October 1 - 5, 2018, Delft, The Netherlands

Programme Summary



Slo1: Welcome Speech
Slo1: Keynote SpeechDorine Burmanje -
Special Session: Best of the Netherlands

Slot 2/1: Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping - WG 4

Slot 2/2: Spatial Data Analysis, Statistics and Uncertainty Modelling - WG 3

Slot 3/1: Workshop - Capacity Building ISPRS challenge - WG 4

Slot 3/2: Geospatial Big Data and Urban Studies - ICWG III/IVb and WG 4

Slost 4/1: Workshop - Mapathon - WG 4

Slot 4/2: Global Mapping: Updating Verification and Interoperability - ICWG IV/III

Welcome Reception


Slot 5/1: Spatial Data Analysis, Statistics and Uncertainty Modelling - WG 3

Slot 5/2: Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping - WG 4

Slot 6/1: SDI: Internet of Things and Spatial Decision Support - WG 6

Slot 6/2: GeoComputation and GeoSimulation - WG 8

Slot 7: Keynote Speech by Dr Claus Nagel and Dr. Rod Thompson

Slot 7: 3D Cadastres best paper award

Slot 8/1: Spatial Data Analysis, Statistics and Uncertainty Modelling - WG 3

Slot 8/2: SDI: Internet of Things and Spatial Decision Support - WG 6

Conference Dinner 1


Slot 9/1: Workshop - Virtual and Augmented reality - WG 9

Slot 9/2: Geo-Data Management - WG 7

Slot 10/1: Workshop - Virtual and Augmented reality - WG 9

Slot 10/2: Geo-Data Management - WG 7

Slot 11/1: Multi-dimensional Modelling - WG 1

Slot 11/2: Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping - WG 4

Slot 12/1: Indoor/Outdoor Seamless Modelling, LBS and Mobility - WG 5

Slot 12/2: Spatial Data Analysis, Statistics and Uncertainty Modelling - WG 3

UNSW Reception


Slot 13/1: Advanced Geospatial Applications for Smart Cities and Regions - WG 10

Slot 13/2: Geovisualization, Augmented and Virtual Reality - WG 9

Slot 14: Keynote Speech - Dr Antonio Jara and Prof Dr Ruizhi Chen

Slot 15/1: Advanced Geospatial Applications for Smart Cities and Regions - WG 10

Slot 15/2: Geovisualization, Augmented and Virtual Reality - WG 9

Slot 16/1: Advanced Geospatial Applications for Smart Cities and Regions - WG 10

Slot 16/2: Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information - WG 2

Conference Dinner 2


Slot 17/1: Open geospatial standards - OGC-SDSC-ISPRS

Slot 17/2: Indoor/Outdoor Seamless Modelling, LBS and Mobility - WG 5

Slot 18/1: Multi-dimensional Modelling - WG 1

Slot 18/2: Indoor/Outdoor Seamless Modelling, LBS and Mobility - WG 5

Slot 19/1: Multi-dimensional Modelling - WG 1

Slot 19/2: Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information - WG 2

Slot 20: ISPRS awards
Slot 20: Smart Data Smart Cities best paper award
Slot 20: Announcements


Full Programme


Track 1

Track 2

Monday 1 October



Slot  1 09:00 - 10:30 (plenary)


Welcome Speech

Keynote by Dorine Burmanje

Special Session: Best of the Netherlands




Session Chair: Gerard Heuvelink


Quality assessment of geospatial big data without traditional reference data

John Shi

Definition of contour lines interpolation optimal methods for e-Goverment solutions

Alexey Noskov and Alexander Zipf

Quality assessment of an extended interferometric radar data processing approach

Winhard Tampubolon  and W. Reinhardt

Prototype of national digital elevation model in Indonesia

Danang Budi Susetyo, Yustisi Ardhitasari Lumban Gaol and Ibnu Sofian

Session Chair: Maria A Brovelli

UAV photogrammetry for feature extraction and mapping of corrugated industrial rooftops

Karun Reuel Dayal and Inder Mohan Chauhan

A grass root oriented urban planning approach to uplift the socio-economic facet of a city using 2D and 3D GIS: case study on Mehmedabad City, India

