ISPRS - Technical Commission IV 1996-2000
 

Mapping and Geographic Information Systems

PRESIDENT
Dieter FRITSCH

Institute of Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstrasse 11
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49-711-121-3386
+49-711-121-3297

Scientific Secretary
Monika SESTER

Institute of Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstrasse 11
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 121 3384
+49 711 121 3297

Administrative Secretary
Markus ENGLICH

Institute of Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstrasse 11
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 121 3385
+49 711 121 3297
Terms of Reference
  • Analogue and digital mapping procedures and products
  • Revision of topographic maps and map databases
  • Data acquisition, data processing, analysis of data and visual representation in GIS
  • Application of GIS to land related record management (e.g. multipurpose cadastre and utility mapping) and decision making tasks
  • Radar and planetary mapping
  • Digital terrain models
  • Conceptual and logical spatial data modelling for storage and retrieval in spatial data bases

 

ICWG IV/III.1 - GIS Fundamentals and Spatial Data Bases

Chair
Martien MOLENAAR

International Institute for Aerospace and Earth Sciences
Hengelosestraat, PO BOX 6
7500 AA Enschede
The Netherlands
0031 53 4874 444
0031 53 4874 335

Co-Chair
Y.C LEE

Department of Land Surveying and Informatics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
KOWLOON, HONG KONG
+852 2766 5968
+852 2330 2994
ICWG IV/III.1  Terms of Reference
  • Conceptual GIS data modelling with regard to vector, raster and attribute data structures, including 3D aspects
  • Multiscale representations of spatial data to investigate aggregation and generalisation techniques
  • Integration of uncertainty measures in spatial data structures
  • Investigation of kinematic and dynamic spatial data structures to manage spatio-temporal phenomena in GIS
  • Development of hybrid data structures to integrate vector data, raster data and imagery of all kinds

 

ICWG IV/III.2 - Integration of Image Analysis and GIS

Chair
Emmanuel BALTSAVIAS

Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
ETH- Hönggerberg
CH - 8093 Zürich
Switzerland
+41 1 633 3042
+41 1 633 1101

Co-Chair
Michael HAHN

Institute of Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstr. 11
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 121 3386
+49 711 121 3297

Secretary
Dirk STALLMANN

Institute of Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstrasse 11
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 121 3387
+49 711 121 3297
ICWG IV/III.2  Terms of Reference
  • Use of GIS data and models to support image analysis
  • Matching of image features and GIS objects for change detection and database revision
  • Reconciliation of object modelling used in image analysis and GIS
  • Investigation and development of techniques for fusion of geocoded multi-sensor data
  • Use of image analysis techniques for extracting height information for 2D geo-databases
  • Integration of image analysis techniques with GIS for querying, analysis and representation of spatial data
  • Treatment of uncertainties, generalisation, and scale and temporal differences of GIS and image derived data

 

WG IV/1 - Database Design and Spatial Data Access

Chair
Lutz PLUEMER

Institute für Informatik III
Universität Bonn
Römerstrasse 164
D-53117 Bonn
Germany
+49 228 734 538
+49 228 734 382

Co-Chair
Stephan WINTER

Department of Geoinformation
Technical University Vienna
Gusshausstrasse 27-29 / E127.1
A-1040 Wien
Austria
+43 1 58801-12712
+43 1 58801-12799
WG IV/1  Terms of Reference
  • Logical GIS data modelling for mapping of conceptual spatial data structures
  • Investigation into the suitability of relational database management systems (RDBMS) for storage and retrieval of vector data, raster data, imagery and attributes
  • Use of structured query languages for retrieval of geo-referenced data with special emphasis on recent developments such as SQL3 and GeoSQL
  • Storage and retrieval of imagery in standard database systems
  • Investigations into the potential of object oriented database systems and object oriented modelling techniques
  • Use of distributed heterogeneous spatial databases to link digital topographic data and imagery (eg Open GIS)

 

WG IV/2 - Digital Terrain Models, Orthoimages and 3D GIS

Chair
Roy WELCH

Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS)
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 - 2503
USA
+1 706 542 2359
+1 706 542 2358

