About us


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…

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Some History

2016 Prague Czech Republic
2012 Melbourne Australia
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Congress director

Nicolas Paparoditis

Executive Committee


Nicolas Paparoditis
Laurent Polidori
Tania Landes
Clément Mallet
Pierre Grussenmeyer
Eric Labergerie
Ewelina Rupnik
Loic Landrieu
Executive Chair Institutional Chair Media Chair Program Chair 2020-2021 Industry Chair Financial Chair Program co-Chair 2022 Program co-Chair 2022

International Program Committee


Ian Dowman Nicolas Paparoditis Ewelina Rupnik Loïc Landrieu Sander Oude Elberink
President Co-President Program Co-Chair Program Co-Chair Program Co-Chair


Stefan Hinz Alper Yilmaz Jie Jiang Sisi Zlatanova A Senthil Kumar


Jan Wegner Erica Nocerino Franz Rottensteiner Michael Ying Yang Clément Mallet Sheryl Rose Reyes
Tutorial Chair Tutorial Chair Student Consortium mentor Thematical Session Chair 2021 Thematical Session Chair 2022 Student Consortium

National Scientific Committee



Aurélie Sand CNES

Nicolas Paparoditis IGN

Chair, SFPT President Co-Chair, Conference Director  

Nicolas Baghdadi



Sidonie Christophe


François Goulette


Marc Pierrot-Deseilligny


Laurent Lebegue



Tullio   Tanzi


Josiane Zerubia





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 operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy. 
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is the art, science, and technology of obtaining reliable information from noncontact imaging and other sensor systems about the Earth and its environment, and other physical objects and processes through recording, measuring, analyzing and representation.
Learn more… http://www.isprs.org/

The scientific and technical work of the ISPRS is accomplished by 5 Technical Commissions. Every commission is composed of several working groups (WG) and intercommission working groups (ICWG)


ISPRS Commission I – Sensor systems

Technical commission I is concerned with the design, construction, characterization, calibration and use of imaging and non-imaging sensors, sensor systems and sensor networks for photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science. This includes the development of new and innovative technological concepts, yet likewise models and methods to optimally exploit, calibrate and thoroughly evaluate new sensors, networks and single sensor components.

More information here: http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm1.html


ISPRS Commission II – Photogrammetry

ISPRS Technical Commission II focuses, at various scales, on geometric, radiometric and multi-temporal aspects of image- and range-based 3D surveying and modeling. Specifically Commission II deals with image orientation, point cloud generation and processing, 3D feature extraction, scene understanding, sensor and data fusion, sensor characterization, machine learning for geospatial data analysis and big data techniques for massive data processing. Applications in the fields of mapping, industry, heritage, space, underwater and environment are considered.

More information here… http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm2.html


ISPRS Commission III – Remote Sensing

Technical commission III focuses on physical modelling of electromagnetic radiation, the analysis of spectral signatures, image classification, data fusion, pattern recognition, and quality control. It promotes the advanced research, engineering development, and operational use of theories, methods, systems for the analysis of remotely sensed observations of the Earth from air- , space- and ground-borne sensors. It enhances the applications in monitoring and assessing environment, landuse/landcover, nature resources, weather/atmosphere and climate, cryosphere, coastal and ocean, forestry/agricultural and ecosystems/biodiversity. It also integrates the global efforts by effective out-reach through data/algorithms sharing and capacity building.

More information here … http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm3.html


ISPRS Commission IV –Spatial information science

Technical commission IV strengthens the work on multidimensional spatial model and representations towards seamless data fusion (WG1), advances the semantic modelling, development and linking of ontologies (WG2), intensifies the research data interpretation, quality and uncertainty modeling (WG3), strengthens the research on crowdsourced data and public participation, towards community-driven and participatory applications, collaborative mapping and use/usability of maps (WG 4), etc.

More information here… http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm4.html


ISPRS Commission V – Education and Outreach

The mission of Technical Commission V is to support, promote and motivate Capacity building at different levels of professionals, educators and  students and develop cost effective teaching methods which include distance learning programmes, International collaborative effort for sharing web-based resources – both material and trainers as well as best practices for effective transfer of knowledge and curricula development that meets regional needs, encourage open source software tools and innovative methodologies for urban infrastructure, citizen science and geospatial technology in various applications, and support youth forum and students consortium activities.

More information here… http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm5.html

Grants and awards

ISPRS foundation grants : http://www.isprs.org/foundation/grants/default.aspx

ISPRS awards and prizes : http://www.isprs.org/society/awards.aspx

Some History


Former ISPRS Congresses

2016 Prague Czech Republic
2012 Melbourne Australia
2008 Beijing China
2004 Istanbul Turkey
2000 Amsterdam The Netherlands
1996 Vienna Austria
1992 Washington, DC USA
1988 Kyoto Japan
1984 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
1980 Hamburg F.R. Germany
1976 Helsinki Finland
1972 Ottawa Canada
1968 Lausanne Switzerland
1964 Lisbon Portugal
1960 London United Kingdom
1956 Stockholm Sweden
1952 Washington, DC USA
1948 The Hague The Netherlands
1938 Rome Italy
1934 Paris France
1930 Zurich Switzerland
1926 Berlin Germany
1913 Vienna Austria

Student Consortium

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Student Consortium, also known as the ISPRS SC, was established in 2004 during the XX International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. The ISPRS SC is the official representation of the students and young people in the ISPRS. The ISPRS SC works under the Technical Commission V (formerly Technical Commission VI), “Education and Outreach,” and collaborates with Working Group V, “Promotion of the Profession to Young People.”

For more information about the ISPRS SC, you may visit their official website : http://sc.isprs.org/about/isprs-sc.html




The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and honours which are granted at each quadrennial ISPRS Congress.

A digital version of the Awards Booklet for the XXIV ISPRS Congress, with the winners of all categories which are not decided at Congress, has now been published. On behalf of the Society, ISPRS Council once again congratulates all winners for their outstanding contributions and looks forward to personally presenting the awards in Nice in June 2022.