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October 19, 2017 
The Schwidefsky Medal
Prof. Dr. rer. techn. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Kurt Schwidefsky

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation (DGPF) decided to present an award in memory of Prof. Dr. rer. techn. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Kurt Schwidefsky, honorary member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), which is called the (Schwidefsky Medal).
This medal will be awarded according to the following conditions:

 
 


Rules governing the award

This medal will be awarded according to the following conditions:

Article 1
Normally, the medal shall be awarded at each Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Article 2
At any Congress the medal may be awarded to no more than two candidates.

Article 3
The medal will be presented to the recipient together with a certificate issued by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation.

Article 4
Nominations shall be submitted to the ISPRS President no later than six months prior to the Congress at which it will be presented. Candidates may self nominate.

Article 5
Recipients shall be persons who have made significant contributions to the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, either through the medium of publication as author or editor, or in the preparation of educational or promotional material in any media, in the area of photogrammetry, remote sensing or spatial information science.

Article 6
The Award is decided on by a selection committee consisting of the President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (Chair), the President of ISPRS and the Secretary General of ISPRS.

Article 7
The medal will be awarded at an appropriate event of the Congress.

Bonn, November 1986
Amendments approved by the DGPF and the ISPRS Council on 1April 2004
Amendments approved by the DGPF and the ISPRS Council on 9th September 2009


The winners of the award

  • 1988
    K.Rinner, Austria
    G.C.Tewinkel, USA
  • 1992
    K.Atkinson, United Kingdom
    W.Hofmann, Germany
  • 1996
    J.B.Case, USA
    A.P.Cracknell, United Kingdom
  • 2000
    Guy Ducher, France
    L.R.A. Narayan, India
  • 2004
    Emmanuel Baltsavias, Switzerland
    Zhilin Li, Hong Kong
  • 2008
    Gerhard Kemper, Germany
    Klaus Szangolies, Germany
  • 2012
    George Vosselman, The Netherlands
  • 2016
    Charles K. Toth, USA
    Clément Mallet, France