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ISPRS e-Bulletin: December 2011

ISPRS e-Bulletin
Issue No 1 - 2012


Annual Reports of ISPRS Technical Commissions

Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions I
Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions II
Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions III
Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions V
Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions VI
Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions VII
Annual Report of ISPRS Technical Commissions VIII

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Melbourne Congress 2012
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Travel Grant to participate in the 22nd ISPRS Congress in Melbourne

Travel Grant to participate in the 22nd ISPRS Congress      

Travel Grant to participate in the 22nd ISPRS Congress 25 August 2012 to 1 September 2012 in Melbourne Australia, jointly funded by The ISPRS Foundation and the Australian Organizing Committee.

Application must be completed and send not later than 7th March 2012, by email to: Congress Director Cliff Ogleby at:

The application form you find »here.


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ISPRS Journal Annual Report
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information Annual Report
IPAC Annual Report
South East Asia Regional Annual Report

Reports of ISPRS Events

Lake Victoria Urbanisation Initiative      

Commercial Satellite Imagery Project to support UNEP's National Environmental Atlases and UN HABITAT's Lake Victoria Urbanisation Initiative
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2011
Nairobi, Kenya

The ISPRS Foundation has provided support for participants to travel to a workshop on the use of Commercial Satellite Imagery to support UNEP's National Environmental Atlases and UN HABITAT's Lake Victoria Urbanisation Initiative. The workshop was held at the Regional centre for Mapping for Resource management (RMCRD) in Nairobi from 29th November to 1st December 2011.

The purpose of the workshop was to enable participants to understand the requirements to support development of base urban planning maps for the Lake Victoria region and to build capacity amongst local planners so that they are able to use GIS and remote sensing to support their work. More importantly the workshop brought together key International, regional, sub-regional, UN, national, academic and local organizations around a table to develop a strategy on how this group could collectively support the Mapping Africa for Africa (MAfA) initiative.

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CDSM 2011      

ISPRS Workshop on Remote Sensing and GIS Methods for Change Detection and Spatio-temporal Modelling (CDSM 2011)
December 14–16, 2011
Hong Kong, China

The CDSM2011 international symposium was held at 14-16 December 2011, Hong Kong Baptist University. It was an official academic event of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and it is jointly organized by ISPRS Working Group VII/5 "Methods for change detection and process modelling", Department of Geography and Centre for Geo-computation Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The aim of the symposium was to enhance international collaboration and scholar exchange in the field of remote sensing change detection and spatio-temporal modelling. The focus also extended to the study of geo-process modelling using long-term remotely sensed and geographical data. It was endeavored to promote and encourage collaborated efforts for the development of new technology for processing multi-temporal imagery, detecting changing environment and objects, and modelling long-term geo-processes.

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Workshop on E-Learning 2011 within ACRS      

ISPRS WG VI/1, VI/2 Workshop on E-Learning 2011 within ACRS Report
October 4-5, 2011
Taipei, Chinese Taipei

by Henny Mills, Gerhard König, Peter T. Y. Shih

The two-day international symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on 12 and 13 September 2011. Co-located with NASA's annual program review for health projects, it was organized by a committee of eight people who assembled eight sessions on key topics that bridged the Earth observing and health communities of practice. Seventy (70) attendees from eleven countries (Belgium, Canada, Ethiopia, France, India, Italy, Japan, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Thailand, and the US) participated in the event. The Symposium was supported by nine sponsors: NASA, CNES, JAXA, ASPRS, Esri, JRCies, NMGIC, Bohannan-Huston, and EDAC. ISPRS Council was represented by Treasurer Mike Renslow.

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EUROMED 2012      

4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference - EUROMED 2012
Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2012
Limassol, Cyprus

The 4th EUROMED conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.

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A New Electronic Journal
"South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics" (SEEJoEOG)


The nine societal benefit areas (Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Water, Weather), identified by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) member states, clearly shows that Earth Observation is here only to benefit the citizens. This global effort can be traced in International Organizations and Initiatives like GEO (Group on Earth Observations), GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems), CEOS (Committee on Earth Observation Satellites), and so on.

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OBSERVE activities      

OBSERVE Activities

OBSERVE, BALKANGEONET and EGIDA FP7 projects organized 18-19 November, 2011 the Post GEO Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop attracted 88 experts, stakeholders, local policy makers and academics that had the opportunity to get informed on the latest developments regarding International and European Earth Observation developments and participate in vivid debates on the future of EO in the Balkans.

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Seoul Declaration on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM)

» Read the declaration


New Members


Associate Member: Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation(DHN)

The mission of the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation is to manage, operate and investigate environment science-related activities in the aquatic field, to contribute to national development, provide support and safety navigation to naval units and mariners in general and contribute to achieving corporate objectives.

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Ordinary Member: Chamber of authorized Architects and Engineers, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(FYROM)

Activities of chamber of authorized architects and engineers of FYROM:
Chamber of authorized architects and engineers of FYROM is an organization which consists of the following nine departments:

  1. Geodesy
  2. Geotechnics
  3. Urbanism
  4. Architecture
  5. Living environment engineering
  6. Civil engineering
  7. Mechanical engineering
  8. Electric engineering
  9. Traffic engineering

The chamber has a power given by the laws to provide engineers with authorization certificates. These certificates are necessary for engineers in order to make designs and perform official engineering tasks within the country and to be accepted by official institutions. Each department of the chamber has it own commission appointed to conduct evaluation of the applicants for an authorization and at the end to make decision to grant or not an authorization certificate.
The department of the chamber for Geodesy has extensive cooperation with geodetic engineers working in practice in order to support implementation of new technologies, promote new laws, influence law regulations in process of creation, providing licenses for certain field of expertise in the field of Geodesy. Providing standards and revision of the created designs and geodetic project is also a part of the work provided by the department.


ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing      

New publications in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Volume 66, issue 6 (November 2011)

An investigation into robust spectral indices for leaf chlorophyll estimation
Russell Main, Moses Azong Cho, Renaud Mathieu, Martha M. O'Kennedy, Abel Ramoelo, Susan Koch

Markov-random-field-based super-resolution mapping for identification of urban trees in VHR images
Juan P. Ardila, Valentyn A. Tolpekin, Wietske Bijker, Alfred Stein

Use of ALS, Airborne CIR and ALOS AVNIR-2 data for estimating tropical forest attributes in Lao PDR
Zhengyang Hou, Qing Xu, Timo Tokola

The role of ground reference data collection in the prediction of stem volume with LiDAR data in mountain areas
Michele Dalponte, Cristina Martinez, Mirco Rodeghiero, Damiano Gianelle

Mapping impervious surfaces with the integrated use of Landsat Thematic Mapper and radar data: A case study in an urban–rural landscape in the Brazilian Amazon
Dengsheng Lu, Guiying Li, Emilio Moran, Mateus Batistella, Corina C. Freitas

Direct relative orientation with four independent constraints
Yongjun Zhang, Xu Huang, Xiangyun Hu, Fangqi Wan, Liwen Lin

Auto-detection and integration of tectonically significant lineaments from SRTM DEM and remotely-sensed geophysical data
Alaa A. Masoud, Katsuaki Koike

Improving the assessment of ICESat water altimetry accuracy accounting for autocorrelation
Hani Abdallah, Jean-Stéphane Bailly, Nicolas Baghdadi, Nicolas Lemarquand

Improving the Wishart Synthetic Aperture Radar image classifications through Deterministic Simulated Annealing
Francisco J. Sánchez-Lladó, Gonzalo Pajares, Carlos López-Martínez

Using snakes for the registration of topographic road database objects to ALS features
Jens Göpfert, Franz Rottensteiner, Christian Heipke

Assessment of digital camera-derived vegetation indices in quantitative monitoring of seasonal rice growth
Toshihiro Sakamoto, Michio Shibayama, Akihiko Kimura, Eiji Takada

An approach to the radiometric aerotriangulation of photogrammetric images
David Hernández López, Beatriz Felipe García, José González Piqueras, Guillermo Villa Alcázar

Mapping grassland leaf area index with airborne hyperspectral imagery: A comparison study of statistical approaches and inversion of radiative transfer models
Roshanak Darvishzadeh, Clement Atzberger, Andrew Skidmore, Martin Schlerf

Multi-view dense matching supported by triangular meshes
Dimitri Bulatov, Peter Wernerus, Christian Heipke

A bundle adjustment approach with inner constraints for the scaled orthographic projection
Keith F. Blonquist, Robert T. Pack

Generation and evaluation of multitemporal digital terrain models of the Mt. Everest area from different optical sensors
Tino Pieczonka, Tobias Bolch, Manfred Buchroithner



In Memoriam

Tuan-Chih Chen      

Tuan-Chih Chen 1943 - 2011

Prof. Tuan-Chih Chen passed unexpected end of last year.
He was the ISPRS Calendar Editor since 2000.

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Myriam Ardila Torres      

Myriam Ardila Torres

Myriam Ardila Torres passed away on November 14, 2011.

Myriam was since 2008 a member of the ISPRS Financial Commission and ISPRS Regional Representative for South America.

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New Events

12-13 Mar 2012
EduServ pre-course Seminar - elearning courses from EuroSDR
23-24 Apr 2012
7th International Symposium On Geophysics
Tanta, EGYPT
23-27 Apr 2012
Geospatial World Forum 201
21-24 May 2012
32nd EARSeL Symposium
"Advances in Geosciences"
Mykonos Island, GREECE
24-25 May 2012
4th International Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group "Geological Applications"
Mykonos Island, GREECE
8-11 June 2012
EORSA 2012
The Second International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications
Shanghai, CHINA
3-6 July 2012
GI_Forum 2012 - Linking Geovisualization, Society & Learning
Salzburg, AUSTRIA
14-22 July 2012
39th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events
Mysore, INDIA
12-16 Aug 2012
Optical Engineering + Applications 2012
Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics
San Diego, California USA
2-5 Sep 2012
18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia
Milan, ITALY
3-7 Sep 2012
9th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling
L'Aquila, ITALY
11-14 Sep 2012
ForestSAT 2012 Remote Sensing Conference
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
16-18 Sep 2012
Auto-Carto 2012
Columbus, Ohio, USA
16-19 Sep 2012
2012 SilviLaser Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
24-27 Sep 2012
SPIE Remote Sensing 2012
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
29 Oct - 2 Nov 2012
AARSE 2012
Earth Observation & Geo-information Sciences for Environment and Development in Africa: Global Vision and Local Action Synergy
El Jadida, MOROCCO
29 Oct - 3 Nov 2012
4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference EUROMED 2012
International Conference on Cultural Heritage
Limassol, CYPRUS
16-18 Dec 2012
International Conference on Computer Vision in Remote Sensing
Xiamen, CHINA


Job Opportunities

15-Dec-2011: Associate scientist in 3D modelling technologies applied to cultural heritage, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris, France
15-Dec-2011: Lecturer in Land Surveying and/or Photogrammetry, School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK
22-Dec-2011: Assistant/Associate Professor in Geomatics Engineering, The Department of Geomatics Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada
10-Jan-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow in Close-Range Photogrammetry, Department of Geomatics Engineering, The University of Calgary, Canada
23-Jan-2012: 10 Positions with Open Ranks in Remote Sensing, GIScience, and Image Processing, GuangXi Key Laboratory of Spatial Informatics at Guilin University of Technology (GUT), Guilin, China

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