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
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...
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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:
Benchmark on High Density Image Matching for DSM Computation
||University of Stuttgart
|TIC - The Tracking and Imaging Challenge 2015
||University of Melbourne
|ISPRS Benchmark on Urban Object Detection and 3D Building Reconstruction
||University of Twente
|Status of Global Geospatial Information
||Leibniz University Hannover
|A new benchmark dataset for multi-platform very high resolution photogrammetry
|Development of a curriculum for
The African Geospatial Sciences Institute (AGSI)
||University College London
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.
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
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
Looking forward to many interesting and inspiring submissions
Officers are encouraged to submit proposals for a max. of CHF 10 000.
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
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
ISPRS TC IV Midterm Symposium 2014 – 1st Announcement and Call for Papers
May 14-16, 2014
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
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
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
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
Two data sets will be distributed to the participants, who may carry out one of two tasks:
- Urban object detection: a variety of objects, including buildings, roads, cars, and trees
can be extracted. Participants may choose one or more object classes.
- 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
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,
Editors: Orhan ALTAN, Robert BACKHAUS, Piero BOCCARDO, Sisi ZLATANOVA
Karl Kraus Medal - ISPRS Announces Winner of Award for Geomatics Textbook
New ISPRS Brochure - The ISPRS Profile
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part I, Issue Oct 2009)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part II, Issue Nov 2009)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part III, Issue Dec 2009)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part IV, Issue Feb 2010)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part V, Issue Mar 2010)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part VI, Issue Apr 2010)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part VII, Issue May 2010)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part VIII, Issue June 2010)
- Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development (part IX, Issue July 2010)
- Report on ISPRS Centenary Celebrations, Special Column on ISPRS by GIS Development, now called Geospatial World (part X, Issue August 2010)