Saurabh Gupta, Chiranjay Shah, Devshri Shah, Prithvi Deore, Sayantan Majumdar, Abhisek Maiti, Shashwat Shukla, Jignesh Mehta and Mansi Shah

Time-related quality dimensions of urban remotely sensed big data

Zsófia Kugler, György Szabó, Hussein Abdulmuttalib, Guoman Huang, Árpád Barsi and Carlo Batini

Validation of the global high-resolution globeland30 land cover map in Europe using land cover field survey database – LUCAS

Gorica Bratic, Monia Elisa Molinari and Maria Antonia Brovelli

Open source software and open educational material on Land Cover maps intercomparison and validation

Maria Antonia Brovelli, Marco Minghini, Monia Elisa Molinari, Candan Eylül Kilsedar, Hao Wu, Xinyan Zheng, Jun Chen and Peng Shu



Theme: Capacity Building for High-Resolution Land Cover Intercomparison and Validation

The workshop focuses on the presentation of the training/educational material about the intercomparison/validation of global Land Cover maps developed within the ISPRS Capacity Building Initiative. The dataset used in the training is GlobeLand30. Desktop, web and mobile collaborative geospatial applications are presented in the workshop. The training material is immediately reusable, being based on Freeware or Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and being released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (CC BY 3.0). The workshop is open to any participants; no specific or technical background is required.

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Theme: OpenStreetMap mapathon

A step-by-step mapping exercise for beginners, focusing on a humanitarian mapping task proposed by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), HOT coordinates humanitarian mapping in the aftermath of disasters and in prevention of humanitarian crises all over the world. A web-based tool created by HOT, the Tasking Manager, will be used during the mapathon. Participants are required to bring their own laptop with wi-fi connection enabled. No specific software will be used during the mapathon; only a browser is required (suggested browsers: Firefox and Chrome). 

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Welcome reception 18:00 - 19:30

Tuesday 2 October




Session Chair: John Shi


Uncertainty propagation in spatial modelling

Gerard Heuvelink

New insights into solar wind implanted volatiles for lunar regolith characterization: a simulation based approach

Shashwat Shukla, Sayantan Majumdar, Abhisek Maiti and Shashi Kumar

Integration of multiple collected polygons with a raster-based approach

Volker Walter

Identification of similarities and prediction of unknown features in an urban street network

Udo Feuerhake, Oskar Wage, Monika Sester, Nicolas Tempelmeier and Elena Demidova

Session Chair: Bert Veneendaal

Deep learning study of extracting navigation area from cad blueprints

Lei Niu, Yiquan Song, Jie Su and Hongmin Zhang 

The picture pile tool for rapid image assessment: a demonstration using hurricane Matthew

Olha Danylo, Inian Moorthy, Tobias Sturn, Linda See, Juan Carlos Laso Bayas, Dahlia Domian, Dilek Fraisl, Cristiano Giovando, Blake Girardot, Ravi Kapur, Pierre Philippe Matthieu and Steffen Fritz

Solution to fleet size of dockless bike-sharing station based on matrix analysis

Yong Zhai, Jin Liu, Juan Du and Jie Chen

Consistency and relevance of VGI available from social networks for emergency mitigation and municipal management

Cidália C. Fonte, Joaquim Patriarca, Jacinto Estima, José Paulo Almeida and Alberto Cardoso

User geolocated content analysis for urban studies: investigating mobility perception and hubs using Twitter

Monia Elisa Molinari, Daniele Oxoli, Candan Eylül Kilsedar and Maria Antonia Brovelli



Session Chair: Marguerite Madden

Sponsor presentation

IoT support for decision making, using 3D city models

Jan Blaauboer

Director Business Development Government

Bentley Systems

A speed-up geometric change detection algorithm for vector surface feature set

Lining Zhu, Chengming Li, Li Liu, Jianming Shen, Lina Yang and Zhendong Liu

A machine learning approach to occupant number prediction for indoor spaces

Umit Isikdag, Kemal Şahin and Sergen Cansiz

Urban traffic flow analysis based on deep learning car detection from CCTV image series

Maria Valasia Peppa, Daniel Bell, Tom Komar and Wen Xiao

Lunch and

Poster Presentation by Authors

Slot  7 13:30 - 15:00 (plenary)




Session Chair: Giuseppina Vacca

Sponsor presentation

Respond Effectively. Pix4D for Public Safety

Florian Muehlschlegel


NMStream: a scalable event-driven ETL framework for processing heterogeneous streaming data

Fei Xiao, Chengming Li, Zheng Wu, Jianming Shen, Lining Zhu and Yinghao Wu 

GIS and fuzzy AHP based area selection for electric vehicle charging stations

Dogus Guler and Tahsin Yomralioglu

Operational near real time rice area mapping using multi-temporal sentinel-1 SAR observations

Jayantrao Mohite, Suryakant Sawant, Abhinav Kumar, Mehul Prajapati, Subhadra Varma Pusapati, Dineshkumar Singh and Srinivasu Pappula


Conference Dinner 1 19:00

Wednesday 3 October




Theme session 1: Virtual & Augmented Reality: Technology, Design & Human Factors

In this double-session, we (ISPRS Working Group IV/9) explore the current state of the art in technology, design and human factors knowledge on virtual and augmented reality systems through presentations and moderated discussions. The main objective of the session is to identify the research gaps and discuss the solutions to existing problems. 

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Session Chair: Mulhim Al Doori

Management of large indoor point clouds: an initial exploration 

Haicheng Liu, Peter van Oosterom, Martijn Meijers and Edward Verbree

A geospatial analysis framework for fine scale urban infrastructure networks 

Qingyuan Ji, Stuart Barr, Phil James and David Fairbairn

Towards an intelligent platform for big 3D geospatial data management 

Nima Mazroob Semnani, Paul Vincent Kuper, Martin Breunig and Mulhim Al-Doori

Integrating and BIM and GIS to support the management of large building stocks 

Giuseppina Vacca, Emanuela Quaquero, Davide Pili and Mauro Brandolini

A restful API for the extended What3Words encoding

Wen Jiang and Emmanuel Stefanakis

Theme session 2:: Virtual & Augmented Reality: Technology, Design & Human Factors

In this double-session, we (ISPRS Working Group IV/9) explore the current state of the art in technology, design and human factors knowledge on virtual and augmented reality systems through presentations and moderated discussions. The main objective of the session is to identify the research gaps and discuss the solutions to existing problems. 

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Session Chair: Pawel Boguslawski

Building Generalization using Deep Learning

Monika Sester, Yu Feng and Frank Thiemann

On volume data reduction for lidar datasets

Kazimierz Becek and Pawel Boguslawski

Indoor mesh classification for BIM

Lavinia Stefania Runceanu and Norbert Haala

Multilevel semantic modelling of urban building space based on the geometric characteristics in 3D environment

Xuan Sun

Three-Dimensional Data Modelling for Underground Utility Network Mapping

Jingya Yan, Siow Wei Jaw, Rob Van Son, Kean Huat Soon and Gerhard Schrotter

Session Chair: Amin Mobasheri

Classification of building function using available sources of VGI

Cidália C. Fonte, Marco Minghini, Vyron Antoniou, and Joaquim Patriarca and See Linda

Land use classification from combined use of remote sensing and social sensing data

Adindha Surya Anugraha and Hone-Jay Chu

Improved classification of satellite imagery using spatial feature maps extracted from social media

Artem Leichter, Dennis Wittich, Franz Rottensteiner, Martin Werner and Monika Sester

Enhanced classification model for multispectral observations from the earth

Ivan E. Villalon-Turrubiates

Integration of human participatory sensing and archives of remote sensing observations for field level crop phenology estimation

Suryakant Sawant, Jayant Mohite and Srinivasu Pappula



Session Chair: Zhizhong Kang

An evaluation framework for benchmarking indoor modelling methods

Kourosh Khoshelham, Ha Tran, Lucia Díaz-Vilariño, Michael Peter, Zhizhong Kang and Debaditya Acharya 

Geometrical network model generation using point cloud data for indoor navigation

Masafumi Nakagawa and Riku Nozaki 

Indoor semantic segmentation from RGB-D images by integrating fully convolutional network with higher-order markov random field

