Institut für Photogrammetrie und GeoInformation (IPI), Leibniz Universität Hannover
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Earth imaging from air and space has undergone major changes over the last years. Examples of new and significant developments comprise the development of digital aerial cameras, laser scanners and UAVs, now in everyday use, and the ever increasing number of highresolution and hyperspectral optical and SAR/InSAR satellite sensors. Among other topics sensor and system calibration issues are of major importance as they govern the achievable quality of the results of the final results.
Today, all these data are used for the production of geospatial information. At the same time, updating existing geospatial databases has gained more importance, and automation has had a significant impact on the processing chain. In addition, the stunning success of virtual globes, e. g. Google Earth or Bing Maps along with developments such as GEO (intergovernmental Group of Earth Observations), GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) and GMES (Global Monitoring of Environment and Security) have significantly changed the remote sensing arena in the last few years.
These developments form the background for the ISPRS Hannover Workshop High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information 2013, which you are cordially invited to attend. This meeting is a follow-up workshop of those held in Hannover in previous years. The single-track workshop addresses experts from research, government, and private industry. It consists of high quality papers, and provides an international forum for discussion of leading research and technological developments as well as applications in the field.