ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

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 is to provide a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines employing photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems, computer vision, and other 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The P&RS objective is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, preferably previously unpublished papers of a scientific/research, technological development or application/practical nature.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 include:

  • sensor characterisation
  • calibration and standardisation
  • preprocessing and archiving of image data
  • sensors and platforms for topographic surveys
  • sensors for geosphere-biosphere studies
  • advanced platforms and sensors
  • real-time mapping technologies
  • spatial data handling technologies
  • systems for SAR processing
  • digital photogrammetric systems
  • practical issues in digital mapping
  • integration of image analysis and GIS/cartographic systems
  • integrated sensor calibration and orientation
  • feature extraction and grouping
  • surface and object reconstruction
  • object and scene modelling and interpretation
  • theory and algorithms for SAR
  • GIS data modelling, representation and structures
  • database systems
  • DTMs and orthoimages
  • 3-D urban GIS
  • temporal aspects and data revision
  • mapping from high resolution imagery
  • global databases and environmental monitoring
  • close-range imaging and metrology
  • integration of photogrammetric systems with CAD/CAM
  • visualisation, animation and virtual reality
  • medical image analysis
  • architectural & archaeological photogrammetry
  • image sequence analysis
  • physical measurements and spectral signatures
  • applications for sustainable development
  • thematic applications and image classification
  • global monitoring
  • resource and environmental modelling using radar
  • nonrenewable resources and geotechnical applications
  • education, tutorials and spatial data sharing.

Submitted articles may be:

  • Papers (detailed discussions involving new research, technological developments or applications)
  • Brief Papers (as Papers but shorter, mainly technical, focusing on significant or unique concepts, sensors, systems, developments or applications)
  • Review Papers (extensive state-of-the-art surveys of established or emerging topics or application areas)
  • Interactive Articles like Panel Discussions (on important, new, or contradictory topics; mainly initiated by the Editorial Advisory Board)
  • Tutorial Papers (on new topics, sufficiently broad themes, at an introductory to intermediate level and easy to understand, with main aim education and training)
  • 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.


George Vosselman
ITC, Department of Earth Observation Science, Hengelosestraat 99, P.O. Box 6, 7500AA Enschede, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 53 487 4344, Fax: +31 53 487 4335, Email: vosselman@itc.nl


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, Earth, Engineering and Information Sciences, Environmental Monitoring and Protection, Industrial Design and Manufacturing, Medicine, Architecture and Monument Preservation, Archaeology and other areas.

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing



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