ISPRS - Technical Commission VI 2012-2016

Education, Technology Transfer and Capacity Development


Jianya Gong, PresidentJianya Gong
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 LuoYuRoad
Wuhan Hubei,430079
+86 27 68778003
+86 27 68778003



Tsehaie Woldai, Vice-PresidentTsehaie Woldai
International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation(ITC)
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
+31 (0)53 4874279
+31 (0)53 4874336



Peng Yue, SecretaryPeng Yue
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 LuoYuRoad
Wuhan Hubei,430079
+86 27 68778003
+86 27 68778003


Terms of Reference
  • Support, promote, and stimulate education and training at fundamental, advanced and professional levels;
  • Support, promote, and stimulate technology transfer, considering regional needs and resources;
  • Support, promote, stimulate, and initiate development and provision of computer - assisted teaching training and distance learning methods and materials;
  • Promote, support, and stimulate the ISPRS students consortium activities;
  • Initiate, promote, and support regional capacity development activities;
  • Develop and support joint activities with regional organizations;
  • Stimulate and support regional and local initiatives for summer schools, courses, and workshops;
  • Provide tutors and educational material and support;
  • Organize, initiate, promote, support, and stimulate regional and international summer students schools or seminars, workshops and tutorials.


WG VI/1 - Web-based Resource Sharing for Education and Collaborative Research

Huayi Wu

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 LuoYuRoad
Wuhan Hubei, 430079

Meixia Deng

Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 6E1
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030
+1 703 993 6113
+1 703 993 6127

Bastiaan van Loenen

TU Delft
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 15 278 25 54

Huiping Liu

Beijing Normal University
+86 10 58807455 1625
WG VI/1  Terms of Reference

Promote web-based sharing of geographic information resources for education, research and collaboration. The goal is to reinforce the capacity building to promote the sharing of various resources through Web Service technology within ISPRS and beyond. Resources for sharing include but not limited to:

  • Online or offline test data (RS images, vector, statistic data, documents) ;
  • Sensor Resources;
  • Online algorithms provided by Web Services;
  • Geoprocessing knowledge (Geoprocessing workflow model);
  • Teaching materials including courseware for teaching;
  • Open sources software (middle ware, tools);
  • Others.

Cooperative efforts and contributions are sought to establish and maintain such an education resource sharing platform.

The platform supports user management. Users can register and form groups. Registered users can upload, search, collect, and manage online use resources shared in this platform.


WG VI/2 - E-Delivery of Education Services

Anjana Vyas

Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Planning and Public Policy
CEPT University, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad - 380009
+91 79 26302470 ext 132
+91 79 26302075

Gerhard König

Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
Technical University Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 135, H12
D-10623 Berlin
+49 30 314 23 338
+49 30 314 28 991

Y.V.N. Krishna Murthy

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Indian Space Research Organisation,
Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
4, Kalidas Road
Dehradun - 248 001
+91 135 2524105
+91 135 2741987

Sushil Kumar Srivastav

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Indian Space Research Orgamisation (ISRO)
Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
Dehradun - 248 001
+91-135-2524131 (office)
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:

  • Investigation of the role of e-learning in modern education and training.
  • Development, assessment, evaluation and recommendation of e-learning methodology in (or for) GeoInformatics.
  • Denominate best e-learning practice examples.
  • Organize e-learning contest CATCON for promotion and dissemination of educational resources.
  • Collecting, uploading and sharing e-learning resources through web-based sharing platform maintained by WG VI/1


WG VI/3 - Promotion of International Collaborative Education Programs

Le Wang

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Department of Geography
The State University of New York at Buffalo
110 Wilkerson Quad
Buffalo, NY 14261

Maria Grazia D’Urso

The University of Cassino and Southern Lazio

Henny Mills

School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
+44-191-222 5042
+44-191-222 6502

Zhenfeng Shao

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 LuoYuRoad
Wuhan Hubei,430079
WG VI/3  Terms of Reference

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

  • Promote the inventory & evaluation of joint educational programs (JEPs);
  • Development of core curricula & educational modules;
  • Multi-linguistic problems in JEPs;
  • Best practices for joint education programs.


WG VI/4 - Promotion of Regional Cooperation and Regional Capacity Development in Geoinformatics

Igor Musikhin

Centre for International Education
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy
10, Plakhotnogo Str.
Novosibirsk, 630108
+7 913 790 09 18
+7 383 343 25 39

Wei Gong

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 LuoYuRoad
Wuhan Hubei, 430079
+86 27 68778318
+86 27 68778969

Ammatzia Peled

University of Haifa
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies
Haifa 31905
+972 48 240418
+972 48 249605

Regional Coordinator
Alexander Karpik

+7 383 343 25 34
+7 383 344 30 60

Regional Coordinator
Andrey Mayorov

+7 499 261 31 52
+7 499 267 4681

Regional Coordinator
Hui Lin

Department of Geography and Resource Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR
+852 3943-6010
+852 2603-7470

Regional Coordinator
Manuel Limonta

Casa Tlalpan” Km. 23.5 Carretera Federal México – Cuernavaca
Avenida Cipreses s/n, Colonia San Andrés Totoltepec
Tlalpan, 14400 México, D.F.
+ 52 55 58 49 20 32
+ 52 55 58 49 51 08

Regional Coordinator
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Centre for Phytotherapy Research

Regional Coordinator
Mohd. Nordin Hasan

902-4 Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur
WG VI/4  Terms of Reference
  • Further support existing ISPRS initiated projects of capacity building and Technology transfer in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information, EO and mapping at Universities in the Region;
  • Support, promote, stimulate and initiate capacity building and knowledge dissemination efforts such as: Seminars, tutorials, workshops, symposia, e-bulletins and other  mechanisms & tools, in various levels aiming for: Researchers, PhD, MA, Undergraduate, Engineers, Technicians and other professionals;
  • Cooperate with other working groups within commission VI and other ISPRS commissions, on how to synchronize the efforts and how to  cooperate in launching seminars and workshops ;
  • Initiate and support: e-learning and remote teaching activities; development and integration of high-tech elements and tools in teaching and training;
  • Cooperating with other Geo-societies on issues of: common themes and goals; mobilizing lecturers; adopting efficient ways for planning and running the seminars; and how to share and cut expenses;
  • Cooperate with regional universities, organizations, and societies in order to stimulate them to cooperate, provide facilities, share local know how and offer a base for future further cooperation;
  • To look for institutes and individuals that will reiterate the WG Seminars and other knowledge dissemination projects, in other regions.  


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

Fuan Tsai

Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
National Central University
300 Zhongda Road, Zhongli
Taoyuan 320
+886-3-4227151 ext. 57619

Krzysztof Sterenczak

Department of Forest Management, Geomatics and Forest Economics
Faculty of Forestry
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
159 Nowoursynowska str.
PL-02-776 Warszawa
+48 22 59 38 217
+48 22 59 38 239

Rakesh Malhotra

Department of Government and History
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Tee-Ann Teo

Department of Civil Engineering
National Chiao Tung University
1001 University Road
Hsinchu 300
+886-3-5712121 ext. 54929

Chair of The Student Consortium
Ursa Kanjir

Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies
Novi trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 4706 501
WG VI/5  Terms of Reference

To promote a healthy profession to young people:

  • Promote sharing and exchange of the information of academic positions and the information of young scholars within ISPRS;
  • Provide potential tutorial or skill training for young scholars in teaching or doing research work;
  • Promotion of international mobility for young researchers, making use of international funding capabilities, like EU research programs, and encouragement of relevant organizations to facilitate international visitings;
  • Create 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;
  • Promote and provide supervision to the Student Consortium (SC);
  • Organize summer schools through cooperation with WG VI/4 and VI/6;
  • Organize Youth Forum through cooperation with SC;
  • Further develop the cooperation with the organizations for young professionals of ISPRS sister societies.


WG VI/6 - Technology Transfer and Capacity Development

Armin Gruen

Institute of Conservation and Building Research
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ETH Zurich
+41 44 633 3038
+41 44 633 1192

Shunji Murai

University of Tokyo
+81 3 3815 5751
+81 3 5805 7507

Deren Li

Wuhan University
+86 27 88567716

Zhenqiang Li

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 LuoYuRoad
Wuhan Hubei, 430079
WG VI/6  Terms of Reference
  • Knowledge and technology transfer by initiating and organizing seminars, tutorials and workshops with special consideration of the needs of under-developed and developing countries;
  • Support of events with strong participation of young scientists and students;
  • Knowledge transfer to the industrial and private sector, based on continuous professional development (CPD);
  • Development of teaching material for mobile, caravan-type teaching and training projects;
  • Solicitation of support from potential sponsors (system manufacturers, government agencies, NGO/NPOs, foundations etc.) for the projects and activities.



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