You are cordially invited to participate and contribute to the ISPRS Multi-Commission Workshop on "Core Spatial Databases: Updating, Maintenance and Services, from Theory to Practice," organized jointly by six ISPRS Working Groups from three Commissions and to take place in Haifa from March 15 to 17, 2010.
The Workshop will bring together researchers, scholars, students, professionals, vendors, users, managers and decision makers to present, exhibit and discuss the issues and latest trends in the Maintenance, Updating and Services of core spatial data bases.
Credible classification of remotely sensed data is currently one of the most challenging facets of geo-information sciences. The significant advance we have been witnessing in remotely sensed data quality and the similar progress we are seeing in computing power enable us today to simultaneously study a large number of spatial phenomena. Rapid increase in available data sources (more satellites, new airborne sensor systems, advanced ground scanners and in situ observations) and the multi-source complex data they generate calls for the automatization of image understanding processes. Automatization becomes fundamental to ensure spatial data bases remain relevant and responsive to modern processing and product requirements. From location definition, phenomenon description and decision making, spatially structured and textured data serve as the source for intelligent, timely and effective answers.
Each of the six contributing ISPRS Working Groups will organize special sessions that will complement our jointly organized theme sessions. Also offered during the Workshop are technical and social events and "Holy Land" tours after the Workshop
Ammatzia Peled, Workshop Director