INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING
INTERNATIONALE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR PHOTOGRAMMETRIE UND FERNERKUNDUNG
SOCIETE INTERNATIONALE DE PHOTOGRAMMETRIE ET DE TELEDETECTION
ISPRS Joint Workshop on:
Core Spatial Data bases Maintenance, Updating and services from Theory to practice
University of Haifa
15-17 March 2010
INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY,
REMOTE SENSING AND SPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCES
Editors: Ammatzia Peled
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Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is the art, science, and technology of obtaining reliable information from noncontact imaging and other sensor systems about the Earth and its environment, and other physical objects and processes through recording, measuring, analyzing and representation.
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 Society is run by a Council of six members and is active through its 60 working groups that are organized in eight commissions.
Credible classification of remotely sensed data is currently one of the most challenging facets of geo-information sciences. The significant advance we have been witnessing in remotely sensed data quality and the similar progress we are seeing in computing power enable us today to simultaneously study a large number of spatial phenomena. Rapid increase in available data sources (more satellites, new airborne sensor systems, advanced ground scanners and in situ observations) and the multi-source complex data they generate calls for the automatization of image understanding processes. Automatization becomes fundamental to ensure spatial data bases remain relevant and responsive to modern processing and product requirements. From location definition, phenomenon description and decision making, spatially structured and textured data serve as the source for intelligent, timely and effective answers.
The Workshop: "Core Spatial Databases - Updating, Maintenance and Services - from Theory to Practice", Is organized by six Working Groups under the leadership of Prof. Ammatzia Peled, head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratories at the Department for Geography and environmental Studies. He serves also as the ISPRS 2nd Vice President and as the Chair of the Inter-commission Working group on Updating and Maintenance of Core Spatial Databases.
Among the themes of the Workshop are: Automatic and Autonomous Updating of Core Spatial Data Bases; Updating urban databases; Regional, National and international Mapping Agencies Practices; Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI); Temporal GIS Modeling; Versioning; Disaster Management, e-services; and Data Alignment.