Awards And Honours
Awards And Honours
Pursuant to its aims of developing and advancing international cooperation in the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and
honors which are granted at each quadrennial ISPRS Congress.
Nominations for awards in 2012 must be made on the ISPRS website and must be in accordance with the Terms of Reference and submitted before the date indicated. The Terms of Reference for the awards are provided on the ISPRS home pages (www.isprs.org/documents/awards.html) and published in the Silver Book (ISPRS Organisation and Programmes). The year of initial presentation of each award or honour is denoted in parentheses.
The Brock Gold Medal Award (1956)
The Award, sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, is presented for an outstanding landmark contribution to the evolution of photogrammetric theory, instrumentation, or practice. The award consists of a gold medallion. Ordinary Members of ISPRS are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Award.
Nominations must be signed by two individuals of different nationality and also different from the candidate. Awarded in 2008 to Armin Grün (Switzerland).
The Otto von Gruber Award (1964)
The Award, sponsored by the ITC Foundation, is presented to a young (under 40 years) sole author of a paper of outstanding merit on photogrammetry, photointerpretation or remote sensing and written in the four year period preceding the Congress. The Award consists of a medal and a monetary
grant. Awarded in 2008 to Matthias Butenuth (Germany).
The U. V. Helava Award (2000)
The Award, sponsored by Elsevier Science bv and Leica Geosystems, LLC, consists of a grand prize of CHF 10,000 and a silver plaque presented to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper published exclusively in the ISPRS International Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
during the four years preceding the Congress. Three runner up prizes of a Journal subscription and certificate are awarded to the author(s) of the best paper published in each of the other
three years. Grand prize awarded in 2008 to Martin Raubal, Stephan Winter, Sven Tessmann, and Christian Gaisbauer for a paper entitled "Time geography for ad-hoc shared-ride trip
planning in mobile geosensor networks".
The Giuseppe Inghilleri Award (2012)
The award,sponsored by the Italian Society for Surveying and Photogrammetry (SIFET) is presented to a person who has significantly enhanced the applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing or spatial information sciences in the 4 years preceding the Congress. The award consists of SFr. 2,500 and a certificate.
The Eduard Dolezal Award (1996)
The Award, sponsored by the Austrian Society for Surveying and Geoinformation, is a limited travel and expense grant to assist individuals or representatives of institutions, from developing or reform countries, to participate in the ISPRS Congress. Candidates are those who have permanently
implemented a practical application of photogrammetry, remote sensing or GIS in an efficient manner or who have achieved outstanding success in support of these fields. Awarded in 2008 to Nguyen Dinh Duong (Vietnam).
The Schwidefsky Medal (1988)
The Award, sponsored by the German Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, is presented to persons who have made significant contributions to photogrammetry and remote sensing, either through the medium of publication as author or editor, or in another form. The award consists of a medal manufactured in porcelain and a certificate. Awards in 2008 to Gerhard Kemper(Germany) and Klaus Szangolies (Germany).
The Willem Schermerhorn Award (1988)
The Award, sponsored by Geo Information Netherlands, is presented to a person who has most significantly contributed to the activities of a Working Group of the ISPRS during the four-year Congress period. The award consists of a certificate. Awarded in 2008 to Sisi Zlatanova (Netherlands).
The Samuel Gamble Award (1988)
The Award, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, is presented to up to three individuals who have contributed significantly to the development, organization or professional activities of photogrammetry and/or remote sensing, at the national or international level. The award consists of a certificate. Awarded in 2008 to Wilber K. Ottichilo (Kenya), Jide Kufoniyi (Nigeria) and Li Deren (China).
The Wang Zhizhuo Award (2008)
The Award, is sponsored by the Chinese Society of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (CSGPC). It will be granted at each quadrennial ISPRS Congress to a person who has made significant achievement or innovation in the spatial information sciences. It consists of a medal and a monetary grant (CHF. 2,500). Nominations for the Award should be sent
to President Altan by 2nd January 2012. Awarded in 2008 to Christopher M. Gold (United Kingdom).
The Karl Kraus Medal (2010)
The award is sponsored by the German Society of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences (DGPF), the Austrian Society of Surveying and Geoinformation (OVG), and the Swiss Society of Photogrammetry, Image Analysis, and Remote Sensing (SGPBF), is awarded to authors of excellent textbooks in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial
Information Sciences, written in one of the official languages of the ISPRS, and published no more than eight years prior to the commencement of the quadrennial ISPRS Congress at which it is to be presented. Awarded in 2010 to Close Range Photogrammetry: Principles, Techniques and Applications by:
Professor Thomas Luhmann (Germany), Professor Stuart, Robson (UK), Dr. Stephen Kyle (UK) and Professor Ian Harley (UK).
The Frederick J. Doyle Award (2012)
This new award will be awarded to an individual who has made significant accomplishments in advancing the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences and technologies. A recipient of the award should typically be less than 50 years of age and have outstanding stature within the ISPRS community. The award consists of a silver medal and a monetary grant.
The ISPRS Prizes for Best Papers by Young Authors
The Prizes are sponsored by donor organizations and by ISPRS to authors who are under 35 years old and are the sole author of a high quality paper presented to the Congress. Each prize consists of a certificate and a CHF 2,500 grant to make it possible for the winner to participate in the Congress.
To be eligible, young authors must submit their papers to Congress Director Cliff Ogleby by 31st January 2012. Awards in 2008 to Marta Blazquez (Spain), Margarita Kokla (Greece),
Min Deng (Hong Kong, China), Sander Oude Elberink (Netherlands), Pengfeng Xiao (China), David Belton (Australia), Francesco Dell'Endice (Switzerland), Long-qi Zhang (China) and Yuan Li (China).
Best Poster Papers Awards (1988)
At the Congress, a total of 16 Best Poster Papers Awards (1988) are sponsored by ISPRS. A jury for each of the eight ISPRS Commissions observes the poster presentations and selects the two best Poster Papers from the Commission. The award consists of a gift and a certificate from the Congress
The CATCON Prizes (1996)
A Computer Assisted Teaching CONtest is organized by ISPRS Technical Commission VI. The main objective of the contest is to promote the development and dissemination of good/user-friendly software packages, Internet contents and data sets for computer assisted teaching, which preferably are non-commercial and free. The Gold Award, Silver Award, and Bronze Award with a certificate are planned to be given to the winners at the Closing Ceremony of the Congress. The CATCON Awards are supported by ISPRS Foundation.
The President's Honorary Citation (1988)
The Award is a certificate of recognition presented by the President of ISPRS to a chairperson, co-chairperson or member of a working group of each ISPRS Technical Commission. The citation is to recognize special, personal and meritorious contributions to the operation of the relevant
Technical Commission's activities and advancement of its interests during the quadrennial term of the Society. Nominations should be made by the Technical Commission
Presidents to President Altan by 4th March 2012.