ISPRS TC II Mid Term Symposium

Technical Commission II " Toward photogrammetry 2020"

The mid term Symposium will be held in Riva del Garda Italy June 4-7  2028.

ISPRS TC I Mid Term Symposium

Technical Commission I

The mid term Symposium will be held in Karlsruhe Germany October 9-12


Gi4DM -GeoInformation for Disaster Management 2018

The world has experienced several devastating disasters in this century, first an Earthquake of a very high magnitude and then Tsunami afterwards or heavy rain flows, followed by floods and landslides are common occurrences. These are conditions where even the most advanced EWS cannot make a significant difference. So, most of the potential to mitigate such a disaster in the future would have to be in the field of vulnerability reduction by adaptation, e.g. in urban planning and construction, based on risk and vulnerability maps.
Another question is the quality and coordination of disaster mapping activities to support response measures. Here we should coordinate all efforts globally as most of the disasters nowadays affect Trans boundaries. So the Geoinformation technologies will and better expressed should help in all facets of Disaster Management. An international effort in this direction is the Gi4DM series of Conferences, which was held for the first time in 2005 in Delft after the Indian Ocean Tsunami and repeated every year in almost all parts of the world. The upcoming conference in next March 2018 will demonstrate the last international advances in Geoinformation regarding the Disaster Management.


The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems. The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.

EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop Oblique 2017

Geospatial data automatically generated from imagery is currently experiencing a very positive momentum provided by an increasing quality of digital airborne imagery, developments and availability of oblique multi-camera systems, innovations in dense image matching algorithms, automatic segmentation and classification algorithms. National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) are following and considering such technological advances for changing their production pipelines whereas Photogrammetric Companies are considering to upgrade their airborne cameras to multi-view systems. These developments and considerations motivated the launch of past EuroSDR / ISPRS benchmarks on “Multi-platform photogrammetry” and “High Density Aerial Image Matching”, and, the organization of the successful first EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop on Oblique Cameras & Dense Image Matching. We want again to bring together experts and users of these airborne technologies, and solutions, to discuss the latest developments and present the latest results.

The second workshop on Oblique Aerial Cameras will be held in Barcelona (Spain) on October 9-10, 2017 at ICGC premises. The event will have a registration fee of €50

Low Cost 3D - Sensors, Algorithms, Applications

LowCost 3D is a series of international workshops on low-cost three-dimensional sensor systems and tools. Ranging from low-cost acquisition devices like handheld scanning systems over inexpensive photogrammetric algorithms to processing software and applications. Started by Prof. Frank Neitzel from Technical University Berlin and Prof. Ralf Reulke from Humboldt-University in Berlin, the workshops were organized and hosted alternating between these two universities. Since 2011 four workshops took place in Berlin while in 2017 the 5th workshop will be hosted by the HafenCity University Hamburg.

The main focus of the workshop is to discuss new developments in low-cost 3D sensor technology, algorithms, and applications. Topics include:

  • Image- and range-based low-cost sensor systems including low-cost scanning systems
  • Low-cost sensor calibration and system integration
  • Accuracy investigations in low-cost sensor systems
  • Low-cost sensors for automatic data acquisition
  • Automation in data registration
  • Point cloud analysis
  • Image matching and 3D reconstruction
  • Low-cost sensors including open-source and free algorithms for terrestrial 3D modeling
  • Web-based tools for terrestrial 3D modeling
  • 4D modelling
  • Low-cost systems for Virtual and Augmented Reality applied to the visualization of 3D models


Using small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as data acquisition platforms and autonomous or semi-autonomous measurement instruments has become attractive for many emerging applications. The aim of UAV-g 2017 is to bring together experts in photogrammetry and remote sensing, surveying, robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, aerospace engineering, geosciences and various UAV user communities.  UAV-g is a great opportunity to learn about the most recent developments and to exchange views on the future directions of UAV in geomatics research, applications and services. The conference will be held between September 4-7 2017.

CIPA Symposium

CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation.

The rapid rise in new digital technologies has revolutionized the practice of recording heritage places. Digital tools and media offer a myriad of new opportunities for collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about heritage sites. With new opportunities, there are also conflicts, and an intense effort to incorporate digital media into the education of conservation professionals. Issues regarding the proper, innovative and research-focused uses of digital media in heritage conservation are urgent topics in the global heritage conservation field, and CIPA and its partners have played a leading role in this area of cross-disciplinary research and practice. The symposium will offer a unique opportunity for educators, professionals, heritage institutions, and managers of heritage places to share, exchange, and explore new approaches, best practices, and research results in the area of these workflows.  The conference will be held between August 28  - September 1 2017.

Photogrammetric Week

Advancement in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics

The biennial event Photogrammetric Week (PhoWo) was initiat- ed by Carl Pulfrich as a “vacation course in photogrammetry” in 1909; since 1973 it has been held at the University of Stuttgart.

Today, the Photogrammetric Week enjoys international recognition as an upgrading seminar and a platform for the exchange of experience. And the new organiz- er is as well committed to continue the successful history of this event.

The lectures will focus on trends and achievements of the following topics:

  •   Sensors and Data Acquisition

  •   Photogrammetry, Computer Vision and Remote Sensing

  •  Geoinformatics

The 56th Photogrammetric Week in Stuttgart will be held from Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15, 2017.