Juntao Yang and Zhizhong Kang 

Towards automatic reconstruction of indoor scenes from incomplete point clouds: door and window detection and regularization

M. Previtali, Lucia Díaz-Vilariño and Marco Scaioni 

Room shapes and functional uses predicted from sparse data

Youness Dehbi, Nazrin Gojayeva, Anna Pickert, Jan-Henrik Haunert and Lutz Plümer


UNSW Reception 17:30 - 19:30

Thursday 4 October




Session Chair: Mila N. Koeva

Network modelling and semantic 3d city models: testing the maturity of the utility network ADE for CityGML with a water network test case

Isaac Boates, Giorgio Agugiaro and Alexandru Nichersu

A computationally cheap trick to detect shadow in a voxel model

Ben Gorte, Kaixuan Zhou, Corne van der Sande and Cornelis Valk

Development of UAV air roads by using 3D grid system

Junhee Youn, Dusik Kim, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jung Hee Yoo and Bong Jun Lee

Research and practice on spatio-temporal big data cloud platform of the belt and road initiative

Zhaoting Ma, Chengming Li, Zheng Wu and Pengda Wu

Robust features for Leg Detection in 2D Laser Range Data

Dalin Li, Lin Li, Mengjie Zhou and Xinkai Zuo

Session Chair: Arzu Coltekin

3D urban geovisualization: in situ augmented and mixed reality experiments

Alexandre Devaux, Charlotte Hoarau, Mathieu Brédif and Sidonie Christophe

Landform perception accuracy in shaded relief maps: a replication study confirms that NNW lighting is better than NW against the relief inversion effect

Arzu Çöltekin, Victoria Rautenbach, Serena Coetzee and Tebogo Mokwena

Cheap and immersive virtual reality: application in cartography

Lukáš Herman, Ondřej Kvarda and Zdeněk Stachoň

A multi-component system for data acquisition and visualization in the geosciences based on UAVs, augmented and virtual reality

Sergio Bernardes, Marguerite Madden, Andrew Knight, Nicholas Neel, Nicholas Morgan, Kevin Cameron and John Knox

Extending indoor open street mapping environments to navigable 3D CityGML building models: emergency response assessment

Fodil Fadli, Najeeba Kutty, Zhiyong Wang, Sisi Zlatanova, Lamine Mahdjoubi, Pawel Boguslawski and Vadim Zverovich


Slot 14 11:00 - 12:30 (plenary)





Session Chair: Margarita Kokla

The Maasai of Southern Kenya Domain Model of Land Use

Mina Karamesouti, Carl Schultz, Malumbo Chipofya, Sahib Jan, Cristhian Eduardo Murcia Galeano, Angela Schwering and Christian Timm

Enrichment and Population of a Geospatial Ontology for Semantic Information Extraction

Margarita Kokla, Vagelis Papadias and Eleni Tomai

Semantic Linking Spatial RDF Data to The Web Data Sources

Deniztan Ulutas Karakol, Gulten Kara, Cemre Yilmaz and Cetin Comert

A proposal to use Semantic Web Technologies for improved road network information exchange

Michael G. Niestroj, David A. McMeekin, Petra Helmholz and Michael Kuhn

High-Level-Of-Detail Semantic 3D GIS for Risk and Damage Representation of Architectural Heritage

Elisabetta Colucci, Francesca Matrone, Francesca Noardo, Antonia Spanò and Andrea Lingua


Conference Dinner 2 19:00 -

Friday 5 October




Session Chair: Bart De Lathouwer

The use of OGC-standards in a 3D production environment

Rob van Welsenaere (Avineon)

From space geodetics to applied geomatics 

Esteban Aguilera (Sensar)

Interoperable visualization of 3D city models using OGC’s standard 3d portrayal service

Athanasios Koukofikis, Volker Coors and Ralf Gutbell

Improvements in automated derivation of OWL ontologies from geospatial UML models

