ISPRS - Technical Commission IV 2004-2008
 

Geo-Databases and Digital Mapping

President

Shailesh Nayak, PresidentShailesh Nayak
 
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Space Application Centre
Ahmedabad 380015
INDIA
+ 91-79-26914141
+ 91-79-26915825

 

Secretary

Subhan Khan Pathan, SecretarySubhan Khan Pathan
 
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Space Applications Centre
Ahmedabad 380 015
INDIA
+ 91 79 2691 4034
+ 91 79 2691 26767309

 

Terms of Reference
  • Development, access and management of spatio-temporal databases
  • Spatial data infrastructures
  • Image-based geo-spatial databases
  • Data libraries, data clearinghouses, data warehouses, distributed archives and access to remote data sources, including metadata and digital data standards
  • Web based access, retrieval and dissemination of spatial data, including web-based location-based services
  • Integration of spatial information systems and image analysis for database-driven change detection, data capture and updating
  • Dynamic spatial information systems, spatial data revision and versioning
  • Interfacing 3D models with facility management systems
  • Database generation for digital topographic and thematic mapping (including Ortho-images and digital terrain models)
  • Digital landscape modelling and visualization, and large scale urban models
  • Global environmental databases and mapping
  • Extraterrestrial mapping and spatial information systems
  • Analysis of systems and their components for automated and semi-automated digital mapping and geo-information systems
  • Analysis of industry needs and design of systems for production and update of Geo-information

 

WG IV/1 - Spatial Data Infrastructure

Chair
Jie Jiang

National Geomatics Center of China
1 Baishengcum, Zizhuyuan,
Beijing, 100044
China
+ 86 10 68483218
+ 86 10 68424101

Co-Chair
Arpad Barsi

Dept of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-111 Budapest, Muegyetem rkp.3
Hungary
+ 36 1 463 1186
+ 36 1 463 3084

Secretary
Gang Han

National Geomatics Center of China
1 Baishengcum, Zizhuyuan,
Beijing, 100044
China
+ 86 10 68483218
+ 86 10 68424101
WG IV/1  Terms of Reference
  • Development and management of multi-scale national, regional and global databases
  • Data harmonisation and synergy approaches of multi-scale vector data and imagery
  • Integration of spatial data with socio-economic and environmental data for various geographic information services
  • Standards for content, access, evolution and update of data framework
  • Development of comprehensive metadata, quality evaluation procedures and their standardization
  • Cooperation and Liaison with GSDI, WGISS, ICA, OGC and ISO.

 

WG IV/2 - Image-based Geospatial Information Management

Chair
Peggy Agouris

Dept. of Spatial Information Science & Engineering
University of Maine 348
Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5711
USA
+1 (207) 581 2180
+1 (207) 581 2206

Co-Chair
Matt Duckham

Department of Geomatics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
Australia
+ 61 3 8344 6935
+ 61 3 9347 2916

Secretary
Arie Croitoru

Dept. of Spatial Information Science & Engineering
University of Maine 348
Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5711
USA
+1 (207) 581 2188
+1 (207) 581 2206
WG IV/2  Terms of Reference
  • Characteristics of Image- and Video-Based Spatial and Temporal Databases
  • Content-Based Indexing, Querying, Data Mining, and Information Retrieval in Image- and Video-Based Geospatial Databases
  • Spatio-Temporal Imagery Database Management and Organization
  • Managing Uncertainty and Redundancy in Large Collections of Imagery
  • Geospatial Information Management in Sensor Networks
  • Automated Semantic Annotation of Imagery, and Image-Derived Multimedia Metadata
  • Imagery-Enriched Virtual Reality Models as GeoSpatial Databases
  • Collaboration with TC II and the relevant Special Interest Groups (e.g. SIGMOD, SIGIR, SIGKDD) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

 

WG IV/3 - Automated Geo-spatial Data Acquisition and Mapping

Chair
Christian Heipke

Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation,
University of Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover
Germany
+ 49 511 762 2482
+ 49 511 762 2483

Co-Chair
Peter Woodsford

Laser-Scan Ltd. Cavendish House,
Cambridge Business Park,
Cambridge CB4 OWZ
United Kingdom
+ 44 1223 420414
+ 44 1223 420044

Secretary
Markus Gerke

Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation,
University of Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover
Germany
+ 49 511-762 2482
+ 49 511-762 2483
WG IV/3  Terms of Reference
  • Evaluation and development of semi-automated and automated algorithms for update, change detection and quality control
  • Facilitation of the integration of these algorithms into digital photogrammetric and GIS workstations
  • Adaptation of update processes to increasingly complex data models
  • Development of advanced techniques for implementing "near-real-time" mapping
  • Collaboration with ISPRS TC II and WG IV.1, IV.2, IV-8 with Euro SDR (formerly OEEPE) and ICA Commission on Updating and Versioning.

 

WG IV/4 - Landscape Modelling and Visualisation

Chair
Jochen Schiewe

Department of Geomatics
HafenCity University Hamburg
22297 Hamburg
Germany
+ 49 040 42827

Co-Chair
Marguerite Madden

Centre for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science
Dept. Geography
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2503
USA
+ 1 706 542 2379
+ 1 706 542 2358

Secretary
Thomas Jordan

Centre for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science
Dept. Geography
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2503
Germany
+ 1 706 542 2379
+ 1 706 542 2358
WG IV/4  Terms of Reference
  • Assessment of remote sensing data for generating and visualizing landscape and models
  • Integration of multi-source and multi-scale data in local and regional landscape modelling and visualization applications
  • Application of dynamic models for integrating multi-temporal landscape data sets
  • 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 environment.

 

WG II/5 - Web-based Geo-information Services and Applications

Chair
Songnian Li

Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario,
M5B 2K3
Canada
+1 416-979-5000-6450
+1 416-979-5122

Co-Chair
Bert Veenendaal

Geographic Information Science Programs Coordinator
Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987 Perth WA
Australia 6845
+61 8 9266 7676
+61 8 9266 2703

Secretary
Suzana Dragicevic

Spatial Analysis and Modeling Laboratory
Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6
Canada
+1 (604) 291-4621
+1 (604) 291-5841
WG II/5  Terms of Reference
  • Web-based geo-spatial data processing, services and applications
  • Web-based geo-spatial technology integration
  • Adaptation of GRID computing technology for Web services
  • Development of adaptive visualizations of spatial information
  • Applications of web-based 3D GIS and collaborative geographic visualization
  • Application modelling and development of web geo-spatial data processing and services
  • Cooperation with related commissions and/or working groups, ICA (Internet and Mapping Commission), WGISS, etc.

 

WG IV/6 - Location Based Services

WG IV/6
Michael Hahn

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Schellingstrasse 24
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+ 49 711 121 2663
+ 49 711121 2666

WG IV/6
Stephan Nebiker

FHNW - Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Institut Vermessung und Geoinformation
4132 Muttenz, Basel
Switzerland
+ 41 61 467 4336
+ 41 61 467 4460
WG IV/6  Terms of Reference
  • Concepts and data models for LBS, including data structures, formats, compression techniques, 3D LBS and streaming issues
  • Processes for real time integration, generalization, updating and visualization of spatial information supporting mobile applications
  • LBS system architectures, interoperability, communication technologies and networks
  • Advances in mobile positioning, location management, tracking, billing, logistics and emergency services
  • Development of personalized mobile services and intelligent agents
  • Service content, acquisition and update of non-spatial and spatial content, content management and integration of user content , location enabling and location aware services, info mobility services
  • Presentation and user-interaction issues of LBS, usability, mobile interface design, cartographic and multimedia aspects
  • Value added services, new applications fields and legal aspects of LBS
  • Cooperation with related working groups of ICA; IAG, and others (tbd)

 

WG IV/7 - Extraterrestrial Mapping

Chair
Jürgen Oberst

Institute of Planetary Research
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Rutherfordstrasse 2
D - 12489 Berlin
Germany
+ 49 30 67055 336
+ 49 30 67055 402

Co-Chair
Paul Schenk

Lunar Planetary Institute (LPI)
3600 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
USA
+ 01 281 486-2157

Secretary
Marita Wählisch

Institute of Planetary Research
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Rutherfordstrasse 2
D - 12489 Berlin
Germany
+ 49 30 67055 348
+ 49 30 67055 402
WG IV/7  Terms of Reference
  • R&D for advanced techniques in data acquisition, processing, and analysis pertaining to the mapping of celestial bodies
  • Definition or evaluation of reference systems, coordinate systems, map sheet definitions, etc. and their standardization
  • Development of spatial information systems to support extraterrestrial exploration and science
  • Web based delivery of extraterrestrial map products and GIS data
  • Cooperation with related working groups viz. IAU, NASA, ESA, ISRO, JAXA and other space organisations and liaisons with the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

 

WG IV/8 - Spatial Data Integration for Emergency Services

Chair
Sisi Zlatanova

OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies,
TU Delft Jaffalaan 9
2628 BX Delft,
The Netherlands
+ 31-15-278-2714
+ 31-15-278-2745

Co-Chair
Jonathan Li

Department of Geography
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West,
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1
Canada
+1-519-888-4567, ext. 34504
+1-519-746-0658

Secretary
Andrea G. Fabbri

Spatial Information Laboratory (SPINlab)
Free University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+ 31-6-2248 3534
+ 31 20 4449553
WG IV/8  Terms of Reference
  • Integration of 3D GIS and intelligent image analysis systems for emergency management in urban environments
  • Application of low-cost and real-time digital imaging and mobile mapping technologies for emergency response
  • Application of 3D data structures, algorithms, and standards for emergency data management and exchange
  • Geo-ontology and semantics for emergency response
  • Innovative knowledge-based systems for browsing and analysis in distributed environments
  • 3D visualization of scenes and situations (including indoor) on different mobile front-ends
  • Analysis of emergency management needs for production and updating of spatial information.

 

WG IV/9 - Mapping from High Resolution Data

Chair
David Holland

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

Co-Chair
Pradeep Srivastava

Signal and Image Processing Group
Space Applications Centre (ISRO)
Ahmedabad 380 015
India
+ 91 79 26914150
+ 91 79 26915824

Secretary
R. Nandkumar

Signal and Image Processing Group
Space Applications Centre (ISRO)
Ahmedabad 380 015
India
+ 91 79 26914723
+ 91 79 26915824
WG IV/9  Terms of Reference
  • To investigate the update of topographic vector datasets; digital terrain models; ortho-images and thematic (land-cover) datasets from high-resolution imagery
  • To investigate how synergy may be achieved between the various high resolution and other sensors, for topographic and thematic mapping
  • To determine methodologies for the integration of mapping data with high resolution images, to aid in the extraction of terrain information
  • In collaboration with ISPRS Working Groups I/4 (airborne digital photogrammetric sensor systems), I/5 and III/4 and to evaluate the information content and accuracy of the new high-resolution sensors
  • To contribute to work on standardising the description of raster and vector contents of digital maps.

 

ICWG IV/VII - Derivation of Global Data, Environmental Change and Sustainability Indicators

Chair
Chris Schmullius

Institute für Geographie, Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung
Friedrich-Schiller Universität
Loebdergraben 32
D-07743 Jena
Germany
+ 49-3641-948877
+ 49-3641-948882

Co-Chair
Hiromichi Fukui

Faculty of Policy Management
Keio University
5322 Endoh, Fujisawa
Kanagawa, 252-8520
Japan
+ 81 466 49 3497
+ 81 466 49 1334

Secretary
R. Tsolmon

Remote Sensing Lab.
Research Centre for Geophysics
National University of Mongolia
Ulaanbatar 38
P.O. Box 38-625
Mongolia
+ 976-9977-6193
+ 976-1132-0159
ICWG IV/VII  Terms of Reference
  • Develop methodologies for generation and quality evaluation of global databases for global studies
  • Develop algorithms for monitoring aspects of global change such as land use, land cover, land changes
  • Evolve strategies for assimilating remotely sensed data into global models
  • Stocktaking and compilation of existing and planned Global DB and identification of significant gaps and overlaps
  • Development of environmental infrastructures for access and use as one of use case of Global DB
  • Standardization, harmonization and integration of Global DB on national, regional and global levels and their promotion
  • Development User Access the innovative user access interface for browsing an analysis through increase interoperability on distributed network, e.g. open global standard, 3D Geo-browser and Grid computing
  • Develop algorithms, models and sustainability indicators for predicting changes in different eco-systems
  • Methodologies for global monitoring, modeling and prediction
  • Enhance international cooperation by identifying and generating common environmental sustainability indicators amenable to remote sensing with organizations such as ISCGM, WGISS, ICA, Digital Earth, IGBP

 

 

 
Nice 2020
XXIVth ISPRS Congress:

June 6-11, 2022
Nice, FRANCE
 
 
 
 
 
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