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ISPRS e-Bulletin: January 2013

ISPRS e-Bulletin
Issue No 5 - 2014



Lena Halounovà      

Christmas in the Czech Republic and few words about Czechs

by Lena Halounovà
ISPRS Congress Director

Christmas is holy in many countries in the world. I saw Christmas decorations also in Chengdu two years ago during the ISPRS Council meeting. It seems that Christmas is famous also in countries with non-Christian origin. Therefore I would like to describe how Czechs celebrate it since the celebrations differ in individual and even neighboring countries.

Christmas is a religious festival, which derived also from the celebration of the transition from autumn to winter and the prolongation of daylight. There are generally three tasks to be fulfilled before Christmas in my country. People, better to say, housewives want to tidy up their flat or house. That is why they wash windows, doors, clean all cupboards, wardrobes, etc. It is a terrible period for most men even when they are not included in these activities. They only face the fact that the house is untidy due to windows without curtains, things pulled out of the wardrobes, etc. The worse situation is when they are involved – with hanging curtains, for example, and the result is usually a clean house, a tired housewife and an angry husband.

The second task is to bake Christmas confectionery. These are small sweet pieces from nuts, cacao, coconut, sugar and many other ingredients of various colors, shapes and sweet tastes. These sweets are also sent and/or brought to friends with a wish of Merry Christmas and served usually on Christmas Eve (24 December). I created twelve sorts with around 100 pieces every year after my marriage – however, before Melbourne. It took me around three full days to make them.

The last task is gifts. It is the same as in many countries. In  our tradition, however, the donor is different. The gifts are given by Ježíšek (Yezheeshek), Jesus Christ in his baby age. Father or mother, mostly with their children, decorate the Christmas tree (spruce, pine or fir tree). Ježíšek places - secretly - the gifts during the Christmas Eve dinner under the tree. A lot of families set up a Nativity scene. It varies, from a simple paper image of Joseph and Mary with Jesus after his birth in Bethlehem and those who brought gifts to small Jesus, to a complicated wooden scene covering a large area in the room near the tree. Everything is presented in a fairy tale form for children.

The most typical dish for the Christmas Eve dinner (after a whole day of fasting) is fish soup, fried carp and potato salad. People should not eat meat before midnight and therefore fish is served. This catholic tradition is not respected in all families and thus some people eat Wiener schnitzel (pork fillet coated in flour, egg and breadcrumbs).

After the dinner, a small bell rings announcing that Ježíšek has brought the gifts and all of the family goes to the tree. One or more family members hand out the wrapped gifts with names of receivers on small cards. Unwrapping is a long procedure when all admire their own gifts and those of the others.

Clearing away of the paper and ribbons closes the most laborious part of the first Christmas day, which was a working day during the communist regime. The regime was not able to erase Christmas, it only suspended its meaning by changing Vánoce (Christmas) to vánoce and replaced original names of the following two days to the 1st and 2nd Christmas feast. Christmas Eve is the most important and happiest day for families in my country, however, a very sad for people who are alone. All shops are closed and a very few restaurants are open. The loneliness is very strong.

The two following days, 25 and 26 December (public holidays) are usually dedicated to the visiting of broader family members, friends, exhibitions, concerts, theaters.
Young couples – usually shortly after marriage - present their rebellion and leave the family and even the country so as not to celebrate.  However, there are not too many of them.

Even though the Congress is in summer, it is good to know that the Czech Republic has a very low number of people who believe in God but who celebrate the catholic holy day in a merry way, focused on children and their happy eyes, who maintain hundreds of churches and relicts with respect to the historical development and who use other holy days during the year mainly to practice their hobbies. Czechs do not take meaningful things too seriously and like humor. The most famous Czech is a fictitious figure of theatre plays – a figure who is the best writer, composer, inventor of all ever invented things since the end of 19 century, ….- Jára Cimrman.


The ISPRS Foundation

The ISPRS Foundation


Dieter Fritsch (DF), Chair, Board of Trustees
John Trinder (JT), Operations Officer
Marguerite Madden (MM), Finance Officer


The Executive Committee of The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) is very pleased to announce the

IGI Africa Ambassador Award (2014-2016)

Ingenieurgesellschaft für Interfaces mbH (IGI), Kreuztal, Germany is an innovative German vendor of photogrammetric hardware, software and workflows. IGI is very pleased to offer the IGI Ambassador Award via The ISPRS Foundation (TIF). This new award will be offered to young scientists in photogrammetry and laser scanning coming from regionally under-represented African countries and allows for visits at IGI‘s Central Office, Kreuztal, Germany, and active participation at international Workshops, Conferences, and Symposia.

Bylaws: The award is funded by a donation of 2,500 EURO per year from  2014 to 2016. As it is focussed on supporting applicants from regionally under-represented African countries, it is a restricted grant of TIF. It is the intention of the donor to support 1-2 young researchers per year. Deadlines for applications are March 31st and September 30th. Eligible candidates are chosen by the TIF Grants Evaluation Committee in cooperation with an IGI Representative.

The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) could offer Travel Grants to all ISPRS Midterm Symposia 2014. This has continued the Foundation’s tradition in funding travel grants to deserving individuals especially coming from developing and reform countries since ist inception in 2004.

In the following further reports of travel grant receipients are given, which once more underline the importance of financial assistance to Young Researchers in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences.

12th Student Consortium and WG VI/5 Summer School
Geospatial Technology for Environmental Management and Monitoring
Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
November 1-5, 2014

ISPRS Technical Commission I Symposium
Sustaining Land Imaging: UAVs to Satellites
Denver, USA
Nov. 17-20, 2014
Report by Ogunmola James
Report by Rizwan Ahmed Ansari

ISPRS Technical Commission II Symposium
Building Connections in GIScience for Future
Toronto, Canada
Oct. 6-8, 2014
Report by Joseph Xingang
Report by Heather McGrath

ISPRS Technical Commission III Symposium
Photogrammetric Computer Vision - PCV 2014
Zurich, Switzerland
Sept. 5-7, 2014
Report by Xue Wan

ISPRS Technical Commission IV Symposium
Geospatial databases and location based services
Suzhou, China
May 14-16, 2014
Report by Natalia Kozlova

ISPRS Technical Commission V Symposium
Close-range imaging, ranging and applications
Riva, Italy
June 23-25, 2014
Report by Jesse Rafeiro
Report by Salil Goel
Report by Winhard Tampubolon

ISPRS Technical Commission VI Symposium
Data, information, and knowledge sharing for geo-education
Wuhan, China
May 19-21, 2014
Report by Hossein Vahidi
Report by Justyna Jeziorska
Report by Rawal Darshana Rameshchandra

ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium
Thematic Processing, Modeling and Analysis of Remotely Sensed Data
Istanbul, Turkey
Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 , 2014
Report by Chia-Hsiang Yang
Report by Charity Mundava


Society News



ISPRS Archives accepted for inclusion in Scopus

Council is pleased to announce that The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing an Spatial Information Sciences have been accepted for inclusion in SCPOUS, a bibliographic database containing citations for academic journal articles, covering nearly 21.000 titles from over 5.000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. The Archives will now be available for an even larger audience for search and linkage to the ISPRS proceedings series. Furthermore, Scopus will derive the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and the SCImage Journal Rank (SJR) as alternatives for the impact factor by Thomson Reuters. For further information see the Copernicus explanation page at:

ISPRS Congress 2012 in Melbourne, Australia


ISPRS Archives Vol. A for Melbourne Congress available

The formal deliberations of the 2012 ISPRS Congress held in Melbourne, Australia, are now available at This proceedings volume contains the Congress programme, the official ISPRS documents, and lots of additional information on the Congress and on ISPRS. It once more demonstrates the great success of the Congress. Ordinary Members will receive a bound copy per mail within the next few weeks.

President Chen Jun and Secretary General Christian Heipke handed over one of the first Vol. A. of the Melbourne Congress to the Ordinary Member of Myanmar during the recent Asian Conference of Remote Sensing (ACRS 2014), together with ISPRS promotion material. The photo shows Thant Sin Oo from the Myanmar Survey department holding the ISPRS Biennial Report, together with Chen Jun (left) and Christian Heipke (right).

President Chen Jun and Secretary General Christian Heipke handed over  one of the first Vol. A. of the Melbourne Congress



OSGeo MoU signed

ISPRS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. OSGeo is active in all areas related to open source and open data in the geospatial field and thus has many common interest with ISPRS. Anybody interested in this new possibility for cooperation and sharing of software and data should contact the OSGeo representative of ISPRS, Maria Brovelli at or the ISPRS Secretary General.


