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May 23, 2017 
Objectives and Activities

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy. The official languages are English, French and German.
The Society's scientific interests include photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems and related disciplines, as well as applications in cartography, geodesy, surveying, natural, Earth and engineering sciences, and environmental monitoring and protection. Further applications include industrial design and manufacturing, architecture and monument preservation, medicine and others.

The principal activities of the Society are:

  1. Stimulating the formation of national or regional Societies of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  2. Initiating and coordinating research in photogrammetry and remote sensing.
  3. Holding international Symposia and Congresses at regular intervals.
  4. Ensuring worldwide circulation of the records of discussion and the results of research by publication of the International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  5. Encouraging the publication and exchange of scientific papers and journals dealing with photogrammetry and remote sensing.
  6. Promoting cooperation and coordination with related international scientific organizations

The operations of the Society are governed by Statutes and Bylaws adopted in 1968 and as amended at nearly every Congress since then.