The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 - Waiting for You in China

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By Lilian Chen

Abstract: The biennial GSW2017, hosted by ISPRS, which is known as "the Pulitzer in photographic measurement", will be held in Wuhan, China in September. Scholars and practitioners from a total of more than 50 countries and regions will be gathering here.

ISPRS Geospatial Week2017 (GSW), which is hosted by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Wuhan University, co-organized by the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, undertaken by 3s news, will be held at the Wuhan East Lake International Convention Center from September 18 to 22, 2017.

ISPRS is known as "the Pulitzer in photographic measurement " and GSW is its biennial event, so the member states are try their best to compete for the right to host. The Wuhan University team representing China experienced many ups and downs and efforts like the Beijing Olympic bid and finally made it happen in Wuhan.

ISPRS and China are very close. Wuhan University team leader Academician Deren Li have been affectionate memories: "My mentor Zhizhuo Wang participated in the fifth ISPRS congress in Rome, and then he told the story to everyone, so we were all encouraged. The Chinese counterparts learned a lot from ISPRS in the past and this time the GSW is the contribution that we should make to ISPRS.

In 2008, ISPRS general meeting was ever held in China, and Professor Jun Chen in Wuhan University also served as Chairman of ISPRS (2012-2016).

It is so, this GSW also added a lot of "Chinese elements." Academician Deren Li said that China has recently been promoting high-resolution earth observation and Beidou navigation system, so GSW is a very rare opportunity to exchange and show. It is learned that ISPRS member states are more than 100, and this year experts and scholars coming to Wuhan will be from at least more than 50 countries and regions.

The core part of the GSW is its comprehensive and forward-looking thematic workshops. It is learned that this conference will focus on the theme "Geospatial For Smart City" and hold 10 seminars and peripheral activities. The world's most famous experts and scholars will be invited to give keynote speeches in each seminar.

2017 International Geospatial Information Workshop on Smart City

WebMGS2017: The 5th International Workshop on Web

WebMGS is an important event in the field of web-based GIS, which emphasizes a diverse range of topics related to new web-based developments of geospatial theories, technologies and solutions. Current and state-of-the-art advances in web-based mapping, geoprocessing, geospatial information services and applications, particularly in dealing with big geospatial data will be exchanged and discussed in the workshop. The WebMGS workshop series commenced in Como, Italy in 2010 followed by subsequent workshops in Vancouver, Canada in 2011, Xuzhou, China in 2013 and Cagliari, Italy in 2015.

The workshop will be organized by ISPRS WG IV / 4, WG III / 8 and WG V / 4.

ISSDQ 2017: The 10th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality

The ISSDQ workshop is an important activity in the field of spatial data quality. It has been successfully held nine times every two years since 1999. ISSDQ 2017 will address some of the new challenges in the field of spatial data quality, and discuss standards and the latest technological developments to face the quality challenges posed by spatial big data.

Indoor 3D 2017: ISPRS Workshop on Indoor 3D 2017

With the rising urban population and the increasing complexity of cities as conglomerates of enclosed spaces, there is a growing demand for spatial and semantic information of indoor environments. Navigational assistance for disabled and elderly people, route planning for emergency management, smart facility maintenance, disaster monitoring and prevention, gaming and tourism, etc. are just several of the direct applications of indoor spatial information.

And Indoor 3D is to deal with this situation, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry involved in indoor mapping, positioning, navigation, 3D modeling, location-based services (LBS) and mobility to exchange the latest research and development results in the area of indoor spatial information.

SARCon 2017: Advances in SAR: Constellations, Signal processing, and Applications

In recent years, SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites constellations are playing a positive role as a means of civilian remote sensing. The present SAR constellations offer high quality SAR data, which can be used for a variety of applications, but meanwhile posing a challenge to the appropriate data processing methods.

In the future, geostationary SAR satellites or fast revisiting within the target time are also important concepts for future SAR development. These concepts have inspired new methodologies and innovative ideas and contributed to some new applications.

LS2017: Laser Scanning 2017

Laser Scanning 2017 is the latest of a series of ten ISPRS workshops covering various aspects of space-borne, airborne, mobile and terrestrial laser scanning in both indoor and outdoor environments. The workshop aims at bringing together experts who specialize in processing and using point cloud data acquired from laser scanners and other active 3D imaging systems, such as wide-angle cameras. Conference topics include all aspects related to sensor calibration, data acquisition and data processing including notably registration, feature extraction, object detection, 3D modeling and change analysis.

IWIDF2017: Image and Data Fusion

With increasing amounts of data collected from satellite, airborne, and ground based imaging systems, image and data fusion techniques are gaining more and more importance. By the integration of multi-sensor, multi-temporal, multi-resolution and multi-platform image data, together with geospatial data, GIS and other statistical data sets, more accurate information can be obtained to improve operational efficiency. Discussion and communication will cover more than 10 topics such as information extraction, image analysis fusion, high performance computing technology used in remote sensing data fusion.

PhotoGA 2017: Photogrammetric 3D Reconstruction for Geo-Applications 2017

The seminar will attract experts from all over the world in photogrammetry, remote sensing, and computer vision from both academia and industry. We will invite researchers and practitioners in the fields of image-based 3D reconstruction including aerial and/or space sensor calibration and orientation, multi-source data fusion, 3D data acquisition and surface reconstruction, UAVs for 3D mapping, multi-view geometry and image sequence analysis for platforms ranging from low-cost UAVs to professional airborne and spaceborne sensors.

ICSDM2017: The Third International Conference on Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services

ICSDM aims to discuss spatiotemporal big data analysis, trajectory mining, stream data mining, night-time light remote sensing data mining and geographical knowledge services, time-space process modeling and spatial decision support, and provide researchers and practitioners with the opportunity to exchange ideas, share the latest ideas and achievements, and promote international cooperation.

CHGCS 2017: Cryosphere and Hydrosphere for Global Change Studies

Earth’s climate is changing, and multiple lines of evidence suggest significant warming in the cryosphere, the oceans and the atmosphere. The increasing global surface temperature, the rising global sea level, the melting ice and changes in the pattern of precipitation are bringing intense rainfall and floods to some areas and devastating droughts to other areas. Satellite remote sensing and other aeronautical measurements will undoubtedly promote our understanding of the dynamics and impacts on global climate system. This international workshop aims to present the state-of-the-art advances in remote sensing research with cryospheric and hydrological applications.


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