ISPRS - Technical Commission V 2016-2022

Education and Outreach


A. Senthil Kumar, PresidentA. Senthil Kumar
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Indian Space Research Organisation
4 Kalidas Road, Dehradun
Uttarakhand, Pin - 248 001
+91 135 274 4583
+91 135 274 1987



P.L.N. Raju, Vice-PresidentP.L.N. Raju
North Eastern Space Applications Centre
Department of Space, Government of India,
Umiam, Shillong, Meghalaya
INDIA – 793103
+91 364 2570140/141
+91 364 2570139



S.P. Aggarwal, SecretaryS.P. Aggarwal
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
ISRO | Dept. of Space | Govt. of India
4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun
+ 91 135 2524162 (O)
+ 91 135 2741987


Terms of Reference

Support, promote, and motivate

  • Curricula Development at basic, professional and decision making levels for Geospatial information science;           
  • Cost-effective digital class teaching/training approaches and web-based sharing of resources for mass awareness programs;
  • Regional/International cooperation in capacity building, citizen science and geospatial technology;
  • Engaging tutors/trainers and preparing educational material and support, including open source software education;
  • Young people on Basic and advances in Photogrammetry, RS & Geoinformation Sciences through Students Consortium;
  • Innovative Geospatial technologies for infrastructure planning and assets mapping.
  • organizing regional and international summer students schools, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and cooperation with industry   


WG V/1 - Framework for Multi‐level Education & Training – Curriculum Development and Methodology

Anjana Vyas

M Tech. Geomatics
Faculty of Technology
CEPT University
Ahmedabad – 380009
+91 9825522844

Peter Tian-Yuan Shih

Department of Civil Engineering
National Chiao Tung University
1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu
Taiwan, 30010
+886 35712121 ext 54940

Grazia Tucci

Civil and Environmental Engineering Dep. (DICEA)
University of Florence
GECO Laboratory
Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 8
50121 Firenze
+39 335 6687162

Vikram Sorathia

Kensemble Tech Labs
315/1, Sector 7A
Gandhinagar, Gujarat
India, 382007
+91 9327652651
WG V/1  Terms of Reference
  • Support and promote the development of national and international geospatial-information curricula and educational modules;
  • Promote and organize seminars, workshops and summer schools at different levels of education and different levels of governance; i.e., academics and professional, and public and private sectors;
  • Strengthen cooperation with the user of spatial data in order to build educational modules in specific application sectors (such as cultural heritage, environment and risk management, urban planning, structural monitoring etc.)
  • Organize activities through cooperation with other Technical Commissions;
  • Compile and Incorporate best practices for multi-level education and training;
  • Cooperate in particular with WG 4/6/7 for the testing of the most technologically advanced tools for education (e-learning, web based resources, innovative technologies)
  • Cooperating with other national or international geospatial and related societies.
  • Organise CATCON


WG V/2 - Promotion of International Collaborative Education Programs

Maria Grazia D'Urso

University of Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DISA)
Viale G.Marconi, 5
24044 Dalmine (BG)
+39 035 2052024
+39 035 2052095

Valentyn Tolpekin

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE Enschede
The Netherlands
31 534874355

Ekaterina Makhina

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
Faculty of Applied Astronautics and Photogrammetry
Russian Federation
+7 915 139 6706
+7 499 261 9081

Regional Coordinator
Giannina Sanna

University of Cagliari
Facolta' di Ingegneria
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Piazza D'Armi
09123 Cagliari

Regional Coordinator
Rao Divi

Department of Earth & Environmental Science
Faculty of Science
Kuwait University
Kuwait - 13060
+965 24985952
WG V/2  Terms of Reference
  • Further support of existing ISPRS initiated projects collaborative education programs in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information, Mapping at Universities;
  • Support, promote, stimulate and initiate international collaborative education programs dissemination efforts such as: seminars, tutorials, workshops, symposia, e-bulletins and other mechanisms & tools, in various levels aimed at: Researchers, PhD, MA, Undergraduate, Engineers, Technicians and other professionals;
  • Cooperate with other working groups within Commission V 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;
  • Search for universities and individuals that will reiterate the WG Seminars and collaborative education programs dissemination in other regions;
  • Dissemination of methodical recommendations, management of educational seminars and summer schools for the sharing of knowledge and experience of young professionals in the fields related to geo-sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information etc.);
  • Dissemination of innovative courses and techniques for writing Master and PhD's thesis proposal, and academic writing;
  • Dissemination of innovative educational courses on teaching and aimed at young university teachers working in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information.


