International Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

From human history to the future with spatial information

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Forums Speakers´s video presentation

Shizuo Yamamoto - JAXA's Earth observation program and mapping applications

Ehrenfreund Pascale - The Contribution of Earth Observation Time Series to the Global Change Dialogue

Larson Wade - An Overview of UrtheCast’s UrtheDailyTM and OptiSARTM Constellation

André Jadot - A Marketplace for EO Services

Mario Hernandez - Geospatial data in support of Future Earth

Peter Bauman - Standards-Based Services for Big Spatio-Temporal Data

Barbara J. Ryan - Societal Benefits and GEO's Second Decade

Hussein O. Farah - Applications of Earth Observation for Societal Benefit:Case Studies in Africa

Andy McGill - Image data – the core information source for the tasks of national mapping agencies

E. Lynn Usery - Data from Remote Sensing for Development and Applications

Jean-Philippe Cantou - How do satellite images impact the geoinformation updating process at IGN France

Jonathan Holmes - Quality Assessment in a Changing World

Einar Bjorgo - Bringing space to the ground

Wolfgang Wagner - Earth Observation: Towards the Exabyte Era

Ingrid Vanden Berghe - Geo-brokering, a mission and a challenge for national mapping and cadastral agencies

Noel Gorelick - Planetary Scale Data Processing and Management with Google Earth Engine

Full list of recordings is available at

Congress program

The Congress is divided into multiple sessions of various types. To actively participate (as a presenter) you must submit a contribution to the one of the following sessions:



ISPRS cooperates with other organizations and they organize together so called Special Sessions (SpS). These sessions will enhance a range of potential applications of our knowledge and will spread our achievements to the member of our sister organizations.


On Sunday 17 July, there will be oral and interactive sessions organized by ISPRS Student Consortium. The students who are currently working on their graduate, master and PhD. studies are welcome to attend.


All registrants at the ISPRS Congress may nominate a software system or a data set for the contest. In principle, all tutorials, software or data sets nominated for CATCON contest should be non-commercial and should be provided to users without license charges for not-for-profit use.


ISPRS together with United Nations Initiation on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will organize the first ISPRS — UN-GGIM National Mapping and Cadastral Agency Forum. One of the strategy goals of ISPRS is to provide a better forum for National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies to discuss their scientific and technical issues in mapping.


ISPRS together with the International Academy of Astronautics will organize the first ISPRS-IAA Space Agency Forum. The Forum provides an ideal platform for Space Agencies for mutual discussions with one of the main community of users of space imagery and scientific community that supports it.


ISPRS encourages companies to organize Exhibitor’s Showcase Sessions and Commercial Sessions to present the latest development of their societies to the ISPRS Congress participants.


Half-day or one-day tutorials will take place before the Congress (11 and 12 July). These tutorials are prepared for Congress participants to bring their knowledge up to date or to be introduced to new developments.


Summer school before the Congress will focus among other topics mainly on: LIDAR Measurements and Free softrware for GIS and remote sensing. All Summer school participants must have an accepted paper at the Congress.



The Congress offers social activities every evening such as Welcome Reception, Exhibitors’ Reception, Congress Dinner and more.

For young scientist special social program will be prepared like Young Scientists Ice-Breaker Party, Soccer match and more.

Various optional and technical tours will be offered.

General Information Final program


The main purpose of the Student Consortium is to link students, young researches and professionals in different countries and provide a platform for exchange of information, to organize student specific events and other actions that integrate youth effectively into ISPRS.

Youth activities will start with Summer school before the Congress, followed by Youth Forum during the Congress. “Youth Forum” Best posters and papers will be awarded during the General Assembly. To strengthen the interaction among young scientists special social program for young scientists will be organized.

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ISPRS recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and honors which are granted at each quadrennial Congress. Nominations for deserving candidates for awards are welcome and may be made by individuals or organizations in due time.

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