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REPORT on the activity of ISPRS Working Group V/7

ISPRS Working Group V/7 is a new working group which aims to the promotion of global literacy, the progress of innovations in geospatial technologies. Our working group is focused on photogrammetry and remote sensing for implementation in the educational process of civil engineers and architects through the development of a multidisciplinary educational content that facilitates knowledge exchange between various applied sciences and organizations involved.

The background of our activity is based on our experienced leaders: Prof. Vladimir A. Seredovich, Em. Prof. Gottfried Konecny, Argina Novitskay, Dr. Karel Vach, Prof. Roman Shults and Prof. Eugene Levin. For many years, we have been preparing joint scientific conferences and other scientific cooperation.

Meetings of ISPRS Working Group V/7:

On 17 March 2017, during the first year of the international forum “GeoBuilding” in Novosibirsk and then on 21 April 2017 during the international forum “Interexpo GeoSiberia”, we had meetings and discussed the detailed plan of organization and development of our working group.

A meeting was held on December 6, 2017 at the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in Kyiv Also, where we discussed admitting into the Working group new members Jurate Visockiene and Egle Tumeliene from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Two coordination meetings were held:
On 22 March 2018, during the Second international forum “GeoBuilding” in Novosibirsk, we deepened the definitions of our main topics. Then, we prepared the task assignment for the key topics of the conference in Prague (24 – 25 September 2019).

On 26 April 2018 during the international forum “Interexpo GeoSiberia” in Novosibirsk. There we have agreed to move the planned conference from Michigan to another date. Also, we agreed on our participation of the working group in Dehradun. Then, we discussed the internal organization of our WG and financing.
The next coordination meeting was on September 2018 in Berlin during the Conference and Trade Fair for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management “Intergeo”.

On September 2018 in Berlin during the Conference and Trade Fair for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management  “Intergeo”.

On March 28, 2019 during the International forum “GeoBuilding” –  “Geospatial Solutions for Structural Design, Construction and Maintenance”, 21–23 March 2018, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

On April 26, 2019 during the XV International Exhibition and Scientific Congress “Interexpo GEO-Siberia 2019”, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. We discussed the forthcoming workshops in Prague and Nepal.

The following events were organized and held by ISPRS WG V/7 according to our plan:
  1. The workshop on “Geospatial Solutions for Structural Design, Construction and Maintenance in Training Civil Engineers and Architects” on December 4-6, 2017 (instead of 2018) at the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in Kyiv, Ukraine, with paper publication in ISPRS Annals. It was organized under the leadership of Prof. Roman Shults. This very interesting event was attended by 150 people. The number of contributors was 25.
  2. ISPRS WG V/7 organized and held the seminar on “GIS-based Decision-making in Realizing Smart City Concept” during 4-6 December 2017 (instead of 2018) in Kiyv, Ukraine, with paper publication in ISPRS Annals.
  3. Within this workshop at the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in Kyiv, Ukraine there was organized a master-class on “Rapid mapping with low-cost crowdsourcing image acquisition and open-source toolset” by Prof. Eugene Levin, Michigan Technological University, USA.
  4. The workshop on “Photogrammetry for Civil Engineering Applications” on 26 April 2018 in Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
  5. In 2016 ISPRS WG V/7 has applied for and won ISPRS Scientific Initiative for 2017: Development of the educational content “Small UAS in Civil Engineering Application Scenarios” (SUAS-CAS)
  6. In 2018 has started the realization of a scientific initiative of a joint pilot educational project on “Civil Engineers Training by Modern Technologies for Inventory of Heritage Monuments and Historical Value Objects” between Michigan Technological University and Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture managed by Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture during 2018 – 2020, Kyiv, Ukraine. According to this project the following tasks were accomplished:

-MS Thesis, Mark Dice, Preservation for future generations: digital technologies, digitalization, and experiments with consumers as producers of industrial heritage documentation (Michigan Technological University, 2018)

– Ph.D. Thesis, Olesia Honcheruk, Methods of low-cost close-range photogrammetry for cultural heritage objects monitoring (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, 2018)

– PhD Thesis, Natalia Kulichenko, Methods of engineering structures monitoring by terrestrial laser scanning method (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, 2019)

– Development and implementation of innovative educational modules on applied photogrammetry for bachelor’s degree curricula in architecture (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, 2018.

– In cooperation with Ukrainian public organizations and Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture has started a project, Low-cost photogrammetry for Kyiv fortified region preservation.

7. According to activity “Implementation of Educational Programs on Application of Earth Remote Sensing Technologies for the Assessment of Environmental Impact of Construction” have prepared and defended:

– MS Thesis, Ausama Al-Shammari, Oil spills detection by means of UAS and inexpensive airborne thermal sensors (Michigan Technological University, 2018)

– MS Thesis Boghdan Gutnik, Low-cost UAS for open pit mines monitoring (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, 2018)

8. Promotion of ISPRS WG V/7 activity through the system of getting grants for educational programs (from EU and USA) for the universities involved:

– Horizon 2020 Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2018 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships) Ubiquitous Low-Cost Technologies for Geospatial Data Crowdsourcing of Small Religious Buildings (UbiLoCoTech)

– Erasmus + Proposal 2017 – EAC/A03/2016 Low-Cost Photogrammetry for Culture Heritage Preservation

 

9. Publication and conference activity. Except for our workshops, members of our WG took part and disseminated results of our researches at the following conferences:

The International forum “GeoBuilding” –  “Geospatial Solutions for Structural Design, Construction and Maintenance”, 16–17 March 2017, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

10th International Conference Environmental Engineering April 27–28, 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania

XIII International Exhibition and Scientific Congress “Interexpo GEO-Siberia”, April 19-21, 2017, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Geomatics and Restoration. GEORES 2017, Florence, Italy, 22-24 May 2017

ISPRS Hannover Workshop: HRIGI 17 – CMRT 17 – ISA 17 – EuroCOW 17, 6–9 June 2017, Hannover, Germany

The International forum “GeoBuilding” –  “Geospatial Solutions for Structural Design, Construction and Maintenance”, 21–23 March 2018, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

XIV International Exhibition and Scientific Congress “Interexpo GEO-Siberia” Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, April 25-27, 2018, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

ISPRS TC V Midterm Symposia 2018 on “Education & Outreach – Geospatial technology – Pixel to People”, November 20 – 23, 2018, Dehradun, India

The International forum “GeoBuilding” –  “Geospatial Solutions for Structural Design, Construction and Maintenance”, 27–29 March 2019, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

XV International Exhibition and Scientific Congress “Interexpo GEO-Siberia”, April 24-26, 2019, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

GEORES 2019, 2nd International Conference of Geomatics and Restoration, 8–10 May 2019, Milan, Italy

Underwater 3D Recording and Modelling. A Tool for Modern Applications and CH Recording, 2-3 May 2019, Limassol, Cyprus

Em. Prof. Gottfried Konecny followed UNGGIM events in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in New York:

The Sixth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) held from 1-5 August 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Seventh session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) on 4 August 2017.  

The Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) which was held from 1 – 3 August 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

ISPRS WG V/7 plan for 2019-2020
  • ISPRS WG V/7 workshop “Implementation of Educational Programs on Application of Earth Remote Sensing Technologies for the Assessment of Environmental Impact of Construction” hosted by the Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS) together with ISPRS WG V/7 in Kathmandu during on December 11-13, 2019
  • ISPRS WG V/7 workshop on “Innovative BIM for Design and Construction Management” hosted by Czech Technical University in Prague supported by EuroGV on October 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic and Seminar “Photogrammetry and Civil Engineering: Common Ground in Education and Science”.
  • Co-ordination meeting on September 2019 in Stuttgart during the Conference and Trade Fair for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management  “Intergeo”.
  • One-day ISPRS WG V/7 workshop within the annual ASPRS congress devoted to the problems of innovative photogrammetry technologies in training civil engineers and architects. It is supposed to be held by Michigan Technological University in spring 2020.
  • Organization of summer and winter schools together with ISPRS WG V/2 during 2017-2020. The first summer school is going to be held in summer 2019 at Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. The next winter school is going to be held in February 2020.
  • Promotion of ISPRS WG V/7 activity through the system of getting grants for educational programs (from EU and USA) for the universities involved. According to these activities, WG has applied for two educational grants:
      • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2019 – Development of a new E-Learning concept for Ukrainian universities.
      • Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, 2019 – Ubiquitous Low-Cost Technologies for Geospatial Data Crowdsourcing
  • Management and realization of inter-university project on preparation of on-line tutorial “Innovative Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Technologies for Civil Engineers and Architects” managed by the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, 2019-2020. It will be placed and available on the ISPRS web site – in process. Currently, the content of the tutorial was developed and the website structure being created.
  • Edition of on-line manual “The Use of UAV, Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in Training Civil Engineers and Architects” Michigan Technological University and Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, during 2019-2020 – in process. Currently, the content of the manual was developed and the website structure being created.

The forthcoming ISPRS WG V/7 events:
  • ISPRS WG V/7 International Workshop  “Measurement, Visualisation and Processing in BIM for Design and Construction Management”, 24-25 September 2019, Prague, Czech Republic
  • International Workshop on the “Advance geospatial knowledge and capacity building on land management, Internet of Things and SDI in the context of urbanization.”
  • One-day workshop session on “BIM Technologies in Urban land management and development using Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Laser scanning data. Managerial, engineering and educational aspects”, December 4-6, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal