The ISPRS Congress is in full swing. What was your experience of the first few days?
That the Congress Director had no time to attend the Congress parallel sessions and interactive sessions.
I would recommend the next one to read the papers during the reviewing process.
Back in 2012 Prague won the bid to host the 2016 ISPRS Congress. Any regrets?
No, not at all. I have met a lot of people I would have never met and I have visited many countries and exceptional places. All of that has given me a greater understanding of people from other countries around the world. It has helped me to understand their conditions and therefore their reactions, their behaviour, their feelings of happiness and sadness and many other issues.
What would you recommend to the organisers of the next edition?
That the preparation of the Congress will take up all their time. That it is a big challenge and responsibility, but that it is also fun and involves nice moments. That they need hard-working, clever, flexible and innovative people around them.
That they should analyse all the comments from this Congress and use them as guidance in improving those things that were not good, acceptable, pleasant or useful here in Prague. I will try to collect them and deliver them to the new Congress Director.
What is your opinion about the current status of the photogrammetry and remote sensing community?
I think it is a great community coming from various branches - from the human body and health analyses to autonomous driving, from satellite observations to micro-image processing, from the Earth to space imagery collection and evaluation, and all in cooperation with the overbridging GIS community.
Is there anything else you want to share with the readers of the ISPRS Congress Daily?
I would like to ask and encourage people to make good use of all our instruments, tools and knowledge and to spread my wish to their colleagues and friends all over the world.
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