WG I/9: Integrated Sensor Orientation, Calibration, Navigation and Mapping

Our Mission

ISPRS Working group I/9 deals with a fundamental task in photogrammetry and remote sensing: sensor orientation, both in real-time and off-line on manned or unmanned airborne, ship born and terrestrial platforms. This involves modeling and estimation techniques to determine platform and sensor position, attitude and its derivatives from various, usually redundant or at least partially redundant navigation and/or optical sensors at the highest possible accuracy.

To this purpose, through workshops, including the bi-annual European Calibration and Orientation Workshop (EuroCOW), and cooperation with other WGs in the period from 2016-2020, the WG will promote the investigation and evaluation of new approaches to integrate inertial, GNSS, visual, ranging and any other type of measurements thus levering in a synergistic way recent results in the fields of geodesy, photogrammetry,
navigation, computer vision and robotics.

Working Group Officers:


Jan SkaloudJan Skaloud
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL
EPFL-TOPO Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 21 693 2753
+41 24 693 5740

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Ismael ColominaIsmael Colomina
Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia
Avda. del Canal Olímpic, s/n
E-08860 Castelldefels
+34 93 1700 047

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Michael CramerMichael Cramer
Institut für Photogrammetrie
Universität Stuttgart
70174 Stuttgart
+49 711 685 84118
+49 711 685 83297

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Craig GlennieCraig Glennie
University of Houston
N107 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX, USA 77204-4003

+1 832 842 8861
+1 713 743 0186

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Terms of Reference:

  • General rigorous modeling of positioning and attitude sensors.
  • Spatial absolute, relative and temporal modeling of non-standard sensors (low-cost, new-geometry, combined-geometry configurations).
  • Use of Stochastic Differential Equations in orientation and calibration for photogrammetric applications.
  • Orientation/calibration with UAV and micro aerial vehicles.
  • Photogrammetric/LiDAR orientation and calibration: measurement techniques and models.