The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation (DGPF) decided to present an award in memory of Prof. Dr. rer. techn. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Kurt Schwidefsky, honorary member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), which is called the (Schwidefsky Medal).
Rules governing the award
This medal will be awarded according to the following conditions:
Normally, the medal shall be awarded at each Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
At any Congress the medal may be awarded to no more than two candidates.
The medal will be presented to the recipient together with a certificate issued by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation.
Nominations shall be submitted to the ISPRS President no later than six months prior to the Congress at which it will be presented. Candidates may self nominate.
Recipients shall be persons who have made significant contributions to the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, either through the medium of publication as author or editor, or in the preparation of educational or promotional material in any media, in the area of photogrammetry, remote sensing or spatial information science.
The Award is decided on by a selection committee consisting of the President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (Chair), the President of ISPRS and the Secretary General of ISPRS.
The medal will be awarded at an appropriate event of the Congress.
Bonn, November 1986
Amendments approved by the DGPF and the ISPRS Council on 1April 2004
Amendments approved by the DGPF and the ISPRS Council on 9th September 2009
The winners of the award
K.Atkinson, United Kingdom
A.P.Cracknell, United Kingdom
Guy Ducher, France
L.R.A. Narayan, India
Emmanuel Baltsavias, Switzerland
Zhilin Li, Hong Kong
Gerhard Kemper, Germany
Klaus Szangolies, Germany
George Vosselman, The Netherlands
Charles K. Toth, USA
Clément Mallet, France
Derek Lichti, Canada