Society News

ISPRS Book Series


New direction for ISPRS book series

The ISPRS book series, a long standing publication of the society, has a new direction and is now soliciting authored books. All royalties will go to the authors.

Find out more here.

Quick Links

•   ISPRS homepage
•   The ISPRS Foundation
•   ISPRS Calendar
•   Prague Congress 2016
•   Student Consortium

General Announcements


Canadian Institute of Geomatics announces new President

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) is pleased to announce its new President, Mr. Alex Giannelia, President of The Airborne Sensing Corporation. Mr. Giannelia was sworn in at the CIG Annual General Meeting held on October 6, 2014 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto Ontario. He is joined on the CIG Executive Board by President Elect Dr. Ahmed El-Rabbany, P.Eng., Professor in Geomatics Engineering, and Graduate Program Director at the Department of Civil Engineering with Ryerson University, Toronto; Immediate Past President Mr. Steve Guillemette, Information Consultant with the City of Quebec and manager of its Geomatics Division of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure; and Treasurer Mr. Gilles Champoux, retired from the Directorate of Real Property Planning with National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa. 

The above are joined on the Executive by the new CIG Vice-President Mr. Yves Léger, M.Sc., GISP, and Manager of the Geographic Information Systems Division with the City of Saint John, New Brunswick.

ISPRS takes this opportunity to thank outgoing president Mr. Steve Guillemette for the great support he has extended to ISPRS and welcomes the new CIG officers. We are certain that we will see a continuation of the successful cooperation with our Canadian friends under the new CIG board.



New SFPT president and board announced

During the last meeting of the society and after many years of service, Laurent Polidori (CNAM / ESGT) has stepped down as president of the French Ordinary Member SFPT, the Société Française de Photogrammétrie et Télédétection. The presidency was taken over by Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny from IGN. SFPT has renewed its board for at least the next 2 years, as follows :
President : Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny (IGN)
Vice-president : Mioara Mandea (CNES)
Secretary general : Sandrine Mathieu (Thales Alenia Space)
Treasurer : Eric Labergerie (ESGT)
Vice-treasurer : Jean-Paul Rudant (Univ. Paris Est)

On behalf of ISPRS, President Chen Jun thanks Laurent for his great contributions to the French Society and to ISPRS. With his continuous efforts, ISPRS has been able to establish a closer link with SFPT, and more French scientists are now active in different ISPRS commissions and working groups. At the same time, ISPRS is looking forward to continuing the close collaboration with Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny and the new SFPT board.

CityGML dataset


CityGML dataset

At the Technical Commission II Midterm Symposium, held in Toronto, Ontario on Oct. 6-8, 2014, Filip Biljecki, PhD Researcher at the Delft University of Technology presented a procedural modelling engine that generates synthetic 3D city models in the CityGML format and in multiple levels of detail. Filip has made these datasets available free of charge on his web site for everybody to use. Learn more at:

Capacity building for GEOSS


New publication on capacity building for GEOSS

Recognising the need to improve our understanding of the Earth system and enhance our ability for informed decision-making for the benefit of our planet and the sustainability of our societies, over 150 governments and leading international organisations are participating in the Group on Earth Observations, or GEO, to coordinate the construction of a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) by the year 2015.

In this context the European Commission has recently published a new book on capacity building for GEOSS. See here for more details.


Announcements of Scientific Meetings                (see also ISPRS Calendar)

PIA15 and HRIGI15      

PIA15-HRIGI15 deadline for abstract submission approaching
Munich, Germany
March 25-27, 2015

The ISPRS Joint Workshop PIA15-HRIGI15, "Photogrammetric Image Analysis - High Resolution Imagery for Geospatial Information, to be held in Munich, Germany from March 25-27, 2015, is proving to be a great success. At the full paper deadline, more than 50 contributions have been submitted. The workshop is still open for abstract submission - the deadline is Dec, 15, 2015. The organisers cordially invite contributions from all interested parties.

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015      

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015
La Grande Motte/Montpellier, France
Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2015

The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 will take place in Montpellier (La Grande Motte), a beautiful Mediterranean city of the South of France, from 28th September to 3rd October 2015. La Grande Motte is situated on the border of Camargue, region of the delta of the river Rhone, and is the sea resort and marina of Montpellier which has an outstanding architecture and has been classified "20th century heritage site" by the French ministry of culture.

The ISPRS Geospatial Week features a full working week a very rich scientific program around geoinformation (from data collection and information extraction, to data quality control and dissemination through services) with a mix of methodology-oriented and thematic-oriented events that will enable communities to meet, to exchange, and cross-fertilize.


Supporting Future Earth with Geoinformation      

ISPRS International Workshop Supporting Future Earth with Geoinformation
Beijing, China
June 8-10, 2015

Future Earth is a global research platform aiming to provide knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. It is sponsored by the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability comprising the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Belmont Forum of funding agencies, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the World Meteorological Organization as an observer.  Dynamic Planet, Global Development and Transformations towards Sustainability are its three research themes. These depend critically on the availability and utilization of reliable information at both local and global scale.

With the advancement of remote sensing and spatial information technology, more and more spatial data sets at both global and local scales have been produced in the past and will be generated continuously in the future. Supporting Future Earth with reliable global geo-information is becoming a key challenge for assuring a successful global understanding, environmental change analysis, transformational development and dynamic modeling. This joint workshop will present the latest development of global spatial data production and sharing, exchange successful application experiences of global geo-information, examine up-to-date user requirements and key gaps, and identify major challenges. It aims at promoting the multi-disciplinary collaboration towards providing reliable global geo-information to support Future Earth.

Workshop topics:

  • Scientific vision and latest progress of Future Earth from national and international perspectives, especially by utilizing geo-information;
  • Definition of challenges for and requirements on global geo-information and services concerning Future Earth programs;
  • Latest developments of global geo-data sets (Earth observation data, Digital elevation, Land cover, environmental monitoring, ecological data, …);
  • Representation and visualization of Global geo-spatial information;
  • Policy and technology for global geo-information sharing and service;
  • Progress of open geo-spatial software and integrated application with  open geo-data sets;
  • Big data analysis of global spatial and non-spatial information;
  • Applications of global geo-information in global understanding, environmental change analysis, dynamic modeling and transformational development.

Our Common Future under Climate Change      

Science conference Our Common Future under Climate Change
Paris, France
July, 7-10, 2015

A major international conference entitled “Our Common Future under Climate Change” will take place on 7-10 July 2015 in Paris, ahead of the UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties that is expected to adopt a new climate agreement. The science conference will discuss the IPCC findings and new research since the publication of AR5 with a strong focus on solutions, as well as considering climate adaptation and mitigation in the broader context of global environmental change.

The conference will be structured around four broad themes:

  1. State of knowledge on Climate Change
  2. Scenarios Exploring Our Common Future
  3. Responding to Climate Change Challenges
  4. Collective Action and Transformative Solutions

To find further information, visit the conference website:


ISPRS supports SkyTech 2015 UAV Conference & Exhibition
Business Design Centre, London, UK
April 24, 2015

Skytech 2015 is a one-day event serving as a platform to define, understand and ultimately integrate UAVs into the commercial sector. Skytech 2015 is supported by ISPRS. For further information click here or visit the website:

Interexpo GEO-Siberia-2015


Interexpo GEO-Siberia-2015
Open-Source Geospatial Solutions for Public Benefits

Novosibirsk Expo Centre, Novosibirsk, Russia
April 20-22, 2015

Organizers : Siberian State Academy of Geodesy and Exhibition organizer LLC "Interexpo GeoSiberia"

Read more ... or visit:

The ISPRS / University of Innsbruck - Summer School of Alpine Research 2015


The ISPRS / University of Innsbruck - Summer School of Alpine Research 2015: Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain

takes place in Obergurgl (Austria) from 5-11 July 2015.

During that week participants will be learning innovative practical and methodological skills to characterize complex terrain and object features using close- and near range remote sensing techniques. Both theoretical lectures and practical field-work assignments are planned.

For more details and registration please visit


Event Reports

Report, Midterm Symposium of Technical Commission IV      

Midterm Symposium of Technical Commission IV on Geospatial Databases and Location Based Service
Suzhou, China
May 14-16, 2014

TC IV of ISPRS met in May in China for a memorable symposium, perfectly organised by Jiang Jie.

