IJBR-JOURNAL On the occasion of becoming a new Sustaining Member of ISPRS, Brilliant Remote Sensing Labs FZ LLE, are happy to offer to The ISPRS Foundation (TIF), study grants from the Remote Sensing Portal to worthy participants, for all or a selection of the following ERDAS IMAGINE software training courses: 1- Three Remote Sensing Specialist Certificates RSS Gi4DM2018 Conference Abstract submission deadline is extended to 7th of January… On the request of many colleagues we are extending of the Abstract submission to 7th of January. With participation and presenting a paper to the Conference you will have several possibilities; IGI Africa Ambassador Award 2018 IGI - Integrated Geospatial Innovations, Kreuztal, Germany is an innovative German vendor of photogrammetric hardware, software and workflows. IGI is very pleased to continue to offer its IGI Ambassador Award via The ISPRS Foundation (TIF) to young scientists in photogrammetry and laser scanning from regionally under-represented African countries in the geospatial sciences and technology fields. The award allows for visits at IGI‘s Central Office, Kreuztal, Germany, and active participation at ISPRS Workshops, Conferences, and Symposia. It is expected that the recipients will prepare comprehensive reports about all visits funded by this award for publication in IGI and ISPRS/TIF Websites and Newsletters. Furthermore, they will become an IGI ambassador for all IGI products and workflows. Deadline for applications to the TIF Operations Officer ([email protected]): 1 February 2018 Read more ... The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information Dear Colleagues, We are organizing a Special Issue entitled "Building Information Modeling and 3D GIS Integration: From the Theoretical to the Practical" in the online journal, (ISSN 2220-9964, IF 1.502, We think you could make an excellent contribution and would like to invite you to contribute a paper. Gunho Sohn, Claire Ellul, Bella Zhi International Science Council An important development in the scientific community is the willingness and decision of the General Assemblies of science Councils of both the International Council for Science(ICSU) and the International Council for Social Sciences (ISSC) to merge during their meetings in Taipei-Taiwan; The main motivation and goals of this move were; This decision of ISSC and ICSU is based on the need to significantly strengthen the roles played by both organizations in response to insistent demands for science to address a series of major, often highly coupled challenges that have global impacts and are of unprecedented complexity. Many of these challenges cross physical-chemical, environmental, biological and medical, socio-economic, political and cultural domains, and meeting them thus requires strong collaboration involving the full range of research disciplines. It also needs science to engage with a wide range of public and private stakeholders, including citizens, in the transdisciplinary creation of solutions-oriented knowledge for policy and practice. Both ICSU and ISSC General Assembly Delegates voted for merger and for the new name of “International Science Council”. It will become operational at the founding of its General Assembly which will be held in Paris/France in July 2018... Representing ISPRS were its Secretary General Lena Halounova and Orhan Altan, Honorary Member of ISPRS and former ISPRS President who is currently a member of the Executive Board of ICSU. Both were active in many sessions of this important meeting... Below is a photo taken after the Geo Unions meeting ... 2018 ISPRS Call for Educational and Capacity Building Initiative In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support educational and capacity building initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the educational area in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. Future calls for funding shall be made on a two yearly basis (in odd-years), and dependent on the budgetary restrictions at the time of the call for proposals. In view of ISPRS resources, Council is making up to CHF 40.000 available to support the capacity building initiative 2018. The maximum funding assigned to any one scientific project shall be SFr. Projects should commence on or after 1st February 2018 and can be of any duration up to a maximum of 12 months, to be completed on or before 31st January 2019. If possible, results should be presented at the ISPRS Com. V Symposium to be held in India in late 2018 (see details). ISPRS Working Group Officers are invited to submit applications to their respective Technical Commission President by the deadline below. Further details, including information on the topics and the application process, are available in Appendix 9b of the Orange Book at: queries should be addressed to the ISPRS Treasurer, Songnian Li, at [email protected] Timescale Announcement of Scientific Initiatives: 31st October 2017. Deadline for submission of proposals from WG Officers to TCPs: 15th December 2017. Deadline for submission of recommendation from TCPs to ISPRS Treasurer: 15th January 2018. Announcement of successful grants by Council: Monday 25th January 2018 Funding available from 1st February 2018. (31-Oct-2017) GI4DM 2018 Announcement Geo-information for Disaster management (Gi4DM) Disaster Management heavily relies on remote sensing and the underlying radio science which supports the remote sensing and communications systems. Many of the challenges are interdisciplinary and require sophisticated solutions. In this spirit, the session aims to highlight and explore the radio science and remote sensing challenges which must be overcome to support humanitarian relief. These include a wide variety of sensor systems including ground penetrating radars to search for buried people and objects and the opportunistic detection of EM emissions from communications devices including cell phones, PDAs, which can help to locate lost persons. In both of these cases the radio scientist is involved in the antenna design, the propagation of wideband signals through dispersive ground media and also the signal processing. The remote sensing community then requires sophisticated search and recognition strategies to quickly identify targets. » Conference Flyer » Visit the Website Geospatial Week 2019 Announcement ISPRS Council is pleased to announce that on September 20, during the Geospatial Week 2017, held in Wuhan, China, the ISPRS GSW Selection Committee elected Dubai Municipality to host the GSW2019, which will be held from 24-28 March, 2019. We look forward to seeing you all in Dubai in 2019! Call for Participation in ISPRS-sponsored Competition: Atlas Challenge The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2015, contains a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Geoinformatics can make a powerful contribution to the Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is therefore timely for the creation of an Atlas that describes contributions of remote sensing and the spatial information sciences towards helping achieve the 17 UN SDGs. With the support of a current ISPRS Scientific Initiatives Project, we are pleased to announce the “Atlas Challenge”. Participants should submit research, together with a short report, that uses global land cover, with other geospatial and socio-economic datasets as deemed appropriate, to measure, monitor and manage the progress of any aspect of sustainable development, as defined by one or more of the UN’s 17 SDGs. A First Place prize of 2000 Swiss Francs and a Second Place prize of 1000 Swiss Francs will be awarded, with the winning entries demonstrated at the 2018 Commission IV Symposium in the Netherlands. » Full call for participation Deadline for submissions: 30Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty”. Therefore, it invites relevant experts to be part of the review process. An online registration process has been developed and is open for prospective expert reviewers via the IPCC web site, registration will close on 17 September 2017 midnight (GMT 1): https://ch/apps/comments/sr15/fod/Additional information on the role of Expert Reviewer is available in Annex 1 of Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work. Please also see here an information note explaining the Expert Review process: https://ch/report/sr15/pdf/information_note_expert_If you have any questions about the process, please contact the IPCC Working Group I TSU at [email protected] more IUGG Statement "The Earth’s climate and responsibilities of scientists and their governments to promote sustainable development" Following the announcement that the United States seeks to renegotiate, or withdraw from, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, IUGG has released the Statement "The Earth’s climate and responsibilities of scientists and their governments to promote sustainable development". Read the Statement here Impact Factors Reflect the Success of ISPRS Journals It is my pleasure to inform you of two great achievements within ISPRS publications. The huge efforts of the ISPRS Editors-in-Chief, the associate editors, many reviewers, and the authors of papers published in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing were so successful that the journal has now reached an Impact Factor of 6.387, jumping from 4.18 last year, and is now the no. On behalf of Council, please let me to express my thanks to all who have helped achieve this excellent result. The Journal has reached an outstanding position among remote sensing journals. More information can be found at: https:// I would also like to thank the Editor-in-Chief, associate editors, reviewers and authors of the ISPRS Journal of Geo-Information. The Impact Factor of the Journal has doubled, now reaching 1.502 (2016). The Journal was founded in 2012 and is published by MDPI. Lena Halounová are now also included in the online version of E/I, the Compendex. The Compendex, https:// is an index which is particularly important for the Asian Scientific community. The Archives, are thus listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, the E/I Compendex and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). On , the Cartographic Community lost one of its most outstanding icons, with the passing of Cartography Specialist Engineer Paulo Cesar Teixeira Trino. With his remarkable personality and immense obstinacy, he dedicated much of his professional life to the cause of Cartography. His leadership has been effective since the beginning of his career, when he simultaneously assumed the presidency of three important institutions of the cartographic activity, the Brazilian Society of Cartography - SBC, the Brazilian