Production Partnership Management Workshop (November 2007) International Calibration and Orientation Workshop EuroCOW 2008 (January 2008) Geosensor Networks Workshop (February 2008) Final Report on the EuroSDR CityGML Project
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EuroSDR is a network comprising delegates of GI organisations and institutes in Europe with a view to addressing Europe's spatial data research requirements

Collaborative research projects address the acquisition, management and delivery of spatial data and services

International workshops and courses, in collaboration with related organisations, address key issues in a timely and focused manner

Production Partnership Management Workshop

Editors: Ray Patrucco and Keith Murray
  • An International workshop was hosted, from 7th to 9th November 2007, by Ordnance Survey to develop a new Standard for the management of the production of Geographic Information (termed Production Partnership Management).
  • The workshop was supported by a broad body of organisations: EuroGeographics, EuroSDR, FIG and the Association of Geographic Information (UK). Attendance was good with participants travelling from as far as Spain in the west to India in the east and from Finland to the north and Malta to the south.
  • The workshop created much discussion and debate on applicability and scope. However by the end of the workshop it was accepted that the benefits demonstrated by Production Programme Management could be gained by both data providers and contractors across the industry. Ordnance Survey and its suppliers were able to demonstrate clear advantages over previous arrangements.
  • The outcome of the workshop was that the Production Partnership management document would be redrafted as a Technical Report suitable for consideration by the relevant ISO Technical Committee (TC211). This will be submitted for inclusion into the body of ISO documents supporting Geographic Information.

International Calibration and Orientation Workshop EuroCOW 2008

Editors: Ismael Colomina and Eva Hernández
  • The workshop is concerned with recent advances in the areas of Sensor Calibration and Orientation. The Scientific Committee requests original and critical review papers with respect to the following interest areas:

      Calibration of digital cameras
      Calibration of LIDAR sensors
      Calibration of radar sensors
      Calibration and orientation of satellite sensors
      National and international controlled tests
      Algorithms for sensor calibration and orientation
      Systems for sensor calibration and orientation
      Procedures and methodologies for sensor calibration and orientation
      INS technology for sensor calibration and orientation
      Galileo and GPS technology for sensor calibration and orientation
      Orientation and Calibration of small satellite sensors

Geosensor Networks Workshop

Editors: Christian Heipke and Monika Sester
  • Geosensor Networks have received strong interest in recent years. The basic principle is that a large number of potentially simple sensors can achieve a global perception of environment using their individual sensing facilities together with communication and cooperation. This topic deals with inherently spatial aspects like positioning and sensing the local environment, however, it also includes aspects of data communication and data processing. Thus, different communities are dealing with this topic from different perspectives.
  • This single-track, focussed workshop concentrated on recent developments and future directions of Geosensor Networks which relate both to geodetic and non-geodetic applications. The workshop brought together researchers, technology developers and users of the different involved disciplines and thus provided a forum for fruitful discussions.
  • Topics of the workshop contained basic concepts, research issues as well as applications:

      Scientific and technical aspects of Geosensor Networks (sensor network design, communication, positioning)
      The OGC Sensor Web Enabling Initiative
      Information extraction from sensor network data
      Geo-Applications (geoscientific, environmental)
      Geosensor Networks and National Mapping and Cadastre Agencies & INSPIRE
      Geosensor Networks beyond geodetic applications
      Gesensor Networks and security

Final Report on the EuroSDR CityGML Project

Editor: Thomas H. Kolbe
Link to EuroSDR website