Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry News - July 2020

June 28, 2020

Please find below information on what is happening at the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission as of July 2020.

Geographic Information for Disaster Management GI4DM 
While many national and international conferences this year are cancelled or moved to 2021, Gi4DM will go ahead as planned. The CCDM conference is scheduled to take place from 30 November 2020 – 4 December 2020 at UNSW in Sydney and will be paired with two further conferences forming “Climate Change and Disaster Management - Technology and Resilience in a Troubled World” (CCCM). CCCM will consist of three conferences focusing on different aspects of Climate Change and Disaster Management. The conferences are:
  • Geographic Information for Disaster Management (GI4DM)
  • SW Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) one day conference
  • Urban Resilience Asia Pacific 2 (URAP2)
Geographic Information for Disaster Management (GI4DM) will consist of talks and tutorials which will be presented face-to-face AND online. The registration fees have been reduced,making it possible to attend despite the current COVID-19 situation. For the face-to-face attendance, the fee is $100 per day (or $50 for students). For the online format, the fee is $100 for the conference only (excluding the tutorials). Sponsorship packages are still available.

We are pleased to confirm our first keynote speakers:
  • Jeremy Fewtrell, Deputy COmmissioner, Fire and Rescue NSW;
  • Susan L. Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor and Director Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute University of South Carolina:
  • Orhan Altan, Professor at Istanbul Technical University Department of Geomatics, Istanbul – Turkey.
During the conference, a number of tutorials will be also offered. The confirmed tutorials are:
  • Semantic Web Tools and Technologies within Disaster Management, Dr David A McMeekin, Curtin University
  • Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry, Prof. Clive S. Fraser, University of Melbourne
  • Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing, Bruce Forster (SSSI) Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Pty Ltd
  • Creating Location-based Augmented Reality Apps with Unity and Mapbox, Dr Mitko Aleksandrov (GRID, UNSW)
For more details please check our webpage:

SSSI RSP Drone Webinar Series

This national webinar series consists of several webinars all related to drone surveying. The four talks covered aspects such as how to implement a drone program, the CASA regulations in Australia, why camera calibration is important and an introduction in direct and indirect geo-referencing. Previous recordings are available after registration.

The next two webinars are:
  • Tuesday 18 August 4PM AEST, Jason Birch, Adam Technology, Quality Assessment
  • Thusday 27 August 5PM AEST Prof. Thomas P. Kersten, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany, On the importance of ground control points for the aerial triangulation of UAS-based image flights
Further webinars are planned; all RSP events are available on this webpage:

SSSI RSP Spatial Technology within Health Webinar Series

The first webinars have been presented and the recordings are available online. Topics so far included the use of 3D facial clues to detect rare diseases, the cancer atlas and the analysis of human burn wounds. The next webinars come up in July:
  • Mon 20 July AWST (4PM AEST) Dr Roslyn Ward, Notre Dame University, Facial Tracking - Assisting Speech Language Pathologists with Objective Measures.
  • Wed, 12 August, 4PM AEST, Mortaza Rezae, Curtin University, The Development and Evaluation of a Mobile App to Facilitate Public Transport Use for Individuals on The Autism Spectrum: A Co-Production Approach
  • Wed, 26 August, 4PM AEST, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws and Dr Ori Gudes, The use of technology in the era of covid19

SSSI RSP Resources Page 

Our Body of Knowledge webpage is online. This webpage is a data repository and collaborative workspace for members and the broader industry providing links to:
  • Publication, journals, conference proceedings and conference reports by members
  • Online courses
  • Free data, software and libraries

Please have a look here:

If you have items to add to the page, please get in touch with us:


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