National Association of Aerial Survey Companies - ANEA and the Brazilian Association of Cartographers - ABEC. He returned to the presidency of these institutions on several occasions, always with dedication and willingness equal to his first mandates. Until his death, he exercised cumulatively the presidencies of SBC and ANEA. He has also held, for many years, as a representative of ANEA, the position of Board Member at the Brazilian National Cartography Commission - CONCAR. A profound connoisseur of Universal History, where he improved his ability to formulate strategies, always in favour of Cartography, which, in addition to being aware of its historical details, has continually struggled for its development both in the Brazilian community and in the international community. Paulo Cesar leaves our community in mourning, in which he made great and numerous friends and admirers. Wilfried Hartmann, 1988 - 2017 We have the sad duty to inform the ISPRS community that Wilfried passed away on the 27th May, in a tragic accident during a hiking trip. Wilfried studied geodesy and geoinformatics at Leibniz University Hannover, and received a BSc. He then joint ETH Zurich, finished a MSc degree and became a Ph D student and research assistant under the supervision of Konrad Schindler. From 2012-2016 he was Secretary of ISPRS Technical Commission III "Photogrammetric Computer Vision". He was about to defend his dissertation this summer. We feel deeply shocked about Wilfried's passing at such a young age. ISPRS Geospatial Public Health Symposium Geo Health – 2017 Hyderabad, India, July 1- 2, 2017 Geo Health -2017 is organized by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Inter-Commission Working Group on Environment and Health (ICWG III/IVc), in collaboration with ISPRS WG on Open Source on Geospatial Technology (WG V/8) and hosted by the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), and supported by ICORG More information » The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in ISPRS Geospatial Week Wuhan, China September 18-22, 2017 The application form and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website. Deadline for financial assistance applications: July 15, 2017. That means, the Annals are now available for an even larger audience for search and linkage to the Annals library. Both ISPRS proceedings series, the Annals and also the Archives, are thus listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Applications for inclusion into the Engineering Index E/I have been submitted, we hope to soon be able to report on acceptance. ISPRS mourns the loss of two dedicated scientists Mario Fondelli (1924-2017) Mario Fondelli (26 October 1924 – 17 February 2017) was an engineer and full professor at the University of Florence. He carried out considerable theoretical and experimental studies in photogrammetry and spatial aerial triangulation and gave courses at the University of Venice, Modena; he was a visiting professor at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg – Virginia (USA); at the Municipalidad de La Plata (Argentina), he was an honorary guest professor. Yuri Tjuflin (1934-2017) Yuri Tjuflin passed away on 10 May. He was a famous Russian photogrammetrist who made great contributions to Russian space and planet photogrammetry including his work on ISPRS Scientific Initiatives: Announcement of 2017 Funding In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. For 2017, the following seven projects were selected and approved by the Council for funding. Muhamad Alrajhi appointed new Regional Coordinator for the Arab States On Feb. 24 2017, Muhamad Alrajhi, Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was appointed as the new ISPRS Regional Coordinator for the Arab States, following approval of the ISPRS Ordinary Members in late 2016. Alrajhi's role will be to raise the visibility of ISPRS in the Arab States by from left to right: Christian Heipke, President ISPRS, Muhamad Alrajhi, ISPRS Regional Coordinator for the Arab States, Gottfried Konency, ISPRS Honorary Member and President 1984-1988, Abdalla Alobeid, MOMRA, during a meeting in Hannover, Germany, on Feb. Call for papers to special issue of IJRS on the Applications of Remote Sensing for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Guest editors - John Trinder, Sisi Zlatanova and Jiang Jie - invite authors to send their submission to Special issue of the ISPRS Journal for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing on the Applications of Remote Sensing for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Details of the call for papers are provided at https:// Joining many national and international organizations ISPRS supports ICSU initiative on US executive order on travel to the US International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 (ISPRS GSW 2017, will be held in Wuhan, China, from September 18th - 22nd, 2017. This third ISPRS Geospatial Week will be organized by Wuhan University and is the most important ISPRS event in the year 2017. With the intensive preparation of Local Organization Committee at Wuhan University and the scientific steering committee of GSW2017, 10 different workshops will take place in GSW 2017. The topics of the 10 workshops cover geospatial information acquisition, extraction from point clouds, optical/SAR imagery, and ubiquitous sensors, smart city and global changes, geospatial information mining and quality control, indoor 3D mapping and navigation, and UAV/UAS innovation applications. The details of the 10 workshops are listed as follows (see GSW website under programme/workshops for details): Submission dates for abstracts and full papers for the individual workshops vary between February 28 and March 31, 2017. Details are available at the GSW website "Important Dates". All interested scientists and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to GSW 2017 and contribute to making the meeting a success. We are looking forward to seeing you in Wuhan in September. Deadline for financial assistance applications: March 20, 2017. ISPRS mourns the loss of its Honorary Member Mrs Aino Savolainen, 1924-2017 Aino Savolainen passed away on Jan 4, 2017. In 1988 she became the first female Honorary Member of ISPRS. Aino is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. An obituary is published in the e Bulletin Issue No. MIGRATE – MIGRation p ATterns in Europe We are happy to announce you the launch of the first MIGRATE challenge, that will remain open until January 5, 2017. MIGRATE – MIGRation p ATterns in Europe  is a Web mapping gaming application aimed at educating and raising awareness about the phenomenon of migration in Europe. MIGRATE has been developed by a team of researchers from Politecnico di Milano (Martina Aiello, Maria Brovelli, Candan Eylul Kilsedar, Marco Gianinetto, Marco Minghini and Mayra Zurbaran Nucci)  within the third call of MYGEOSS project , which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This challenge will allow you to get prizes while becoming informed about the hot topic of migration in Europe. Joining the challenge is very easy: you will need just to create an account and play the game as much and as best as you can! At the end of the challenge, the top 10 players in the user ranking will be awarded with Amazon vouchers. See  for the details about the prizes and the rules used to compute users' scores. The application makes full use of open data , is fully developed using open source software and is released as open source (code available at ) under the EU Public License (EUPL). We ask you to forward this invitation to your friends and network. Regards, The MIGRATE team       https://bitbucket.org/kilsedar/migrate/ (11-Dec-2016) ISPRS mourns the loss of Prof. Einari Kilpelä, 1937-2016 Dear members of the ISPRS community, it is my sad duty to inform the ISPRS Community that Prof. Einari Kilpelä died 1.12.2016 at age of 79 years after a long illness. Kilpelä was chair of the photogrammetric institute of the Helsinki University of Technology from 1976-1993 and served ISPRS in many functions. He was President of Commission III for two successive periods (1980-88) and Chair of the Financial Commission. He also designed two prestigious ISPRS awards, the Helava medal and the medal for the Doyle Award. The funeral service will be held in Hietalahti chapel, Helsinki, on 17th of December at 9 am followed by a memorial service at the restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki. ISPRS Hannover Workshop, June 06 - 09, 2017 Sensor calibration, image orientation, object extraction and scene understanding from images and image sequences are important research topics in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision and Geoinformation Science. In these tasks, geometry and semantics both play an important role, and high quality results require proper handling of all these aspects. While individual algorithms differ according to the imaging geometry and the employed sensors and platforms, all mentioned aspects need to be integrated in a proper workflow to solve most real-world problems. More information is available at https://uni-hannover.de/hrigi17 In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. 40,000 available to support new scientific initiatives. This observation has led to launching a common event for a number of well-established scientific meetings under the roof of the ISPRS Hannover Workshop. The maximum funding assigned to any one scientific project shall be SFr. Projects should commence on 1st February 2017 and typically last up to 12 months. While HRIGI and Euro COW are more on the geometric side, CMRT and ISA have a legacy in automatic object reconstruction and trajectory computation. In exceptional cases, applications for projects lasting up to 24 months will be considered. Projects of greater than one-year duration will be subject to annual review before subsequent funding will be released. ISPRS Working Group Officers are invited to submit applications to their respective Technical Commission President by the deadline below. Further details, including information on the topics and the application process, are available in Appendix 9 of the Orange Book at: queries should be addressed to the ISPRS Treasurer, Songnian Li, at [email protected] Timescale Invitation to ACRS 2016: The 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing Dear ISPRS Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) 2016 to be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ACRS 2016 will jointly be organized by the Local Organizing Committee of Sri Lanka and Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS). For more information, please visit the official conference website or send us an e-mail. Website: [email protected] may download our conference brochure and flyer from the following links: Applications for Council Positions 2016 - 2020 (It should be noted that the 1st Vice President is not elected but appointed to the office, and the Congress Director is appointed by the Ordinary Member organising the next Congress) Nominations are requested to be sent to the Secretary General before the beginning of the Congress. Alternatively, they can be made in person during the meeting of the General Assembly. Chair, TIF Board of Directors Dieter Fritsch has indicated his intention to step down from his position as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TIF - The ISPRS Foundation. Helava Award Best Paper of volume 99-110 (2015) was awarded to Devis Tuia, Rémi Flamary and Nicolas Courty for their paper "Multiclass feature learning for hyperspectral image classification: Sparse and hierarchical solutions". Interested individuals are asked to contact the TIF Operational Officer John Trinder at [email protected] or the Financial Officer Marguerite Madden at [email protected] The winners of the awards will be presented in detail in the ISPRS e Bulletin to be published after the Congress. Wolfgang Förstner with Brock Gold Medal in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Photogrammetry The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) announced today that Prof. CATCON7 2016 @ Prague Congress CATCON is the name of a contest for Computer Assisted Teaching Contest organized by the ISPRS Commission VI. Wolfgang Förstner of Bonn University, Germany, will be presented with the 2016 Brock Gold Medal Award for his outstanding scientific achievements in the fields of photogrammetry and computer vision. The seventh CATCON7 will be organized at the XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 12th July - 19th July 2016. The main objective of the contest is to promote the development and dissemination of effective, educational and user-friendly - designed and used specifically for computer assisted teaching in photogrammetry, remote sensing or spatial information science. Enrolment for CATCON 7 is now available on the Prague Congress online registration system. Please register at and follow the steps for submission of a conference contribution. Select CATCON as submission type and complete the form adding your details. More information : ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016 Prague, Czech Republic July 12-19, 2016 Interested persons should apply for financial assistance on the Congress website » here. Deadline for financial assistance applications: March 20, 2016. ISPRS mourns the loss of former ISPRS President Prof. Kennert Torlegård It is with deep sorrow that I bring you this sad news: our colleague and friend Kennert Torlegård, ISPRS president 1988 - 1992 and Council Member 1984 - 1992, passed away Thursday (Jan 28, 2016) after a courageous fight with cancer. In the words of John Trinder, who held the same position some time after Kennert: "He was indeed a gentleman and an excellent scientist. I participated in the ISPRS Council while he was SG, and to a certain extent while he was President. He was totally committed to the work of ISPRS while he was SG and President. He took the work of ISPRS to heart and did an excellent job and his work for ISPRS should certainly be celebrated by us all. His passing is a sad loss to the ISPRS community and I am sure beyond ISPRS, since he also participated in many ex-curricula activities including playing the French horn in classical orchestras in Sweden, in the past in sailing in his yacht, as well as many others." Our thoughts are with his wife Margareta and their family. Christian Heipke, Secretary General Obituary on Kennert Torlegård See some condolences ISPRS Biennial Report 2014/15 published ISPRS has introduced a new biennial report. The second edition covers the years 20 and can be found here. Printed copies are available upon request from the Secretary General. ISPRS Scientific Initiatives 2015 In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society provides funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. To this end, a call for new ISPRS Scientific Initiatives was issued in October 2014 and 11 teams of researchers from working groups across all of the eight ISPRS Technical Commissions submitted applications. Comments were sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee's recommendation to fund seven projects to a total of CHF 33,000 Swiss Francs was accepted by ISPRS Council at its 2014 meeting in Hyderabad. The total ISPRS funding of Scientific Initiatives for 20 exceeded 80,000 Swiss Francs. A brief description of the outcomes of each project and the full reports you will find at: Awards We are seeking nominations for the ISPRS awards to be presented during the upcoming Congress in Prage in July 2016. Top News - ISPRS proceedings submitted to EI This is to inform all interested author that the ISPRS Archives and Annals have recently been submitted for indexing at the Engineering Compendex, also called Engineering Index or EI. EI ( is a major index and leading engineering information discovery platform and an index of major importance for many scientific authors. ISPRS hopes to be successful and have their proceedings publications included in the EI as soon as possible. 27, 2015 New ISPRS Scientific Vision and Research Agenda Paper Published With the increased availability of very high-resolution satellite imagery, terrain based imaging and participatory sensing, inexpensive platforms, and advanced information and communication technologies, the application of imagery is now ubiquitous, playing an important role in many aspects of life and work today. Typically, the evaluation of the submission takes several months. Frequent questions that are frequently asked by academia, industry, users, and young students include: what are the major scientific and technical challenges we are facing? What are the key issues to be addressed in the future? In an attempt to address such questions, ISPRS has prepared a collective scientific vision and research agenda for the Society in the run-up to the 2016 Prague Congress. It has recently been published on-line in the New ISPRS WG III/4 "3D scene analysis" benchmark datasets ISPRS working group III/4 "3D scene analysis" is glad to announce the release of two new datasets in the context of the ongoing benchmarking activities. It concerns the image orientation task and two different sets of images are provided to the community: i) airborne oblique set from an IGI Penta Cam system; ii) combined block from terrestrial and UAV-based images. ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 will be held in Wuhan, China During the GSW 2015 the decision was taken to hold the next Geospatial Week in China, organised by Wuhan University. Researchers are invited to download the data and participate in these new benchmarks. A strong Chinese delegation had submitted a winning application to the panel and was successful with their bid. Wuhan University is the largest university in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial science with approximately 4.000 undergraduate and graduate students. 18 - 22, 2017 with Deren Li, Honorary Member of ISPRS, as director. He will be joint by a large team headed by Jianya Gong (currently president of Com. We look forward to an interesting and successful Geospatial Week and already now welcome all readers to join us in Wuhan in two years. GSW Director Nicolas Paparoditis, Clément Mallet and their team managed to put up a most interesting programme, organised in a total of 11 independent workshops running in parallel during the week. ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 a splendid success With more than 500 participants from more than 52 countries the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2005, held in La Grande Motte near Montpellier, France between Sept. Common key note presentations, which gave an overview of topics as different as 3D city modeling, UAV photogrammetry, lidar forestry applications and computer graphics were followed by in depth discussion in smaller groups. A more elaborate report of GSW 2015 will be given in the next edition of the e Bulletin. New Philippine Ordinary Member A recent ballot under Ordinary members elected the Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society as new Ordinary member. The Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society is a group of experts in the field of remote sensing whose objective is to promote and advance the application of the field in areas of education, industry, research, and public service for the Filipino people and the country. Researchers are invited to download the data and participate in these new benchmarks. Important dates: Your results are evaluated after submission in an ongoing process, and you are invited to write papers on the method, using the results obtained with the benchmark datasets. The aim of the working group chairs is to write a journal paper based on all submissions which were handed in by July 1st, 2016. Focus of the mentioned overview paper will be on the 2D (Vaihingen/Potsdam) and 3D labeling (Vaihingen) benchmarks. An additional possibility is to join the Geobia 2016 conference ( which will take place in September 2016 in Enschede, The Netherlands. In this conference it is planned to have sessions dedicated to the benchmark. The deadline for submissions (abstract) is March 1st, 2016. Please visit the working group homepage: for instance see results from the ongoing benchmarks at you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the working group officers Franz Rottensteiner, Gunho Sohn, Markus Gerke, Jan D. Wegner ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences included into Web of Science. Helava Award Best Paper of volume 87-98 (2014) was awarded to Sven Oesau, Florent Lafarge and Pierre Alliez for their paper "Indoor scene reconstruction using feature sensitive primitive extraction and graph-cut". Today, Thomson Reuters announced that the first ISPRS Annals volumes have been included into the Conference Proceedings Citation Index of the Web of Science. Bidding process for Geospatial Week 2017 now open The bidding process for hosting the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 is now open. For more details refer to the document The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 – Organisation, Scientific Programme and Bidding Process This is to invite you to ACRS 2015: The 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing to be organized from 19 to 23 October, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. As you may know, ACRS is one of the largest remote sensing conference in Asia. Last year, more than 400 participants attended ACRS2014 organized in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. This year, ACRS 2015 will bring together students, researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners from developed and developing countries from and around Asia to share insights into the challenges and opportunities of Remote Sensing and related geospatial technologies in building resiliency and encouraging economic growth and development in one, dynamic Asia. The conference takes place at a significant moment when disasters and climate change continues to negatively impact our people and the community. The conference, therefore, will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn and explore how Remote Sensing will help us build resiliency to these disturbances and to strengthen our capability to adapt to stress and change. Lastly, we are pleased to inform you that 2015 is VISIT THE PHILIPPINES YEAR! Filled with countless things to do, the Philippines is a melting pot of festivities, culture and adventure. So, we invite you to take time and visit many exciting places in the country’s 7,107 islands before, during and after ACRS 2015. We are hoping that you could join us in Quezon City, Metro Manila this October 2015, have fun and make the conference a success. Truly yours, The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is now indexed in the Web of Science, see PC=MASTER&Word=ISPRS This great success is a result of the excellent manuscripts having been published in the journal over the last few years, the dedicated efforts by the editor-in-chief, Prof. Wolfgang Kainz from Vienna University, Austria and the publisher MDPI of Basel, Switzerland. Congratulations to all involved – this news further improves possibilities for authors to have their work published through ISPRS and receive appropriate recognition. The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment May 11-15, 2015 Berlin, Germany Third Announcement Dear colleagues, We are nearing the 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Environment, starting on , and invite you sincerely to join this major event in the international remote sensing calendar. The ISRSE36 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the availability of the draft Final Programme. 750 internationally renowned remote sensing experts sharing their work in some 60 technical sessions and dedicated poster sessions. The programme also offers visionary plenary sessions featuring high profile key note speakers, as well as a couple of side events focusing on specific themes. If you have not yet registered, you can still do this here: Please be informed that we have extended the standard registration period until 23 April 2015. After this date, onsite registration will still be possible. We look forward very much to welcoming you at the ISRSE36 in Berlin. Call for Participation: Geo Informatics Summer School 2015 June 4-14, 2015 Wuhan, China The Geo Informatics Summer School offers motivated university students and graduates an international and strongly academic summer session where outstanding lecturers and young talents meet to explore new ideas. The Geo Informatics Summer School 2015 will be organized from June 4 to 14 with courses covering fundamental concepts, methodologies, and technologies in spatial statistics and big data analysis. Local accommodation and meals subsidy will be provided. Overseas students can apply for the travel funding with a limitation of 2000RMB. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Important Dates: The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 La Grande Motte, France, 28th September - 2nd October 2015 The application form and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website. New scientific benchmark dataset available: multi-platform photogrammetry Airborne high resolution oblique imagery systems and RPAS/UAVs are very promising technologies that will keep on influencing the development of geomatics in the future years closing the gap between terrestrial and classical aerial acquisitions. Although the interest for the registration and integration of aerial and terrestrial data is constantly increasing, only limited work has been truly performed on this topic. Several investigations still need to be undertaken concerning algorithms' ability for automatic co-registration, accurate point cloud generation and feature extraction from multi-platform image data. In current research especially the question on how large changes of perspective and scale differences need to be tackled in image orientation and (dense) image matching is not approached systematically. One of the biggest obstacles, however, is the non-availability of reliable and free datasets to test and compare new algorithms and procedures. The Scientific Initiative "ISPRS benchmark for multi-platform photogrammetry", run in collaboration with Euro SDR, aims at collecting and sharing state-of-the-art multi-sensor data (oblique airborne, UAV-based and terrestrial images) over an urban area, with the overall goal to identify the current status of research and to stimulate further work. As of now the first part of the data is released: the dense image matching benchmark. Two different typologies of data are available for participants: 1) Nadir and oblique aerial images (professional medium format camera images) 2) Combined block (UAV and terrestrial images) (consumer grade cameras) By providing image calibration and orientation information we make sure that all participants produce their point clouds in the same coordinate frame, so that results can be compared easily. Please visit our homepage which contains further details and the download information. Nex (FBK Trento) and Markus Gerke (University of Twente/ITC Enschede) The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to participate in PIA15 & HRIGI15 Munich Germany, March 25-27, 2015 The application form and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website. Guest Editors: Christian Heipke (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany) Marguerite Madden (University of Georgia, Athens, USA) Zhilin Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China) Ian Dowman (University College London, United Kingdom) Planned publication date: Summer 2016 Photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences have witnessed great changes over the last few years. Reasons for this development are, on the one hand new societal and political challenges such as a stronger quest for sustainable development, a globally increasing human population, a more apparent sense of safety and security, and an increased globalisation, visible for example in the mobility of people, goods, capital and education. On the other hand, innovation in our field has been strongly influenced by progress in information and communication technology, which can be summarized under the terms of ubiquitous computing, geosensor networks, geospatial data infrastructures, digital earth, big data, cloud computing, web 2.0, the internet of things, and crowd sourcing. These developments have had a profound impact on the theory, development and operational use of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Besides a large variety of new applications, all the way from robotics and driver assistance systems to animal behaviour studies and environmental monitoring, new sensors such as 3D cameras, interferometric SAR sensors and flash lasers and new methodologies for automatic information extraction through data mining, machine learning are now common place in our field. In this context this theme issues tries to review and document recent developments in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences in the form of state-of-the-art papers in research, development and operational use. You are cordially invited to contribute to this theme issue by submitting a review article providing an overview of one of the sub-fields of our discipline. » Find here more information ISPRS Scientific Initiatives: Announcement of 2015 Funding In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. To this end, a call for new Scientific Initiatives was issued in October 2014 with a budget for 2015 projects of 25,000 Swiss Francs. By the call deadline, 11 teams of researchers across all of the eight Technical Commissions had submitted cases for support. Comment was sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee then convened at the recent Technical Commission VIII Symposium in Hyderabad, India, to draw up a ranked list of projects to be funded. The sub-committee’s recommendation to fund the following seven projects to a total of CHF 33,000 Swiss Francs was then accepted by ISPRS Council at its meeting in Hyderabad: ISPRS Council would like to thank all scientists who submitted proposals, and to congratulate the successful applicants. The decision to allocate more funding than originally budgeted reflects the high quality of the proposals received and takes the total funding of Scientific Initiatives for 20 to more than 80,000 Swiss Francs. Council looks forward to hearing of the future success of the funded projects and reporting the outcomes through this and other media in due course. Reports on progress made to date in Scientific Initiative projects funded in 2014 can be found at: Mills ISPRS Treasurer 2012-16 [email protected] ISPRS is glad to announce that we have just received the message from Scopus that The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences have been accepted for inclusion. That means, the Archives are now available for an even larger audience for search and linkage to the Archives library. We will make sure that the actual content appears asap in the Scopus database. The Globe Land30 data sets are freely available and comprise ten types of land cover, including forests, artificial surfaces and wetlands, for the years 20. China: Open access to Earth land-cover map China last month donated to the United Nations the first open-access, high-resolution map of Earth's land cover, as a contribution towards global sustainable development and combating climate change. They were extracted from more than 20,000 Landsat and Chinese HJ-1 satellite images (see The map, known as Globe Land30, comprises data sets collected at 30-metre resolution – more than ten times that of previous data sets. Globe Land30 will promote scientific data sharing in the fields of Earth observation and geospatial sciences. These data sets will be valuable for monitoring environmental changes and for resource management at global, regional