Read more…

Report, IGSM - International Geodetic Student Meeting      

Report of the Midterm Symposium of Technical Commission V
Close-range imaging, analysis and applications

Riva del Garda, Italy
June 23-25, 2014

Under the leadership of Fabio Remondino, a very successful Commission V Symposium was held this summer in Northern Italy.

Read more ...

Report, International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries      

ISPRS Supported the International Workshop on
Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries

During 6th-8th, August, 2014, an International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries was held in United Nations Offices, Nairobi, Kenya.

Read more ...

Initiative Sustainable Deltas 2015      

ICSU-endorsed Initiative Sustainable Deltas 2015 launched in Rotterdam

A unique initiative endorsed by ICSU, the International Council for Science - Sustainable Deltas 2015 - (SD2015) was launched in September at the ’Deltas in Times of Climate Change II International Conference’ in Rotterdam. The aim of the initiative is to focus attention and research on the value and vulnerability of deltas worldwide, and promote and enhance international and regional cooperation among scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders.

Find more information here.

International Scientific Organizations support Data Sharing for Sustainability      

International Scientific Organizations support Data Sharing for Sustainability

SciDataCon2014, the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, took place from 2-5 November in New Delhi, India. The Conference was motivated by the conviction that the most significant research challenges – and in particular the pressing issues relating to global sustainability in the face of ongoing natural and human induced changes to the planetary system – cannot be properly addressed without paying attention to issues relating to equitable access to quality-assured and interoperable datasets and their long-term management and preservation.

Read more ...


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 97 (November 2014)

A very fast phase inversion approach for small baseline style interferogram stacks
Kui Zhang, Zhengzhou Li, Guojie Meng, Yaqiong Dai
Pages: 1-8

Adaptive non-local Euclidean medians sparse unmixing for hyperspectral imagery
Ruyi Feng, Yanfei Zhong, Liangpei Zhang
Pages: 9-24

Fusion of imaging spectroscopy and airborne laser scanning data for characterization of forest ecosystems – A review
Hossein Torabzadeh, Felix Morsdorf, Michael E. Schaepman
Pages: 25-35

An efficient semi-supervised classification approach for hyperspectral imagery
Kun Tan, Erzhu Li, Qian Du, Peijun Du
Pages: 36-45

Automatic histogram-based fuzzy C-means clustering for remote sensing imagery
Saman Ghaffarian, Salar Ghaffarian
Pages: 46-57

Estimating leaf chlorophyll of barley at different growth stages using spectral indices to reduce soil background and canopy structure effects
Kang Yu, Victoria Lenz-Wiedemann, Xinping Chen, Georg Bareth
Pages: 58-77

Modeling diurnal land temperature cycles over Los Angeles using downscaled \{GOES\} imagery
Qihao Weng, Peng Fu
Pages: 78-88

Accuracy in estimation of timber assortments and stem distribution – A comparison of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning techniques
Ville Kankare, Jari Vauhkonen, Topi Tanhuanpää, Markus Holopainen, Mikko Vastaranta, Marianna Joensuu, Anssi Krooks, Juha Hyyppä, Hannu Hyyppä, Petteri Alho, Risto Viitala
Pages: 89-97

Applying object-based segmentation in the temporal domain to characterise snow seasonality
Jeffery A. Thompson, Brian G. Lees
Pages: 98-110

Spectroscopic remote sensing of plant stress at leaf and canopy levels using the chlorophyll 680 nm absorption feature with continuum removal
Ieda Del’Arco Sanches, Carlos Roberto Souza Filho, Raymond Floyd Kokaly
Pages: 111-122

Semi-supervised classification for hyperspectral imagery based on spatial-spectral Label Propagation
Liguo Wang, Siyuan Hao, Qunming Wang, Ying Wang
Pages: 123-137

Tracking seasonal changes of leaf and canopy light use efficiency in a Phlomis fruticosa Mediterranean ecosystem using field measurements and multi-angular satellite hyperspectral imagery
Stavros Stagakis, Nikos Markos, Olga Sykioti, Aris Kyparissis
Pages: 138-151

