The ISPRS Technical Commission II Photogrammetry Symposium, which took place on June 3-7, 2018, Riva del Garda, Italy, offered plenary and parallel sessions, oral and poster presentations as well as keynote speakers from research and commercial domains, and an exhibition of the most important business players in the photogrammetric and geospatial domain. There was a special session dedicated to European projects in the geospatial domain, with an emphasis on photogrammetry. Namely, the ISPRS Technical Commission II focuses, at various scales, on geometric, radiometric and multi-temporal aspects of image- and range-based 3D surveying and modelling, where applications in the fields of mapping, industry, heritage, space, underwater and environment are considered as well.
The coordinator of the SLICE3D project, Anka Lisec from the University of Ljubljana, presented the activities within the project SLICE3D and the plan of establishing the Centre of Excellence on 3D geospatial data in Slovenia. During the session, some other interesting projects were presented, such as REPLICATE (Creative-Asset Harvesting Pipeline to Inspire Collective-Authoring And Experimentation), iMARECULTURE, and ICT4LANDS (Innovations for Land Tenure). The participants agreed that there are many research and innovation challenges in the geospatial domain and that this should be recognized by decision makers as most of our every-day, as well as strategic, decisions are related to a geographic location – from location-based services and indoor-outdoor navigation, land and natural resources management to urbanism, agronomy, forestry and earth observation.
About ISPRS: The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society’s scientific interests include photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems and related disciplines, as well as applications in cartography, geodesy, surveying, natural, Earth and engineering sciences, and environmental monitoring and protection. Further applications include industrial design and manufacturing, architecture and monument preservation, medicine, and others.
More information about ISPRS: http://www.isprs.org/