and local scales (see also M. Dear all, as you are probably aware, a call for scientific initiatives was launched in autumn 2013, and based on your submissions a number of projects were funded by ISPRS – see also Council has decided to launch one such call in all odd years in the future, provided that the society has enough funds to support the initiative. This year’s call is again addressed at all Working Group Officers (see attached). Dear all, As you will recall, in May this year Council had suggested a discussion about the current structure and had provided a first document the rationale and a plan for a way forward (the document can be found at We are looking forward to your submissions – please note that the deadline is Nov. A discussion about this document was held at the Midterm Symposia 2014 and via the ISPRS blog (this page). The discussion let to a number of changes, which are incorporated in the Consolidated Draft. The Consolidated Draft is open for discussion via this blog (or via e-mail or any other means of communication) until Nov 30, 2014. The topic will then be discussed at the Joint Meeting of Council and Technical Commission Presidents, to be held in Hyderabad this December. We are looking forward to your comments, criticism and suggestions, Yours, Christian Heipke. Ban Ki-moon praised this timely donation during the donation Ceremony on the 22nd September 2014. Globe Land30 A Milestone in Earth Observation and Open Access Geo-spatial Information The world’s first 30-meter resolution global land cover (GLC) dataset, Globe Land30, has been donated by China to the United Nations (Fig. He said “The World needs solid, science-based information for making wise decisions for sustainable development. These detailed data sets will help us to better understand, monitor and manage changes in land cover and land use all over our planet. I commend you for this laudable example of information sharing”. This global dataset will be freely available to Member States and the international community to assist in their scientific decision-making, and to measure and monitor critical environmental components of the SDGs and post-2015 development agenda, as reported by UN Statistics Division ( Land30.htm) » Find here more information After what can only be described as a very long and arduous process, the first ISPRS Proceedings have now been approved for inclusion into the Thomson Reuters' Conference Citation Proceedings Index (CPCI), one of the indices of the Web of Science. ISPRS initiated the evaluation procedure for with the help of its publisher, Copernicus Gmb H, in January 2013. According to the rules of CPCI, all proceedings from the preceding four years, in this case those for the years 2010-13, were subject to the evaluation procedure. In the future, the proceedings from each event are then individually evaluated by Thomson Reuters prior to acceptance in the CPCI. » Find here more information Council has recently signed a new contract, covering the period of Jan. 2018 with its proceedings publisher, Copernicus Gmb H of Göttingen, Germany. As of 1st January 2015, ISPRS event organisers have a new service package to assist in publishing proceedings. Using Copernicus’ “Service Package D”, organisers will be able to carry out all aspects of paper submission and review for both the The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment May 11-15, 2015 Berlin, Germany 36th ISRSE Abstract Submission extended Please note: The deadline for the Abstract Submission System for the 36th ISRSE has been extended until 25 October 2014. You are cordially invited to submit your abstract here. All relevant information can be found here and in the Call For Papers. 2D semantic labeling benchmark by ISPRS working group III/4: what is the state-of-the-art in urban scene classification? Norbert Pfeifer Attendees who present an abstract for the Euro SDR/ISPRS workshop are automatically invited to submit full papers for review to a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information on this topic. The ISPRS working group III/4 is happy to announce the release of the 2D semantic labeling benchmark, which is an extension to the ongoing object detection and 3D building reconstruction challenge. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2015. The aim is to foster research in urban image classification using state-of-the-art airborne remote sensing images. » Find here more information ICA/ISPRS Joint Sessions – Call for Papers ICA 2015 Joint sessions on Web/cloud-based mapping for connecting the world. We provide 33 true ortho image and DSM tiles of very high resolution and quality, and in addition deliver reference classification (labeling) for 16 of those tiles. 27th International Cartographic Conference, 23-28 August 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The joint sessions of the ICA and ISPRS will provide a forum at the ICC 2015 conference for presenting papers that advance the knowledge and techniques of web and cloud based mapping to connect the world. Participants are encouraged to deliver their classification for the remaining 17 tiles. The sessions are co-organized by the ISPRS working group IV/5 Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications and ICA Commission on Geovisualization in conjunction with the ICA 2015 Conference. The evaluation results will be published on our website. The datasets can be downloaded after registration at issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information around the Euro SDR/ISPRS workshop in Southampton, UK, Nov 26-28, 2014 Efficient Capturing of 3D Objects at a National Level: With a Focus on Buildings and Infrastructure Guest Editors Prof. » Find here more information Seeking a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing The flagship journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS) seeks a second Editor-in-Chief, responsible for optical remote sensing. V., the journal is one of the top ranked in remote sensing (impact factor 3.313 and 5-year impact factor 4.026). Due to splendid development over the past few years, a second Editor-in Chief is needed to work along with Editor-in-Chief Derek Lichti, University of Calgary, to further the journal's aim to be a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision and other related fields. The scope of the journal is extensive and covers sensors, theory and algorithms, systems, experiments, developments and applications. » Find here more information ISPRS WG Health is co-organizing a session at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in November 15-19, 2014, New Orleans, USA. Faruque Director of GIS and Remote Sensing, Professor of Clinical Health Sciences GIS & Remote Sensing Program The University of Mississippi Medical Center » Find here more information ENSG, National School of Geographic Sciences (eu), in Marne la Vallée (close to Paris), France offers French M. in Photogrammetry, Positioning and Deformation Measurements (PPMD) See also the Flyer Individual membership category approved by Ordinary Members With an overwhelming majority the ISPRS Ordinary Members have voted for the introduction of Individual Membership. This year’s theme of APHA meeting is Healthography: . Nevertheless, ISPRS will remain a society of societies; the new membership category is primarily being introduced to give individuals in areas without active Ordinary Members the possibility to link to the ISPRS network. ISPRS WG Health is co-organizing a session “International Innovations in Geoscience & Healthography” [Session # 4142.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2014: AM- PM. https://apha.confex.com/apha/142am/webprogram/Session41628Guest Editor Prof. Individual membership in ISPRS is free of charge and is governed by Bylaw VI (7) and the new ISPRS Policy on Individual Membership. Anybody interested in ISPRS Individual Membership can submit an application here or contact his/her national ISPRS Ordinary Member. Council explores revision of ISPRS Commission structure members and ISPRS community at large are asked for comments A number of developments and assessments have led to this proposal for the restructuring of the ISPRS commissions (to be found here ). We are most interested in your opinion about this important development and cordially invite you to take part in this discussion. You may do so by sharing your comments on the blog, or by sending an e-mail to the Secretary General. The topic will also be discussed during the eight midterm symposia being held during 2014. Dear International Colleagues, I am sending you the second call for papers of the 35th Asia Conference on Remote Sensing(ACRS) to be organized from 27 to 31, October 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. As you may know, ACRS is one of the largest remote sensing conference in Asia. Kohei Cho General Secretary Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants for 2014 Midterm Symposia The ISPRS Foundation offers travel grants to participate in the 2014 ISPRS Midterm Symposia Last year, more than 1300 participants attended ACRS2013 organized in Bali, Indonesia. Application forms and some more information you will find on The ISPRS Foundation website. Call for Proposal: Free FORMOSAT-2 Satellite Imagery. ISPRS-WG VI/5 is pleased to announce the call for proposals for free FORMOSAT-2 satellite data. FORMOSAT-2 has a unique daily-revisiting capability to acquire images at a ground resolution of 2m (panchromatic) and 8m (multispectral). The images are suitable for various researches and applications. Each selected proposal will be granted up to 10 archived images and/or new data acquisition requests free of charge. Sponsored by the National Space Organization, National Applied Research Laboratories and jointly supported by the Chinese Taipei Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University of Taiwan, This call for proposal is open to all researchers worldwide. Proposals that include ISPRS affiliated personnels (including Student Consortium members) as PI or CI (co-investigators) will be given higher priorities. The project GI-N2K (Geographic Information : Need to Know). ISPRS is represented on the Advisory Committee for the EU project by Ian Dowman. The project web page is and the following is an abstract from that... » read more GEO to Keep Unleashing the Power of Open Data Mandate Unanimously Endorsed for Another 10 Years . Geneva, 17 January 2014 – In Geneva today, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) received unanimous endorsement to unleash the power of open data for a second decade. There was agreement to continue building on the organization's first 10 years of pioneering environmental