ISPRS - Technical Commission IV 2000-2004
 

Spatial Information Systems and Digital Mapping

President

Costas Armenakis, PresidentCostas Armenakis
 
Geomatics Canada
Centre for Topographic Information
615 Booth Street, Ottawa
Ontario K1A 0E9
CANADA
+1 613 992 4487
+1 613 995 4127

 

Scientific Secretary

Yuk-Cheung Lee, Scientific SecretaryYuk-Cheung Lee
 
Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3
CANADA
+1 506 453-5148
+1 506 453-4943

 

Administrative Secretary

Florin Savopol, Administrative SecretaryFlorin Savopol
 
Centre for Topographic Information
Geomatics Canada
615 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E9
CANADA
+ 1 613 943-8234
+ 1 613 995-2000

 

Terms of Reference
  • Fundamentals of spatial modeling and spatial data structures
  • Integration of image analysis and spatial information systems;
  • Spatial database design and spatial data access
  • Metadata and clearinghouses
  • Dynamic spatial information systems and spatial data revision processes
  • Digital landscape modeling and visualization, orthoimages, digital terrain models and 3D city models
  • Interfacing 3D city models and Computer Aided Facility Management
  • Spatial data base generation from SAR, interferometric SAR, lidar, laser, and other aerial and satellite sensor systems
  • Digital topographic, thematic and global mapping
  • Extraterrestrial mapping

 

WG IV/1 - Spatial and temporal data modelling and analysis

Chair
Yvan Bédard

Département des Science Géomatiques
Pavillion Louis-Jacques-Casault
Université Laval
Québec, G1K 7P4
Canada
1 - 418 656-2131 ext. 3694
+1 418 656-3607

Co-Chair
Wenzhong (John) Shi

Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
+852 - 2766 5975
+852 - 2330 2994
WG IV/1  Terms of Reference
  • Fundamentals of spatio-temporal spaces
  • Spatio-temporal database design and development
  • Spatio-temporal query and analysis
  • Three-dimensional GIS modelling
  • Multi-dimension and multi-scale models in GIS
  • Spatial data quality and spatial model quality in the context of spatio-temporal GIS

 

WG IV/2 - Federated databases and interoperability

Chair
Jianya Gong

National Lab for Information Engineering in Surveying, mapping & Remote Sensing
Wuhan Technical University of Surveying & Mapping
129 Luoyu road
Wuhan, Hubei, 430079
P.R. China
+86 027 878-81292
+86 027 876-43969

Co-Chair
Rolf A. de By

Division of Spatial Information Theory & Applied Computer Science
ITC
Hengelosestraat 99 / P.O. Box 6
7500 AA Enschede
The Netherlands
+31 (0)53 4874553
+31 (0)53 4874335
WG IV/2  Terms of Reference
  • Conceptual aspects of inter-operable database environments
  • Distributed spatial data models
  • Connectivity, data sharing, open models and transparent geo-processing
  • Link and integration of imagery, DEM, attribute and vector data from federated databases
  • Generic access, search and retrieval methods for heterogeneous databases
  • Concurrence control and data security for federated databases
  • Spatial data standardization (OGC, ISO/TC211)
  • Inter-operation specifications for spatial data
  • Internet GIS, based on heterogeneous databases
  • Collaboration with Commission II (WG II/3, II/4)

 

WG IV/3 - Data Generalization and Data Mining

Chair
Monika Sester

Institute of Cartography
University of Hannover
Appelstrasse 9a - 30167 Hannover
Germany
+49 511 762 3588
+49 511 762 2780

Co-Chair
Dianne Richardson

Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
588 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y7
Canada
WG IV/3  Terms of Reference
  • Methods for the generalization, aggregation and abstraction of image and vector data
  • Data structures for the representation, processing and integration of multi-source and multi-scale data
  • Concepts and techniques for hierarchical data analysis related to image and map object classification
  • Methods and algorithms for the cartographic presentation of spatial objects with special focus on real-time, integrated approaches
  • Enhancement of spatial data mining through inference using hierarchical classification and aggregation techniques, and synergy between image and map objects
  • Cooperation with the ICA Commission on Map Generalization

 

WG IV/4 - Spatial data infrastructures

Chair
Parth Sarathi Roy

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
4 Kalidas Road
Dehradun 248001
India
+91 135 744583
+91 135 741987

Co-Chair
David Holland

Ordnance Survey
Room C580, Romsey Road
Southampton
United Kingdom
+44 23 80 792808
+ 44 23 80 792078

Secretary
Shefali Agrawal

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Division
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
4, Kalidas Road
Dehradun 248001
India
+91 135 744295
+91 135 741987
WG IV/4  Terms of Reference
  • Design and access of large spatial databases
  • Development of comprehensive metadata, quality evaluation procedures and their standardization
  • Development of techniques for data integration in spatial information systems
  • Logical and mathematical data modelling for mapping of spatial data infrastructures
  • Development of basic framework concepts for the selection, aggregation and integration of fundamental data

