WG III/1: Orientation and Surface Reconstruction

Our Mission

ISPRS Working group III/1 aims at fostering cooperation between photogrammetry and computer vision in pose estimation and surface reconstruction, particularly concerning the evaluation of the potential of different approaches.

We aim to promote within ISPRS more or less fully automatic methods for calibration and orientation without requiring markers, and surface reconstruction. Current state-of-the-art methods are to be tested with respect to general applicability, reliability, and performance. Thereby, a further refinement and robustification of the methods is to be fostered.

WG III/1 will therefore provide various synthetic and real test data sets for image calibration/orientation as well as surface reconstruction tasks. We will invite researchers to evaluate their algorithms against known ground truth data with respect to general applicability and robustness.

Working Group Officers:


Helmut Mayer

Helmut Mayer
Bundeswehr University Munich
Institute of Applied Computer Science
8557 Neubiberg
+49 89 6004 3429
+49 89 6004 4090



Andreas Wendel

Andreas Wendel
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043



Heiko Hirschmüller

Heiko Hirschmüller
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Robotics and Mechatronics Center
Department of Perception and Cognition
82234 Wessling
+49 8153 28 3316
+49 8153 28 1134



Alain Giros

Alain Giros
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales - CNES
Toulouse Space Center
31401 Toulouse Cedex 4
+33 5 61 27 46 74
+33 5 61 28 31 09



Terms of Reference:

  • Camera pose estimation
  • Calibration and orientation without artificial targets
  • Multi-view matching and surface reconstruction
  • Evaluation of performance, reliability and generality of methods
  • Robustness of orientation and matching