WG V/7: Innovative Technologies in Training Civil Engineers and Architects

Our Mission

ISPRS Working Group V/7 aims to promote global literacy and advance of innovations in geospatial technologies, mainly in photogrammetry and remote sensing for implementation in the educational process of civil engineers and architects through the development of multidisciplinary educational content that facilitate knowledge exchange between various applied sciences and organizations involved.

We are establishing and soliciting global collaborative network focused on the most efficient ways to integrate professionally and crowdsourced geospatial data into civil and architectural engineering operational workflows. To meet this challenge WG is planning to develop and promote worldwide educational content enabling to provide training and education for geospatial literacy and skills-sets development in civil engineering, environmental and architectural workforce. Special attention will be given to the low-cost close-range photogrammetry, UAS, LIDAR and open-sourced geospatial technologies suitable for the deployment by developing countries. To this end, group is planning to establish collaboration with United Nations University, European and US programs challenged in help to the developing countries.

Finally, WG shares educational content, develops novel educational components of training and education in photogrammetry and remote sensing for civil engineers and architects, organizes joint workshops, symposium and prepares results and recommendations.


Working Group Officers:


Vladimir A. SeredovichVladimir A. Seredovich
Siberian State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
113, Leningradskaya Str.
Novosibirsk, 630108
Russian Federation
7 (383) 266 81 51


Gottfried KonecnyGottfried Konecny
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover
+49 511 762 2487
+49 511 762 2483


Karel VachKarel Vach
Smichovska 944/9c
155 00 Praha 5
Czech Republic
+42 0251615987


Argina NovitskayaArgina Novitskaya
Russian Federation
+7 913 936 04 56 (Mobile)


Regional Coordinator  

Roman ShultsRoman Shults
Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture
31, Povitroflokskyj Ave
Kyiv, 03037
+38 067 230 70 09

Regional Coordinator  

Eugene LevinEugene Levin
Michigan Technological University
School of Technology
426 EERC Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Ml 49931- 1295
+1 906/487-2446
+1 906/487-2583

Regional Coordinator  

Laxmi ThapaLaxmi Thapa
Survey Department
Ministry of Land Reform and Management
Min Bhawan, Kathmandu
P.O. Box: 9435

Regional Coordinator  

Jurate VisockieneJurate Visockiene
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Department of Geodesy and Cadastre
Sauletekio av. 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
+37 060607799

Regional Coordinator  

Egle TumelieneEgle Tumeliene
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Department of Geodesy and Cadastre
Sauletekio av. 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
+37 062083286

Regional Coordinator  

Reiner JägerReiner Jäger
Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft (HSKA) – University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Information Management and Media (IMM)
Moltkestrasse 30
+ 49 721 925 2620

Terms of Reference:

  • Promotion of cooperation and knowledge exchange between ISPRS and the International Association of Educational Civil Engineering Institutions
  • Methodical guidance, management of educational seminars and summer schools for the sharing of knowledge and experience of young professionals in photogrammetry, remote sensing, civil engineering and architecture, geomatics engineering, and GIS
  • Provide assistance in submitting projects on integrated educational programs financing by various organizations and those of under EU auspices
  • Innovative techniques and technologies in photogrammetry and remote sensing for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree curricula and postgraduate studies in architecture, town planning and civil engineering
  • Development and implementation of innovative educational modules on photogrammetry and remote sensing for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree curricula in civil engineering and architecture
  • Development and implementation of the integrated educational modules using the techniques and DEM creation for the purposes of construction design
  • Development of educational programs for introduction in BIM and computer modelling
  • Development of educational programs on applying photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS for solving problems of town-planning and spatial territorial management
  • Teaching innovative  photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies for getting learning skills in the assessment of environmental impact of construction
  • Teaching innovative  photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies for structure inventory and certification
  • Outreach the concept of Smart cities among civil engineers and architects with aim to develop a new approach to town-planning and management