WG V/3 - Promotion of Regional Collaboration in Citizen Science and Geospatial Technology

Sultan Kocaman

Hacettepe University
Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
+90 (312) 780 5792
+90 (312) 297 6167

Magsad Gojamanov

Baku State University
Dept. of Geodesy and Cartography
+994 (12) 538 01 70
+994 (12) 598 33 76

Sameer Saran

Geoinformatics Department
Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Group
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ( IIRS )
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
+91 (135) 2524123
+91 (135) 2741987

Nusret Demir

Faculty of Science
Dept. of Space Science and Tech.
Chair of Remote Sensing

+90 (242) 227 44 00/3826

Regional Coordinator
Nazmi Saleous

Department of Geography and Urban Planning
United Arab Emirates University
P.O. Box 15551
Al Ain
United Arab Emirates
+971 3 713 5031
+971 2 6672449

Regional Coordinator
Julian Smit

University of Cape Town
Geomatics Division
Cape Town
South Africa
+27 (21) 650 3573
WG V/3  Terms of Reference
  • Citizen Science approaches in geoinformatics – from hypothesis generation to communicating results
  • Geo-processing tools and technologies in citizen science
  • Data quality assurance and data verification
  • Integration of Web 2.0 / mobile technologies and citizen science
  • Data, metadata and ownership within citizen science projects
  • Investigation of data fusion and mashup algorithms
  • Incorporation of game design elements in citizen science – towards geo-gamification
  • Geodata enrichment and learning through citizen science
  • Promoting open data, standards, interoperability and FOSS4G in citizen science
  • Improvement of regional collaboration and community capacity building through citizen science projects


WG V/4 - Web-based Resource Sharing for Education and Research

Ansgar Brunn

Faculty for Plastics Engineering and Surveying
University of applied sciences

Zhipeng Gui

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering
Wuhan University

Berk Anbaroglu

Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
Hacettepe University

Harish Karnatak

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Department of Space
Govt. of India
WG V/4  Terms of Reference
  • Promotion of web-based resources with free access for Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and GIS
  • Cooperation with WG V/8 for joint events and other WGs in TC I to IV for data sharing
  • Establishment of an online platform for discovery, sharing and geoprocessing
  • Collaboration with academic partners to introduce more use cases for teaching and education and industrial partners to adopt and propagate new technologies.
  • Increasing the motivation of students and researchers in a web-based resource sharing environment.
  • Mass awareness through web based resource sharing and webinars.


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

Krzysztof Sterenczak

Department of Modelling and Information Technology
Forest Research Institute
Braci Lesnej 3 Street
05-090 Raszyn
+48 22 59 38 217
+48 22 59 38 239

Ivan Detchev

Department of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Cemal Özgür Kivilcim

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Directorate of Superstructure Projects
IBB Yeniyol Sk. Kagithane
+90 212 449 99 89

Ayda Akkartal Aktaş

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Informatics Institute
ITU Ayazağa Campus 34469
+90 212 2857194 ext.126
+90 212 2857073
WG V/5  Terms of Reference
  • Provide guidance for Student Consortium activities and maintain the Student Consortium budget
  • Advocate for support for Student Consortium activities from the ISPRS Foundation (TIF) and the ISPRS Council
  • Harmonize all summer schools associated with the ISPRS under the Student Consortium brand
  • Increase world wide networking to establish local branches of the ISPRS SC
  • Link all ISPRS technical commission executives with the youth
  • Support networking with international and regional societies relevant to ISPRS
  • Arrange for Youth Forum sessions during the Commission V midterm symposium and the next congress
  • Conduct regular meetings and document working group activities


WG V/6 - Distance Learning - Education and Training Services

Ana I. Prados

NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET)
Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

S.K. Srivastav

Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics Group
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Indian Space Research Organisation
Department of Space, Government of India
4, Kalidas Road

Hilcea Ferreira

National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
Earth Observation General Coordination
Av. dos Astronautas 1758
Sao Jose dos Campos SP, 12227-010

+55-12-3208- 6482

Pawan Gupta

ARSET Air Quality Team Lead
Universities Space Research Association Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamic Branch
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt MD 20771

Regional Coordinator
H. Farah

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
Kasarani Road
P.O.Box 632-00618
WG V/6  Terms of Reference
  • Disseminate knowledge on “Distance-Learning Best Practices” through: 1) conference sessions, 2) “train the trainers” webinar(s) and/or workshop(s), and 3) peer-reviewed articles in ISPRS journals. 
  • Develop and deliver distance-learning courses on access and use of spatial information.
  • Collaborate with Working Groups II, III, IV and V of the TC to develop the content of the distance learning courses and methodologies for sharing with the geospatial community.
  • Collaborate with other international organizations engaged in geospatial capacity building activities.


WG V/7 - Innovative Technologies in Training Civil Engineers and Architects

Vladimir A. Seredovich

Siberian State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
113, Leningradskaya Str.
Novosibirsk, 630108
Russian Federation
7 (383) 266 81 51

Gottfried Konecny

Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover
+49 511 762 2487
+49 511 762 2483

Karel Vach

Smichovska 944/9c
155 00 Praha 5
Czech Republic
+42 0251615987

Argina Novitskaya

Russian Federation
+7 913 936 04 56 (Mobile)

Regional Coordinator
Roman Shults

Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture
31, Povitroflokskyj Ave
Kyiv, 03037
+38 067 230 70 09

Regional Coordinator
Eugene Levin

Michigan Technological University
School of Technology
426 EERC Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Ml 49931- 1295
+1 906/487-2446
+1 906/487-2583

Regional Coordinator
Laxmi Thapa

Survey Department
Ministry of Land Reform and Management
Min Bhawan, Kathmandu
P.O. Box: 9435

Regional Coordinator
Jurate Visockiene

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Department of Geodesy and Cadastre
Sauletekio av. 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
+37 060607799

Regional Coordinator
Egle Tumeliene

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Department of Geodesy and Cadastre
Sauletekio av. 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
+37 062083286

Regional Coordinator
Reiner Jäger

Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft (HSKA) – University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Information Management and Media (IMM)
Moltkestrasse 30
+ 49 721 925 2620

Regional Coordinator
Aikaterini Karagianni

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Thessaloniki, 541 24
+30 6996720533
WG V/7  Terms of Reference
  • Promotion of cooperation and knowledge exchange between ISPRS and the International Association of Educational Civil Engineering Institutions
  • Methodical guidance, management of educational seminars and summer schools for the sharing of knowledge and experience of young professionals in photogrammetry, remote sensing, civil engineering and architecture, geomatics engineering, and GIS
  • Provide assistance in submitting projects on integrated educational programs financing by various organizations and those of under EU auspices
  • Innovative techniques and technologies in photogrammetry and remote sensing for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree curricula and postgraduate studies in architecture, town planning and civil engineering
  • Development and implementation of innovative educational modules on photogrammetry and remote sensing for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree curricula in civil engineering and architecture
  • Development and implementation of the integrated educational modules using the techniques and DEM creation for the purposes of construction design
  • Development of educational programs for introduction in BIM and computer modelling
  • Development of educational programs on applying photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS for solving problems of town-planning and spatial territorial management
  • Teaching innovative  photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies for getting learning skills in the assessment of environmental impact of construction
  • Teaching innovative  photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies for structure inventory and certification
  • Outreach the concept of Smart cities among civil engineers and architects with aim to develop a new approach to town-planning and management


WG V/8 - Promotion of Open Source on Geospatial Technology

Chao-Hung Lin

Department of Geomatics
National Cheng Kung University
+886-6-2757575 ext. 63836

Helena Mitasova

Department of Marine
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University
+1 919-513-1327

Lalu Muhamad Jaelani

Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Chi-Kuei Wang

Department of Geomatics
National Cheng Kung University
+881-6-2757575 ext. 63725

Regional Coordinator
Krishnan Sundara Rajan

International Institute of Information Technology
Deemed University
WG V/8  Terms of Reference
  • Open-source software promotion.
  • Cooperation with Working Group V/4, working groups in Commission II, III and IV, and OSGeo for joint events and data sharing.
  • Organize joint sessions on open-source, and invite authors of latest and popular open-source software to provide tutorials for open source promotion.
  • Co-organize webinar to help people learn and use geospatial technologies with the aid of open sources.



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