Innovative Technologies in Training Civil Engineers and Architects

Our Mission

ISPRS Working Group V/6 aims to promote global literacy and advance innovations in geospatial technologies, mainly in photogrammetry and remote sensing, for implementation in the educational process of applied and natural sciences through the development of multidisciplinary educational content that will facilitate knowledge exchange between various majors and scientific organizations.

We are establishing and soliciting a global collaborative network focused on the most efficient ways to integrate professionally and crowdsourced geospatial data into civil engineering, architectural, ecological, geological, and other 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-set development in civil engineering, environmental and architectural activities, ecological and geological studies, etc.

Special attention will be given to the low-cost photogrammetry, UAS, LiDAR, and open-sourced geospatial technologies suitable for deployment by developing countries. To this end, the group aims to establish collaboration with the UN University, European, and the US educational programs that challenge to help the developing countries.

Finally, WG shares educational content, develops novel educational components of training and education in photogrammetry and remote sensing for civil engineers, architects, environmental engineers, etc, organize joint workshops, symposium and prepares curriculums, textbooks, and recommendations.

Working Group Officers


Karel Vach, ChairKarel Vach
Smichovska 944/9c
155 00 Praha 5
+42 0251615987



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



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



Zdeněk Svatý, SecretaryZdeněk Svatý
The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU)
Faculty of Transportation Sciences
Horská 2040/3
128 00 Praha 2



Advisor - Honorary Co-Chair
Gottfried Konecny, Advisor - Honorary Co-ChairGottfried Konecny
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover
+49 511 762 2487
+49 511 762 2483


Advisor - Honorary Secretary
Argina Novitskaya, Advisor - Honorary SecretaryArgina Novitskaya


Regional Coordinator (USA)
Eugene Levin, Regional Coordinator (USA)Eugene Levin
Meharry Medical College
School of Applied Computational Sciences
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
+1 906/487-2446
+1 906/487-2583


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


Regional Coordinator (Germany)
Christian Clemen, Regional Coordinator (Germany)Christian Clemen
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTW Dresden),
Friedrich-List-Platz 1
01069 Dresden
+49 351 462 3199


Regional Coordinator (Italy)
Paolo Fiamma, Regional Coordinator (Italy)Paolo Fiamma
University of Pisa
Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa
+39 050 2217722


Regional Coordinator (UK)
Craig Hancock, Regional Coordinator (UK)Craig Hancock
Loughborough University
Epinal Way, Loughborough
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222624


Regional Coordinator (Greece)
Aikaterini Karagianni, Regional Coordinator (Greece)Aikaterini Karagianni
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Thessaloniki, 541 24
+30 6996720533


Regional Coordinator (Nepal)
Laxmi Thapa, Regional Coordinator (Nepal)Laxmi Thapa
Survey Department
Ministry of Land Reform and Management
Min Bhawan, Kathmandu
P.O. Box: 9435


Regional Coordinator (Estonia)
Jüri Pärtna, Regional Coordinator (Estonia)Jüri Pärtna
DataCap Llc
Lelle 24, Tallinn
11318, ESTONIA
+372 5051145


Regional Coordinator (Lithuania)
Jūratė Sužiedelytė Visockienė, Regional Coordinator (Lithuania)Jūratė Sužiedelytė Visockienė
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Department of Geodesy and Cadastre
Sauletekio av. 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
+37 060607799


Regional Coordinator (Lithuania)
Eglė Tumelinė, Regional Coordinator (Lithuania)Eglė Tumelinė
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Department of Geodesy and Cadastre
Sauletekio av. 11
LT-10223 Vilnius
+37 062083286


Regional Coordinator (Iraq)
Nada Kadhim, Regional Coordinator (Iraq)Nada Kadhim
Diyala University
Dept. of Civil Engineering
32001 Baqubah


Regional Coordinator (Nigeria)
Dupe Nihinlola Olayinka-Dosunmu, Regional Coordinator (Nigeria)Dupe Nihinlola Olayinka-Dosunmu
Federal School of Surveying
P.M.B. 1024, Oyo state


Terms of Reference

  • Teaching innovative geospatial technologies to get learning skills in assessing the environmental impact of construction, structure inventory, and certification.
  • Development of educational programs on applying photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS for solving problems of BIM for building life cycle support, town-planning and spatial territorial management
  • Geospatial education for civil engineering, particularly for roads, bridges, buildings construction, facilities management etc.
  • Smart Cities, Digital Twins, Spatial planning, Real estate management and their geospatial educational constituent.
  • VR/AR technologies for decision-support process in civil engineering and architecture.
  • Geospatial technologies for the decision-support process of renewal and development of the electricity system, development of electromobility infrastructure, and management of decentralized energy.
  • Development and implementation of Innovative techniques and technologies of photogrammetry and remote sensing for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree curricula and postgraduate studies in architecture, town planning, civil engineering, environmental engineering, geology, etc.
  • 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, architecture, geomatics engineering, and GIS
  • Provide assistance in submitting projects on integrated educational programs financing by various organizations and those of under the EU auspices



Further Advisors:

  • Karel Pavelka Sr.
  • Marketa Potůčkova
  • Adam Dlesk
  • Karel Vach Jr.
  • Karel Pavelka Jr.
  • Pavel Holubec

WG V/6








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