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August 27, 2016 
ISPRS Announcements

Best Poster Paper Awards 2016 at the XXIIIrd ISPRS Congress

TC Names Paper
I Marinus Axel Boon, Richard Greenfield, Solomon Tesfamichael Wetland Assessment using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Photogrammetry
I Junhua Kang, Fei Deng, Xinwei Li Automatic texture reconstruction of 3d city model from oblique images
II A. Zlinszky and A. Kania Visualization and accuracy evaluation of high-resolution fuzzy vegetation maps
II A. Suhaibah, U. Uznir, F. Anton, D. Mioc, and A. A. Rahman 3D Nearest Neighbour Search Using a Clustered Hierarchical Tree Structure
III William Nguatem, Martin Drauschke, Helmut Mayer Automatic Generation of Building Models With Levels of Detail 1-3
III Miloud Mezian, Bruno Vallet, Bahman Soheilian,   Nicolas Paparoditis Uncertainty Propagation for Terrestrial Mobile Laser Scanner
IV Ferruh Yildiz The effect of pixel size on the accuracy of orthophoto production
IV Nishith Maheshwari A semantic model to define indoor space in context of emergency evacuation
V M. Mueller and T. Voegtle Determination of Steering Wheel Angles during Car Alignment by Image Analysis Methods
V Jinhu Wang, Roderik Lindenbergh, Yueqian Shen, and Massimo Menenti Coarse Point Cloud Registration by EGI Matching of Voxel Clusters
VI Franz-Josef Behr A Framework for an Open Source Geospatial Certification Model
VI Anjillyn Mae C. Perez RS-based water resource inventory of the Philippines: capacity building efforts for nationwide implementation
VII Ruiqian Zhang S-CNN Based Ship Detection from High Resolution Remote Sensing Images
VII Aristides Vaiopoulos Robust Evaluation of High Performance Pan sharpening Algorithms on Modern Satellite Imagery
VIII M. Nishio and M. Mori Analysis of debris flow disaster due to heavy rain by X-band MP radar data
VIII Cheng-Hao Lu Applying UAS and photogrammetry to monitor the morphological changes along the beach in Penghu islands

 

(27-Jun-2016)


Results of GA's Election for 2016 – 2020 Inter-Congress Period

 

XXIVth ISPRS Congress 2020 will be held in France (Nice) with Nicolas Paparoditis as Congress Director

 

Council 2016 - 2020

ISPRS President: Christian Heipke, Germany
ISPRS Secretary General: Lena Halounová, Czech Republic
ISPRS Congress Director: Nicolas Paparoditis, France
ISPRS 1st Vice President: Chen Jun, China
ISPRS 2nd Vice President: Charles Toth, USA
ISPRS Treasurer: Songnian Li, Canada

 

ISPRS Commissions 2016-2020

Commission I
Sensor Systems
DGPF (Germany) and SBC (Brazil)
with Stefan Hinz and Raul Feitosa as President and Vice President
Commission II
Photogrammetry
SIFET (Italy) and JSPRS (Japan)
with Fabio Remondino and Takashi Fuse as President and Vice President
Commission III
Remote Sensing
CSSMG (PR China) and CIG (Canada)
with Jiang Jie and Ahmed Shaker as President and Vice President
Commission IV
Spatial Information Science
GIN (The Netherlands) and CIG (Canada)
with Sisi Zlatanova and Suzanna Dragicevic as President and Vice President
Commission V
Education and Outreach
ISRS (India)
with A Senthi Kumar and PLN Raju as President and Vice President

 

(17-Jun-2016)


Announcement

Invitation to ACRS 2016: The 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing
 

Dear ISPRS Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) 2016 to be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ACRS 2016 will jointly be organized by the Local Organizing Committee of Sri Lanka and Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS).
For more information, please visit the official conference website or send us an e-mail.
Website: www.acrs2016.org
E-mail: acrs2016cmb@gmail.com

You may download our conference brochure and flyer from the following links:

We would appreciate if you could forward this invitation to your colleagues and friends.
We hope to see you during ACRS 2016 in this October!

Best regards,
Kohei Cho
General Secretary
AARS

(07-Jun-2016)


Bids for 2016 – 2020 Inter-Congress Period

Applications for the ISPRS Congress 2020

 

Applications for hosting ISPRS Commissions 2016-2020

 

Applications for Council Positions 2016 - 2020

(It should be noted that the 1st Vice President is not elected but appointed to the office, and the Congress Director is appointed by the Ordinary Member organising the next Congress)

(19-May-2016)


Call for applications - open positions in ISPRS and TIF

ISPRS Positions

Besides the mentioned positions, the following positions are also to be filled during the General Assembly in Prague:

  • Chair and two members of the Financial Commission, see Statute XIV and Bylaw XIV
  • Two members of the Fellows Committee, see Bylaw VI (6)

Nominations are requested to be sent to the Secretary General before the beginning of the Congress. Alternatively, they can be made in person during the meeting of the General Assembly.

 

Chair, TIF Board of Directors

Dieter Fritsch has indicated his intention to step down from his position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TIF - The ISPRS Foundation. Interested individuals are asked to contact the TIF Operational Officer John Trinder at j.trinder@unsw.edu.au or the Financial Officer Marguerite Madden at mmadden@uga.edu.
(19-May-2016)


Announcement

ISPRS AWARDS 2016

The following awards will be presented at the XXIII Congress in Prague:

Award Awardee(s)
Brock Gold Medal Award Wolfgang Förstner (GER)
Otto von Gruber Award Wai Yeung Yan (CAN)
U.V. Helava Award Devis Tuia (CH), Rémi Flamary (F), Nicolas Courty (F)
Samuel Gamble Award Naser El Sheimy (CAN)
Willem Schermerhorn Award Uwe Stilla (GER)
Schwidefsky Medal Charles Toth (US), Clément Mallet (F)
Eduard Dolezal Award P.V Radhadevi (IND)
Wang Zhizhou Award Andrew Hudson-Smith (UK)
Karl Kraus Medal Ian Dowman (UK), Karsten Jacobsen (GER), Gottfried Konecny (GER) & Rainer Sandau (GER)
Frederick J Doyle Award Wolfgang Wagner (AUT)
Giuseppe Inghilleri Award Sander Oude Elberink (NL)
Young Author's Award
TC I Yuanxin Ye (CHINA)
TC II Christian Kehl (NOR)
TC III Andreas Ley (GER)
TC IV Constantin-Ioan Nandra (ROM)
TC V Ana Djuricic (AUT)
TC VI Raechel Bianchetti (US)
TC VII Benson Kipkemboi Kenduiywo (GER)
TC VIII Katalin Kiss (HUN)
President's Honorary Citations
TC I Görres Grenzdörffer (GER), Costas Armenakis (CAN)
TC II Monika Sester (GER)
TC III Michael Yang (GER)
TC IV Sisi Zlatanova (NL)
TC V Mark Shortis (AUS)
TC VI Anjana Vyas(IND)
TC VII Batuhan Osmanoglu (US)
TC VIII Fazlay Faruque (US)

More information on the awards can be found at http://www.isprs.org/society/awards.aspx. The winners of the awards will be presented in detail in the ISPRS eBulletin to be published after the Congress.
(12-May-2016)


Announcement

ISPRS awards Prof. Wolfgang Förstner with Brock Gold Medal in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Photogrammetry

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) announced today that Prof. Wolfgang Förstner of Bonn University, Germany, will be presented with the 2016 Brock Gold Medal Award for his outstanding scientific achievements in the fields of photogrammetry and computer vision.

Read more ...
(12-Apr-2016)


Announcement

The U. V. Helava Award Best Paper of volume 99-110 (2015) was awarded to
Devis Tuia, Rémi Flamary and Nicolas Courty for their paper
"Multiclass feature learning for hyperspectral image classification: Sparse and hierarchical solutions".
(11-Apr-2016)


Announcement

CATCON7 2016 @ Prague Congress

CATCON is the name of a contest for Computer Assisted Teaching Contest organized by the ISPRS Commission VI. The seventh CATCON7 will be organized at the XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 12th July - 19th July 2016. The main objective of the contest is to promote the development and dissemination of effective, educational and user-friendly -

  • multimedia tutorials
  • simulations and virtual environments
  • information packages or data sets
  • application software

designed and used specifically for computer assisted teaching in photogrammetry, remote sensing or spatial information science.

How to participate?
Enrolment for CATCON 7 is now available on the Prague Congress online registration system. Please register at http://www.conftool.pro/isprs2016/ and follow the steps for submission of a conference contribution. Select CATCON as submission type and complete the form adding your details.

More information : http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm6/wg2/catcon7.html

Deadline for registration: June 30, 2016.
(29-Feb-2016)


Announcement

The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in
XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016

Prague, Czech Republic
July 12-19, 2016
 
Interested persons should apply for financial assistance on the Congress website » here.
Deadline for financial assistance applications: March 20, 2016.
(18-Feb-2016)


Kennert Torlegård

ISPRS mourns the loss of former ISPRS President Prof. Dr. Kennert Torlegård

It is with deep sorrow that I bring you this sad news: our colleague and friend Kennert Torlegård, ISPRS president 1988 - 1992 and Council Member 1984 - 1992, passed away Thursday (Jan 28, 2016) after a courageous fight with cancer.

In the words of John Trinder, who held the same position some time after Kennert:
"He was indeed a gentleman and an excellent scientist. I participated in the ISPRS Council while he was SG, and to a certain extent while he was President. He was totally committed to the work of ISPRS while he was SG and President. He took the work of ISPRS to heart and did an excellent job and his work for ISPRS should certainly be celebrated by us all. His passing is a sad loss to the ISPRS community and I am sure beyond ISPRS, since he also participated in many ex-curricula activities including playing the French horn in classical orchestras in Sweden, in the past in sailing in his yacht, as well as many others."

Our thoughts are with his wife Margareta and their family.

Christian Heipke, Secretary General

Obituary on Kennert Torlegård

See some condolences
(01-Feb-2016)


Biennial Report 2014-15

ISPRS Biennial Report 2014/15 published

ISPRS has introduced a new biennial report. The second edition covers the years 2014 and 2015 and can be found here. Printed copies are available upon request from the Secretary General.
(28-Jan-2016)


Announcement

ISPRS Scientific Initiatives 2015

In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society provides 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. To this end, a call for new ISPRS Scientific Initiatives was issued in October 2014 and 11 teams of researchers from working groups across all of the eight ISPRS Technical Commissions submitted applications. Comments were sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee's recommendation to fund seven projects to a total of CHF 33,000 Swiss Francs was accepted by ISPRS Council at its 2014 meeting in Hyderabad.

The total ISPRS funding of Scientific Initiatives for 2014 and 2015 exceeded 80,000 Swiss Francs.

A brief description of the outcomes of each project and the full reports you will find at:

www.isprs.org/documents/reports/SI-2015/default.aspx
(27-Jan-2016)


Announcement

XXIII ISPRS Congress
Prague, Czech Republic, 12th July – 19th July 2016
DEADLINE for ABSTRACTS is EXTENDED untill 7 January.
Submission for YOUTH FORUM is open also until 7 January.

Extended Deadline

(11-Dec-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Awards

We are seeking nominations for the ISPRS awards to be presented during the upcoming Congress in Prage in July 2016.

For details, please refer to http://www.isprs.org/society/awards.aspx
and http://www.isprs.org/society/awards/nominations/.
(12-Dec-2015)


Announcement

XXIII ISPRS Congress
Prague, Czech Republic, 12th July – 19th July 2016
 
Extended Deadline for Full Paper Submission until December 13

Extended Deadline

Read more ...
(27-Nov-2015)


Announcement

Top News - ISPRS proceedings submitted to EI

This is to inform all interested author that the ISPRS Archives and Annals have recently been submitted for indexing at the Engineering Compendex, also called Engineering Index or EI.

EI ( http://www.engineeringvillage.com/) is a major index and leading engineering information discovery platform and an index of major importance for many scientific authors.

ISPRS hopes to be successful and have their proceedings publications included in the EI as soon as possible. Typically, the evaluation of the submission takes several months.

Christian Heipke, Sec. Gen, Nov. 27, 2015
(27-Nov-2015)


Announcement

New ISPRS Scientific Vision and Research Agenda Paper Published

With the increased availability of very high-resolution satellite imagery, terrain based imaging and participatory sensing, inexpensive platforms, and advanced information and communication technologies, the application of imagery is now ubiquitous, playing an important role in many aspects of life and work today. Frequent questions that are frequently asked by academia, industry, users, and young students include: what are the major scientific and technical challenges we are facing? What are the state-of-the art in our disciplines? What are the key issues to be addressed in the future? In an attempt to address such questions, ISPRS has prepared a collective scientific vision and research agenda for the Society in the run-up to the 2016 Prague Congress. It has recently been published on-line in the International Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing as an original article with the title ‘Information from imagery: ISPRS scientific vision and research agenda’.

Read more ...
(27-Oct-2015)


Announcement

New ISPRS WG III/4 "3D scene analysis" benchmark datasets

ISPRS working group III/4 "3D scene analysis" is glad to announce the release of two new datasets in the context of the ongoing benchmarking activities. Researchers are invited to download the data and participate in these new benchmarks.

See the http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm3/wg4/tests.html for further information.
(12-Oct-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Benchmark on Multi-platform Photogrammetry

The second part of the ISPRS Benchmark on Multi-platform Photogrammetry has been released. It concerns the image orientation task and two different sets of images are provided to the community:
i) airborne oblique set from an IGI PentaCam system;
ii) combined block from terrestrial and UAV-based images.

See the http://www2.isprs.org/data-description-Image-orientation.html for further information.
(12-Oct-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 will be held in Wuhan, China

During the GSW 2015 the decision was taken to hold the next Geospatial Week in China, organised by Wuhan University. A strong Chinese delegation had submitted a winning application to the panel and was successful with their bid. Wuhan University is the largest university in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial science with approximately 4.000 undergraduate and graduate students.

GSW 2017 will take place between Sept. 18 - 22, 2017 with Deren Li, Honorary Member of ISPRS, as director. He will be joint by a large team headed by Jianya Gong (currently president of Com. VI), Huayi Wu and Bisheng Yang.

We look forward to an interesting and successful Geospatial Week and already now welcome all readers to join us in Wuhan in two years.
(12-Oct-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 a splendid success

With more than 500 participants from more than 52 countries the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2005, held in La Grande Motte near Montpellier, France between Sept. 28 and Oct. 3rd, 2015, was a great success. GSW Director Nicolas Paparoditis, Clément Mallet and their team managed to put up a most interesting programme, organised in a total of 11 independent workshops running in parallel during the week. Common key note presentations, which gave an overview of topics as different as 3D city modeling, UAV photogrammetry, lidar forestry applications and computer graphics were followed by in depth discussion in smaller groups.

A more elaborate report of GSW 2015 will be given in the next edition of the eBulletin.
(12-Oct-2015)


Announcement

New Philippine Ordinary Member

A recent ballot under Ordinary members elected the Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society as new Ordinary member. The Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society is a group of experts in the field of remote sensing whose objective is to promote and advance the application of the field in areas of education, industry, research, and public service for the Filipino people and the country.

For further information see www.philgrss.org.
(12-Oct-2015)


Announcement

Dear colleagues,

The ISPRS working group III/4 "3D scene analysis" is glad to announce the release of two new datasets in the context of the ongoing benchmarking activities:

  • 2D semantic labeling: In continuation of the successful 2D labeling benchmark "Vaihingen" some new data is offered. Height models and true ortho-images with a ground sampling distance of 5cm have been prepared over the city of Potsdam/Germany, covering an area of 3.4km². A reference for 6 classes has been created manually and will be (partly) released to participants.
    Please check http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm3/wg4/2d-sem-label-potsdam.html for more details
  • 3D semantic labeling: The increasing availability of active sensing data, most of all from (airborne) LiDAR, asks for some efficient and automatic methods for scene interpretation. Hence, driven by the same motivation that lead to prepare the 2D labeling contest, the working group decided to define a 3D labeling dataset and contest as well. The airborne laser scanning data from Vaihingen are used in this context. In total, nine classes have been defined and each point in the dataset is labeled accordingly. Please check http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm3/wg4/3d-semantic-labeling.html for more details.

Researchers are invited to download the data and participate in these new benchmarks.

Important dates:
Your results are evaluated after submission in an ongoing process, and you are invited to write papers on the method, using the results obtained with the benchmark datasets. The aim of the working group chairs is to write a journal paper based on all submissions which were handed in by July 1st, 2016.

Focus of the mentioned overview paper will be on the 2D (Vaihingen/Potsdam) and 3D labeling (Vaihingen) benchmarks.
       
An additional possibility is to join the Geobia 2016 conference (www.geobia2016.com), which will take place in September 2016 in Enschede, The Netherlands. In this conference it is planned to have sessions dedicated to the benchmark. The deadline for submissions (abstract) is March 1st, 2016.

Please visit the working group homepage: for instance see results from the ongoing benchmarks at http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm3/wg4/results.html

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the working group officers
Franz Rottensteiner, Gunho Sohn, Markus Gerke, Jan D. Wegner
(05-Oct-2015)


Announcement

XXIII ISPRS Congress
Prague, Czech Republic, 12th July – 19th July 2016
 
ISPRS Congress paper/abstract submission is open at
http://conftool.pro/isprs2016

(18-Aug-2015)


Announcement

XXIII ISPRS Congress
Prague, Czech Republic, 12th July – 19th July 2016
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT and Call for Full Papers & Abstracts
 
see also Congress website
(10-Jul-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences included into Web of Science.
Today, Thomson Reuters announced that the first ISPRS Annals volumes have been included into the Conference Proceedings Citation Index of the Web of Science.
» read more
(03-Jul-2015)


Announcement

The U. V. Helava Award Best Paper of volume 87-98 (2014) was awarded to
Sven Oesau, Florent Lafarge and Pierre Alliez for their paper
"Indoor scene reconstruction using feature sensitive primitive extraction and graph-cut".
(11-May-2015)


Announcement

Bidding process for Geospatial Week 2017 now open

The bidding process for hosting the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 is now open. The deadline for proposals is August 31, 2015.

For more details refer to the document The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 – Organisation, Scientific Programme and Bidding Process
(09-May-2015)


Announcement

New ISPRS commission structure

As of 2016 ISPRS will have a new commissions structure comprising 5 commissions. The titles read as follows:

Commission I Sensor Systems
Commission II Photogrammetry
Commission III       Remote Sensing
Commission IV Spatial Information Science
Commission V Education and Outreach
 

More details can be found here
(03-May-2015)


Announcement

ACRS 2015: The 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing
October 19-23, 2015
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Call for Abstracts

Dear International Colleagues,

This is to invite you to ACRS 2015: The 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing to be organized  from 19 to 23 October, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

As you may know, ACRS is one of the largest remote sensing conference in Asia. Last year, more than 400 participants attended ACRS2014 organized in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. We welcome your active participation to ACRS2015.

This year, ACRS 2015 will bring together students, researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners from developed and developing countries from and around Asia to share insights into the challenges and opportunities of Remote Sensing and related geospatial technologies in building resiliency and encouraging economic growth and development in one, dynamic Asia. The conference takes place at a significant moment when disasters and climate change continues to negatively impact our people and the community. The conference, therefore, will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn and explore how Remote Sensing will help us build resiliency to these disturbances and to strengthen our capability to adapt to stress and change.

Lastly, we are pleased to inform you that 2015 is VISIT THE PHILIPPINES YEAR! Filled with countless things to do, the Philippines is a melting pot of festivities, culture and adventure. So, we invite you to take time and visit many exciting places in the country’s 7,107+ islands before, during and after ACRS 2015.

We are hoping that you could join us in Quezon City, Metro Manila this October 2015, have fun and make the conference a success.

Truly yours,

Dr. Kohei Cho
General Secretary, Asian Association on Remote Sensing
Dr. Enrico C. Paringit
Chair, Local Organizing Committee;
Executive Director,PhilGRSS

» see the Call for Abstracts
(30-Apr-2015)


Announcement

The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is now indexed in the Web of Science, see
http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&Word=ISPRS

This great success is a result of the excellent manuscripts having been published in the journal over the last few years, the dedicated efforts by the editor-in-chief, Prof. Wolfgang Kainz from Vienna University, Austria and the publisher MDPI of Basel, Switzerland.
Congratulations to all involved – this news further improves possibilities for authors to have their work published through ISPRS and receive appropriate recognition.
(22-Apr-2015)


Announcement

The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
May 11-15, 2015
Berlin, Germany

Third Announcement

Dear colleagues,

We are nearing the 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Environment, starting on 11 May 2015, and invite you sincerely to join this major event in the international remote sensing calendar. The ISRSE36 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the availability of the draft Final Programme. This outstanding programme gathers approx. 750 internationally renowned remote sensing experts sharing their work in some 60 technical sessions and dedicated poster sessions. The programme also offers visionary plenary sessions featuring high profile key note speakers, as well as a couple of side events focusing on specific themes. You find the programme on our Website at http://www.isrse36.org/programme/.

If you have not yet registered, you can still do this here: http://www.isrse36.org/registration/. Please be informed that we have extended the standard registration period until 23 April 2015. After this date, onsite registration will still be possible.

We look forward very much to welcoming you at the ISRSE36 in Berlin.
(14-Apr-2015)


Announcement

Workshop announcement
 
The French and Italian societies of photogrammetry, remote sensing and topography are pleased to welcome the scientific community to a workshop on

Topography and Close Range Photogrammetry
for Architectural and Geotechnical Applications

CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, Paris (France)
room Espace
12 May 2015

» Read more
(13-Apr-2015)


Announcement

Call for Participation: GeoInformatics Summer School 2015
June 4-14, 2015
Wuhan, China
 
The GeoInformatics Summer School offers motivated university students and graduates an international and strongly academic summer session where outstanding lecturers and young talents meet to explore new ideas. The GeoInformatics Summer School 2015 will be organized from June 4 to 14 with courses covering fundamental concepts, methodologies, and technologies in spatial statistics and big data analysis.

There will be no study fees. Local accommodation and meals subsidy will be provided. Overseas students can apply for the travel funding with a limitation of 2000RMB.

More information can be found http://www.lmars.whu.edu.cn/geosummerschool/ . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Important Dates:
Extended registration deadline: 15 April 2014
Camp date:  4-14 June 2014

» Read more
(13-Apr-2015)


Announcement

The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in
ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015

La Grande Motte, France, 28th September - 2nd October 2015
http://www.isprs-geospatialweek2015.org/
 
The application form and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website.
Deadline for applications: 2400 hours GMT on July 17, 2015.
(10-Apr-2015)


Announcement

New scientific benchmark dataset available: multi-platform photogrammetry

Airborne high resolution oblique imagery systems and RPAS/UAVs are very promising technologies that will keep on influencing the development of geomatics in the future years closing the gap between terrestrial and classical aerial acquisitions. Although the interest for the registration and integration of aerial and terrestrial data is constantly increasing, only limited work has been truly performed on this topic. Several investigations still need to be undertaken concerning algorithms' ability for automatic co-registration, accurate point cloud generation and feature extraction from multi-platform image data. In current research especially the question on how large changes of perspective and scale differences need to be tackled in image orientation and (dense) image matching is not approached systematically. One of the biggest obstacles, however, is the non-availability of reliable and free datasets to test and compare new algorithms and procedures.

The Scientific Initiative "ISPRS benchmark for multi-platform photogrammetry", run in collaboration with EuroSDR, aims at collecting and sharing state-of-the-art multi-sensor data (oblique airborne, UAV-based and terrestrial images) over an urban area, with the overall goal to identify the current status of research and to stimulate further work.

As of now the first part of the data is released: the dense image matching benchmark.

Two different typologies of data are available for participants:
1) Nadir and oblique aerial images (professional medium format camera images)
2) Combined block (UAV and terrestrial images) (consumer grade cameras)

By providing image calibration and orientation information we make sure that all participants produce their point clouds in the same coordinate frame, so that results can be compared easily.

Please visit our homepage which contains further details and the download information. http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm1/icwg15b/benchmark_main.html

Francesco Nex (FBK Trento) and Markus Gerke (University of Twente/ITC Enschede)
(17-Feb-2015)


Announcement

The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in PIA15 & HRIGI15
Munich Germany, March 25-27, 2015
www.pia15.tum.de

 
The application form and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website.
Deadline for applications: 2400 hours GMT on February 25, 2015.
(07-Feb-2015)


Announcement

Call for Papers
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Theme Issue
State-of-the-art in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences
Submission deadline for full manuscript: May 15, 2015

Guest Editors:
Christian Heipke (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
Marguerite Madden (University of Georgia, Athens, USA)
Zhilin Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Ian Dowman (University College London, United Kingdom)

Planned publication date: Summer 2016
Photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences have witnessed great changes over the last few years. Reasons for this development are, on the one hand new societal and political challenges such as a stronger quest for sustainable development, a globally increasing human population, a more apparent sense of safety and security, and an increased globalisation, visible for example in the mobility of people, goods, capital and education. On the other hand, innovation in our field has been strongly influenced by progress in information and communication technology, which can be summarized under the terms of ubiquitous computing, geosensor networks, geospatial data infrastructures, digital earth, big data, cloud computing, web 2.0, the internet of things, and crowd sourcing.

These developments have had a profound impact on the theory, development and operational use of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Besides a large variety of new applications, all the way from robotics and driver assistance systems to animal behaviour studies and environmental monitoring, new sensors such as 3D cameras, interferometric SAR sensors and flash lasers and new methodologies for automatic information extraction through data mining, machine learning are now common place in our field.

In this context this theme issues tries to review and document recent developments in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences in the form of state-of-the-art papers in research, development and operational use. You are cordially invited to contribute to this theme issue by submitting a review article providing an overview of one of the sub-fields of our discipline.

» Find here more information
 
(14-Jan-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Scientific Initiatives: Announcement of 2015 Funding

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. To this end, a call for new Scientific Initiatives was issued in October 2014 with a budget for 2015 projects of 25,000 Swiss Francs. By the call deadline, 11 teams of researchers across all of the eight Technical Commissions had submitted cases for support. Comment was sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee then convened at the recent Technical Commission VIII Symposium in Hyderabad, India, to draw up a ranked list of projects to be funded. The sub-committee’s recommendation to fund the following seven projects to a total of CHF 33,000 Swiss Francs was then accepted by ISPRS Council at its meeting in Hyderabad:

Title PI Affiliation Country TC
Completion of the ISPRS benchmark for multi-platform photogrammetry Francesco Nex FBK Trento Italy I
ISPRS Open Data Challenge 2015 Qing-Quan Li Shenzhen University China II
ISPRS Benchmark on Urban Object Detection and 3D Building Reconstruction Markus Gerke University of Twente Netherlands III
Global Status of Land Cover Mapping and Geospatial Database Updating Gottfried Konecny Leibniz University Hannover Germany IV
Advances in the development of an all-purpose open-source photogrammetric tool Diego González-Aguilera University of Salamanca Spain V
Assessment of Learning Pedagogy in GeoInformatics Anjana Vyas CEPT University India VI
Development of an Innovative Method for Vicarious Radiometric Cal of Orbital Hyperspectral Sensors Eyal Ben Dor Tel Aviv University Israel VII

 
ISPRS Council would like to thank all scientists who submitted proposals, and to congratulate the successful applicants. The decision to allocate more funding than originally budgeted reflects the high quality of the proposals received and takes the total funding of Scientific Initiatives for 2014 and 2015 to more than 80,000 Swiss Francs. Council looks forward to hearing of the future success of the funded projects and reporting the outcomes through this and other media in due course. Reports on progress made to date in Scientific Initiative projects funded in 2014 can be found at:

www.isprs.org/documents/reports/SI-2014/default.aspx

Jon Mills
ISPRS Treasurer 2012-16
jon.mills@ncl.ac.uk
(14-Jan-2015)


Announcement

ISPRS Archives now also listed in SCOPUS

ISPRS is glad to announce that we have just received the message from Scopus that The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences have been accepted for inclusion. That means, the Archives are now available for an even larger audience for search and linkage to the Archives library. We will make sure that the actual content appears asap in the Scopus database.
(09-Nov-2014)


Announcement

Nature Correspondance on GlobeLand30
by Chen Jun, Yifang Ban & Songnian Li

China: Open access to Earth land-cover map
China last month donated to the United Nations the first open-access, high-resolution map of Earth's land cover, as a contribution towards global sustainable development and combating climate change.

The map, known as GlobeLand30, comprises data sets collected at 30-metre resolution – more than ten times that of previous data sets. These data sets will be valuable for monitoring environmental changes and for resource management at global, regional and local scales (see also M. A. Wulder and N. C. Coops Nature 513, 30-31; 2014).

The GlobeLand30 data sets are freely available and comprise ten types of land cover, including forests, artificial surfaces and wetlands, for the years 2000 and 2010. They were extracted from more than 20,000 Landsat and Chinese HJ-1 satellite images (see www.globallandcover.com).

GlobeLand30 will promote scientific data sharing in the fields of Earth observation and geospatial sciences.
(23-Oct-2014)


Announcement

New call for scientific initiative

Dear all,
as you are probably aware, a call for scientific initiatives was launched in autumn 2013, and based on your submissions a number of projects were funded by ISPRS – see also www.isprs.org/news/announcements/131117-ISPRS-Scientific_Initiative-summaries.pdf.

Council has decided to launch one such call in all odd years in the future, provided that the society has enough funds to support the initiative. This year’s call is again addressed at all Working Group Officers (see attached). We are looking forward to your submissions – please note that the deadline is Nov. 7, 2014.

All the best, Christian.
(06-Oct-2014)


Announcement

Consolidated Draft for restructuring – blog for comments

Dear all,
As you will recall, in May this year Council had suggested a discussion about the current structure and had provided a first document the rationale and a plan for a way forward (the document can be found at www.isprs.org/documents/pdf/ISPRS_Commission_restructuring_proposal_v4.pdf.
A discussion about this document was held at the Midterm Symposia 2014 and via the ISPRS blog (this page).

The discussion let to a number of changes, which are incorporated in the Consolidated Draft. The Consolidated Draft is open for discussion via this blog (or via e-mail or any other means of communication) until Nov 30, 2014. The topic will then be discussed at the Joint Meeting of Council and Technical Commission Presidents, to be held in Hyderabad this December.

We are looking forward to your comments, criticism and suggestions,

Yours,
Christian Heipke.

(06-Oct-2014)


Announcement

GlobeLand30

A Milestone in Earth Observation and Open Access Geo-spatial Information

The world’s first 30-meter resolution global land cover (GLC) dataset, GlobeLand30, has been donated by China to the United Nations (Fig. 1). UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon praised this timely donation during the donation Ceremony on the 22nd September 2014. He said “The World needs solid, science-based information for making wise decisions for sustainable development.  This donation is very timely and U precious.  Tomorrow, global leaders will gather at the United Nations to participate in the Climate Change Summit and to confirm their commitments to action. These detailed data sets will help us to better understand, monitor and manage changes in land cover and land use all over our planet. I commend you for this laudable example of information sharing”. This global dataset will be freely available to Member States and the international community to assist in their scientific decision-making, and to measure and monitor critical environmental components of the SDGs and post-2015 development agenda, as reported by UN Statistics Division (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/GlobeLand30.htm)

» Find here more information
(06-Oct-2014)


Announcement

Top News:
First ISPRS Proceedings accepted for Web of Science

After what can only be described as a very long and arduous process, the first ISPRS Proceedings have now been approved for inclusion into the Thomson Reuters' Conference Citation Proceedings Index (CPCI), one of the indices of the Web of Science.

ISPRS initiated the evaluation procedure for The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences with the help of its publisher, Copernicus GmbH, in January 2013. According to the rules of CPCI, all proceedings from the preceding four years, in this case those for the years 2010-13, were subject to the evaluation procedure. In the future, the proceedings from each event are then individually evaluated by Thomson Reuters prior to acceptance in the CPCI.
» Find here more information
(17-Sep-2014)


Announcement

New possibilities for publishing ISPRS proceedings

In order to better serve the ISPRS community and to further increase the quality of the ISPRS proceedings, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences and the ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Council has recently signed a new contract, covering the period of Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2018 with its proceedings publisher, Copernicus GmbH of Göttingen, Germany.

As of 1st January 2015, ISPRS event organisers have a new service package to assist in publishing proceedings. Using Copernicus’ “Service Package D”, organisers will be able to carry out all aspects of paper submission and review for both the Archives (review based on abstracts) and the Annals (peer review based on full-papers).
» Find here more information
(17-Sep-2014)


Announcement

The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
May 11-15, 2015
Berlin, Germany

36th ISRSE Abstract Submission extended

Please note: The deadline for the Abstract Submission System for the 36th ISRSE has been extended until 25 October 2014. You are cordially invited to submit your abstract here. All relevant information can be found here and in the Call For Papers.
(16-Sep-2014)


Announcement

2D semantic labeling benchmark by ISPRS working group III/4: what is the state-of-the-art in urban scene classification?

The ISPRS working group III/4 is happy to announce the release of the 2D semantic labeling benchmark, which is an extension to the ongoing object detection and 3D building reconstruction challenge. The aim is to foster research in urban image classification using state-of-the-art airborne remote sensing images. We provide 33 true ortho image and DSM tiles of very high resolution and quality, and in addition deliver reference classification (labeling) for 16 of those tiles. Participants are encouraged to deliver their classification for the remaining 17 tiles.
The evaluation results will be published on our website. See the link http://www2.isprs.org/semantic-labeling.html for details.
The datasets can be downloaded after registration at http://www2.isprs.org/data-request-form.html
(15-Sep-2014)


Announcement

Special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information around the EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop in Southampton, UK, Nov 26-28, 2014
Efficient Capturing of 3D Objects at a National Level: With a Focus on Buildings and Infrastructure

 
Guest Editors
Prof. Dr. Jantien Stoter, Prof. Dr. Franz Rottensteiner, Dr. Fabio Remondino, Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfeifer
 
Attendees who present an abstract for the EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop are automatically invited to submit full papers for review to a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information on this topic. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2015.
» Find here more information
(11-Aug-2014)


Announcement

ICA/ISPRS Joint Sessions – Call for Papers

ICA 2015 Joint sessions on Web/cloud-based mapping for connecting the world.
27th International Cartographic Conference, 23-28 August 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The joint sessions of the ICA and ISPRS will provide a forum at the ICC 2015 conference for presenting papers that advance the knowledge and techniques of web and cloud based mapping to connect the world. The sessions are co-organized by the ISPRS working group IV/5 Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications and ICA Commission on Geovisualization in conjunction with the ICA 2015 Conference.

» Find here more information
(25-July-2014)


Announcement

Seeking a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

The flagship journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS) seeks a second Editor-in-Chief, responsible for optical remote sensing. Published by Elsevier B.V., the journal is one of the top ranked in remote sensing (impact factor 3.313 and 5-year impact factor 4.026). Due to splendid development over the past few years, a second Editor-in Chief is needed to work along with Editor-in-Chief Derek Lichti, University of Calgary, to further the journal's aim to be a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision and other related fields. The scope of the journal is extensive and covers sensors, theory and algorithms, systems, experiments, developments and applications. A list of topic areas can be found at:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/isprs-journal-of-photogrammetry-and-remote-sensing.

» Find here more information
(03-July-2014)


Announcement

ISPRS WG Health is co-organizing a session at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in November 15-19, 2014, New Orleans, USA.

This year’s theme of APHA meeting is Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being.   ISPRS WG Health is co-organizing a session “International Innovations in Geoscience & Healthography”  [Session # 4142.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Loc: MCC 217].

http://www.apha.org/meetings/annual/ 
https://apha.confex.com/apha/142am/webprogram/Session41628.html
(27-June-2014)


Announcement

Special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies in Public Health
Extended deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2014
 
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fazlay S. Faruque
Director of GIS and Remote Sensing, Professor of Clinical Health Sciences GIS & Remote Sensing Program The University of Mississippi Medical Center
» Find here more information
(27-May-2014)


Announcement

ENSG, National School of Geographic Sciences (www.ensg.eu), in Marne la Vallée (close to Paris), France offers
French M.Sc. in Photogrammetry, Positioning and Deformation Measurements (PPMD)
See also the Flyer
(21-May-2014)


Announcement

Individual membership category approved by Ordinary Members

With an overwhelming majority the ISPRS Ordinary Members have voted for the introduction of Individual Membership. Nevertheless, ISPRS will remain a society of societies; the new membership category is primarily being introduced to give individuals in areas without active Ordinary Members the possibility to link to the ISPRS network.
Individual membership in ISPRS is free of charge and is governed by Bylaw VI (7) and the new ISPRS Policy on Individual Membership. Anybody interested in ISPRS Individual Membership can submit an application here or contact his/her national ISPRS Ordinary Member.
(07-May-2014)


Announcement

Council explores revision of ISPRS Commission structure
members and ISPRS community at large are asked for comments

A number of developments and assessments have led to this proposal for the restructuring of the ISPRS commissions (to be found here ).

We are most interested in your opinion about this important development and cordially invite you to take part in this discussion. You may do so by sharing your comments on the blog, or by sending an e-mail to the Secretary General. The topic will also be discussed during the eight midterm symposia being held during 2014.
(05-May-2014)


ACRS 2014

Dear International Colleagues,
 
I am sending you the second call for papers of the 35th Asia Conference on Remote Sensing(ACRS) to be organized from 27 to 31, October 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. As you may know, ACRS is one of the largest remote sensing conference in Asia. Last year, more than 1300 participants attended ACRS2013 organized in Bali, Indonesia. We welcome your active participation to ACRS2014. The pamphlet of ACRS2014 is attached herewith.
 
Kohei Cho
General Secretary
Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS)
(27-Apr-2014)


Announcement

The U. V. Helava Award Best Paper of volume 75-86 (2013) was awarded to Andrés Serna and Beatriz Marcotegui for their paper "Urban accessibility diagnosis from mobile laser scanning data".
(15-Apr-2014)


Announcement

New ISPRS Awards Brochure

The new ISPRS Awards Brochure for the awards offered in 2016 is available now.
See also www.isprs.org/society/awards.aspx.
(13-Mar-2014)


Announcement

The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants for 2014 Midterm Symposia
The ISPRS Foundation offers travel grants to participate in the 2014 ISPRS Midterm Symposia http://www.isprs.org/society/midterm.aspx.
 
Application forms and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website.
(06-Mar-2014)


Announcement

Call for Proposal: Free FORMOSAT-2 Satellite Imagery.

ISPRS-WG VI/5 is pleased to announce the call for proposals for free FORMOSAT-2 satellite data. FORMOSAT-2 has a unique daily-revisiting capability to acquire images at a ground resolution of 2m (panchromatic) and 8m (multispectral). The images are suitable for various researches and applications. Each selected proposal will be granted up to 10 archived images and/or new data acquisition requests free of charge.

Sponsored by the National Space Organization, National Applied Research Laboratories and jointly supported by the Chinese Taipei Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University of Taiwan, This call for proposal is open to all researchers worldwide. Proposals that include ISPRS affiliated personnels (including Student Consortium members) as PI or CI (co-investigators) will be given higher priorities.

Visit http://www.csrsr.ncu.edu.tw/FS2CFP/ for more details and to submit proposals.

(14-Feb-2014)


Announcement

The project GI-N2K (Geographic Information : Need to Know).
 
ISPRS is represented on the Advisory Committee for the EU project by Ian Dowman. The project web page is http://www.gi-n2k.eu/ and the following is an abstract from that... » read more

(25-Jan-2014)


Announcement

GEO to Keep Unleashing the Power of Open DataMandate Unanimously Endorsed for Another 10 Years .
 
Geneva, 17 January 2014 – In Geneva today, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) received unanimous endorsement to unleash the power of open data for a second decade. There was agreement to continue building on the organization's first 10 years of pioneering environmental advances, which are designed to improve the quality of life of people everywhere. Fueled by open data, GEO's efforts are now evident in most regions of the world. GEO is comprised of 90 member nations, the European Commission and 77 Participating Organizations. » read more
(17-Jan-2014)


Announcement

Regional Member EuroSDR offers life-long learning courses EduServ 12, beginning with a pre-course seminar on March 03-04.
 
