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December 21, 2014 
ISPRS Announcements

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.


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.


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.


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,

Christian Heipke.




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)

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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.
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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).
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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.


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


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.
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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.

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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:

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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].



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
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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


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.


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.

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)


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".


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.


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.


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.



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



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



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



The ISPRS Foundation Annual Report 2012 is available now.
Visit The ISPRS Foundation website » here


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


Proceedings of the 3rd ISPRS IWIDF 2013 Workshop available online


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


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


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.


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

September 12-13, 2013
Pokhara, Nepal


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


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


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


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


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


Proceedings of the ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2013 are now available online


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

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.


ISPRS Workshop on Image Sequence Analysis for Object and Change Detection
11 November 2013, ISPRS-SSG2013 Antalya, Turkey


Free satellite imagery for ISPRS Student Consortium members.
Submit your proposal before 30th April, 2013


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

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


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


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


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


ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Enrico Clerici

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


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


Presentation Files of the EO Forum Sessions at the Melbourne Congress are available now

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


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


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

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)

ISPRS Awards 2012

ISPRS Mourns the Loss of George Zarzycki, ISPRS Fellow

The U. V. Helava Award – Best Paper in the ISPRS Journal in the 2008-2011 Period

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

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

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


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


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 .

ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Tuan-Chih Chen

President Orhan ALTAN elected as a member of ICSU Executive Board

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

ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Hans-Karsten Meier

ISPRS Mourns the Loss of David Tait

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

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

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/

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

ISPRS Mourns the Loss of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Albertz
The German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation grieves over the loss of its honorary president


Looking back on the Centenary in Vienna

Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management - Examples and Best Practices (7MB, PDF Document)

Karl Kraus Medal - ISPRS Announces Winner of Award for Geomatics Textbook

New ISPRS Brochure - The ISPRS Profile