ISPRS Education and Capacity Building Initiatives 2018

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is funding scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. For 2018, seven Education and Capacity Building Initiatives projects were selected. GIScience Heidelberg is part of the initiative:

Spreading out the Knowledge from ISPRS Educational Events using a Dissemination Internet Platform

PI: Marco Scaioni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Co-Is: Roderik Lindenbergh, Francesco Pirotti, Martin Rutzinger, Bernhard Höfle

ISPRS organizes under its umbrella several educational events like tutorials and notably summer schools. Unfortunately, many young scholars around the world may not be able to participate, due to limitations in budget or event capacity. Therefore, this project aims at making the contents of such events available through e-learning techniques implemented in a Dissemination Internet Platform (DIP). The e-learning system will be organized on topics and subtopics on the basis of an expandable architecture following a list of well-defined guidelines. Each topic will host teaching material such as lectures, practical exercises, software, and data. In addition, the DIP will host a forum to promote discussion among users and lecturers. An implementation of a prototype DIP on the basis of the material coming from notably two editions of the Summer School on ’Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain‘ (2015 and 2017, Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria) will be provided. Past and future participants to this Summer School as well as the ISPRS community as a whole will be invited to use the prototype DIP and give feedback. Final goal is to establish a user friendly and stimulating ISPRS Dissemination Internet Platform.

We will provide updates regarding the development of the DIP on this blog. Stay tuned.



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