ISPRS - Technical Commission VI 2008-2012

Education and Outreach


Martien Molenaar, PresidentMartien Molenaar
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
+31-(0)534874 229
+31-(0)534875 335



Olajide Kufoniyi, Vice-PresidentOlajide Kufoniyi
P.O. Box 4031
University of Ibadan Post Office
Ibadan, Oyo State
+ 234-8037251141; + 234-8056168292



Tsehaie Woldai, SecretaryTsehaie Woldai
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
+31-(0)534874 279
+31-(0)534874 336


Terms of Reference
  • Promotion of education and training at fundamental, advanced and professional levels;
  • Promotion of technology transfer, considering account regional needs and resources;
  • Computer-assisted teaching, training and distance learning;
  • Innovative techniques for information dissemination on the Internet;
  • Promotion of youth forum and innovative outreach activities;
  • Assist the Council in the promotion of ISPRS activities in the regions;
  • Quality enhancement of content and format of ISPRS publications and Internet home pages.


WG VI/1 - Web Based Education

Henny Mills

Geomatics Teaching Associate
School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
+44-191-222 5042
+44-191-222 6502

Joel Fisler

University Zuerich
Multimedia and E-Learning Services (MELS)
Winterthurerstr. 197
CH-8057 Zuerich
+41 44 635 5252

Katri Koistinen

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Helsinki University of Technology
P.O.Box 1200
FIN-02015 HUT
+358 9 451 3895
+358 9 465 077
WG VI/1  Terms of Reference

Exchange information and expertise and stimulate the development of tools and methods for web based education and e-learning with emphasis on the following topics:

  • The use of open source material
  • E-learning methods
  • Modern trends: Social software
  • Use of web tool for teaching, e.g. Wiki
  • Availability of courseware (software) for teaching on the web
  • Maintain and update information on education and open source material on ISPRS Website
  • Didactical aspects of e-learning
  • Modern trends in teaching: blogs, podcast, RSS feeds, social networking, Wiki
  • Tools for web based training and education
  • Requirements for e-learning


WG VI/2 - E-Delivery of Education Services

Gerhard König

Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
Technical University Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 135, H12
D-10623 Berlin
+ 49- 30-314-23338
+ 49-30-314-28991

Peter Tian-Yuan Shih

Department of Civil Engineering
National Chiao-Tung University
1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu
Chinese Taipei
+886-35712121 ext 54940

Christiane Katterfeld

University of Hannover
Appelstr. 9a
D-30167 Hannover
+ 49-511-76219369
+ 49-511-7622780
WG VI/2  Terms of Reference

Exchange information and expertise and stimulate the development of e-delivery of educational services with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Collection, analysis, dissemination and promotion of material, software and data (hardcopy and/or softcopy) for e-learning including computer assisted teaching and distance learning
  • Investigation of the role of e-learning in modern education and training such as material, methodologies and tools
  • Assessment and evaluation of highly interactive multimedia material and the transformation of tertiary level courses in remote sensing, photogrammetry and SIS
  • Denominate best practice examples
  • Collecting of information on distance education courses
  • Organization of software contest CATCON for promotion and dissemination of free educational software


WG VI/3 - Cross-Border Education 1: Frameworks for Cross-Border Education

WG VI/3  Terms of Reference
Cross-Border Education 1: Frameworks for Cross-Border Education (no longer exists!)


