ISPRS Working Group IV/5: Distributed, Web-based Geoinformation Services and Applications is editing a special issue for the International Journal of Digital Earth. The theme for this issue is “Analytical Geospatial Digital Earth”. Topics include:
Visual analytical geospatial tools for digital earth
Geocomputational techniques for modelling digital earth applications
Semantics and ontology for spatial analytical web services
Automatic web geoprocessing and workflows
2D/3D visual effects and internet geovisualization
Intelligent web mapping/GIS services
Building intelligence to digital earth tools and applications
CaGIS is pleased to announce AutoCarto 2012, an international research symposium on computer-based cartography. The nineteenth in the AutoCarto series, the symposium will be held in Columbus, Ohio on September 16-18 immediately prior to the GIScience 2012 meeting (also in Columbus).
ISPRS Working Group IV/5: Distributed, Web-based Geoinformation Services and Applications is editing a special theme issue for the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The theme for this issue is “Towards Intelligent GeoProcessing on the Web”. Topics include:
Semantic‐enabled automatic discovery and
orchestration of geoprocessing services
Automatic composition of geospatial services
Web geoprocessing with open source
Personalization of web map services
Geoprocessing in the cloud
Multi‐dimensional web geoprocessing
Quality of geoprocessing services
The guest editors are: Songnian Li (Ryerson University, Canada), Suzana Dragicevic (Simon Farsier University, Canada), Bert Veenendaal (Curtin University, Australia), and Maria Brovelli (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy). Paper submission deadline: 1 April, 2012. To access the Call for Papers, visit: http://www.itc.nl/isprsjournal/cfp_web_geoprocessing.pdf
Technical Commission II on Theory and Concepts of Spatial Information Science is actively engaged in the preparation of next year ISPRS congress. The abstract submission is now over and a total of 154 abstracts were received. Among them, 101 were submitted for the full paper review stream. Abstract review process should be completed and authors notified by December 12.
I cordially invite you to attend the XXII. ISPRS Congress in Melbourne, Australia from 25 August – 1 September 2012. The mission of ISPRS is devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of knowledge, research, development, education and training in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, their integration and applications, to contribute to the well-being of humanity and the sustainability of the environment. The Congress is the most important event in the ISPRS conference calendar. It will bring together more than 2500 people from the ISPRS Ordinary, Associate, Regional and Sustaining Members, representing more than 90 countries. The Congress will comprise; meetings of the General Assembly, the decision making body of the Society; technical plenary and parallel sessions, with oral and interactive presentations of papers on new developments in a broad range of topics in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences; a large commercial exhibition displaying the latest equipment and services that are related to the topics covered by ISPRS; and a scientific exhibition displaying the many achievements of ISPRS members. It is the culmination of four years’ work of many researchers, scientists, practitioners and administrators working in the fields covered by ISPRS. The Congress will therefore be an important opportunity to view the latest developments in areas covered by ISPRS.
Melbourne will be an exciting location for the Congress. The unique culture of Australia is an exotic mixture of different cultures and the past. A visit to Melbourne and other parts of Victoria will reveal many architectural and cultural gems, as well as pleasant landscapes. I am sure that all who attend the Congress will be fascinated by their visit to Australia.
I encourage all who have an interest in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences to participate in this ISPRS quadrennial Congress. For those people undertaking work on these topics, I also encourage you to prepare and present a paper describing your work. This is an opportunity for you to learn about developments in the methods and procedures covered by ISPRS, as well as share your experiences with others.
I am sure that this Congress will prove to be very successful and rewarding for all participants.
NASA are set to the launch their Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) to better understand how the sun affects the earth. The program aims to better understand the dynamics of the sun through the use of higher definition imagery. A number of cameras with 16 million pixel resolution will take pictures every 10 seconds to map ultraviolet, magnet and visual changes. It is incredible to see such advances in the application of HD imagery for mapping and monitoring our solar system.
LiDAR is becoming a common way to scan and visualize hidden parts of the the landscape and results of a LiDAR survey around the area of Stonehenge in the United Kingdom are a case in point.
Prehistoric burial mounds (barrows), the great Cursus (a 2km Neolithic monument), the Bronze Age Avenue which links Stonehenge to the River Avon, and other henges such as Woodhenge and Durrington Walls are all clearly visible.