Working Groups of ISPRS Commission V (2016-22)



    WG V/1 - Framework for Multi‐level Education & Training – Curriculum Development and Methodology

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    Anjana Vyas

    M Tech. Geomatics
    Faculty of Technology
    CEPT University
    Ahmedabad – 380009
    +91 9825522844

    Peter Tian-Yuan Shih

    Department of Civil Engineering
    National Chiao Tung University
    1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu
    Taiwan, 30010
    +886 35712121 ext 54940

    Grazia Tucci

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Dep. (DICEA)
    University of Florence
    GECO Laboratory
    Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 8
    50121 Firenze
    +39 335 6687162

    Vikram Sorathia

    Kensemble Tech Labs
    315/1, Sector 7A
    Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    India, 382007
    +91 9327652651

    WG V/1  Terms of Reference

    • Support and promote the development of national and international geospatial-information curricula and educational modules;
    • Promote and organize seminars, workshops and summer schools at different levels of education and different levels of governance; i.e., academics and professional, and public and private sectors;
    • Strengthen cooperation with the user of spatial data in order to build educational modules in specific application sectors (such as cultural heritage, environment and risk management, urban planning, structural monitoring etc.)
    • Organize activities through cooperation with other Technical Commissions;
    • Compile and Incorporate best practices for multi-level education and training;
    • Cooperate in particular with WG 4/6/7 for the testing of the most technologically advanced tools for education (e-learning, web based resources, innovative technologies)
    • Cooperating with other national or international geospatial and related societies.
    • Organise CATCON



    WG V/2 - Promotion of International Collaborative Education Programs

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    Maria Grazia D'Urso

    University of Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DISA)
    Viale G.Marconi, 5
    24044 Dalmine (BG)
    +39 035 2052024
    +39 035 2052095

    Valentyn Tolpekin

    University of Twente
    Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
    Hengelosestraat 99
    7514AE Enschede
    The Netherlands
    31 534874355

    Ekaterina Makhina

    Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
    Faculty of Applied Astronautics and Photogrammetry
    Russian Federation
    +7 915 139 6706
    +7 499 261 9081

    Regional Coordinator
    Giannina Sanna

    University of Cagliari
    Facolta' di Ingegneria
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
    Piazza D'Armi
    09123 Cagliari

    Regional Coordinator
    Rao Divi

    Department of Earth & Environmental Science
    Faculty of Science
    Kuwait University
    Kuwait - 13060
    +965 24985952

    WG V/2  Terms of Reference

    • Further support of existing ISPRS initiated projects collaborative education programs in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information, Mapping at Universities;
    • Support, promote, stimulate and initiate international collaborative education programs dissemination efforts such as: seminars, tutorials, workshops, symposia, e-bulletins and other mechanisms & tools, in various levels aimed at: Researchers, PhD, MA, Undergraduate, Engineers, Technicians and other professionals;
    • Cooperate with other working groups within Commission V and other ISPRS commissions, on how to synchronize the efforts and how to cooperate in launching seminars and workshops;
    • Initiate and support: e-learning and remote teaching activities; development and integration of high-tech elements and tools in teaching and training;
    • Cooperating with other Geo-societies on issues of: common themes and goals; mobilizing lecturers; adopting efficient ways for planning and running the seminars; and how to share and cut expenses;
    • Cooperate with regional universities, organizations, and societies in order to stimulate them to cooperate, provide facilities, share local know how and offer a base for future further cooperation;
    • Search for universities and individuals that will reiterate the WG Seminars and collaborative education programs dissemination in other regions;
    • Dissemination of methodical recommendations, management of educational seminars and summer schools for the sharing of knowledge and experience of young professionals in the fields related to geo-sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information etc.);
    • Dissemination of innovative courses and techniques for writing Master and PhD's thesis proposal, and academic writing;
    • Dissemination of innovative educational courses on teaching and aimed at young university teachers working in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information.



    WG V/3 - Promotion of Regional Collaboration in Citizen Science and Geospatial Technology

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    Sultan Kocaman

    Hacettepe University
    Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
    +90 (312) 780 5792
    +90 (312) 297 6167

    Magsad Gojamanov

    Baku State University
    Dept. of Geodesy and Cartography
    +994 (12) 538 01 70
    +994 (12) 598 33 76

    Sameer Saran

    Geoinformatics Department
    Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Group
    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ( IIRS )
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    +91 (135) 2524123
    +91 (135) 2741987

    Nusret Demir

    Faculty of Science
    Dept. of Space Science and Tech.
    Chair of Remote Sensing

    +90 (242) 227 44 00/3826

    Regional Coordinator
    Nazmi Saleous

    Department of Geography and Urban Planning
    United Arab Emirates University
    P.O. Box 15551
    Al Ain
    United Arab Emirates
    +971 3 713 5031
    +971 2 6672449

    Regional Coordinator
    Julian Smit

    University of Cape Town
    Geomatics Division
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    +27 (21) 650 3573

    WG V/3  Terms of Reference

    • Citizen Science approaches in geoinformatics – from hypothesis generation to communicating results
    • Geo-processing tools and technologies in citizen science
    • Data quality assurance and data verification
    • Integration of Web 2.0 / mobile technologies and citizen science
    • Data, metadata and ownership within citizen science projects
    • Investigation of data fusion and mashup algorithms
    • Incorporation of game design elements in citizen science – towards geo-gamification
    • Geodata enrichment and learning through citizen science
    • Promoting open data, standards, interoperability and FOSS4G in citizen science
    • Improvement of regional collaboration and community capacity building through citizen science projects



    WG V/4 - Web-based Resource Sharing for Education and Research

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    Ansgar Brunn

    Faculty for Plastics Engineering and Surveying
    University of applied sciences

    Zhipeng Gui

    School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering
    Wuhan University

    Berk Anbaroglu

    Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
    Hacettepe University

    Harish Karnatak

    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    Department of Space
    Govt. of India

    WG V/4  Terms of Reference

    • Promotion of web-based resources with free access for Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and GIS
    • Cooperation with WG V/8 for joint events and other WGs in TC I to IV for data sharing
    • Establishment of an online platform for discovery, sharing and geoprocessing
    • Collaboration with academic partners to introduce more use cases for teaching and education and industrial partners to adopt and propagate new technologies.
    • Increasing the motivation of students and researchers in a web-based resource sharing environment.
    • Mass awareness through web based resource sharing and webinars.



    WG V/5 - Promotion of the Profession to Young People

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    Krzysztof Sterenczak

    Department of Modelling and Information Technology
    Forest Research Institute
    Braci Lesnej 3 Street
    05-090 Raszyn
    +48 22 59 38 217
    +48 22 59 38 239

    Ivan Detchev

    Department of Geomatics Engineering
    University of Calgary
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

    Cemal Özgür Kivilcim

    Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
    Directorate of Superstructure Projects
    IBB Yeniyol Sk. Kagithane
    +90 212 449 99 89

    Ayda Akkartal Aktaş

    Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
    Informatics Institute
    ITU Ayazağa Campus 34469
    +90 212 2857194 ext.126
    +90 212 2857073

    WG V/5  Terms of Reference

    • Provide guidance for Student Consortium activities and maintain the Student Consortium budget
    • Advocate for support for Student Consortium activities from the ISPRS Foundation (TIF) and the ISPRS Council
    • Harmonize all summer schools associated with the ISPRS under the Student Consortium brand
    • Increase world wide networking to establish local branches of the ISPRS SC
    • Link all ISPRS technical commission executives with the youth
    • Support networking with international and regional societies relevant to ISPRS
    • Arrange for Youth Forum sessions during the Commission V midterm symposium and the next congress
    • Conduct regular meetings and document working group activities



    WG V/6 - Distance Learning - Education and Training Services

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    Ana I. Prados

    NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET)
    Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
    University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    S.K. Srivastav

    Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics Group
    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
    Indian Space Research Organisation
    Department of Space, Government of India
    4, Kalidas Road

    Hilcea Ferreira

    National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
    Earth Observation General Coordination
    Av. dos Astronautas 1758
    Sao Jose dos Campos SP, 12227-010

    +55-12-3208- 6482

    Pawan Gupta

    ARSET Air Quality Team Lead
    Universities Space Research Association Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamic Branch
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt MD 20771

    Regional Coordinator
    H. Farah

    Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
    Kasarani Road
    P.O.Box 632-00618

    WG V/6  Terms of Reference

    • Disseminate knowledge on “Distance-Learning Best Practices” through: 1) conference sessions, 2) “train the trainers” webinar(s) and/or workshop(s), and 3) peer-reviewed articles in ISPRS journals. 
    • Develop and deliver distance-learning courses on access and use of spatial information.
    • Collaborate with Working Groups II, III, IV and V of the TC to develop the content of the distance learning courses and methodologies for sharing with the geospatial community.
    • Collaborate with other international organizations engaged in geospatial capacity building activities.



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

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    Vladimir A. Seredovich

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

    Gottfried Konecny

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

    Karel Vach

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

    Argina Novitskaya

    Russian Federation
    +7 913 936 04 56 (Mobile)

    Regional Coordinator
    Roman Shults

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

    Regional Coordinator
    Eugene 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 Thapa

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

    Regional Coordinator
    Jurate Visockiene

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

    Regional Coordinator
    Egle Tumeliene

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

    Regional Coordinator
    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
    Aikaterini Karagianni

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering
    Thessaloniki, 541 24
    +30 6996720533

    WG V/7  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



    WG V/8 - Promotion of Open Source on Geospatial Technology

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    Chao-Hung Lin

    Department of Geomatics
    National Cheng Kung University
    +886-6-2757575 ext. 63836

    Helena Mitasova

    Department of Marine
    Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    North Carolina State University
    +1 919-513-1327

    Lalu Muhamad Jaelani

    Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
    Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

    Chi-Kuei Wang

    Department of Geomatics
    National Cheng Kung University
    +881-6-2757575 ext. 63725

    Regional Coordinator
    Krishnan Sundara Rajan

    International Institute of Information Technology
    Deemed University

    WG V/8  Terms of Reference

    • Open-source software promotion.
    • Cooperation with Working Group V/4, working groups in Commission II, III and IV, and OSGeo for joint events and data sharing.
    • Organize joint sessions on open-source, and invite authors of latest and popular open-source software to provide tutorials for open source promotion.
    • Co-organize webinar to help people learn and use geospatial technologies with the aid of open sources.




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