Report on the fourth ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019

by Sheryl Rose Reyes (comments: 0)

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Geospatial Week (ISPRS GSW) is a biennial internationally scientific event that aims to bring together experts, professionals, researchers, and students working in the fields of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS.  It also serves as a venue for sharing the latest developments both in science and industry. This year, the fourth ISPRS GSW held from 10 – 14 June 2019 was organized by the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. Two ISPRS Student Consortium (ISPRS SC) board members participated in the event – Sheryl Rose Reyes, Chair and Charmaine Cruz, Newsletter Editor-in-Chief.

One of the main goals of the ISPRS SC is to link the students, young researchers and professionals from different countries who are interested in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences by organizing different activities. In the evening of 13 June, the ISPRS Students and Young Professionals Night was organized by the ISPRS SC to gather students and young professionals attending the Geospatial Week 2019 for an informal meet-up. This was held in the Ideate Room, DesignLab at the University of Twente. This gathering aimed to promote the ISPRS SC and its activities, as well as to provide a platform of exchange among students and young professionals.


Figure 1. Ms. Cruz presenting about the ISPRS SC and its activities

 Over 30 participants from Brazil, Germany, China Taipei, Canada, Vietnam, The Netherlands, South Korea, and India joined the event. A presentation about the ISPRS SC was given by Ms. Cruz, and a student provided a short tour around the different facilities and workshops in the DesignLab.


Figure 2. A tour of the DesignLab at the University of Twente during the ISPRS SC Students and Young Professionals Night


Figure 3. The participants of the ISPRS SC Students and Young Professionals Night after the event 

Afterwards, the participants had the opportunity to socialize with one another and meet new friends who soon became parts of their professional networks. Overall, it was a fun evening for all the students and young professionals who attended the event!


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