Education and Training through Curricula Development and Enhanced Learning Practices

Our Mission

Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial sciences, being multidisciplinary, impact a vast range of scientific fields and domains on national and global levels. At the same time, technological advancements and new theoretical developments continuously alter the way we acquire, process, interpret, and use geospatial datasets. Formal education and training at universities and institutions aim at providing a robust body of knowledge through a plethora of courses that are delivered using various modes and teaching methods.

To address ongoing changes, many universities and institutions follow a perpetual review and evaluation/assessment process to modernize their curriculum and pedagogical methods. Many of these institutions have to adhere to accreditation and/or university requirements, as well as industry and other local community needs. At the same time, it is important to monitor pedagogical trends and integrate them into the curriculum, without overloading students. This is a challenging task that can be achieved by using innovative tools for supporting teaching and learning approaches. This Working Group aims at providing the platform for curricula revision and/or development and support the adoption of innovative tools and approaches in education and training in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Sciences and relevant Disciplines.



Working Group Officers


Dimitrios Bolkas, ChairDimitrios Bolkas
Pennsylvania State University
Wilkes-Barre Campus
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA, 18612
+1 570-675-9127



Ivan Detchev, Co-ChairIvan Detchev
Department of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary,
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
+1 403-220-4978



Erica Isabella Parisi, Co-ChairErica Isabella Parisi
University of Florence, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Laboratory of Geomatics for Environment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Geco Lab)
Via di Santa Marta 3
50139 Florence



Matthew O’Banion, SecretaryMatthew O’Banion
Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
United States Military Academy at West Point
745 Brewerton Rd., Rm. 5412
West Point, NY 10996
+1 845-938-2326


Terms of Reference

  • Define the basic competencies that students should obtain to support existing and future industry needs, and balance important fundamentals with new techniques without overloading students.
  • Support and promote curricula development and modernization with input from academia, government, and industry
  • Support, promote, and disseminate new pedagogical and teaching approaches supported by technology to enhance learning, increase accessibility and widen participation.
  • Collaborate with other ISPRS working groups on how to coordinate efforts and meet mission objectives.

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The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

Our Contact

Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover