XXII ISPRS Congress with the theme “Imaging a Sustainable Future”

24 August – 3 September, 2012,  Melbourne, Australia 

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) hosted the 2012 edition of the meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) at its XXII Congress in Melbourne, Australia on 26th August 2012. Prior to the meeting, an ISPRS/JBGIS special session was convened within the Congress programme with the theme “spatially enabling society”.

After the welcome by Secretary General of ISPRS, Prof. Chen Jun, participants present heard presentations from:

  • Prof. William Cartwright “JBGIS and Spatial Enablement”
  • Prof. Abbas Rajabifard “Spatial Enablement and Beyond”
  • FIG President CheeHai TeoSpatially Enabled Society” (pdf, 24 MB)
  • Prof. Chris Rizos “Geodesy, Positioning, Spatial Enablement”
  • Prof. Georg Gartner “ICA and Spatial Enablement”
  • Mr. Mark Cygan “IMIA and Spatial Enablement”
  • Prof. Tony Milne “IEEE-GRSS and Spatial Enablement”

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia (SSSI) who is also a Member Association of FIG was the host XXII ISPRS Congress. This quadrennial event includes ISPRS’s General Assembly that elects its Council and eight other members to host the Society’s eight commissions. The head office of the Society is at the office of the Secretary General. ISPRS General Assembly elected Prof. Chen Jun from the National Geomatics Centre of China as its President for 2012 – 2016 with Prof. Christian Heipke from Leibniz University Hannover as its Secretary General.

JBGIS also held it's annual meeting during the congress.

CheeHai Teo
FIG President
September 2012

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President of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia, Mr. Gary Macguire, addressing the audience at the Congress Opening Ceremony, 25th August 2012

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26 September 2012