Co-Chair
Klaus TEMPFLI

International Institute for Aerospace and Earth Sciences (ITC)
Hengelosestraat
PO BOX 6
7500 AA Enschede
The Netherlands
+31-53-4874-350
+31-53-4874-335

Secretary
Marguerite REMILLARD

Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS)
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 - 2503
USA
+1 706 542 2379
+1 706 542 2358
WG IV/2  Terms of Reference
  • Use of DTM data sets for regional, national, and global modelling
  • Applications of DTMs for topographic and thematic mapping, terrain visualisation and ortho-image generation
  • Investigations into 3D digital surface modelling (DSM) techniques
  • Integration of DTMs and ortho-images in GIS
  • Applications of 3D modelling and 3D visualisation
  • Investigations into suitable data structures for 3D GIS

 

WG IV/3 - Temporal Aspects and Topographic Database Maintenance

Chair
Jun CHEN

Deputy Director
National Geomatics Center of China
No. 1, Baishengcun, Zhizuyan
100044, Beijing
P.R. China
+81 10 6842 4101

Co-Chair
Fabio CROSILLA

Istituto di Urbanistica et Pianificatione
Universita degli Studi di Udine
Via Larga, 42
I - 33100 Udine
Italy
+39 432 504128
+39 432 294928
WG IV/3  Terms of Reference
  • Documentation of the status of world mapping, and requirements for maps and database revision techniques
  • GIS data homogenisation using statistical and image matching techniques for database maintenance
  • Implementation of kinematic and dynamic spatial data structures for historical management in GIS
  • Investigations for improving methodologies of change detection of cultural details and natural features, using aerial photographs, satellite images and other data sources
  • Techniques for the revision of maps and GIS databases, including superimposition of maps and images, and the automated detection, extraction and classification of new features

 

WG IV/4 - Mapping Potential of High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Chair
Gottfried KONECNY

Institute of Photogrammetry and Engineering Surveys
University of Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30162 Hannover
Germany
+49 511 762 2481
+49 511 762 2483

Co-Chair

Donald L. LIGHT
Eastman Kodak Company
900 Lee, Bldg. 642
Rochester, New York 14652-4134
USA
+1 716 588 3311
+1 716 588 3306
WG IV/4  Terms of Reference
  • Status and technical definition of high resolution satellite systems for topographic and thematic mapping
  • Mapping potential of existing high resolution satellite imagery
  • Accuracy and information requirements for topographic and thematic maps, and for GIS databases, generated from high resolution satellite imagery
  • Investigations into the synergy of simultaneously acquired stereoscopic and multi-spectral satellite image data

 

WG IV/5 - Extraterrestrial Mapping

Chair
Jan-Peter MULLER

University College London
Department of Photogrammetry and Surveying
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
+44 171 380 7227
+44 171 380 0453

Co-Chair
Randy KIRK

US Geological Survey
2255 N. Gemini Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
USA
+1 602 556 7015
+1 602 556 7014

Secretary
Karl MITCHELL

Planetary Science Research Group
Environmetal Science Division
Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Lancaster University
Ellel, Lancaster LA1 4YQ
United Kingdom
+44 1524 593975
+44 1524 593985
WG IV/5  Terms of Reference
  • Status and technical definitions of satellite systems for extraterrestrial mapping
  • Documentation of data sources, mapping techniques and products, of current and future activities in extraterrestrial mapping
  • Development of new techniques for data acquisition and extraterrestrial mapping

 

WG IV/6 - Global Databases Supporting Environmental Monitoring

Chair
Ryutaro TATEISHI

Chiba University
Center for Environmental Remote Sensing
1-33 Yayoi-cho Inage-ku
Chiba 263
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/6  Terms of Reference
  • Global databases for mapping and monitoring natural resources and the environment, with special emphasis on availability and quality
  • Establishment of comprehensive metadata for availability on the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Development of mapping and modelling techniques appropriate for environmental applications
  • Stimulation of cooperation between international and national organisations involved in resource management and inventory, in cooperation with WG VII/5

 

 

 
Nice 2020
XXIVth ISPRS Congress:

June 6-11, 2022
Nice, FRANCE
 
 
 
 
 
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