WG VI/4 - Frameworks for Cross-Border Education and Joint Educational Programs

P.S. Roy

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)
Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
4-Kalidas Road
+91 135 2741987

Olajide Kufoniyi

Department of Geography
Obafemi Alowolo University
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
P.O.Box 4031
U.I. Post Office
Oyo State


Geoinformatics Division
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
4 Kalidas Road, Post Box No. 135
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
+91-135-2524123 (O); +91-135-2742895 (R)
+91-135-2741987; +91-135-2748041
WG VI/4  Terms of Reference

Exchange information and expertise and stimulate the development of cross-border educational services with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Inventory & evaluation of joint educational programs (JEPs)
  • Classification of existing JEPs
  • Development of core curricula & educational modules
  • Decentralized delivery chains for educational services
  • Capacity building
  • Best practices for joint education


WG VI/5 - Promotion of the Profession to Young People

Manos Baltsavias

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 15
ETH Zuerich
CH-8093 Zurich
+41-44- 633 30 42
+41-44- 633 11 01

Nguyen Dinh Duong

Department of Environmental Information Study and Analysis
Institute of Geography
VAST 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Rd.
Cau Giay, Hanoi

Anka Lisec

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
Jamova 2
+386 (0)1 4768 560
+386 (0)1 4250 704

Student Consortium Board Chair
Cemal Özgür Kıvılcım

Istanbul Technical University
+90 535 562 81 03
WG VI/5  Terms of Reference
  • Promotion of advances in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences to undergraduate and postgraduate students and young researchers.
  • Promotion of international cooperation and social cohesion among the youth
  • Creation of adequate conditions and platforms for broader and more efficient involvement of youth into ISPRS activities, including financial aspects, facilitating their ISPRS participation and activities, and support by sponsors
  • Promotion and support of the Student Consortium (SC)
  • Close cooperation with the SC, advice and support in preparing activity plans, organization of summer schools and other activities deofficer2d in the ISPRS SC Statutes. Organisation of youth events, where SC has no local support and main responsibility for organising the technical programme of SC activities during Congresses.
  • Facilitation of the continuity of the SC and provision of an interface to TC VI, Council, other ISPRS TCs and WGs and regional and international organisations, especially sister societies and ISPRS members. Cooperation, especially with the WG VI/6 : The Technology Transfer Caravan.
  • Promotion of international mobility for undergraduate and postgraduate students and young researchers, making also use of international funding capabilities, like EU research programmes, and encouragement of relevant organisations to facilitate international student exchange and training programs at various levels


WG VI/6 - Special Interest Group "Technology Transfer CARAVAN"

Armin Gruen

ETH Zurich
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 15
CH-8093 Zurich
+41 44 633 3038; +41 44 633 3055
+41 44 633 1101

Shunji Murai (Asia)

Japan Association of Surveyors
1-3-4 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-0002

Petros Patias (Europe, in particular Balkan countries)

Faculty of Rural & Surveying Engineering
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Univ. Box 473
GR-54124 Thessaloniki

Takahiro Endo

Institute of Industrial Science
University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro
Tokyo 153-8505
+81 03-5452-6846
+81 03-5452-6408

Regional Coordinator
Vincent Tao (North America, Great China Region)

Microsoft Virtual Earth, Local Search and MSN
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
+1 425 7070320
+1 425 9367329

Regional Coordinator
Lal Samarakoon (South East Asia, also serving JAXA as interf

Geoinformatics Center
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
PO Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani, 12120

Regional Coordinator
Heinz Ruether (Africa)

Principal Investigator ″African Cultural Heritage Sites & Landscapes project″
Geomatics Division
University of Cape Town
Private bag, Rondebosch 770
South Africa
+27 21 650 2327
+27 21 650 3572
WG VI/6  Terms of Reference
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology by initiating and organizing seminars, tutorials and workshops with special consideration of the needs of developing countries.
  • Focus on countries with less favourable opportunities for advanced education, also particularly in Africa and Latin America
  • Establishment of links to Balkan countries.
  • Preparation and delivery of seminars for PhD level summer schools
  • Development of teaching material for mobile, caravan-type teaching and training projects.
  • Initiation and support of e-learning and remote teaching activities with focus on integration of high-tech elements in teaching and training.
  • Support of events with strong participation of young scientists and students.
  • Solicitation of support from potential sponsors (system manufacturers, government agencies, NGO/NPOs, foundations etc.) for the projects and activities.



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