Automatic building detection based on Purposive FastICA (PFICA) algorithm using monocular high resolution Google Earth images
Saman Ghaffarian, Salar Ghaffarian
Pages: 152-159

Sequential digital elevation models of active lava flows from ground-based stereo time-lapse imagery
M.R. James, S. Robson
Pages: 160-170

On the temporal consistency of chlorophyll products derived from three ocean-colour sensors
Robert J.W. Brewin, Frédéric Mélin, Shubha Sathyendranath, François Steinmetz, Andrei Chuprin, Mike Grant
Pages: 171-184

Method for orthorectification of terrestrial radar maps
Marion Jaud, Raphaël Rouveure, Patrice Faure, Laure Moiroux-Arvis, Marie-Odile Monod
Pages: 185-194

Modeling spatiotemporal patterns of understory light intensity using airborne laser scanner (LiDAR)
Shouzhang Peng, Chuanyan Zhao, Zhonglin Xu
Pages: 195-203

Semi-automatic verification of cropland and grassland using very high resolution mono-temporal satellite images
Petra Helmholz, Franz Rottensteiner, Christian Heipke
Pages: 204-218

A parametric model for classifying land cover and evaluating training data based on multi-temporal remote sensing data
Hunter Glanz, Luis Carvalho, Damien Sulla-Menashe, Mark A. Friedl
Pages: 219-228

Assessment of crop foliar nitrogen using a novel dual-wavelength laser system and implications for conducting laser-based plant physiology
Jan U.H. Eitel, Troy S. Magney, Lee A. Vierling, Günter Dittmar
Pages: 229-240


New publications in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Volume 98 (December 2014)

Evaluation of feature-based 3-d registration of probabilistic volumetric scenes
Maria I. Restrepo, Ali O. Ulusoy, Joseph L. Mundy
Pages: 1-18

Hybrid region merging method for segmentation of high-resolution remote sensing images
Xueliang Zhang, Pengfeng Xiao, Xuezhi Feng, Jiangeng Wang, Zuo Wang
Pages: 19-28

A hybrid method for optimization of the adaptive Goldstein filter
Mi Jiang, Xiaoli Ding, Xin Tian, Rakesh Malhotra, Weixue Kong
Pages: 29-43

A hybrid framework for single tree detection from airborne laser scanning data: A case study in temperate mature coniferous forests in Ontario, Canada
Junjie Zhang, Gunho Sohn, Mathieu Brédif
Pages: 44-57

Accuracy assessment of airborne photogrammetrically derived high-resolution digital elevation models in a high mountain environment
Johann Müller, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, Patrick Thee, Christian Ginzler
Pages: 58-69

Assessing integration of intensity, polarimetric scattering, interferometric coherence and spatial texture metrics in PALSAR-derived land cover classification
Huiran Jin, Giorgos Mountrakis, Stephen V. Stehman
Pages: 70-84

Abrupt spatiotemporal land and water changes and their potential drivers in Poyang Lake, 2000–2012
Lifan Chen, Ryo Michishita, Bing Xu
Pages: 85-93

On quantifying post-classification subpixel landcover changes
Jose L. Silván-Cárdenas, Le Wang
Pages: 94-105

An effective approach for gap-filling continental scale remotely sensed time-series
Daniel J. Weiss, Peter M. Atkinson, Samir Bhatt, Bonnie Mappin, Simon I. Hay, Peter W. Gething
Pages: 106-118

Multi-class geospatial object detection and geographic image classification based on collection of part detectors
Gong Cheng, Junwei Han, Peicheng Zhou, Lei Guo
Pages: 119-132

Domain adaptation for land use classification: A spatio-temporal knowledge reusing method
Yilun Liu, Xia Li
Pages: 133-144

Evaluating the performance of a new classifier – the GP-OAD: A comparison with existing methods for classifying rock type and mineralogy from hyperspectral imagery
Sven Schneider, Richard J. Murphy, Arman Melkumyan
Pages: 145-156

Remotely sensed surface temperature variation of an inland saline lake over the central Qinghai–Tibet Plateau
Linghong Ke, Chunqiao Song
Pages: 157-167



ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information — Open Access Journal

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information — Open Access Journal      

New publications in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Open Access Journal
Volume 3, Issue 4 (December 2014), Pages 1157-1255

Mapping VHR Water Depth, Seabed and Land Cover Using Google Earth Data
Collin, Antoine, Nadaoka, Kazuo, Nakamura, Takashi
Pages: 1157-1179

Uncertainty in Geographic Data on Bivariate Maps: An Examination of Visualization Preference and Decision Making
Scholz, Ruojing W., Lu, Yongmei
Pages: 1180-1197

Impacts of Scale on Geographic Analysis of Health Data: An Example of Obesity Prevalence
Lee, Jay, Alnasrallah, Mohammad, Wong, David, Beaird, Heather, Logue, Everett
Pages: 1198-1210

Areal Delineation of Home Regions from Contribution and Editing Patterns in OpenStreetMap
Zielstra, Dennis, Hochmair, Hartwig H., Neis, Pascal, Tonini, Francesco
Pages: 1211-1233

Improving Inland Water Quality Monitoring through Remote Sensing Techniques
Ogashawara, Igor, Moreno-Madriñán, Max J.
Pages: 1234-1255



New Events

16 Mar 2015
Workshop on Laser Scanning Applications
Cologne, Germany

16-17 Apr 2015
Workshop Underwater 3D Recording and Modeling
Piano di Sorrento, Italy

20-22 Apr 2015
Interexpo GEO-Siberia 2015
Open-Source Geospatial Solutions for Public Benefits
Novosibirsk, Russia

22-24 Apr 2015
UDMS 2015
30th Urban Data Management Symposium
Ghent, Belgium

24 Apr 2015
SkyTech 2015 UAV
Conference & Exhibition
London, UK

09-10 Jun 2015
International Workshop on Supporting Future Earth with Geo-information
Beijing, China

16-25 Jun 2015
15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference & EXPO SGEM2015
Albena, Bulgaria

07-10 Jul 2015
International Scientific Conference
Our Common Future Under Climate Change
Paris, France

07-10 Jul 2015
GI_Forum 2015
Geospatial Minds for Society
Salzburg, Austria

13-15 Jul 2015
ISPRS ICWG IV/II Workshop on Spatiotemporal Computing
website not yet available
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

09 Aug - 13 Sep 2015
Optical Engineering + Applications 2015
Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics
San Diego, California, USA

07-11 Sep 2015
Photogrammetric Week 2015
Excellence in Photogrammetry, Computer Science and Geoinformatics
Stuttgart, Germany

24-25 Sep 2015
ISPRS WG IV/8 Meeting
”Planetary mapping and Spatial databases”
Berlin, Germany

09-11 Dec 2015
The 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology
Sydney, Australia

» See more


Updated Events

16-17 Apr 2015
Underwater 3D Recording and Modeling
Piano di Sorrento, Italy

26-30 Apr 2015
MMT 2015 Summer School
The Third International Summer School on
Mobile Mapping Technology
Xiamen, China

21-22 May 2015
Joint Workshop
ISPRS WG IV/7 and WG V/4
Indoor-Outdoor Seamless Modelling, Mapping and Navigation
Tokyo, Japan

28 Sep - 03 Oct 2015
ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015
La Grande Motte, France

» See more


Job Opportunities

18-Nov-2014 Tenure-track or Project Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Microwave and Radar Remote Sensing
Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR) at National Central University, Jhongli City, Taiwan
Deadline: 15-Dec-2014
26-Nov-2014 Assistant Professor - Civil, Environmental, Geodetic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Columbus, OH, USA
7-Dec-2014 Research Associate in Geomatics
School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK
Deadline: 4-Jan-2015

» See more


New Publications in the ISPRS Archives & Annals

Archives 2014, TC VIII
ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, 9-12 Dec
Hyderabad, India
Archives 2014, TC I
ISPRS Technical Commission I Symposium, 17-20 Nov
Denver, Colorado, USA
Archives 2014, WG II/1, WG II/4, ICWG II/IV, WG IV/7
The 1st ISPRS International Conference on Geospatial Information Research, 15-17 Nov
Tehran, Iran
Annals 2014, TC VIII
ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, 9-12 Dec
Hyderabad, India
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ISPRS Technical Commission I Symposium, 17-20 Nov
Denver, Colorado, USA
Annals 2014, TC I
ISPRS Technical Commission II Symposium, 6-8 Oct
Toronto, Canada

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