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Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing



Dear friends,

on June 17, 2020, Gottfried Konecny, former ISPRS president and the most significant living personality in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, will celebrate his 90th birthday. ISPRS and the ISPRS Student Consortium are honoured to announce a special video session at this occasion. The session will be embedded into the ISPRS SC Virtual Rooms entitled "The Wisdom of the While Elephants", http://sc.isprs.org/virtual-rooms.html?fbclid=IwAR2E968F7mgHUkquo5CMp5WhFNikgoiSXkGkYYZJ50SfvACAFLuBRrom9Vw.

The session will be held on June 17, 2020, at 1 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The programme of the session can be found here.

In order to attend the session it will be necessary to register your name and e-mail address. We will distribute the necessary link to do so shortly before the session.

Further, it is planned to stream the session via YouTube. The link for this channel will only be available at the beginning of the session and will then be shared via social media of the ISPRS Student Consortium.

Looking forward to seeing you in this virtual session
Yours, Christian Heipke


Call for Papers for Two Special Issues in IJGI

Call-for-Paper for two Special Issues of the ISPRS International Journal of GeoInformation (IJGI), an international open-access peer-reviewed journal published by MDPI:

Topical Collection "Spatial Components of COVID-19 Pandemic"

Special Issue "GIS in Healthcare"


New ISPRS Fellows nominated

The ISPRS Fellows Nomination Committee selected 5 individuals from the 11 worthy nominations for Fellowships to be elected by the General Assembly. They are:

  • Kohei Cho
  • Songnian Li
  • Marguerite Madden
  • Charles Toth
  • George Vosselman

Council is also very pleased to congratulate these five individuals!


New ISPRS Honorary Member nominated

Chen Jun, current Past President, Director of the 2008 ISPRS Congress in Beijing and long-standing ISPRS representative, has been nominated as Honorary Member for his dedication to the aims and the activities of the Society to be elected by the General Assembly.

Chen Jun is a most deserving choice! Congratulations!


ISPRS announces Awards to be presented at the XXIV ISPRS Congress in Nice

The ISPRS Council wholeheartedly congratulates all awardees to their splendid success! We also want to thank all nominators, jury members and everybody else who had a part in selecting the awardees. More information on ISPRS awards can be found at https://www.isprs.org/society/awards.aspx.

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, the awards can only be presented at the ISPRS Congress in Nice in July 2021.

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Jack Dangermond Award 2017-19

The winning paper for the Jack Dangermond Award for the 2017-19 period has been selected by the award committee. Congratulations go to Florent Poux and Roland Billen for their paper:

Voxel-based 3D Point Cloud Semantic Segmentation: Unsupervised Geometric and Relationship Featuring vs Deep Learning Methods



The U. V. Helava Award 2016 – 2019

The U. V. Helava Award - Best Paper for the period 2016 – 2019 was awarded to

Davide Antonio Cucci, Martin Rehak and Jan Skaloud for their paper
"Bundle adjustment with raw inertial observations in UAV applications".

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New Dates XXIV ISPRS Congress: 4 - 10 July 2021

The dates for the postponed XXIV ISPRS Congress to be held in Nice, France, have now been set at 4 - 10 July 2021.

We hope that this information will enable you to move any hotel booking and flights you may have already booked, and thus reduce costs.



ISPRS 2020 – 2024

The following bids and nominations for positions have been received for the 2020-2024 term. Elections will take place in the General Assembly during the ISPRS Congress in Nice. Detailed documents will be made available to the Ordinary Member in due time.

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More Announcements


ISPRS Calendar – Last Added Events

24-25 Sep 2020
GEO Business 2020
ExCeL London, UK
05-06 Nov 2020
23rd ICA Workshop on Map Generalisation and Multiple Representation
Delft, The Netherlands
23-26 Nov 2020
Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing User Conference 2020
Port Vila, Vanuata, Fiji Islands
07-10 Jun 2021
40th EARSeL Symposium 2020
Warsaw, Poland
06-08 Jul 2021
12th International Symposium on Digital Earth – ISDE12
Salzburg, Austria
06-09 Sep 2021
20th Anniversary International Scientific and Technical Conference
Irkutsk, Russia

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ISPRS Job Opportunities – Last Added Jobs

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems - 3x 4-year PhD Studentships
University of Nottingham and Newcastle University, supported by Ordnance Survey, invites high-quality applications from UK and EU nationals for three fully funded 4-year (1+3) PhDs in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems for September 2020 entry
Deadline: 30-Jun-2020


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