Outreach and Capacity Building

  Participants at previous ISPRS Student Consortium Summer Schools. A primary vision of ISPRS is that the Society should be “…the primary provider of educational resources and capacity building to increase public understanding and use of spatial information and the associated technology, and to ensure an ongoing supply of trained scientists in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences.” Implementation of this vision requires the scientific community to work with the public to ensure the role of geospatial data is understood and data are used to the best advantage for all of society. Five outreach initiatives of ISPRS include: 1)... (read more)
2013-07-12 02:04:06

Series on Capacity Building 1

An ISPRS Perspective
What are the key capacity-building issues facing organisations such as ISPRS, and how are they being handled? Is ISPRS coming up with capacity-building initiatives, and how to ensure success? What are the bottlenecks and challenges facing geospatial-information societies? In this, the first feature in GIM's new Capacity Building series, three key ISPRS specialists address the big questions.   Education and capacity building in geomatics are strongly influenced by globalisation: the worldwide delivery chains for products and services. Partners in these chains must have a common understanding of specifications and conditions for product and service delivery. This should be developed through... (read more)
2010-02-24 04:28:58

Two Conference Reports

Theory, Data Handling and ModellingThe Joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science took place in Hong Kong from 26th to 28th May 2010, collating activities of the ISPRS Technical Commission II mid-term symposium, the International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling of IGU Commission on GIS and the International Conference of IGU Commission on Modelling Geographical Systems. The meeting was held at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with The Baptist University, the Chinese Academy of Science and the University of Hong Kong.GIS From All SidesThe conference gathered together about two hundred participants from 29... (read more)
2010-09-09 04:12:29

Commission VI/ Technical Commission I Symposium

Commission VI Symposium The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Commission VI Symposium was held jointly with the Japan Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo, Japan from 27th to 30th June 2006. The main theme of the symposium was ‘e-Learning and the Next Steps for Education’. A total of 150 participants from 27 countries attended and 53 papers were presented in sixteen technical sessions. Nine companies took part in the accompanying technical exhibition. Symposium participants included researchers, engineers, educators and students from the fields of remote sensing,... (read more)
2006-08-23 12:00:00

ISPRS - Mid-Term Symposia 2010

ISPRS has eight Technical Commissions, each sponsored by an ISPRS member organisation for a four-year period. The Commissions have established more than sixty Working Groups, responsible for particular topics within Commission areas of responsibility. Commission I deals with image data acquisition, sensors and platforms, while Commission II works with theory and concepts of spatial-information science. Commission III focuses on photogrammetric computer vision and image analysis. The theme of Commission IV is geo-databases and digital mapping, and Commission V deals with close-range sensing: analysis and applications. Commission VI works on education and outreach. Commission VII is concerned with thematic processing, modelling... (read more)
2009-09-01 12:00:00

Interacting with Big Geospatial Data

Methods for Virtual Exploration and Visual Analysis
Advances in capturing techniques such as laser scanning and photogrammetry have significantly increased the volume of geospatial datasets. Big geodata has become an important asset for analysis and decision-making, but also poses a challenge for state-of-the-art visualisation techniques. This article presents research results addressing this problem for the infrastructure and planetary science application domains. The methods discussed here enable users to fluently explore and efficiently analyse the growing wealth of geospatial data.  The data volume of 3D reconstructions is steadily growing for two reasons. Firstly, there is a demand to increase the accuracy of data acquisition, now reaching even sub-millimetre... (read more)
2017-04-20 09:29:33

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017

During the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 in La Grande Motte, France, the decision was taken to hold the next Geospatial Week in China, organised by Wuhan University. A strong Chinese delegation submitted a winning application to the panel and was successful in their bid. Wuhan University is the largest university in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial science, with approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The 2017 edition of the Geospatial Week will take place from 18 to 22 September with Deren Li, honorary member of ISPRS, as director. He will be joined by a large team headed... (read more)
2016-07-15 05:31:16

12th ISPRS Student Consortium to Follow ACRS 2014

Following the tradition of previous Asian Conferences on Remote Sensing (ACRS) held since 2010, an international student summer school will be organised after the ACRS 2014, which will take place at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 1-5 November 2014. This will be the 12th ISPRS Student Consortium and WG VI/5 Summer School, co-organised by the ACRS 2014 and the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS). The Summer School will include several topics on 'Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Management and Monitoring' with several renowned international lecturers. The number of participants is restricted to 40. Interested persons should send their registration form... (read more)
2014-07-22 09:20:08

Diamond Aircraft Announces New Distributor for Germany

From December 2012 onwards, Air Alliance, located at Airport Siegerland in Germany, will be the official German distributor for Diamond Aircraft’s civil product range, from the DA/DV20 to the DA42-VI. The company will also provide all aircraft-related services. Existing customers can continue to expect the same level of service from Diamond Aircraft at Egelsbach. In addition, aircraft can now be maintained by Air Alliance at Siegerland Airport (EDGS). Wolfgang Krombach, managing director of Air Alliance, is pleased that both Diamond Aircraft Industries and Air Alliance will be operating jointly in the German market from now on. He sees this distribution... (read more)
2012-12-20 03:14:50

Conference: Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies 2012

The VI International Conference 'Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies 2012' is to be held from 25th to 27th April 2012 in the ATLAS PARK-HOTEL near Moscow, Russia. The organiser of the conference is SOVZOND, one of the Russian leaders in the field of geospatial technologies and satellite monitoring. The conference will offer information about new projects and technologies and remote-sensing development prospects.     Traditionally the leading operators and developers of space systems (OJSC Russian Space Systems, TsSKB-PROGRESS SRP SRC, Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Center (GKNPTs), OJSC ‘Research Institute of Precision Instruments', ‘LAVOCHKIN' Association, All-Russia... (read more)
2011-12-07 12:00:00
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