International Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

From human history to the future with spatial information

  • Congress sponsors:

Leica Geosystems
– when it has to be right

With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, Sweden.

Opening Ceremony Speaker

Jürgen Dold

President of Leica

Dr. Juergen Dold, President Hexagon Geosystems and member of the Hexagon AB Group Management. Juergen Dold has been part of Hexagon since 1995. Before his time at Hexagon, Dold served as academic counsel and assistant professor at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and various management positions within Leica Geosystems. Juergen Dold holds a diploma degree in Geodesy from the University Bonn, Germany and PHD from the University of Federal Armed Forces Germany in Munich.

Opening Keynote Speech


From when the first humans stopped their nomadic ways to farm the land during the Agricultural Revolution to the creation of the steam engine and cotton gin ushering in the Industrial Revolution, change has been a constant since the beginning. Today, in the midst of the Digital Revolution, the geospatial industry plays a key role in understanding where we are now and where we are going. As the old saying goes, the only thing that is continuing in this age is everything is changing.

As new technologies consistently advance our world, guiding, positioning and visualising solutions guide us through this latest digital disruption. From managing land and city assets to understanding deviations in critical infrastructure, professionals around the world are creating digital realities to accurately understand their worlds and better execute their work. With this newest capability, the possibilities of human ingenuity are limitless. Discover what is, what can be, and how to achieve success in these digital realities as Hexagon Geosystems President Juergen Dold shares geospatial technology's effective management of this rapid change.

For further information please contact:

Leica Geosystems AG
Agnes Zeiner
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

Phone: +41 (0)71/727-3451
Fax: +41 (0)71/727-5451

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:


The Scientific Program of the Congress will offer a wide range of topics, which are incorporated in the present orientations of the ISPRS Technical Commissions and all their Working Groups.

Theme Sessions will present bridging themes between/among WGs.


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.

More info


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.

More info

Platinum sponsor:

Congress Organizer:

Local partners:

Media partners: