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 official languages are English,
French and German.
The Society's scientific interests include photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems and related disciplines,
as well as applications in cartography, geodesy, surveying, natural, Earth and engineering sciences, and environmental monitoring
and protection. Further applications include industrial design and manufacturing, architecture and monument preservation,
medicine and others.
The principal activities of the Society are:
- Stimulating the formation of national or regional Societies of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
- Initiating and coordinating research in photogrammetry and remote sensing.
- Holding international Symposia and Congresses at regular intervals.
- Ensuring worldwide circulation of the records of discussion and the results of research by publication of the
International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
- Encouraging the publication and exchange of scientific papers and journals dealing with photogrammetry and remote sensing.
- Promoting cooperation and coordination with related international scientific organizations
The operations of the Society are governed by Statutes and
Bylaws adopted in 1968 and as amended
at nearly every Congress since then.