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Position Available: The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) Operations Officer

The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) is seeking a replacement for Emeritus Professor John Trinder, who has served as chair of the Board of Trustees of TIF from 2004 to 2006 and as operations officer from 2006 to the present. He has done wonderful service for the organization and TIF’s success has been dependent on his conscientious work.

Please refer to the description of the post and contact Dr. Stewart Walker, current chair of the Board of Trustees, at foundationchair@isprs.org if you are interested or if you know someone who may be.

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TIF Travel Grant Awards

The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) does not expect to make any TIF Travel Grant Awards until the January/February 2022 timeframe.  There are at present no ISPRS events for which TIF awards would be applicable nor any which are expected to take place in 2021.


TIF updates its PowerPoint Presentation

The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) has updated its PowerPoint presentation. The new version is downloadable from https://www.isprs.org/foundation/ (just below the information about the TIF brochure). This PowerPoint presentation is available to anyone in the ISPRS community, so please take advantage of it and use it to:

  • Publicize the work of TIF
  • Entice students and early-career researchers to apply for awards
  • Attract donations
  • Encourage members of your audience to serve TIF as trustees or committee members.

The download is the original PowerPoint (.pptx file), so that you can modify it to meet your needs, for example adding your name as presenter, the date, etc., and perhaps hiding some slides if there is too much detail for your audience or time slot. There is additional information to help you in the Notes pages.

We welcome comments, criticisms and suggestions for improvements – please e-mail me at foundationchair@isprs.org. Thank you.


The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) Travel Grant Applications

Since the physical meeting component of the XXIVth ISPRS Congress in Nice has been postponed to 6-10 June 2022, applications for TIF travel grants will open early in 2022. Further information will be circulated as it becomes available, through this website, the ISPRS e-Bulletin and other means.


New Members of the TIF Fund-Raising Committee

The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Sisi Zlatanova, University of New South Wales, Australia, and Prof. Dr. Sandra Maria Fonseca da Costa, adjunct professor at the University of Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP) in São José dos Campos, Brazil, have joined the Fund-Raising Committee. Dr. Fonseca da Costa has recently joined TIF’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Zlatanova is well known in ISPRS and currently serves as the President of Technical Commission IV, Spatial Information Science.

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New Member of the TIF Audit Committee

TIF’s Audit Committee is perhaps less well known that its other committees, though it has its own web page, https://www.isprs.org/foundation/committees/audit_committee.aspx. Its terms of reference are quite extensive, but its most important role by far is the annual review of the TIF accounts prepared by TIF Finance Officer Marguerite Madden. TIF is delighted that a new member has joined the Audit Committee, Prof. Dr. Qihao Weng, professor of geography, Indiana State University, USA. Qihao will join Laurent Polidori (France) and John Trinder (Australia) in supporting the Audit Committee chair, Shailesh Nayak (India). Welcome, Qihao.



The ISPRS Foundation, Inc. (TIF) is an independently registered entity that has been established to provide financial assistance and in-kind support solely for benevolent purposes that are pursued by The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

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The ISPRS Foundation
Em Professor John C. Trinder
School of Surveying and SIS
The University of NSW
Email: foundation@isprs.org