The available courses are:

(05-Jan-2014)


Announcement

The ISPRS Foundation Annual Report 2012 is available now.
Visit The ISPRS Foundation website » here
(21-Dec-2013)


Announcement

ISPRS Scientific Initiatives: Announcement of 2014 Funding

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. To this end, a call for new Scientific Initiatives was issued in September 2013 with a 2014 budget of 40,000 Swiss Francs. By the call deadline, 11 teams of researchers across six of the eight Technical Commissions had submitted cases for support. Comment was sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee then convened at the recent SSG Conference in Antalya to draw up a ranked list of projects to be funded. The sub-committee’s recommendation to fund the following projects was then accepted by ISPRS Council at its meeting in Antalya:

Title PI Affiliation WG

Benchmark on High Density Image Matching for DSM Computation

Norbert Haala University of Stuttgart I/2
TIC - The Tracking and Imaging Challenge 2015 Stephan Winter University of Melbourne II/8
ISPRS Benchmark on Urban Object Detection and 3D Building Reconstruction Markus Gerke University of Twente III/4
Status of Global Geospatial Information Gottfried Konecny Leibniz University Hannover IV/2
A new benchmark dataset for multi-platform very high resolution photogrammetry Francesco Nex FBK Trento ICWG I/Vb
Development of a curriculum for The African Geospatial Sciences Institute (AGSI) Ian Dowman University College London VI/3

 
ISPRS Council would like to thank all scientists who submitted proposals, and to congratulate the successful applicants. The decision to allocate more funding than originally budgeted reflects the high quality of the proposals received, and ISPRS Council’s desire to support and pump-prime scientific endeavours across all Commissions that submitted proposals to the call. Council looks forward to hearing of the future success of the funded projects and reporting the outcomes through this and other media in due course.

Jon Mills
ISPRS Treasurer 2012-16
jon.mills@ncl.ac.uk
(17-Nov-2013)


Announcement

Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists (Nov 27 - Dec 05, 2013)

ISPRS WG VI/5 is pleased to announce the 2013 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists to be held in the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR), National Central University (NCU), Taiwan, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 05, 2013. This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan and CSRSR/NCU. It provides a platform for graduate students and young scientists in Southeast Asia to learn knowledge and hand-on experiences on satellite remote sensing and applications. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking and to meet internationally well-recognized scholars in remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Expenses (including round-trip airfares, accommodation, and meals) for accepted participants will be covered by the workshop. For more information and online application, please visit: http://www.csrsr.ncu.edu.tw/2013workshop.html
(11-Oct-2013)


Announcement

ISPRS Scientific Initiative

Dear all,

I am very happy to be able to launch another call for participation in the ISPRS Scientific Initiative with a deadline of Oct. 25, 2013. All ISPRS WG Officers are invited to submit proposals for a max. of CHF 10.000,- per year and a max. length of 24 months, i. e. for 2014 and 2015.

Please refer to the attached documents for details. Note, that one of the attachments is a new version of an appendix of the Orange Book. As we currently revise the Orange Book, you may find inconsistencies which what is currently available on the ISPRS web pages. It is only the attached document, which is relevant here.

Note also, that submissions should go to ISPRS Treasurer Jon Mills jon.mills@newcastle.ac.uk

Looking forward to many interesting and inspiring submissions
Yours, Christian.
 
Officers are encouraged to submit proposals for a max. of CHF 10 000.

Christian Heipke
Secretary General, ISPRS
(23-Sep-2013)


Announcement

Valid Booklet Launch
On 3 September 2013, ICSU-GeoUnions, JBGIS and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying Geoinformation to disaster management.
(09-Sep-2013)


Announcement

Joint International Conference on Geospatial Theory, Processing, Modeling and Applications
2014 ISPRS Technical Commission II Midterm Symposium
16th IGU Spatial Data Handling Symposium
October 6-8, 2014
Toronto, Canada
First Call for Papers
(02-Sep-2013)


Announcement

The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to attend ISPRS Conference on Serving Society with Geoinformatics (SSG-2013)
The ISPRS Foundation will offer 2 travel grants for the amount of $US1300 each for qualified persons to participate in the ISPRS Conference ‘Serving Society with Geoinformation SSG-2013’ at Antalya, Turkey from November 11-17, 2013 www.isprs2013-ssg.org.
(01-Sep-2013)


Announcement

Proceedings of the 3rd ISPRS IWIDF 2013 Workshop available online
(26-Aug-2013)


Announcement

The 9th International Conference on Geoinformation for Disaster Management
Dec 9-11, 2013
Hanoi, Vietnam
(26-Aug-2013)


Announcement

ISPRS TC IV Midterm Symposium 2014 – 1st Announcement and Call for Papers
May 14-16, 2014
Suzhou, China
(17-Jul-2013)


Announcement

The European Earth Monitoring Competition 2013 is now open for submissions - with further industry leaders as partners and a prize pool worth well over EUR 350,000.

The Copernicus Masters innovation competition (previously known as GMES Masters) was initiated 2011 by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and T-Systems with endorsement of the European Commission. It is also supported by European Space Imaging GmbH and Astrium Services. In 2013, the BMW Group Research and Technology and GEO magazine have joined the competition as new supporting partners. The Copernicus Masters invites researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, and students to submit ideas for innovative, market-oriented applications based on the use of GMES based Earth observation data between 1 June and 15 September 2013.
(21-Jun-2013)


Announcement

International Workshop (WG VI/6) on
Advanced Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Environment and Culture

September 12-13, 2013
Pokhara, Nepal
(14-Jun-2013)


Announcement

New proceedings in the ISPRS Annals available for:
- VCM 2013 - ISPRS Workshop on 3D Virtual City Modeling
(31-May-2013)


Announcement

New proceedings in the ISPRS Archives available for:
- 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality
- 29th Urban Data Management Symposium
- ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2013
(31-May-2013)


Announcement

Workshop on Global Spatial Grids and Cloud-based Services (GSG-CBS)
November 11-12, 2013
Xuzhou, Jiangsu, CHINA
Call for Papers and 2nd Announcement
(31-May-2013)


Announcement

The U. V. Helava Award Best Paper of volume 67-74 (2012) was awarded to Gerhard Gröger and Lutz Plümer for their paper "CityGML – Interoperable semantic 3D city models".
(22-May-2013)


Announcement

ISPRS Conference on "Serving Society with Geoinformatics" ISPRS2013-SSG
- TC II, TC III, TC IV & TC VII Joint Meeting
- Workshops ('LS - Laser Scanning' & 'CMRT - Object Extraction for 3D City Models, Road Databases and Traffic Monitoring' & 'ISA - Image Sequence Analysis for Object and Change Detection')
Antalya, Turkey, Nov 11-17, 2013
2nd Announcement
NEW submission deadline is July 10, 2013
(21-May-2013)


Announcement

2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health
August 25-29, 2013
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Improve Our Health and Well-being
(21-May-2013)


Announcement

Proceedings of the ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2013 are now available online
(21-May-2013)


Announcement

University Professor – salary grade W3
for the department "Methods of Geoinformation Science".

Technische Universität Berlin - School VI - Planning Building Environment - Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
Deadline: 16-May-2013
(03-May-2013)


Fred Doyle

ISPRS mourns the loss of its Honorary Member and former ISPRS President Dr. Frederick J.Doyle.
Fred Doyle passed away on April 17 at home. The visitation will be on Monday, 4/22 and funeral on Tuesday, 4/23.
His family is asking that donations be sent to the ISPRS Foundation.
(20-April-2013)


Announcement

CALL FOR PAPERS
ISPRS Workshop on Image Sequence Analysis for Object and Change Detection
11 November 2013, ISPRS-SSG2013 Antalya, Turkey
(06-April-2013)


Announcement

Free satellite imagery for ISPRS Student Consortium members.
Submit your proposal before 30th April, 2013
(18-March-2013)


Announcement

ISPRS Conference on "Serving Society with Geoinformatics" ISPRS2013-SSG
Antalya, Turkey, Nov 11-17, 2013
1st Announcement
(05-March-2013)


ISPRS Workshop Laser Scanning 2013
Antalya, Turkey, Nov 11-13, 2013
1st Announcement and Call for Papers

(04-March-2013)


CMRT13
ISPRS Workshop 'Object Extraction for 3D City Models, Road Databases and Traffic Monitoring - Concepts, Algorithms, and Evaluation', Nov 12-13, 2013
1st Announcement and Call for Papers

(26-February-2013)


Workshop on UAV-based Remote Sensing Methods for Monitoring Vegetation, Sep 9-10, 2013
Call for Papers and Posters

(07-February-2013)


ISPRS WG IV/2 Novosibirsk Workshop 2013 "Global Geospatial Information", April 25, 2013
Announcement and Call for Papers

(28-January-2013)


ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Enrico Clerici
(23-January-2013)


Call for Papers
VCM 2013 – The ISPRS Workshop on 3D Virtual City Modeling (May 28)

(14-Jan-2013)


Call for Abstracts
International Workshop on Antarctica Remote Sensing for Global Change Monitoring, Beijing, P.R. China – 21st April 2013

(14-Jan-2013)


Presentation Files of the EO Forum Sessions at the Melbourne Congress are available now
(08-Jan-2013)


INEGI
Ordinary member INEGI has developed the Digital Map of Mexico 5.0 Visualizer

(20-Dec-2012)


ICA/ISPRS :: Joint Call for Papers
ICA 2013: Joint Sessions on Web-based Geovisualisation, 25-30 Aug 2013, Dresden, Germany

(17-Oct-2012)


The working group III/4 - "Complex scene analysis and 3D reconstruction" updated their website: It now shows the evaluation results of the ISPRS benchmark test on Urban Classification and 3D Building Reconstruction. The test is still ongoing. Interested researchers are invited to submit results!
Benchmark main test page: http://www.itc.nl/ISPRS_WGIII4/tests_datasets.html
Result page: http://www.itc.nl/ISPRS_WGIII4/ISPRSIII_4_Test_results/tests_datasets_results_main.html
(11-Sep-2012)


New Terminology Guide
We are pleased to announce that Photogrammetric Terminology: Second Edition by Paul R. T. Newby, Editor Emeritus of The Photogrammetric Record, is now available (link to DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9730.2012.00693.x). Adapted and expanded from the widely-used first edition, the new compilation has been completely revised and updated. It will continue to promote consistency of language and to serve as a "style guide" for photogrammetric literature.
It will be introduced through a separate paper "International Photogrammetric Terminology - A New Edition", to be presented at the Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference linked with ISPRS in Melbourne – session "16ARSPC/4: Applications of Earth Observation Data and Terminology" (1600-1730hrs , Monday 27th August)
(25-July-2012)


ISPRS Awards 2012
(04-July-2012)


ISPRS Mourns the Loss of George Zarzycki, ISPRS Fellow
(20-June-2012)


The U. V. Helava Award – Best Paper in the ISPRS Journal in the 2008-2011 Period
(19-June-2012)


The U. V. Helava Award – Best Paper ISPRS Journal Volume 66 (2011)
(30-May-2012)


Dieter Fritsch (Germany) - Martien Molenaar (The Netherlands) - Paul Newby (UK) - Heinz Ruether (South Africa) - Shailesh Nayak (India) have been elected as ISPRS Fellows
they will receive their Fellowships at the Congress in Melbourne
(03-May-2012)


New Book by Prof. Shunji Murai:
Higher Ground: Learning from the East Japan Tsunami and Meltdown at Fukushima NPS

(08-Mar-2012)


ISPRS Announces Winner of Brock Gold Medal
Franz Leberl Honoured for Scientific Contribution to Photogrammetry

(02-Mar-2012)


Application Form for Travel Grant to participate in the 22nd ISPRS Congress 25 August 2012 to 1 September 2012 in Melbourne Australia is available on the TIF website .
(20-Jan-2012)


ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Tuan-Chih Chen
(10-Jan-2012)


President Orhan ALTAN elected as a member of ICSU Executive Board
(05-Oct-2011)


The U. V. Helava Award – Best Paper ISPRS Journal Volume 65 (2010)
(06-Sep-2011)


ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Hans-Karsten Meier
(22-Aug-2011)


ISPRS Mourns the Loss of David Tait
(08-Aug-2011)


Information note for the upcoming UN/Vietnam Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits
Deadline for applications is 15 August 2011.
(21-July-2011)


The XXII Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
25 August - 1 September 2012
Second Announcement and Call for Papers
(23-May-2011)


OBSERVE project has the vision of establishing a new Balkan EO community of multilevel stakeholders that will make use of state of the art technological developments, products and knowhow from the existing European EO community and industry.
OBSERVE e-Newsletter No. 1 now available here
 
More information you will finf under www.observe-fp7.eu/
(12-May-2011)


The working group III/4, ′Complex scene analysis and 3D reconstruction′, will carry out an international test on urban object detection and 3D building reconstruction from airborne image and laserscanning data.
Two data sets will be distributed to the participants, who may carry out one of two tasks:

  1. Urban object detection: a variety of objects, including buildings, roads, cars, and trees can be extracted. Participants may choose one or more object classes.
  2. 3D building reconstruction: detailed building roof models according to LoD2 of the CityGML standard are to be extracted.
Our working group will test submitted results against reference data.
 
Results submitted before September 30, 2011 can be published in one or two special sessions on the benchmark at the ISPRS congress in Melbourne in September 2012.
 
More information about the test and about the procedure for obtaining the test data can be found at http://www.itc.nl/ISPRS_WGIII4/tests_datasets.html
(14-Mar-2010)


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