppä (Finnish Geodetic Institute). Published in volume 65, issue 6, November 2010.
Visualization and Exploration of Geospatial Data.
Guest editors: Jochen Schiewe (University of Osnabrueck, Germany) and
Marguerite Madden (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.).
Published in volume 65, issue 3, May 2010.
Mapping with SAR - Techniques and Applications.
Guest editors: Andreas Reigber (Berlin University of Technology, Germany) and
Laurent Ferro-Famil (University of Rennes 1, France).
Published in volume 64, issue 5, September 2009.
Image analysis and image engineering in close range photogrammetry.
Guest editors: Hans-Gerd Maas (Dresden University of Technology, Germany) and
Thomas Luhmann (University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg, Germany).
Published in volume 64, issue 3, May 2009.
Remote Sensing and GIS for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management.
Guest editor: Xiaojun Yang (Florida State University, U.S.A.).
Published in volume 63, issue 5, September 2008.
Terrestrial laser scanning.
Guest editors: Derek Lichti (Curtin University of Technology, Australia),
Norbert Pfeifer (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), and
Hans-Gerd Maas (Dresden University of Technology, Germany).
Published in volume 63, issue 1, January 2008.
From Sensors to Systems: Advances in Distributed Geoinformatics.
Guest editors: Peggy Agouris (University of Maine, U.S.A.),
Matt Duckham (University of Melbourne, Australia), and
Arie Croitoru (University of Maine, U.S.A.).
Published in volume 62, issue 5, October 2007.
Young author award papers of the Istanbul Congress.
No guest editor. Published in volume 62, issue 2, June 2007.
Airborne and spaceborne traffic monitoring.
Guest editors: Stefan Hinz (Technical University Munich, Germany),
Richard Bamler (German Aerospace Center, Germany), and
Uwe Stilla (Technical University Munich, Germany).
Published in volume 61, issue 3-4, December 2006.
Digital aerial cameras.
Guest editors: Christian Heipke (University of Hannover, Germany),
John Mills (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom), and
Karsten Jacobsen (University of Hannover, Germany).
Published in volume 60, issue 6, September 2006.
Extraction of topographic information from high-resolution satellite imagery.
Guest editors: Manfred Schroeder (German Aerospace Centre, Germany),
Clive Fraser (University of Melbourne, Australia), and
Alain Baudoin (CNES, France).
Published in volume 60, issue 3, May 2006.
Advances in spatio-temporal analysis and representation.
Guest editor: Donna J. Peuquet (The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.).
Published in volume 60, issue 1, December 2005.
Remote sensing and geospatial information for natural hazards characterisation.
Earnest D. Paylor II (Pacific Disaster Center, U.S.A.),
Diane L. Evans (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S.A.), and
David M. Tralli (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S.A.).
Published in volume 59, issue 4, June 2005.
The U.V. Helava Award
U.V. Helava Award is awarded to authors of the best paper in the
ISPRS Journal over a period of four years.
Best paper awards of the period 2012-2015:
U.V. Helava Awards of previous periods:
Four-year reports about the journal are presented to the General Assembly
of every ISPRS congress.
Report presented at the 22nd ISPRS Congress, Melbourne, Australia, August 2012.
Report presented at the 21th ISPRS Congress, Beijing, China, July 2008.
Report presented at the 20th ISPRS Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2004.
Report presented at the 19th ISPRS Congress, Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
- January 2013:
The Journal will now be published twelve times per year in twelve Volumes.
- January 2013:
Conghe Song of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Jay Gao of the
University of Auckland, Uwe Sörgel of Leibniz Universität Hannover and Hans-Gerd Maas of Dresden
University of Technology joined the journal as new associate editors
- January 2013:
Onisimo Mutanga of the University of KwaZulu Natal succeeded Dar Roberts as an associate editor
- January 2013:
After eight years of excellent service to the ISPRS, George Vosselman turned over the
position of Editor-in-Chief to Derek Lichti
- September 2012:
Sanna Kaasalainen of the Finnish Geodetic Institute has been appointed as additional associate editor.
- January 2012:
Lalit Kumar of the University of New England and Dar Roberts of the University of California, Santa Barbara have been appointed as additional associate editors.
Konrad Schindler of the ETH Zürich has been appointed as additional associate editor.
Daniel L. Civco of the Connecticut University has been appointed as additional associate editor.
Qihao Weng of Indiana State University succeeded Ling Bian as associate editor of the ISPRS Journal.
Under the new contract between ISPRS and Elsevier for the years 2009-2012, the ISPRS Journal will increase the number of published articles by around 57%. See the
editorial of issue 64/1
for further information.
- January 2006:
Ling Bian of the State University of New York at Buffalo succeeded Marguerite
Madden as associate editor of the ISPRS Journal.
- December 2005:
The Artwork Quality Control Tool is now integrated in EES. As soon as you
upload artwork, this tool will check if the quality meets the requirements
outlined in the
- March 2005:
As of March 14, the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) is available for paper
submission (http://ees.elsevier.com/photo). EES replaces Elsubmit and enables
completely web-based paper submission, paper reviewing, and communication with
authors and reviewers.
- January 2005:
After serving the ISPRS Journal for eight years, Manos Baltsavias turned over
the position of Editor-in-Chief to George Vosselman. At the same time
Marguerite Madden and Eberhard Gülch joined the journal as additional
- July 2004:
The Helava Award for the period 2000-2003
has been presented to Changno Lee and James S. Bethel.
- January 2004: Olaf Hellwich joined the journal as Associate Editor.
- May 2003: Elsevier now provides in electronic form the full text of all
journal issues back to volume 1 published in 1965 (called Photogrammetria up to
Last change: 15-Apr-2014 by Derek Lichti
Problems and/or queries, send e-mail: Derek Lichti