 

WG IV/5 - Image-based Geospatial Databases

Chair
Peggy Agouris

Dept. of Spatial Information Engineering
University of Maine
342 Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5711
USA
+1 207 581-2180
+1 207 581-2206

Co-Chair
Dimitris Papadias

Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
+852-23586971
+852-23581477
WG IV/5  Terms of Reference
  • Design aspects and characteristics of image-based geospatial databases
  • Image queries and content-based geospatial information retrieval methods
  • Geospatial knowledge management, synthesis, propagation, and communication in image databases
  • Integration of digital images and GIS for spatial reasoning
  • Imagery in digital libraries and web-based GIS environments
  • Multimedia in integrated spatial information systems
  • Cooperation with WG II/5

 

WG IV/6 - Landscape Modelling and Visualization

Chair
Marguerite Madden

Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS)
Department of Geography
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2503
USA
+1 706 542-2379
+1 706 542-2358

Co-Chair
Jochen Schiewe

University of Vechta
Institute for Environmental Sciences (IUW)
PO Box 1553
49364 Vechta
Germany
+49 4441 15558
+49 4441 15464

Secretary
Thomas R. Jordan

Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS)
Department of Geography
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2503
USa
+1 706 542-2372
+1 706 542-2358
WG IV/6  Terms of Reference
  • Assessment of traditional and new remote sensing data for generating and visualizing landscape models (e.g., orthoimages, DSMs, DTMs and 3D city models)
  • Integration of multi-source and multi-scale data in local and regional landscape modelling and visualization applications
  • Application and examination of dynamic and kinematic models for integrating multi-temporal landscape data sets and revising spatial databases
  • Application and assessment of advanced visualization, virtual reality and multimedia methods for 2-D, 3-D and 4-D mapping tasks in stand-alone or web-based environments
  • Cooperation with WG III/7

 

WG IV/7 - Data Integration and Digital Mapping

Chair
Michael Hahn

University of Applied Sciences
Faculty Surveying and Geoinformatics
Schellingstr. 24
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 121 2712
+49 711 121 2711

Co-Chair
Ryosuke Shibasaki

Center for Spatial Information Science and Institute of Industrial Science
University of Tokyo
4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8585
Japan
+81-3-5452-6412
+81-3-5452-6414
WG IV/7  Terms of Reference
  • Determination of the characteristics and issues related to data fusion at image, feature and information level.
  • Integration of multi-type air- and spaceborne imagery as well as GIS and map data for the enhancement of spatial databases
  • Techniques for high quality topographic, thematic and 3D urban mapping requirements and applications using multi-source data
  • Mapping from high resolution satellite imagery
  • Quality estimation and evaluation of the fused spatial data
  • Monitoring of object changes from multi-source and multi-temporal data
  • Integration of 3D spatial databases with simulation models for event representation

 

WG IV/8 - Global environmental databases

Chair
Ryutaro Tateishi

Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS)
Chiba University
1-33 Yayoi-cho Inage-ku Chiba
Japan
+81-43-290-3850
+81-43-290-3857

Co-Chair
David Hastings

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80306
USA
+1 303 497-6729
+1 303 497-6513
WG IV/8  Terms of Reference
  • Collection and dissemination of state-of-the-art information and knowledge on development of global environmental databases
  • Evaluation, characterization and assessment of global environmental databases
  • Promotion of integrated global environmental databases
  • Cooperation with related initiatives -Kyoto Protocol, Global Mapping, UN Cartographic Initiative addressing environmental global databases management
  • Publication of the second volume of the book ″Global Environmental Databases″
  • Cooperation with WG VI/4 and VII/6

 

WG IV/9 - Extraterrestrial mapping

Chair
Randy L. Kirk

Astrogeology Team
U.S. Geological Survey
2255 N. Gemini Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
USA
+1. 520-556-7020
+1 520-556-7100

Co-Chair
Jan-Peter Muller

University College London
Department of Geomatic Engineering
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
+1 207 769 7227
+1 207 380 0453

Secretary
Mark Rosiek

Astrogeology Team
U.S. Geological Survey
2255 N. Gemini Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
USA
+1 520-556-7206
+1 520-556-7100
WG IV/9  Terms of Reference
  • Status and technical definition of coordinate systems and geodetic control networks for mapping of planets and satellites
  • Documentation of basic spacecraft data-sets for extraterrestrial mapping, current and planned extraterrestrial map-making activities, and planetary cartographic products
  • Development and documentation of new techniques for data acquisition and extraterrestrial mapping
  • Development of GIS applications to support extraterrestrial exploration and science
  • Web-based delivery of extraterrestrial map products and GIS data
  • Cooperation with related working groups from ICA, IAU, NASA and ESA

 

 

 
Nice 2020
XXIVth ISPRS Congress:

June 6-11, 2022
Nice, FRANCE
 
 
 
 
 
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