advances, which are designed to improve the quality of life of people everywhere. Fueled by open data, GEO's efforts are now evident in most regions of the world. GEO is comprised of 90 member nations, the European Commission and 77 Participating Organizations. » read more ISPRS Scientific Initiatives: Announcement of 2014 Funding In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. To this end, a call for new Scientific Initiatives was issued in September 2013 with a 2014 budget of 40,000 Swiss Francs. By the call deadline, 11 teams of researchers across six of the eight Technical Commissions had submitted cases for support. Comment was sought from the relevant Technical Commission Presidents, and a sub-committee of three Council members was convened to independently review the proposals on the basis of scientific excellence. The sub-committee then convened at the recent SSG Conference in Antalya to draw up a ranked list of projects to be funded. The sub-committee’s recommendation to fund the following projects was then accepted by ISPRS Council at its meeting in Antalya: ISPRS Council would like to thank all scientists who submitted proposals, and to congratulate the successful applicants. The decision to allocate more funding than originally budgeted reflects the high quality of the proposals received, and ISPRS Council’s desire to support and pump-prime scientific endeavours across all Commissions that submitted proposals to the call. Council looks forward to hearing of the future success of the funded projects and reporting the outcomes through this and other media in due course. This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan and CSRSR/NCU. Jon Mills ISPRS Treasurer 2012-16 [email protected] Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists (Nov 27 - Dec 05, 2013) ISPRS WG VI/5 is pleased to announce the 2013 Capacity Building Workshop of Satellite Remote Sensing for Southeast Asian Scientists to be held in the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR), National Central University (NCU), Taiwan, from Nov. It provides a platform for graduate students and young scientists in Southeast Asia to learn knowledge and hand-on experiences on satellite remote sensing and applications. Please refer to the attached documents for details. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking and to meet internationally well-recognized scholars in remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Note, that one of the attachments is a new version of an appendix of the Orange Book. Expenses (including round-trip airfares, accommodation, and meals) for accepted participants will be covered by the workshop. As we currently revise the Orange Book, you may find inconsistencies which what is currently available on the ISPRS web pages. For more information and online application, please visit: Scientific Initiative Dear all, I am very happy to be able to launch another call for participation in the ISPRS Scientific Initiative with a deadline of Oct. All ISPRS WG Officers are invited to submit proposals for a max. It is only the attached document, which is relevant here. Note also, that submissions should go to ISPRS Treasurer Jon Mills [email protected] Looking forward to many interesting and inspiring submissions Yours, Christian. Officers are encouraged to submit proposals for a max. Christian Heipke Secretary General, ISPRS Valid Booklet Launch On 3 September 2013, ICSU-Geo Unions, JBGIS and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying Geoinformation to disaster management. Joint International Conference on Geospatial Theory, Processing, Modeling and Applications 2014 ISPRS Technical Commission II Midterm Symposium 16th IGU Spatial Data Handling Symposium October 6-8, 2014 Toronto, Canada First Call for Papers The ISPRS Foundation Travel Grants to attend ISPRS Conference on Serving Society with Geoinformatics (SSG-2013) The ISPRS Foundation will offer 2 travel grants for the amount of $US1300 each for qualified persons to participate in the ISPRS Conference ‘Serving Society with Geoinformation SSG-2013’ at Antalya, Turkey from November 11-17, 2013 The European Earth Monitoring Competition 2013 is now open for submissions - with further industry leaders as partners and a prize pool worth well over EUR 350,000. The Copernicus Masters innovation competition (previously known as GMES Masters) was initiated 2011 by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and T-Systems with endorsement of the European Commission. It is also supported by European Space Imaging Gmb H and Astrium Services. In 2013, the BMW Group Research and Technology and GEO magazine have joined the competition as new supporting partners. The Copernicus Masters invites researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, and students to submit ideas for innovative, market-oriented applications based on the use of GMES based Earth observation data between 1 June and 15 September 2013. The visitation will be on Monday, 4/22 and funeral on Tuesday, 4/23. ISPRS Conference on "Serving Society with Geoinformatics" ISPRS2013-SSG - TC II, TC III, TC IV & TC VII Joint Meeting - Workshops ('LS - Laser Scanning' & 'CMRT - Object Extraction for 3D City Models, Road Databases and Traffic Monitoring' & 'ISA - Image Sequence Analysis for Object and Change Detection') Antalya, Turkey, Nov 11-17, 2013 2nd Announcement University Professor – salary grade W3 for the department "Methods of Geoinformation Science". His family is asking that donations be sent to the ISPRS Foundation. Technische Universität Berlin - School VI - Planning Building Environment - Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science Deadline: 16-May-2013 ISPRS mourns the loss of its Honorary Member and former ISPRS President Dr. The working group III/4 - "Complex scene analysis and 3D reconstruction" updated their website: It now shows the evaluation results of the ISPRS benchmark test on Urban Classification and 3D Building Reconstruction. Interested researchers are invited to submit results! Benchmark main test page: page: to DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9730.2012.00693.x). Adapted and expanded from the widely-used first edition, the new compilation has been completely revised and updated. It will continue to promote consistency of language and to serve as a "style guide" for photogrammetric literature. It will be introduced through a separate paper "International Photogrammetric Terminology - A New Edition", to be presented at the Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference linked with ISPRS in Melbourne – session "16ARSPC/4: Applications of Earth Observation Data and Terminology" (1600-1730hrs , Monday 27th August) Dieter Fritsch (Germany) - Martien Molenaar (The Netherlands) - Paul Newby (UK) - Heinz Ruether (South Africa) - Shailesh Nayak (India) have been elected as ISPRS Fellows they will receive their Fellowships at the Congress in Melbourne OBSERVE project has the vision of establishing a new Balkan EO community of multilevel stakeholders that will make use of state of the art technological developments, products and knowhow from the existing European EO community and industry. 1 now available here More information you will finf under The working group III/4, ′Complex scene analysis and 3D reconstruction′, will carry out an international test on urban object detection and 3D building reconstruction from airborne image and laserscanning data. Two data sets will be distributed to the participants, who may carry out one of two tasks: Our working group will test submitted results against reference data. Results submitted before September 30, 2011 can be published in one or two special sessions on the benchmark at the ISPRS congress in Melbourne in September 2012. The journal focuses on the following topics Operational Research, Risk Analysis, Foreign Exchange, Corporate Responsibility, Ethics and Accountability, International.
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With offices in Dallas, New York, and Hyderabad, India, we are organized around the belief that advocacy must extend beyond the courtroom, to protect and advance clients’ interests in every forum imaginable. Brewer III is a founding partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. Brewer has earned a reputation as one of the most creative and successful lawyers in the United States practicing extensively in the field of complex commercial litigation. Collins is a senior partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Smith represents clients in matters involving real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property matters, trade secret misappropriation, hospitality law, corporate securities fraud litigation, white collar securities fraud defense, and various contract disputes. Our firm’s diversified teams of professionals work in concert to deliver a unique brand of high-stakes advocacy – and to define the outcomes we aim to achieve. His practice focuses on handling complex commercial disputes and, when appropriate, providing strategic alternatives and creative solutions to litigation to protect his clients’ legal and business interests nationally and internationally. Brewer III is a founding partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. Brewer has earned a reputation as one of the most creative and successful lawyers in the United States practicing extensively in the field of complex commercial litigation. Collins is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office, and a member of the firm’s three-member executive management committee. Matthew Harrison is a consulting director (non-attorney) in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office, where he conducts financial and economic analysis on various matters related to hospitality, intellectual property infringement, breach of contract, and environmental damage. His practice focuses on handling complex commercial disputes and, when appropriate, providing strategic alternatives and creative solutions to litigation to protect his clients’ legal and business interests nationally and internationally. Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is one of the most dynamic litigation firms in the United States. With offices in New York and Dallas, the firm practices exclusively in the field of complex litigation and dispute resolution. The firm’s attorneys litigate cases before state courts, federal courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitration panels throughout the United States. The nature of the firm’s practice and its plans for growth require the firm to hire attorneys who possess the extraordinary talent and competitive drive to enable them to assume substantial responsibility for major cases. Attorneys and consultants of our law firm have demonstrated exceptional academic and personal achievement, and thrive on the intensity and challenge of “bet-the-business” litigation. To apply, please send your resume to: Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Director of Recruiting 1717 Main Street Suite 5900 Dallas, Texas 75201 E-mail to: [email protected], Attorneys & Counselors seeks candidates for its in-house Investigative Unit. The Unit provides the firm with comprehensive research and analysis. Our investigators are trained in fact-finding techniques as well as human relations. The aim is to assemble a complete, cohesive factual picture and develop the narrative of substantive client matters. We currently have exciting opportunities for investigators and investigative researchers to join our Investigative Unit.. We seek professionals with backgrounds in investigative journalism, law enforcement, private investigations or law. Candidates should possess research and writing skills and have a passion for the fact-finding process. For consideration, please send your resume to [email protected] The firm strives to create a realistic experience for its summer associates in order that they may make informed decisions about practicing with Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. The firm exposes its summer associates to all aspects of its practice. Summer associates frequently attend depositions, hearings, strategy sessions, and client meetings. In addition, summer associates regularly participate in the intensity of pre-trial and trial preparations and proceedings. Summer associates at the firm perform work that simulates the assignments of first- and second-year associates. They have billing requirements that provide first-hand experience in accurately communicating to the client what tasks they accomplish. Second-year summer associates are paid ,300 per week, working a minimum of six weeks or a maximum of 12 weeks. Brewer Attorneys & Counselors makes many law school visits, giving talented, dedicated students the opportunity to meet with the firm’s staff professionals. Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors seeks candidates for its Consulting Group in the firm’s New York and Dallas offices. The Consulting Group is comprised of professionals recruited from a variety of disciplines, including finance, accounting, economics, and information technology. The group provides the firm invaluable expertise, perspective and insight into the analysis of clients’ circumstances. In addition to their individual areas of academic and professional experience, our Consultants are trained in the litigation process. We seek professionals with backgrounds in litigation consulting, dispute advisory, finance, accounting and/or economics to join our Group in New York and Dallas. The firm’s innovative approach to advocacy empowers Consultants to grow beyond conventional career paths and areas of specialization. Consultants of all backgrounds are encouraged to play an integral role in the firm’s handling of bet-the-business matters for clients. Basic Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience. As an Analyst, you will be actively involved in a variety of financial, economic and factual analyses related to business disputes. Successful Analysts are provided with the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on case strategies and development while developing new skills and tackling new problems early in their career. Undergraduate Degree with 3 years of relevant experience; or Graduate Degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience. D.) with 3 years of relevant experience; or Experienced Professional with 5 years of relevant experience. As a Senior Analyst, you will take on additional responsibilities above the Analyst role and be given leadership opportunities over work streams and case development. Consultants are responsible for developing the analyses used in engagements, directing the efforts of the Analysts and Senior Analysts, and managing engagements with input from Senior Consultants and Directors. You will continue to expand your knowledge and experience by simultaneously working on multiple cases, and taking on managerial duties. For more information regarding the consulting career path and development opportunities, please send an email to Recruiting [email protected] In an article dated January 10, 2018, Law360 reported that a California federal judge ordered Transamerica Life Insurance Company to pay nearly 0,000 in sanctions for obstructing the discovery process in a lawsuit brought by Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors on behalf of DCD Partners, LLC. DCD Partners sued Transamerica in 2015 alleging that it increased life insurance premiums on a predominantly African-American church congregation in South Los Angeles. In September 2017, a jury awarded DCD Partners more than .6 million. The sanctions relate to Transamerica’s conduct in responding to discovery requests in late 2016. “We appreciate the attention of the court to this matter,” William A. “Our clients believe this decision and monetary award validates what they have believed all along — that defendants sought to frustrate their pursuit of discovery in this important matter.” Please see the article here (subscription required). states and 5 foreign countries, including Singapore, China, Taiwan, Kingdom of Bahrain and Slovakia. Birnbaum authored an article titled, “Terminating the Hotel Management Agreement in the Mega-Merger Era,” published in the January 2018 issue of Hotel Business Review. The Brewer Foundation and New York University are pleased to announce the results of the “Top 64” round of the 17th annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) - the only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. This year’s debate topic is, “Resolved: International climate accords for greenhouse gas emissions should adopt binding enforcement mechanisms.” The advancing 32 teams were announced on the IPPF website: https:// Founded in 1996, Hotel Business Review is recognized as a leading industry new resource for owners, managers, investors and other industry principals. The article explores how hotel owners are impacted by the recent wave of large-scale mergers and acquisitions – and the “invisible hand” of brand management companies that often seek to protect their own interests. Rogers joined the firm’s New York office as a senior associate in May 2016. Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors recently named Sarah B. She is active in many areas of the firm, mentoring colleagues and assisting with firm recruitment. Rogers also serves as a judge of the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), a high school debate competition jointly sponsored by the Brewer Foundation and NYU. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and also previously worked in-house for Philip Morris International, managing litigation and regulatory issues. Rogers received her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 2008 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Dartmouth College in 2005. At Columbia, she served as a staff editor of the Journal of Transnational Law and was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Law 360 reported that Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, won a four-day jury trial in federal court in Los Angeles that resulted in a .6 million victory for its client, DCD Partners, LLC. As reported, on September 13, 2017 an eight-person jury in United States District Court, for the Central District of California awarded plaintiffs more than .6 million against Transamerica Life Insurance Company (“Transamerica”). DCD Partners sued Transamerica in 2015, alleging Transamerica improperly increased life insurance premiums by 50 percent in 2013 on more than 2,000 insureds – predominantly African-Americans from South Los Angeles, who were parishioners of the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and other community churches. In 2004, the insureds became part of a charitable life insurance program which provided family members money for burial expenses, and funds for the community activities of the Personal Involvement Center, and other non-profit groups. The jury rendered a verdict for DCD Partners on its claims of breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The Wall Street Journal reported on one of the firm’s current cases in Los Angeles, CA. The article, “Life Insurer Faces Off Against African-American Church in Battle Over Rates,” dated September 1, 2017, focuses on issues relating to a life insurance program that benefits members of the South Los Angeles community. As reported in the WSJ, the case “sheds light on the once-hot use of ‘investor-owned’ life insurance for nonprofit fundraising.” Firm Partner William Brewer was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation. Recognition is based entirely on peer review and aims to recognize the opinion of top lawyers about the professional ability of their colleagues within the same geographic region and practice area. Brewer has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007. The Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) and the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) announced a renewed long-term partnership in June 2017. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two groups ensures the continuation of the FLP for at least another five years. Founded in 2001 by the Brewer Foundation, the FLP is an academic and leadership development program that benefits nearly 250 students, ages 10 – 18, from urban communities within Dallas ISD and more than 60 FLP alumni attending college. "The FLP embraces the ideal that our city’s future is hugely impacted by opportunities offered to the students of Dallas ISD," said Michael Hinojosa, Dallas ISD superintendent. "This program proves that we can create opportunities for students to help ensure a bright future for each of them and for Dallas. Hopefully, this will inspire others to support our students in meaningful ways." Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) Executive Director Brittany Brady is the recipient of the Leadership ISD Dallas County Civic Voices Fellowship. As part of the fellowship Class of 2018, she will participate in a 10-month program geared toward providing civic leaders information and insights into public education. According to the program director, applicants demonstrated an “exceptional commitment to ensuring equitable access to a high quality public education for all students.” Fellows will participate in monthly sessions that will include meeting with experts and reviewing best practices and research. Recipients will also interact with educators, parents and students and will explore issues of race, opportunity and equity in education. Fellows will gain insights by collaborating with a campus or district partner, conducting site visits to schools and attending school board meetings. The program aims to prepare fellows to advocate for public education by engaging with various stakeholders. Partner William Brewer recently wrote an op-ed about litigation finance published in Crain’s New York Business. Titled “Great equalizer coming to New York law: Litigation finance is giving the little guy his day in court,” the piece posits that third-party financing has the potential to reconfigure the legal industry in New York City. He writes, “litigation finance enables smaller plaintiffs and boutique firms to surmount the obstacles put in their path by large corporations and defense counsel.” Brewer comments that such third-party financing can result in “pure, unaltered, merits-based litigation—the way it was always intended to be.” Brewer Consultant Matthew Harrison contributed to the piece, published in May 2017. Partner William Brewer has been named a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star. The list recognizes only 319 attorneys who “stand out as absolutely the best at client service,” as defined solely by clients. Attorneys must be nominated by corporate counsel, and no attorney or firm can self-nominate, self-refer, nor pay to be included. According to BTI, “these attorneys are proactive in building client relationships. They take, and make, the time to understand their clients in-depth – their business, their objectives, and their goals. This elite group enjoys a clear cut advantage over the competition.” TWFAA-TV in Dallas aired a report about Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) student Jonathan Murillo and his path to college and acceptance to Yale University. Jonathan has been a part of the FLP since he was in the 5th grade and will be the first person in his family to ever attend college. The FLP provides academic resources and leadership training to deserving students from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). The New York Times reported on Brewer Storefront client Jim’s Shoe Repair, a treasured New York City business. Faced with losing its shop in Midtown to accommodate the expansion of Duane Reade, located next door, Jim’s engaged Managing Partner William Brewer, a longtime customer, and the Brewer Storefront to engineer an advocacy campaign to help save the business. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” list. The legal strategy, grassroots petition drive, PR campaign, and social media effort generated a wave of public support – allowing the business to successfully challenge eviction and secure a new lease agreement for the location it has called home for almost 70 years. The firm was recognized in the commercial litigation practice area in New York City and Dallas. The firm earned a “Tier 1” designation in commercial litigation for the metropolitan Dallas area. According to the publications, achieving a tiered ranking “signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.” To be eligible to be ranked, a firm must have an attorney listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), which represents the top 4 percent of attorneys in the United States. Managing Partner William Brewer was selected for inclusion in the publication. She previously served as the LES Assistant Treasurer and Chair of the Valuation and Taxation Committee. Prakash-Canjels is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). D CEO magazine profiled Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and Managing Partner William A. The “My Office” profile takes readers inside the offices of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, located on the top two floors (59 and 60) of Comerica Bank Tower in downtown Dallas. D., was elected to a two-year term as Treasurer of the Board of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. For more than 50 years, LES has been the leading association devoted to professionals in the intellectual property and technology fields. Brewer Associate Attorney Beth Landes was named to the Super Lawyers 2016 New York Metro “Rising Stars” list. Only 2.5% of attorneys in the New York Metro area receive this distinction. She was recognized as a top-rated general litigation attorney in New York City. She was also previously honored as a Rising Star in 2014. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors was named to Vault’s “Top 150 Under 150” list of leading midsize law firms. According to Vault, the firms on the list are “known for providing top-notch service and delivering big results.” Vault developed the list of highly sought-after law firms after reviewing Vault survey data, news stories and legal publications. The ranking recognizes the top 150 law firms in the U. The firm was also named to Vault’s “2017 Best Law Firms in Texas” list. The firm is described by Vault as “the type of high-powered, bet-the-bank commercial litigation firm you would see on prime time.” Vault is known for its influential rankings across many industries and professions. The editors of D CEO Magazine named Managing Partner William Brewer to “The Dallas 500” for 2016. The Dallas 500 is a special publication recognizing the 500 most powerful business leaders in North Texas in 60 different categories. Brewer was one of only six attorneys recognized in the “Law: Business and Commercial Litigation” category. Those featured in the exclusive listing were selected by D CEO based on more than one year of research that included a review of corporate rankings, input from industry experts and analysts, and a final analysis by the publication’s editors. Consulting Director Gauri Prakash-Canjels, Consultant Matthew Harrison, and Associate Alex Mann wrote an article about patent damages for Law360. Supreme Court decision “laid the groundwork for a more reasoned approach to enhanced damages considerations in cases involving willful infringement.” Managing Partner William Brewer recently wrote a commentary on Linked In about the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) competition, which he founded in 2001. The August 8, 2016, article titled “Thoughts on Patent Damages Landscape Post-Halo,” discusses the growth in patent damages awards. The IPPF is the only high school debate competition that gives students from around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. Consulting Director Susan Dillon wrote an article for The Bottomline, The Journal of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). The article was titled “Making Information Governance a Priority: The importance of a document and data retention policy in the electronic world.” The article appeared in the Fall 2015 issue. Dillon wrote that a solid retention policy provides “a clear road map for data retrieval.” She added that, “When data can be retrieved easily, searching and data reconciliation time and the associated expense are minimized.” The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) profiled the Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) in its September 2016 “Member Spotlight.” The NPEA interviewed FLP Director of Academics and Accountability Brittany Brady about the history of the program and its impact on students from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). Founded in 2001, the FLP services DISD students in grades 5-12, and “seeks to develop their leadership and academic skills, as well as guide them through the college admissions process.” The firm’s commitment to client advocacy is equaled only by its commitment to the community. Founded in 1995, the Brewer Storefront seeks to make the firm’s brand of advocacy available to those without the resources to access a high caliber of legal representation. The Storefront is particularly active on individual matters that can be used to establish legal precedent and make a long-term, positive impact on the community at large. As an example, the Storefront’s representation on issues relating to illegal “immigration ordinances” and other unlawful measures has captured the attention of legal scholars, public policy advocates, and elected officials working to ensure that the Latino population is treated with justice, fairness, and equality. Our firm has long believed that each of its professionals should have the opportunity to make a contribution to the community through pro bono legal service. On average, the firm’s professionals donate 200 hours per year to the Storefront. The Storefront has earned several community service awards, including recognition at the Dallas Bar Association’s Annual Pro Bono Awards Celebration. The Storefront has earned the “President’s Award” from the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, and has been featured in the national publication of the Pro Bono Institute in Washington, D. On June 1, 2015, the Storefront was the subject of a profile story in Texas Lawyer that chronicled the successful eight-year campaign of the Storefront to challenge the unconstitutional immigration ordinances proposed in Farmers Branch, Texas. The Brewer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation, funded annually by the support of the Brewer Storefront, PLLC; the generosity of the law firm; and donor contributions. In order to accomplish its goals, the Foundation supports a broad range of initiatives while maintaining a special emphasis on developing, overseeing, and fundraising for a growing array of educational programs. Among these are the Future Leaders Program, and the Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum. During its history, the Foundation has also contributed more than million to the community, by providing annual support to more than 60 charities working in areas as diverse as medicine, the arts, and human rights. Guiding the Foundation’s commitment have been its partnerships with distinguished community leaders. The Foundation collaborates with leaders in education, law, business, and philanthropy in order to grow and support its mission. This support – and the spirit of community partnership it fosters – enables the Foundation to bring immediate benefits to the community, while building programs that will generate long-term, positive change. Members of the community are invited to support the Brewer Foundation – investing in our educational programs and the students they serve. To make a donation to the Future Leaders Program, please click here. 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