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The 16th ARSPC is being held in conjunction with the ISPRS Congress


Why Come To Melbourne?

ISPRS2012 offers delegates eight exciting days of tutorials, presentations and technical tours. The main technical programme will consist of plenary sessions, oral presentation sessions with up to twelve parallel streams, and short presentation sessions with interactive, digital posters. And of course there will also be an engaging social programme that will be a mix of cultural and sporting events. Whether you prefer an evening dining at the theatre or a taste of Australian rules football, there will be something for you to enjoy. The social programme will be just a small sample of the highlights of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

Technical Program

The Timetable for the Technical Program is updated regularly. Presenters, please take a moment to check if your presentation has been rescheduled. A convenient way to check is the list of presenters which is also regularly updated.

Paper Submission

Updated papers are no longer being accepted. The electronic and paper proceedings are being published. The electronic proceedings, both the Archives and the peer-reviewed Annals, will be provided to all delegates on USB drives.

Coming Soon

The technical programme schedule, abstracts and ePosters will be accessible using ISPRS2012 conference app, available for all mobile devices.

Wireless Internet access will be freely available in the conference meeting rooms and the exhibit area

Plenary Speakers

Allied Events

2012 Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards (VSEA)
29 August 2012, Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne
7.00pm - 11.30pm
The VSEA is a night where organisations and individuals are acknowledged for their contribution to industry, government and the community for the promotion of spatial information, technology and services. This event continues to grow not only in numbers but in stature, and is recognised beyond our own traditional industry boundaries.
To purchase tickets
For further information contact: Kellee Ireland at

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Downloading the ISPRS 2012 Mobile App is easy!
For iPhone (plus, iPod Touch & iPad) and Android phones: visit your App Store or Android Market on your phone and search for ‘ISPRS 2012’ and download the app like you would any other! For all other phone types (including BlackBerry and all other web browser-enabled phone): Point you mobile browser to:
The user name and password is available to all registered delegates in their congress program to be collected from the registration desk or contact the congress office.

Special Session Highlights
Two very special sessions will be held during the ISPRS2012 technical program. The Earth Observation Forum is an all day program on Tuesday 28th August and will feature speakers from NASA, JAXA, ESA, UNESCO and commercial providers, as well as a panel session. The Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies special session is scheduled for Sunday 26 August 11:00-12:30 and will have presentations from the Presidents of GSDI, FIG, ISPRS, ICA, IAG and other organisations.

Guidelines for presenters are now available, and guidelines for Session Chairs are also available.

Authors will be able to upload their presentations and ePosters at the congress centre. The presenters room will be next to the registration area, with staff to do the upload for you from USB drives (or other media).

Visa Information

Most Congress participants will need a Visa to enter Australia. Luckily for many countries this is a very simple process. Follow this link for further information.

See Melbourne by Bicycle?

Melbourne operates a bike share scheme where bicycles can be rented from a multitude of convenient locations. Full details can be found here at melbournebikeshare.

Bicycle helmets are mandatory in Melbourne, luckily they can be purchased for $5 from convenience stores.

Getting from the Airport

There are two options for travelling from the Melbourne International Airport to the city.

The least expensive is the SkyBus which terminates at Southern Cross Station. This is a short walk from most of the Congress Hotels and the Convention Centre.

The other option is a taxi, these are freely available at the taxi ranks at the International and Domestic terminals. A taxi fare to the Congress Centre will cost between $50-$60.