Knut Jetlund

I3S Scene Layers, Streaming Large Heterogeneous 3D Datasets

Seán William Morrish



Session Chair: Eric Guilbert

Detection and Evaluation of Topological Consistency in CityGML Datasets

Anna Katarina Giovanella, Patrick Erik Bradley and Sven Wursthorn

Modeling cities for 3DGIS purposes

Elaine Gomes Vieira de Jesus, Arivaldo Leão de Amorim, Natalie Johanna Groetelaars and Vivian de Oliveira Fernandes

Thalweg detection for river network cartography in forest from high-resolution lidar data

Eric Guilbert, Sylvain Jutras and Thierry Badard

Data integration of different domains in geo-information management: a railway infrastructure case study

Manuela Corongiu, Grazia Tucci, Enzo Santoro and Olympia Kourounioti

Session Chair: Sagi Dalyot

Using the combined LADM-IndoorGML model to support building evacuation

Abdullah Alattas, Peter Van Oosterom van Oosterom, Sisi Zlatanova, Dick Hoeneveld and Edward Verbree 

From point clouds to 3D Isovists in indoor environments

Lucía Díaz-Vilariño, Luis Miguel González-Desantos, Edward Verbree, Gina Michailidou and Sisi Zlatanova 

Image-based method for the pairwise registration of mobile laser scanning point clouds

Antria Christodoulou and Peter van Oosterom 

High accurate pointwise (geo-)referencing of a K-TLS based multi-sensor-system

Jens Hartmann, Philipp Trusheim, Hamza Alkhatib, Jens-André Paffenholz, Dmitri Diener and Ingo Neumann 

Towards generating semantically-rich IndoorGML data from Architectural plans

Srishti Srivastava, Nishith Maheshwari and K S Rajan



Session Chair: Antonia Spanò

Bootstrapped CNNs for Building Segmentation on RGB-D Aerial Imagery

Clint Sebastian, Bas Boom, Thijs van Lankveld, Egor Bondarev and Peter H.N. de With

Critical review of the integration of BIM to semantic web technology

Bjørn Arild Godager

Towards an Ontology for the Structuration of Remote Sensing Operations Shared by Different Processing Chains

Gilles-Antoine Nys, Jean-Paul Kasprzyk, Pierre Hallot and Roland Billen

Analysis of Heavy Rain from Typhoon Number 3 (2017) Using X-Band Multiparameter Radar Data, Kyushu, Japan

Masahiro Nishio and Masatoshi Mori

Overview of standards towards road asset information exchange 

Michael G. Niestroj, David A. McMeekin and Petra Helmholz

Slot 20 15:45 - 16:30

ISPRS awards 

Smart Data Smart Cities best paper award




Posters - Runs for the whole week of the conference

WG 5

The path from BIM to a 3D indoor framework - a requirement analysis

Liu Liu, Bofeng Li, Sisi Zlatanova and Hua Liu

Design and implementation of dynamic update system for geographical names and addresses

Yang Liu, Wei Sun, Chengming Li, Xiaoli Liu and Chiyu Fang 

3D geospatial indoor navigation for disaster risk reduction and response in urban environment

Tarun Ghawana, Mitko Aleksandrov and Sisi Zlatanov

WG 7

Coastal mapping of Jinu-do with UAV in Nakdong river Esturay, Korea

Chang Ill Yoo, Yoo Sang Oh and Yeon Jung Choi

WG 8

Design and implementation of real-time log analysis system of map world platform

Hongping Zhang, Wei Huang and Jing Yang

Efficient and accurate fusion of massive vector data on 3D terrain

Zhendong Liu, Chengming Li, Zhanjie Zhao, Dong Zhang, Fei Wang and Ying Wang

WG 10

A new hierarchical clustering approach for sparse mobile phone trajectories 

Weixi Wang, Zhaoliang Luan, Biao He, Xiaoming Li, Dejing Zhang, Zhendong Huang and Wei Tu


Estimating hourly PM2.5 concentrations from Himawari-8 AOD over Hubei province

Jiangping Chen and Xiao Huang 

Exploration on quantifying carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from road traffic in megacity

Richao Cong, Makoto Saito, Ryuichi Hirata, Akihiko Ito and Shamil Maksyutov


Geospatial database updating system with WMS and direct connection method

Bekir Yuksel and Altan Yilmaz