ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Official Publication of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)





Editor-in-Chief::D. Lichti





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Aims & Scope

The ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS) is the official journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). The Journal provides a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines that employ photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems, computer vision, and related fields. The Journal is designed to serve as a source reference and archive of advancements in these disciplines.

The P&RS objective is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, preferably previously unpublished papers of a scientific/research, technological development or application/practical nature. P&RS will publish papers, including those based on ISPRS meeting presentations*, which are regarded as significant contributions in the above-mentioned fields. We especially encourage papers: of broad scientific interest; on innovative applications, particularly in new fields; of an interdisciplinary nature; on topics that have not been dealt with (or to a small degree) by P&RS or related journals; and on topics related to new possible scientific/professional directions. Preferably, theoretical papers should include applications, and papers dealing with systems and applications should include theoretical background.

The scope of the journal is extensive and covers sensors, theory and algorithms, systems, experiments, developments and applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


• Airborne and spaceborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems
• Airborne and terrestrial cameras
• Airborne, terrestrial and mobile laser scanning
• Range imaging
• Active and passive imaging sensor characterisation
• Sensor calibration and standardisation
• Geosensor networks
• Internet of Things

Methods and procedures

• Spatial data handling technologies
• Integrated sensor calibration and orientation
• Surface and object reconstruction, modelling and interpretation
• GIS data modelling, representation and structures
• Database systems
• Mapping from imagery
• Visualisation, animation and virtual reality
• Physical measurements and spectral signatures
• Point cloud processing
• Extraction of geometric and semantic information from SAR
• SAR Interferometry
• Image classification algorithms
• Image segmentation and GEOBIA
• Image time series analysis
• Hyperspectral data analysis
• Big image data analysis
• Crowd sourcing
• Feature extraction

Applications and products

• 3D urban GIS
• Close-range imaging and metrology
• Architectural & archaeological photogrammetry
• Determination of forest metrics
• Medical image analysis and biometry
• Resource and environmental modelling
• Global monitoring and assessment
• Thematic applications
• DTM and orthoimage generation
• Location based services

Submitted articles may be:

• Papers (detailed discussions involving new research, technological developments or applications);
• Review Papers (extensive state-of-the-art surveys of established or emerging topics or application areas);
• Tutorial Papers (on new topics, sufficiently broad themes, at an introductory to intermediate level and easy to understand, with main aim education and training); or
• Contributions for special Journal columns (letters to the Editor about the journal or to authors commenting on previously published papers; new useful ideas and brief pertinent comments of a technical nature; editorials, mainly after an invitation by the Editorial Advisory Board).

NOTE: All articles, except correspondence, will be peer-reviewed and should be of high scientific level.

* Journal paper submissions based on past conference publications are only allowed if the submitted manuscript is significantly extended or otherwise enhanced. That is, the journal article will only be considered if more extensive experiments and discussion are presented (even if the same methods are used) and/or the methods have been significantly improved and/or advanced (even if the same datasets have been used). The burden of explicitly describing the differences between these publications rests with the author(s). In case of a strong overlap with another publication, the manuscript should be rejected.

P&RS issues may be devoted to specific scientific topics of high or increasing importance (Theme Issues), especially in relation to one or more ISPRS Working Groups, as well as to special events, geographic regions, professional activities etc. The number and topics of Theme Issues


Scientists, engineers, researchers, developers and practitioners in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information Systems, Computer Vision, as well as in related areas of application, such as Geodesy, Surveying, Cartography, Geography, Natural, Ea

Abstracting and Indexing

AGI's Bibliography and Index of Geology, ASI/Geo-Sci Tech, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Engineering Index, GEOBASE, GEOLINE, GeoSciTech, INSPEC, ITC Journal, PASCAL/CNRS, Photogrammetric Record, Research Alert Direct, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief: D. Lichti University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, Associate Editors: D.L. Civco University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, J. Gao University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, E. Gülch Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, O. Hellwich Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany, S. Kaasalainen Finnish Geodetic Institute, Masala, Finland, L. Kumar University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia, H.-G. Maas TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany, O. Mutanga University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Berea, South Africa, K. Schindler Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, C. Song University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, U. Sörgel Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany, Q. Weng Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA, Editorial Advisory Board: P. Aplin University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, T. Balz Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, L. Bian State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, T. Blaschke Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, C. Brenner Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany, A. Bucksch Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, C.S. Fraser University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, P. Gamba Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy, H. Hirschmüller German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germany, J. Höhle Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, K. Jacobsen Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany, B. Jutzi Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, M. Kim Sangmyung University, Seoul, South Korea, T. Luhmann Jade University of Applied Sciences, Oldenburg, Germany, C. Mallet Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestrie, Saint-Mandé Cedex, France, G. Mallinis Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, G. Mandlburger Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria, H. Mayer Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany, C. McGlone SAIC, Inc, McLean, VA, USA, X. Miao Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA, G. Mountrakis State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY, USA, S. Phinn University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, F. Pirotti University of Padova, Padova, Italy, T. Podobnikar The Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljublijana, Slovenia, C. Ressl Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria, F. Rottensteiner Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany, J. Skaloud École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, K. Tasdemir Antalya International University, Antalya Province, Turkey, P.S. Thenkabail U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Flagstaff, AZ, USA, M.G. Vosselman , V. Walter Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, R. Wang University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, U. Weidner Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, S. Winter University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Z. Xie Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA, C. Zhang University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
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