Best Paper for the period 2000-2003
The U.V. Helava Award, one of the most prestigious ISPRS awards, was established in 1998 and first presented in 2000 to encourage and stimulate
submission of high quality scientific papers by individual authors or groups to the ISPRS Journal, to promote and advertise the Journal, and to honour
the outstanding contributions of Dr. Uuno V. Helava, a leading photogrammetrist and developer of analytical and digital systems, to research and
development in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The Award is presented to authors of the best paper, written in English and published exclusively
in the ISPRS Journal during the four-year period from January of a Congress year to December of the year prior to the next Congress. The recipients
of the Award may receive it only once.
The award consists of a monetary grant of 10,000 SFr., certificates and a silver plaque. It is sponsored by Elsevier B.V. and Leica Geosystems
GIS & Mapping, LLC, while the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Prof. Henrik Haggrén), Helsinki University of Technology (the
University where Helava studied) paid half the costs for the silver plaque. The plaque was designed with care and enthusiasm by the 1980-88 ISPRS
Technical Commission III President, Einari Kilpelä, previously professor at the Helsinki University of Technology.
A five-member jury, comprising experts of high scientific standing, whose expertise covers the main topics included in the scope of the Journal,
evaluated 114 papers for the period 2000-2003. For each year of the four-year evaluation period, the Best Paper was selected and has been announced
in the ISPRS Journal, ISPRS Highlights and on the WEB sites of ISPRS and Elsevier. Among these four papers, the one to receive the U.V. Helava Award
was selected. The winner is the paper (published in Vol. 58, Issue 5-6)
Extraction, modelling, and use of linear features for restitution
of airborne hyperspectral imagery
Changno Lee1, James S. Bethel2
(1)Spatial Imagery Information Research Team, ETRI, 161 Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-350, South Korea
(2)Geomatic Engineering, 1284 Civil Engineering Building, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Jury's rationale for the paper selection
This clearly written, instructive and informative paper deals with the semi-automated line extraction and incorporation into the orientation process
for linear array CCD sensors, an interesting, important and very relevant topic, considering the current development of digital aerial cameras and
existing problems in the orientation of linear CCDs. The authors use up-to-date techniques for trajectory modelling, line feature extraction and their
integration into the geometric sensor model and provide convincing and thorough experimental tests and a transparent analysis of the results. This
research provides a very good balance between theory and practice, while its high practical significance increases by the use of GPS/INS and reduction
of the needed control line features.
The U.V. Helava Award will be presented at the Opening Session of the 20th ISPRS Congress on July 14th in Istanbul, by John Trinder, ISPRS President,
and representatives of the sponsors.
On behalf of the ISPRS and the U.V. Helava Award jury, I would like to congratulate the authors for this distinction and thank them for their contribution.
I would also like to thank the sponsors of the Award, and especially the jury members for their hard work and thorough evaluation for a period of nearly two years.
Emmanuel P. Baltsavias Editor-in-Chief, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing