ISPRS Book Series

in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences

The ISPRS Book Series comprises significant scientific publications in photogrammetry and remote sensing, and related disciplines. Each volume in the series is prepared independently and focuses on a topical theme. Volumes are published on an occasional basis, according to the emergence of noteworthy scientific developments. The material included within each volume is peer-reviewed rigorously, ensuring strong scientific standards. While volumes are published on any suitable theme, it is common for themes to be related to ISPRS meetings. Volumes may vary markedly in character, but are often

  1. extended proceedings (papers selected from an ISPRS meeting)
  2. edited volumes (papers invited on a particular theme)
  3. text books (general overview of a significant subject) or
  4. monographs (in-depth study on a specific topic).

The series is published by CRC Press / Balkema and you can order a book:

  • directly at
    (There exists a 35% off Discount Promotion Code for ISPRS members. The code that should be used is 333BE. It needs to be entered just before checking out and will automatically be applied.)
  • using this form


Published volumes


Volume 1
Advances in Spatial Analysis and Decision Making
Z. Li, Q. Zhou, W. Kainz (Edts), 2004
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Volume 2
Post-Launch Calibration of Satellite Sensors
A. M. Budge, S.A. Morain (Edts), 2004
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Volume 3
Next Generation Geospatial Information
From Digital Image Analysis to SpatioTemporal Databases
Peggy Agouris, Arie Croituru (Edts), 2005
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Volume 4
Advances in Mobile Mapping Technology
Vincent Tao, Jonathan Li (Edts), 2007
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Volume 5
Advances in Spatio-Temporal Analysis
Xinming Tang, Yaolin Liu, Jixian Zhang, & Wolfgang Kainz (Edts), 2008
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Volume 6
Geospatial Information Technology for Emergency Response
Sisi Zlatanova and Jonathan Li (Edts), 2008
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Volume 7
Advances in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences; 2008 ISPRS Congress Book
Zhilin Li; Jun Chen; Emmanuel Baltsavias (Edts), 2008
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Volume 8
Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment
Achim Röder and Joachim Hill (Edts), 2009
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Volume 9
Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications
Edited by Songnian Li, Suzana Dragićević & Bert Veenendaal (Edts), 2011
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Volume 10
Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science
Wenzhong Shi, Michael F. Goodchild, Brian Lees and Yee Leung (Edts), 2012
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Volume 11
Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance
Stanley A. Morain & Amelia M. Budge (Edts), 2012
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Volume 12
Spatial Context: An Introduction to Fundamental Computer Algorithms for Spatial Analysis
Christopher Gold, 2016
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Volume 13
Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping
Bo WU, Kaichang DI, Jürgen OBERST and Irina KARACHEVTSEVA (Edts), 2018
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Volume 14
Laser Scanning: An Emerging Technology in Structural Engineering
Belén Riveiro, Roderik Lindenbergh, 2019
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Order a volume

Individuals within ISPRS Ordinary, Associate, Regional and Sustaining members benefit from a 35% reduction of cost price for volumes of the ISPRS Book Series. An order form is available from the CRC Press / Balkema website: Download the order form.


Information for volume editors and authors

Individuals participating in ISPRS activities are encouraged strongly to publish significant and topical scientific developments in the ISPRS Book Series. It is possible to contribute as a volume editor or a chapter author (individuals may author entire volumes, but this is uncommon). Volume editors should be leading practitioners in the discipline and have considerable expertise and experience in a volume's theme topic. Chapter authors should be innovative researchers in some aspect of the topic. Generally, volume editors are appointed by the ISPRS Book Series Editor (usually after submitting a volume proposal), and chapter authors are invited to contribute by the volume editor.


ISPRS Book Series Editor

Queries on any aspect of the ISPRS Book Series are welcomed by the ISPRS Book Series Editor:

Prof. Zhilin LI
Dept. of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
2766 5960


Instructions for volume editors

Submitting a volume proposal

ISPRS members are invited to propose topics for publication in the ISPRS Book Series. Initially, prospective volume editors should contact the ISPRS Book Series Editor [] to discuss ideas informally. If an initiative shows promise, a formal proposal should then be submitted using the ISPRS Book Series volume proposal form (DOC file)
Proposals are reviewed first by ISPRS to assess scientific quality and then by CRC Press / Balkema to assess marketability. Refinements to proposals may be requested at various stages of the review process. After a proposal is accepted, Taylor & Francis and the volume editors are required to arrange a formal contract.

Editorial responsibilities

Editing a volume in the ISPRS Book Series is a prestigious role, but also a significant responsibility. The chief concern of the volume editors is to ensure a very high quality scientific publication. While the main mechanism used to achieve this is peer review, it can not be assumed that the peer review process alone will lead to a strong publication.

The volume editors are expected to take a very active role in, for instance, (i) appraising chapters to ensure they are of a sufficiently high standard (this may involve over-ruling reviewers), (ii) writing/editing material to ensure the relevance and consistency of content (this is likely to involve writing introductory and/or concluding sections, and may involve editing or rejecting chapters) and (iii) checking the language to ensure the writing is of a strong scientific standard (this may involve considerable copy editing). Editorial responsibilities are listed in full below:
Volume editors should maintain the high quality of the Book Series by:

  • Focusing volumes on topical and significant scientific developments.
  • Inviting authors engaged in innovative research.
  • Selecting reviewers recognized internationally for their expertise on the theme of the volume.
  • Ensuring manuscripts are prepared in the correct format.
  • Undertaking language editing and proof reading to ensure accuracy of content and quality of expression.
  • Checking overall presentation, completeness, figures, tables, equations and references.
  • Ensuring to the best of their ability that no material is obscene or libelous, or in any other way unlawful.
  • Advising ISPRS and CRC Press / Balkema on matters relating to promotion and advertising.
  • Permitting CRC Press / Balkema to use their names and resumes to aid promotion and advertising.

Logistical issues

While the principal concern of volume editors is scientific content, certain logistical issues must also be considered. Of particular importance are the timescale over which a volume is produced and the costs associated with publication. Producing a volume takes a considerable period of time, often over a year, so preparations must begin well in advance of the proposed date of publication. This is particularly significant where a specific deadline exists, such as the dissemination of volumes at an ISPRS meeting. An indicative publication schedule is shown below:

               Stage                 Activity                          Date (before publication)
                1     Announcement, call for papers                           ---
                2     Abstract submission                                    10 months
                3     Abstract review                                        10-9.5 months
                4     Invitation to submit full chapter                      9.5 months
                5     Chapter submission                                     8 months
                6     Peer review                                            8-6 months
                7     Notification of review results to authors              6 months
                8     Final chapter submission                               5 months
                9     Preparation of final manuscript by volume editor(s)    5-4 months
               10     Approval of final manuscript by Book Series Editor     4-3.5 months
               11     Delivery of camera ready manuscript to publisher       3.5 months
               12     Publication                                            0 months
               13     Distribution of copies (e.g., at ISPRS meeting)

Generally, for CRC Press / Balkema to agree to publish a volume of the ISPRS Book Series, there must be a clear demand for the volume. The easiest means of achieving this is for the volume editors to make a bulk order, but this requires that the volume editors can finance the order. This may be possible where a volume is being produced in association with an ISPRS meeting, since the cost of publishing the volume could be included in the meeting registration costs. Alternatively, ISPRS Technical Commissions or Working Groups may make bulk orders where a volume is of particular relevance. Where bulk orders are not made, the financial implications can be complex, and volume editors may have to demonstrate the marketability of the initiative to CRC Press / Balkema.


Instructions for authors

Specific author instructions vary from volume to volume. Therefore, authors seeking guidance should contact their volume editors in the first instance. It should be noted, though, that all contributions must be submitted using a standard CRC Press / Balkema format, not the ISPRS format. Details of the format are available from the CRC Press / Balkema website:



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